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Maymester in Vienna & Prague


Vienna & Prague: People, Culture, and Politics in the Heart of Europe


Probably no other European capital preserved its former glory with equal attention to detail while transforming the past into a versatile, modern present. Once the center of a huge and multi-ethnic Empire, Vienna still plays a major role in world politics with its multiple United Nations offices and cultural institutions. A link between West and East, North and South, Vienna has been a market place of diverse cultural ideas and political concepts for centuries. Once a part of the Hapsburg Empire, Prague kept close ties with Vienna over the centuries and shares its vibrant multi-ethnic and cultural history.  Students will explore the cultural diversity of Vienna and Prague in their European context, their history, art, music, Jewish life, politics, museums, and monuments. Trips to historic sites along the Danube river such as the Melk monastery, to the nearby Alps, and evening outings to world-class concerts and plays will complete this Maymester in the heart of Europe.

Prof. Christoph Zeller
European Studies Program
EUS 2260-04
EUS 2260/ GER NEQ above 2350/ AXLE credit (INT)


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