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2022 Cancellation due to UKRAINE - the war in Ukraine has made travel to Central Europe unpredictable. NMU has therefore decided to cancel all faculty-led study aborad programs for summer 2022.

The Vienna Program will be offered in May 2023.

If you are reading this, you either already know what a fantastic program this is or you want to find out more about this amazing immersion experience in European culture.

Either way, NMU's Vienna Program is Northern's longest running and most popular faculty-led study abroad opportunity.  2023 will mark over two decades of going to Central Europe for month-long cultural immersion. There is a reason it is so popular; come to one of our informational meetings to find out why.


Next ORIENTATION meetings Fall 2022 (see "Calendar"):

  • 5:00pm - 249 Gries Hall - the History Lounge

COVID Update - the course of the pandemic is dynamic and difficult to predict.  However, while NMU does not have a vaccine mandate, our host countries and many vendors in Europe currently require that all visitors have proof of vaccination. We therefore require full vaccination and proof of vaccination to meet these requirements, but we will update as the sitaution devleops in the next year.


Students at Theme Park


Our cultural activities include a wide variety of adventures.  Here is a partial list:

  • Day trip down the Wachau (the Danube gorge northwest of Vienna)
  • Visit to the famous Baroque monastery of Melk
  • Hike up the mountain to Castle Duernstein where Richard the Lionhearted was imprisoned
  • Day trip to Heiligenkreuz in the Vienna Woods, the spiritual home of the Babenbergs
  • The Kunsthistorisches Museum (world-famous Museum of Art History)
  • The Albertina (world's greatest collection of sketches)
  • The Hofburg (old imperial castle and political center of the Habsburg empire)
  • Schoenbrunn Palace, the Habsburg equivalent of Versailles
  • Walks through every district of central Vienna
  • Weekly meetings in different Kaffeehaeuser (coffee houses)
  • Hike through the Viennese Forest, including visit to a local Heurige (wine house)
  • Concert evenings at the State Opera and the People's Opera
  • The annual Summer Palace Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic
  • Combined trip to the Roman capital of Carnuntum and Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia
  • Weekend in Prague!
  • Trip to Sopron, Hungary for its medieval town and exquisite cuisine
  • A dizzying array of visits to all of the layers of Austrian history from Roman to modern
  • and oh so much more!

We will coordinate a variety of excursions and events for afternoons and some evenings and weekend days. However, much of the time will be at your discretion. You may elect to travel to additional countries or explore the outlying area of Austria.


Students at Wine Tavern

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The application can be downloaded but must be submitted as either as a hard copy or as an attachment.

Return the application to the IPO (203 Cohodas Hall) or email it as an attachment ( or

The faculty leaders and IPO will review and approve the application, after which IPO will send you a letter with payment details.

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