May 12 - June 2, 2013
Total Program Fee: $4750
Academics and Courses Application, Cost, and Important Details
IMPORTANT NOTE: It is possible that not all TnCIS programs or all TnCIS courses are available at your institution. A complete listing of courses offered at each member institution is available at www.tncis.org/members. Please contact your TnCIS campus representative for instructions on registering and paying fees.
Austria, and Bavaria as a whole, has long enchanted people from all over the world with images of snowcapped Alpine peaks, intellectual and artistic expression, as well as the musical and political dominance of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Vienna, Salzburg, and Munich provide a unique blend of history and modernity with culture and tradition. Each city is unique, yet all provide venues that cater to a mix of tastes in art, music, history, architecture, and entertainment. Imperial sights, museums and art collections, rich historical sights (Mozart, Strauss, Vienna Boys Choir, “Cinderella’s Palace,” Beethoven, “The Sound of Music,” Gustav Klimt, the Lipizzaner Stallions, Dachau, and “Oompah bands”) along with excellent food and myriad sights await an international audience.
Students will have the option of studying Business, Psychology, Political Science, or Education.
Excursions: Individual instructors will arrange local excursions related to their classes. Together, we will take a boat cruise on the Danube and on a subterranean lake, follow the traces of “The Third Man” in the canal system, visit the Prater (an amusement park featuring the oldest Ferris Wheel in the world), experience the horrors of the Third Reich, visit “Neuschwanstein Castle,” visit “Red Bull City,” and numerous other cultural attractions!
Please note: Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require an enormous deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk at least 5 miles each day. You may also walk over steep, uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain, even in cities.
Classes: Class schedules will vary due to travel and excursion days/times and will be established by each professor. Each class will have a minimum of 37 contact hours. Classes may be scheduled any day of the week, usually in the morning and/or afternoon. Classrooms are conveniently located in the hotel where the group will be staying.
Accommodations: Students will share a hotel room (typically 3 stars). In most instances, two students will be in a room, but due to availability as many as 3 students per room may be required. Each room will have its own private bath. The program fee covers the cost of two meals per day.
All TnCIS programs are academic in nature and course work that takes advantage of the program location will be the central focus. TnCIS program courses are for credit only. In Austria, students will enroll in ONE of the following courses:
BUSINESS: International Business (4000 level course)
The overall objective of the course is to familiarize the student with global business activities, issues, and perspectives. In achieving this objective, the course will critically examine the opportunities, challenges, and requirements for entering, operating, and competing in the international arena. Many of the prevailing philosophies, policies, and practices as espoused by leading firms, scholars, and organizations will serve as the intellectual foundation for class discussions. See course syllabus
PSYCHOLOGY: Social Psychology (No prerequisties)
Study in the “Sound of Music Country” how modern thinking about psychotherapy and psychology spread from Austria to the rest of the world because of an Austrian fascination with all things scientific about the healing powers of the mind, physics, surgery, and chemistry. Discover how Austria over a hundred years ago was uniquely ready to launch brilliant new innovations and experiments in hypnotism, surgery, science, medicine, art, and music that helped promote geniuses in Psychology like Freud, Adler, Frankel, Bettelheim, and others. Find how these giants in Psychology were quickly treated like the Rock Stars of their day to launch systems for using science to explain the mind. We will investigate the shadow side of psychology that gave rise to Nazism’s massive conformity and Hitler’s organized aggression. We will also use theories of Psychology to investigate how and why the “Twilight Series,” “Harry Potter”, and “The Hunger Games” movies and books have become sensations that have correctly seized the imaginations of thousands to understand the bright side and the dark side of individuals and groups. We will study how techniques of persuasion for selling products and ideas in Austria are different from and similar to the U.S.A. Visiting Austria will be the perfect location to study the psychology of self-understanding, interpersonal communicating, what causes romances, nation rebuilding after wars, and international peace making. We will find how to make attitudes change and use community psychology to create a sustainable future where people can live well, work hard, and raise excellent families. See course syllabus