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Austria

Dates

May 22 – June 23, 2020

Cost

$4,525 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

German Culture, International Business, Management, Psychology

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2019: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15 2020: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Austria has been a favorite destination for KIIS students since 1975. Located on Lake Constance and at the foot of the Alps, this summer program provides an ideal setting to experience European life. Students live with Austrian families in the picturesque town of Bregenz, offering students a “home in Europe.” Using the youth Eurail Globalpass (included in the program fee) and the extensive European train system, students are only a few hours away from many great European cultural centers such as Zurich, Munich, and Salzburg. From Bregenz students can ride trains to Berlin, Paris, Vienna, Rome, Venice, Florence, Prague, and many other cities.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Homestay, 2-4 students per house.

Orientation: Mandatory orientation on Saturday, April 18 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Prof. Jordan Gabbard, jmgabb03@louisville.edu

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses. Courses are divided into 2 time-blocks. You cannot select 2 courses in the same time block.

Block 1

MGT 303 International Business

Dr. Karen Rush

The major purpose of the course is to prepare managers to compete in the global economy. The rapidly changing economic, political, technological, and cultural environments will be studied as a foundation for understanding how to compete in differing environments, utilizing the resources available to the enterprise in managing the various functional areas of business.

PSY 299-1 Topics: Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis

Dr. Myra Beth Bundy

Psychology as an independent discipline began in the German speaking world and perhaps one of the most notorious figures in the field of psychology is Sigmund Freud. Freud’s views have permeated popular culture, are often controversial, and sometimes misunderstood. This course explores Freud’s views and the psychoanalytic approach.

PSY 355 Cross-Cultural Psychology

Dr. Matthew Winslow

The main goals of psychology are to increase our understanding of human behavior and mental processes, and to use this information to make people’s lives better. Cross-cultural psychology is the branch of psychology that studies the ways in which culture shapes human thought and behavior.

Block 2

GERM 105 Introduction to Germanic Culture

Prof. Jordan Gabbard

This course, taught in English, focuses on the cultures of the German-speaking world. Specially designed for the Kentucky Institute for International Studies, the course will combine traditional course work with carefully planned excursions and Place as Text exploration of sites in Austria and Germany. Note: You must select one additional course when taking GERM 105.

MGT 305 Ethics and Critical Thinking: Business Ethics

Dr. Karen Rush

This course is designed to help students use the concept of social responsibility to address the role of business in society. It will explore issues including workplace ethics, the natural environment, government regulation, information technology, diversity, corporate governance, philanthropy, and global concerns to better understand the relationship between business and society. The course is highly interactive and meshed with current organizational practice in developing successful social responsibility programs.

PSY 299-2 Topics: The Psychology of Good and Evil

Dr. Myra Beth Bundy and Dr. Matthew Winslow

The Holocaust was one of the great tragedies of the modern era. One question that is still asked today is: “How could people commit such atrocities?” This class seeks to answer that very question and explore how normal people can do terrible things. We will talk about the effect of authority and the forces that drive us to obey, the urge to conform, the power of out-groups, and the dehumanization of the other.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $4,525 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers to/from Zürich

Accommodations

2 meals per day (except during free weekend travel)

Youth Eurail Pass*

Group Excursions & Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

* The Youth Eurail pass includes 10 train travel days in 2 months. If over the age of 27, there is an added Eurail charge of approximately $200.

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees (approx. $135), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $850 minimum), independent travel ($850, optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1,550 – $1,650

The KIIS Austria program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from your program location with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville and land in Zürich, Switzerland. The group then will travel by private bus to Bregenz, Austria.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your individual round trip airfare. 

The flight to Zürich, Switzerland is overnight arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Switzerland to the USA departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Description

Dates

May 22 – June 23, 2020

Cost

$4,525 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

German Culture, International Business, Management, Psychology

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2019: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15 2020: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Austria has been a favorite destination for KIIS students since 1975. Located on Lake Constance and at the foot of the Alps, this summer program provides an ideal setting to experience European life. Students live with Austrian families in the picturesque town of Bregenz, offering students a “home in Europe.” Using the youth Eurail Globalpass (included in the program fee) and the extensive European train system, students are only a few hours away from many great European cultural centers such as Zurich, Munich, and Salzburg. From Bregenz students can ride trains to Berlin, Paris, Vienna, Rome, Venice, Florence, Prague, and many other cities.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Homestay, 2-4 students per house.

Orientation: Mandatory orientation on Saturday, April 18 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Prof. Jordan Gabbard, jmgabb03@louisville.edu

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses. Courses are divided into 2 time-blocks. You cannot select 2 courses in the same time block.

Block 1

MGT 303 International Business

Dr. Karen Rush

The major purpose of the course is to prepare managers to compete in the global economy. The rapidly changing economic, political, technological, and cultural environments will be studied as a foundation for understanding how to compete in differing environments, utilizing the resources available to the enterprise in managing the various functional areas of business.

PSY 299-1 Topics: Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis

Dr. Myra Beth Bundy

Psychology as an independent discipline began in the German speaking world and perhaps one of the most notorious figures in the field of psychology is Sigmund Freud. Freud’s views have permeated popular culture, are often controversial, and sometimes misunderstood. This course explores Freud’s views and the psychoanalytic approach.

PSY 355 Cross-Cultural Psychology

Dr. Matthew Winslow

The main goals of psychology are to increase our understanding of human behavior and mental processes, and to use this information to make people’s lives better. Cross-cultural psychology is the branch of psychology that studies the ways in which culture shapes human thought and behavior.

Block 2

GERM 105 Introduction to Germanic Culture

Prof. Jordan Gabbard

This course, taught in English, focuses on the cultures of the German-speaking world. Specially designed for the Kentucky Institute for International Studies, the course will combine traditional course work with carefully planned excursions and Place as Text exploration of sites in Austria and Germany. Note: You must select one additional course when taking GERM 105.

MGT 305 Ethics and Critical Thinking: Business Ethics

Dr. Karen Rush

This course is designed to help students use the concept of social responsibility to address the role of business in society. It will explore issues including workplace ethics, the natural environment, government regulation, information technology, diversity, corporate governance, philanthropy, and global concerns to better understand the relationship between business and society. The course is highly interactive and meshed with current organizational practice in developing successful social responsibility programs.

PSY 299-2 Topics: The Psychology of Good and Evil

Dr. Myra Beth Bundy and Dr. Matthew Winslow

The Holocaust was one of the great tragedies of the modern era. One question that is still asked today is: “How could people commit such atrocities?” This class seeks to answer that very question and explore how normal people can do terrible things. We will talk about the effect of authority and the forces that drive us to obey, the urge to conform, the power of out-groups, and the dehumanization of the other.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $4,525 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers to/from Zürich

Accommodations

2 meals per day (except during free weekend travel)

Youth Eurail Pass*

Group Excursions & Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

* The Youth Eurail pass includes 10 train travel days in 2 months. If over the age of 27, there is an added Eurail charge of approximately $200.

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees (approx. $135), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $850 minimum), independent travel ($850, optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1,550 – $1,650

The KIIS Austria program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from your program location with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville and land in Zürich, Switzerland. The group then will travel by private bus to Bregenz, Austria.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your individual round trip airfare. 

The flight to Zürich, Switzerland is overnight arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Switzerland to the USA departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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