VIENNA AUSTRIA Waltz the Streets of Culture
CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS AND EXCURSIONS
FAST FACTS ABOUT VIENNA • Vienna has been selected as the #1 city in Mercer’s Annual Quality of Living Rankings for the 10th year in a row (2009-2019) • Viennese coffee house culture has been inscribed on the UNESCO “Intangible Cultural Heritage” list since 2011. Often described as the city’s living room, coffee houses are a place “where time and space are consumed, but only the coffee is found on the bill.” • With numerous parks and gardens, over half of Vienna is green space making it one of the greenest cities in the world. The nearby Viennese Woods, a branch of the foothills of the Alps, offers a network of walking and hiking paths, nature reserves, and vineyards easily reachable by Vienna’s public transport system. Wiener Ball der Wissenschaften (Vienna Ball of Sciences) Experience an integral part of Viennese and Austrian culture by waltzing the night away at the Ball of Sciences, hosted at the Rathaus, Vienna’s famous city hall. Every January, the Student Resource Center partially sponsors ball tickets to promote this cultural experience to students. Webster’s Got Talent and Football Tournament In February each year, students have the opportunity to showcase their talents to the entire WVPU community. It’s a fun event for all, but the top two winners move on to compete in the Webster’s Got Talent finale which rotates between our Geneva, Leiden and Vienna campuses each April. The European Football Tournament is held during the same weekend with teams from each campus competing for the coveted European trophy. Viennese Hiking and Heurigen - A traditional Austrian food experience Another of Vienna’s intangible cultural heritages, heurige, or wine tavern, culture can be found in taverns on the edge of the city that offer current wine from their own vineyards and buffet tables of homemade dishes. The relaxed, cozy atmosphere of Heurigen makes for the perfect place to leisurely spend a few hours in summer and early autumn. WebMUN - WVPU Model United Nations WebMUN is an innovative and interactive Model United Nations conference organized each October by students at Webster Vienna Private University. With a slogan of ‘Revolutionizing Model UNs,’ WebMUN invented the interconnectivity system in 2014 and more recently the Diplomatic Corps. Committee.
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CAMPUS, CULTURE & COMMUNITY
HOUSING IN VIENNA Study abroad students are housed off-campus at the The Student Hotel. TSH is located in Leopoldstadt, Vienna’s beautiful second district. All rooms are single occupancy with a private bath and students will have access to a shared kitchen. The residence halls are comfortably situated within walking distance of parks, a lively residential area, several restaurants, museums, and the world-famous Prater amusement park. The Student Hotel is one stop away from campus via public transportation, approximately a 15-minute walk, or students can use one of the TSH’s bikes as part of the bicycle-share system and ride to campus in 5 minutes.
Often named one of the world’s top cities for quality of life, it is hard to find a more livable city than Vienna. Vienna is a historic city at the intersection of “old” and “new.” Here you will find a thriving center of international commerce, where the banking and business districts share the streets with the city’s famous centuries-old opera houses, cafés, magnificent palaces and the winding Danube River. Located in Central Europe, students will be exposed to multicultural living and learning at its best. Established in 1981, Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU) is located in the beautiful Palais Wenkheim, conveniently located in Vienna’s second district, just a few steps away from the city center. Built in 1826, the neoclassical building features tremendous architectural detailing, both interior and exterior. The building was completely renovated and transformed into a modern site for academic and operational excellence in 2014. The Vienna campus offers modern and interactive classrooms, computer labs, the Library and Learning Center, and plenty of places throughout the building for students to meet, study and relax. In the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience and Behavior Lab, students have the opportunity to study various behavioral measures as well as record brain activities (EEG), conduct startle reflex modulation studies (to quantify emotion) and investigate facial expressions via facial electromyography (FEMG). Webster Vienna is a truly international community representing 70 different nationalities and faculty and staff from over 20 countries. Classrooms are smaller and typically range from 10-20 students in a classroom.
“Once I arrived I soon realized how easy it was to acclimate to campus life in Vienna. The professors were so helpful, and even though I was in a huge city, campus felt like a small community. I immediately looked for ways to get involved on campus, and that’s when I joined the student government. It was a really exciting way to meet full-time students and help get really connected to the campus during my time there. Vienna itself was always alive with
things to do. I’d wake up, go to class and always have something exciting planned for after. I loved feeling like a tourist and local all at once in Vienna. By the time I left, I had made so many friends and connections it was hard to leave.
REAGAN JOBE Transylvania University
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