International Summer Program 2008, Sommerhochschule of the University of Vienna, Austria

Program: The Sommerhochschule of the University of Vienna organizes an International Summer Program every summer. The program consists of two two-week sessions and offers European Studies Courses and German Language Courses.

The program aims at contributing to an increased understanding of the EU and its presentation of itself as a unity. In this context the diverse student body (up to 100 students from more than 35 different nations) is most conductive to intercultural and social interaction. Taken as a whole, the program offers a concise and up to date introduction to recent developments in Europe which will provide students from different fields of study with additional key qualifications for their future professional work.

Courses: The European Studies courses intend to offer an overview of the present development of Europe and the European Union. They deal with political, economic, legal, historical and cultural aspects of the multiple transformations Europe and the European Union are currently undergoing. Students will study both the processes within the various institutions as well as the goals of the EU as a whole. All courses are taught by internationally trained and experienced leading faculty from the University of Vienna and other European universities.

Location: The summer campus is located in Strobl/St. Wolfgang directly on the shore of Lake Wolfgang. Students are generally accommodated in comfortable single or double rooms with private bathrooms.

Extracurricular activities: The campus features a variety of sport and recreational facilities (e.g. swimming in the lake, row boats, local gym, football field). Sport courses (tennis and windsurfing) and dance courses are held by a sport trainer and on the weekends mountain hikes and excursions are organized (Salzburg, St. Wolfgang and Ebensee).

Fees: Sommerhochschule fees are € 2,800 which include registration, tuition, accommodation in a double room, full board for the four week session, use of all sports and recreational facilities (including tennis and windsurfing lessons), and all planned excursions.All additional costs for travel arrangements as well as health insurance and medical care must be covered by the participants.

Admission: Applicants have to be at least 18 years old and must have completed two years of studies at college or university level in their countries of residence or have an educational background equivalent to one year at a European university before the beginning of the program.

Scholarships: The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. In order to receive a scholarship students have to proof their financial need by stating their financial situation and submitting related documents.

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