ISUWU participants can benefit from various cultural and social activities organized by the ISUWU team. These activities give participants the opportunity to get to know life in Vienna, Austria and their fellow students at the same time.
What social activities can I expect?
The social program is a mix of social, cultural and international events. Activities may include tours of world-famous museums like the "Albertina", a visit to "Schönbrunn" palace, a Viennese waltz dance class, a hike in the hills surrounding Vienna, a brewery tour, bowling, swimming and many more. The social program also typically includes an opening and a closing event, a Vienna city tour and a visit to a traditional Viennese "Heuriger", where students can experience the unique atmosphere of a typical Austrian wine tavern.
What is the Intercultural Evening?
The Intercultural Evening is an integral part of the social program. This event gives participants an opportunity to present their home country to their fellow students by preparing a typical national dish, giving a presentation or performing a dance, so that all participants not only get an impression of Austrian culture but also of the different countries represented by the students. There are no limits to creativity!
Will I have to pay to take part in the social activities?
It depends on the type of activity. For instance, a city tour of Vienna or a visit to a traditional wine tavern are usually organized for all ISUWU students and are included in the program fee. For other activities such as visits to museums, students need to cover the admission fees (usually 5 - 25 EUR) themselves.
The social and cultural programs were a great combination of marvelous planning of a unique cultural Viennese experience and networking events that helped to get to know other participants and get a taste of a typical Vienna life.
Stefaniia Parubets (Kyiv National Economic University, Ukraine)
I will never forget the Intercultural Evening, where we had the chance to make a performance to represent our respective cultures in a fun and creative way. The level of creativity and commitment from the participants made the event a success.
Sebastian van Dijkman (Lund University School of Economics and Management, Sweden)
I have to say the vineyard experience was a very special moment that I will cherish in the future. To be with members of the course, taking photos together, sharing jokes and wine with beautiful scenery, planning trips together and sharing our experiences, was magical!
Louis Boulton (Lancaster University, United Kingdom)