Autumn 2017: Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 28 - Oct. 1
Spring 2018: TBA
4-day mandatory international trip at the end
of the 1st week of the program. Vienna has been repeatedly named by various
respected studies and surveys as "the most desirable city to live in",
not only in Europe but the whole world. It is not as hip and full of contrasts
as New York and not as metropolitan and rebelious as Berlin but it offers
a number of small, everyday reasons why its citizen would not live anywhere
else. In Vienna, we will have a walk around the famous Ringstrasse in the
center of the city, visit Schoenbrunn, the splendid summer palace of the Habsburg
dynasty, and see their winter residence Hofburg in the center of the city.
We will have a guided tour through the Kunst Haus Wien, a fabulous colorful
art house build by Friedrich Hundertwasser. We will also visit the Sigmund
Freud Museum, the beautiful Secession Building and the Museum Quarter, full
of art galleries and places to rest. We cannot skip lunch or dinner in the
famous Cafe Central, beautiful secession coffee house near Hofburg, frequented
in 1913 by such diverse personalities as Freud, Hitler and Trotsky. Besides
that, students have all evenings free.
The program will cover both the transportation to our planned activities and a 3-day city public transportation pass for everyone. We will stay in the Wombat City Hostel in the center of Vienna, located next to a great outside market Nashmarkt. Breakfast is included and paid for by the program.