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LAS: Vienna Program in Urban Archaeology
Vienna, Austria (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
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Vienna Museum
Program Description:
Vienna Program in Urban Archaeology

University of Illinois Study Abroad
12 Undergraduate Hours in ANTH (6 Advanced Hours)
  • No Prior Coursework or Archaeological Experience Required
  • No Language Requirement
  • Total Cost (Including Transportation and Lodging) at the Same Level as a Semester on Campus
  • Optional Additional Courses Available
Visit the program Vienna Program in Urban Archaelogical website

Download: Program Brochure

Download: Vienna Archaeology Program Syllabus.pdf

This program is a unique opportunity to truly dig into Europe's past!

The 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.

                                  view of Vienna

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.

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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 archaeological 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.

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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 Wien Museum (home of the city's Archaeology Division) on the public presentation of your discoveries.

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Dates and Deadlines

All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date; paper materials are due by 4:45 PM the following business day. 

Fall Program
Final Deadline: March 1

How to Apply
Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page) to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable $50 application fee by clicking Apply Now and logging in.

 The Vienna Program in Urban Archaeology application requires:
  • Personal essay questions
  • Passport photocopy
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Online questionnaires
Additional information and supplemental application requirements will follow once you are accepted to the program.

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

Internet resources:

Wien Museum's Archaeology Division

Historic Vienna, by UNESCO

Historic Vienna, by Ourplace World Heritage

Vienna Overview Information

Overview by Lonely Planet Guides

History & Culture    Recreation & Hiking

Activities & Events    Lipizzaners of Vienna

Vienna Public Transportation    Eurail    Austrian Railways 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2017 03/01/2017
03/06/2017 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2018 09/15/2017 09/15/2017 TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2018 02/15/2018 02/15/2018 TBA TBA

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