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The 2024 program has been full since November but....

Mark your calendar for the 2025 dates: 10 May to 8 June 2025

What an experience this past summer (2023)! We managed to do everything from hiking the Alps to boating down the Danube; from visiting Prague, Bratislava, and Hungary to regular excursions up and down the countryside of Lower Austria; from daily coffee and pastry to meals that left us exhausted; from ballet to opera and everything in between. Castles, palaces, cathedrals, Roman ruins. Museums of history, art, war, anthropology, hunting. Hikes through vineyards and mountains. And some of the participants remained after the program to wander Europe (not lost, just exploring with others after the program... - "Not all who wander are lost.")

And 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, the Vienna Program is NMUs longest running and most popular faculty-led study abroad opportunity.  2024 moves us into our third decade of going to Central Europe for month-long cultural immersion. There is a reason it is so popular; contact us (or come to one of our informational meetings in the fall) to find out why: program leader Prof. Robbie Goodrich ( or International Programs Office (


  • (The Program is full for 2024 - look for meeting dates in Fall 2024 for May 2025!)

ORIENTATION MEETINGS (For those accepted for 2024)

  • Wednesday, 31 January - 6:00pm, 2319 JXJ

JACKSON SCHOLARSHIP NEWS: Did you graduate from a UP high school? If so, this year the Jackson Scholarship may have $3000 for any such graduate to participate in a study abroad! Check out the descriptions for this and other NMU study abroad scholarships and submit your Scholarship Applications.

PROGRAM APPLICATIONS for 2025 accepted staring fall 2024

NOTE: early applications close 31 October. You may still apply after that date, but you will be placed on a ranked waitlist. 


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 (

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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