If you ever have a chance to spend some time in capital of Austria – just do it any doubts!
You’re going to fall in love with a beautiful city full of castles and palaces, narrow streets smelling with fresh pastry and coffee, will take a horse ride instead of a cab, start saying «Broost» instead of cheers and meet a variety of amazing open-minded people.
Exchange semester in Vienna is full of activities. We started to ice skate on Rathaus square in winter, traveled to Austrian Alps in Salzburg, visited open classical music concerts, listened to modern music sitting on Dunauinsel, went to the World’s highest chained carousel, tried Austrian homemade wine in a nice atmosphere in a wine yard, had dinner in typical Austrian restaurant (yes, we are in love with schnitzel, huuuge schnitzel),
By the way let’s come back to studies 🙂 FH Wien university has a great organized system of «buddies». Each incoming student gets two or three tutors that are extremely helpful during the whole exchange semester. Starting from meeting you at the airport, picking up the keys, solving all the administration issues to showing you around and advising the best grocery stores in the city. Most of the lectures taught in English are intense courses. This fact allows you to concentrate on new information more easily and pass the exam at the end still having in memory information learnt at the beginning of the course. FH Wien invites a lot of teachers for giving their lectures from abroad: We’ve met professors from USA, Canada, Australia, Germany and Slovakia. All of them are highly experienced in own path and gave us clear understanding of business features in their home countries. Moreover innovative ways of teaching and organizing group work make the learning process effective and diverting.
It is hard to describe the whole Vienna experience, enormous amount of emotions and positive memories that we all have made during exchange there, so my advice for everyone –
Vienna- now or never!
P.S. and please remember : There are no kangaroos in Austria! 🙂