The course begins in Vienna, a multicultural city at the center of a broad empire. Vienna’s place in the empire made it one of the most important cities in Europe, and it continues to be a connecting point among East, West and South.
The majority of the course takes place in Graz, the “Green Heart of Austria”, which lies on the border between the German and Slavic portions of the old empire and continues to be a cultural, economic and political link between Central Europe and Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia to the south. Graz is the second-largest city in Austria and is home to six universities totaling more than 40 thousand students. It is situated between the Alps and the rolling hills of the win country that border Slovenia.
Finally, we will take a week-long excursion into the former-Yugoslavia, first to the coastal city of Split, with its Roman, Italian and Croatian roots as well as gorgeous coastline, and then to Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The two cities draw their beauty from centuries of cultural exchange, although their presence on the boundary between empires and states has also brought great tragedy and suffering.
For the current projected costs for this program, please click on the following link to the Fees for JMU Study Abroad Programs page.
Students will stay in both hotels and hostels for the duration of the program. Breakfast will be provided by the hotels. There will be a board allowance or group meals for all other meals provided. All places of residence will have ready access to the internet.
For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.