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UGA Exchange - Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU-Wien) : Reviews (Vienna)

The following program review responses have been selected for publication by Education Abroad
Program Evaluation
Spring 2018 Participant
Classes were hit or miss. Workload was very manageable. I had one of the best classes (Negotiation Mgmt with Iris K.) I've ever taken and also the worst class I've ever taken (IFM with Lingo). They are smaller classes with a discussion based approach (excluding IFM)

 

Spring 2018 Participant
Vienna is beautiful and has amazing sites

 

Spring 2018 Participant
Clean and straightforward. Lived in Molkereistrasse which is the 2nd district right near school and U station, has mostly exchange students in it

 

Fall 2016 Participant
I cooked almost everything I ate. If you don't want to spend all your money, I would advise you to do the same.

 

Spring 2018 Participant
You have your own kitchen and also grociery stores are everywhere that have high quality selection.

 

Spring 2018 Participant
Lots of events, social and professional, within university and the city

 

Spring 2018 Participant
University was pretty good, I'd say UGA is more demanding (I also only took four classes that were taught in English)

 

Brittany Abigail Sears, Fall 2017 Participant
I think my experience was a great and wholesome one

 

Spring 2018 Participant
Vienna is a very quality place with every kind of experience you're looking for. It gets better the longer you're there

 

Madeline Nicole Anderson, Spring 2016 Participant
The style of my study abroad, an exchange, made some of these questions less relevant since most of my experiences were independent and not associated with any particular program or plans by the university.

 

Madeline Nicole Anderson, Spring 2016 Participant
I think this style of study abroad is great for those individuals who are very independent and want to explore/travel on their own accord. I loved not having a specific itinerary I had to adhere to because I felt I was able to make my study abroad experience truly unique and personalized to my interests and wants.

 

Brittany Abigail Sears, Fall 2017 Participant
Do research, have fun, travel lots

 

Spring 2018 Participant
Really ask your buddy if he/she can help you get into good classes with good teachers. I found out too late that they had a ratemyprofessor-like website but it's in German so you need to find help. This is paramount to enjoying your classes.

 

Madeline Nicole Anderson, Spring 2016 Participant
I cannot express strongly enough how much value exists in studying abroad. If you're on the edge trying to decide if you should go or not, step away from it. Do not let finances get in the way because there are so many resources to help with the costs. If you can go for an entire semester like myself, do it. Do not be scared or feel like you will miss out on life back home because everything will be the same as when you left it. What will have changed, however, is you. And for the better. You gain perspective and a greater understanding of the world around you and of yourself as an individual. There is so much opportunity for personal growth when you step away from the comfort of the culture and society you have grown up in because you are forced to think about who you are outside of such a context. Yes, you come home with all kinds of incredible photos and stories to share, but I think that, the self-discovery that is possible, is one of the most important souvenirs you take with you and will have for the rest of your life.

 

Brittany Abigail Sears, Fall 2017 Participant
"You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere." -Miriam Adeney