A Taste of Austria 2023 Winter 2023

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Instructor: Sophia Klingenberg, Dr. med. Planned Travel Date: 10 Days of travel between January 6th – January 26 Flight to Vienna, train or bus trip to Graz. City tours and Chocolate factory tour, visit Castle, and focus on their health and wellbeing at the thermal baths. Bad Blumau, or Bad Loipersdorf.TBA. Planned Activities: Lodging will be provided at an inexpensive hotel, Jugendherberge in Vienna. Albertina, Cafe Demel, Sacher Hotel, Hawelka, Central, Landtmann, Aida among others. Visit Museums: for example: Belvedere, Jewish Museum, Sigmund Freud Museum, Narrenturm (TBA) and Coffee Houses in Vienna. Tour Zotter Chocolate Factory, Steiermark. Health: TBA: Therme Loipersdorf or Bad Blumau, Steiermark. Be mindful and focus on your health, immerse yourself in the Austrian world of wellness! Tour Schloss Eggenberg, Graz. Guided tour of the Zeughaus with armour from the 15th to the 18th century, Graz. Music: Piano Concert performed by Philipp Sheucher at the Conservatorium in Graz. Literature: Reading together “Chess Story” by Stefan Zweig. How GREEN is Austria? Learning about sustainable energy in Austria. Daily meeting before excursions: Instructions to learn the German Language. Possibly enjoy an evening at the Opera House in Graz. TBA. Students will write a four-page reflection paper on what they have gained from their travel course. I am a native Austrian who was born and raised in Graz, Austria and I have had the experience of life and culture. Working at the Opera House in Graz, as an extra, performing with the ensemble in Graz, and the famous Kirov Ballet from St. Petersburg, Russia on their summer tour. Email: [email protected] with questions
The Class: Format: travel
Limit: 15
Expected: NA
Class#: 1026
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Short paper and final project or presentation; Final project or presentation; Reflecting paper on the trip after the travel course, explaining what the personal grow contained, and constructive criticism.
Prerequisites: Students do not require to have any German language knowledge. Good communication skills and personal maturity would be ideal.
Enrollment Preferences: Students who show an interest in the language and culture of Austria. Students need to be reliable, on time and attentive to class and cultural events. No alcohol policy only under supervision since students are legally allowed to consume alcohol.
Materials/Lab Fee: $3,200
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
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