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Austria

Dates

May 24 – June 26, 2018

Cost

$4,495 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Business, German Culture, Psychology, Public Health

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2017: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15 2018: 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 14 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.

GERM 105: Introduction to German (and Austrian) Culture

Prof. Ingrid Tower

Taught in English, this course provides a survey of the contemporary culture of Austria and Germany, with emphasis on values, behavioral characteristics, social and political structures, and achievements of German-speaking peoples.

MGT 303 International Business

Dr. Anita Lee Post

Students will be introduced to the 6R model (reduce, reuse, recycle, recover, redesign & remanufacture). Interactions with businesses & organizations are planned in order to evaluate and compare the approaches of sustainability between European and American businesses.

MGT 316 International Management

Dr. Anita Lee Post

We will observe and examine the workings of business operations on-site in Bergenz and nearby European cities like Munich. We will focus on managerial challenges, technological enablers and environmental concerns of managing business in a global environment.

PH 410 Global Perspectives on Population Health

Dr. Francoise Kazimierczuk

This course will examine health beliefs, practices, and challenges and discuss the current leading health indicators in conjunction with their social determinants as they relate to the U.S. and Europe.

PH 459 Topics: Comparing US and European Healthcare

Dr. Francoise Kazimierczuk

A comparison of health policies and health care reform will be undertaken to examine evidence-based best practices for health care delivery and management. Students will discuss current health policy issues previously indexed and studied by the International Network Health Policy & Reform.

PSY 299 Topics: Freud and Psychoanalysis

Dr. Myra Beth Bundy

We will explore Freud’s life, the psychoanalytic approach, and even Freud as a character in fiction. We will study theories developed by Freud’s students as they rejected or modified aspects of Freudian psychoanalysis, ultimately leading to what’s now called psychodynamic psychology. We also will travel to Freud’s apartment home in Vienna.

PSY 299 Topics: Psychology of Good and Evil

Dr. Myra Beth BundyDr. Matthew Winslow

We will learn about effects of authority & the forces that drive us to obey, the urge to conform, the power of out-groups & the dehumanization of the other. We also will examine factors that affected those who risked their lives to protect their neighbors from the Nazi regime. We plan to visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site outside Munich.

PSY 355 Cross-Cultural Psychology

Dr. Matthew Winslow

This course examines the impact of culture on major principles, theories, and applications of psychology, including social behavior, gender, communication, development and abnormal psychology.

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: $4,495 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers to/from Zürich

Accommodations

2 meals per day

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 25, 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), 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: $1,450 – $1,550

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 24 – June 26, 2018

Cost

$4,495 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Business, German Culture, Psychology, Public Health

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2017: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15 2018: 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 14 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.

GERM 105: Introduction to German (and Austrian) Culture

Prof. Ingrid Tower

Taught in English, this course provides a survey of the contemporary culture of Austria and Germany, with emphasis on values, behavioral characteristics, social and political structures, and achievements of German-speaking peoples.

MGT 303 International Business

Dr. Anita Lee Post

Students will be introduced to the 6R model (reduce, reuse, recycle, recover, redesign & remanufacture). Interactions with businesses & organizations are planned in order to evaluate and compare the approaches of sustainability between European and American businesses.

MGT 316 International Management

Dr. Anita Lee Post

We will observe and examine the workings of business operations on-site in Bergenz and nearby European cities like Munich. We will focus on managerial challenges, technological enablers and environmental concerns of managing business in a global environment.

PH 410 Global Perspectives on Population Health

Dr. Francoise Kazimierczuk

This course will examine health beliefs, practices, and challenges and discuss the current leading health indicators in conjunction with their social determinants as they relate to the U.S. and Europe.

PH 459 Topics: Comparing US and European Healthcare

Dr. Francoise Kazimierczuk

A comparison of health policies and health care reform will be undertaken to examine evidence-based best practices for health care delivery and management. Students will discuss current health policy issues previously indexed and studied by the International Network Health Policy & Reform.

PSY 299 Topics: Freud and Psychoanalysis

Dr. Myra Beth Bundy

We will explore Freud’s life, the psychoanalytic approach, and even Freud as a character in fiction. We will study theories developed by Freud’s students as they rejected or modified aspects of Freudian psychoanalysis, ultimately leading to what’s now called psychodynamic psychology. We also will travel to Freud’s apartment home in Vienna.

PSY 299 Topics: Psychology of Good and Evil

Dr. Myra Beth BundyDr. Matthew Winslow

We will learn about effects of authority & the forces that drive us to obey, the urge to conform, the power of out-groups & the dehumanization of the other. We also will examine factors that affected those who risked their lives to protect their neighbors from the Nazi regime. We plan to visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site outside Munich.

PSY 355 Cross-Cultural Psychology

Dr. Matthew Winslow

This course examines the impact of culture on major principles, theories, and applications of psychology, including social behavior, gender, communication, development and abnormal psychology.

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: $4,495 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers to/from Zürich

Accommodations

2 meals per day

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 25, 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), 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: $1,450 – $1,550

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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