2019 program information will be available in August 2018.
Vienna—Crossroads of Central Europe
Arrive Date: TBD 2019 End Date: TBD 2019
Vienna, one of Europe’s most magnificent capitals, is our home base. We hike the Austrian Alps and take a boat trip along the Danube River through a stunningly beautiful winegrowing region. Gateway to Eastern Europe, Vienna saw epic battles between Christians and Muslims, as Ottoman Turks advanced west. Mozart and Beethoven composed in Vienna, a musical capital home to more classical composers than any other city. Sigmund Freud and Gustav Klimt made Vienna the birthplace of “modernity” around 1900. For centuries a center of Jewish culture, Vienna saw the destruction of its flourishing Jewish community after Nazi annexation in 1938. We visit Austria’s most notorious concentration camp, Mauthausen. In the Cold War, Vienna, officially “neutral,” became a United Nations headquarter — and a hotbed of international espionage. With the fall of the iron curtain, it is again a meeting point between East and West.
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Taught in: English
Max Enrollment: 28
Program Coordinator: Jennifer Moylan
History (HIS) 102S. Undergraduate Proseminar in History (5 units)
History (HIS) 198. Directed Group Study (3 units, P/NP)
(German majors earn 8 credits and German minors earn 4 credits)
- Three days in the Austrian Alps! We take a gondola to our mountain-top lodge and relive The Sound of Music.
- Boat trip down the Danube River.
- Wine-tastings in Vienna’s many wine gardens.
- Live performances of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven.
- Challenge your palate—extra credit for adventurous eating!
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