Vienna Program
in Urban Archaeology


Vienna Museum and University of Illinois Study Abroad

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12 Undergraduate Hours in ANTH (6 Advanced Hours)

diamond   No Language Requirement
diamond   Total Cost (Including Transportation and Lodging)
          at the Same Level as a Semester on Campus
diamond   Optional Additional Courses Available

A unique opportunity to truly dig into Europe's past!

This program will be of great value for students interested in Archaeology, History, Museum and Heritage Studies, German language, Urban Studies, Architecture, Art History, Landscape Architecture, Medieval Studies, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Material Sciences.
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    diamond Vienna is one of the world's great capitals. Located in the heart of Europe, it is also one of the most historic. It boasts 2,000 years of urban history, from the city's founding as a Roman fortress to its gradual expansion in the Middle Ages and from its consolidation during the Baroque period to its late 19th century emergence as the largest German-speaking population center. Today, the capital of Austria is a lively metropolis, renowned for its unparalleled culinary and cultural offerings.


    diamond In Vienna, the past -- with all its glories and catastrophes -- is all around you. And no-one has a better view of this extraordinary history than the city's Archaeology Division, the municipality's official unit for research and education. Its members are literally tasked with unearthing Vienna's past, digging for the city's secrets and sharing them with an eager public.


    diamond The Vienna Program in Urban Archaeology allows you to join Vienna's archaeologists for a semester in their quest to uncover the city's buried heritage. You will be front-and-center as the team of 30 full-time archaeologists maps new excavation sites, forges beneath the city on its latest hunts, and surfaces Vienna's hidden treasures. In the process, you will receive extensive training in archaeological field methods as well as the essential lab techniques necessary to analyze and catalogue the findings. You will also gain experience in museum studies, working with the staff of the Vienna Museum (home of the city's Archaeology Division) on the public presentation of your discoveries.


    diamond Full program information is available on the Study Abroad web site.

    diamond Updates on program activities in Vienna on our Facebook page.

    diamond For more information, contact Chris Fennell ( or Matti Bunzl (

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Last updated October 18, 2018

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