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  • Locations: Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission 05/20/2021 06/22/2021

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:

Discover Austria at the WFU Flow House

Learn about the history of art and architecture from the spectacular works available in Vienna.  Along with examples made by Viennese artists and architects (like Klimt, Schiele, and Otto Wagner), Viennese museums have great works from the Italian Renaissance, French Impressionism, and contemporary art. Students will stay at Wake Forest’s Flow House and explore the city and its treasure from that base. Students participating in the program will take Art 199: International Studies in Art—Art and Architecture in Vienna. This course fulfills the divisional requirement for Fine Arts (Div III). 

Dates: May 20 to June 22, 2021
 
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Flow House
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Overview Learn about the history of art and architecture from the spectacular works available in Vienna.  Along with examples made by Viennese artists and architects (like Klimt Schiele, and Otto Wagner), Viennese museums have great works from the Italian Renaissance, French Impressionism, and contemporary art. Students will stay at Wake Forest’s Flow House and explore the city and its treasure from that base. Students participating in the program will take Art 199: International Studies in Art—Art and Architecture in Vienna. This course fulfills the divisional requirement for Fine Arts (Div III).  

Location Vienna is famous for music, through renowned musicians such as Mozart, Brahms, and Beethoven, who lived and worked here, and it is also home to many other wonderful artists and patrons of the arts.  Vienna’s best loved artist is Gustav Klimt, who was part of a vibrant artistic scene at the beginning of the 20th century visual art collections.  The city’s world class museums have collections that span prehistoric to contemporary art.  Vienna is a culturally diverse and vibrant city. It is home to the Vienna Boys' Choir, the famous Lipizzaner stallions, and countless coffee houses (an integral part of Viennese life). Located in the heart of Europe, students may easily travel east to the Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary and west to France, Italy, Spain, England, and Switzerland.

In 1998, Wake Forest purchased a three-story villa in Vienna. The acquisition was made possible through the generous donation of Vic and Roddy Flow of Winston-Salem and the House was named in their honor. Built in 1898, the house was formerly the office of the U.S. Consulate.

Flow House is situated in a northwest section of Vienna, one block from the Turkenschanz Park. Located in the prestigious 19th district, the area is well-known for its embassies, diplomatic residences, and distinguished private homes.
Program Art 199: Art and Architecture in Vienna, will trace the main periods of European art as they are represented in Vienna. The greatest focus will be on Renaissance through modern art. Twice a week we will meet at Flow House for lectures and to discuss readings; on alternate days we will go on city walks, short excursions, or museum visits. 
Faculty Bernadine Barnes
Professor, Art History
E-mail: barnes@wfu.edu
Accommodation Students will stay in the WFU property, the Flow House, which is situated in a northwest section of Vienna, one block from the Turkenschanz Park. Located in the prestigious 19th district, the area is well-known for its embassies, diplomatic residences, and distinguished private homes.

Flow House can accommodate sixteen students. There are five student bedrooms on the top floor. A classroom, spacious kitchen, library with state-of-the-art technology, dining room, and living room are located on the middle floor. The house is wired for Internet access and students may bring their laptop computers. A three-bedroom faculty apartment is on the first floor. The house contains separate laundry facilities for faculty and students.
Excursions Along with city walks to see examples of architecture, we will visit the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Albertina, the Belvedere, and several museums specializing in modern art (MUMOK, Albertina Modern, and the Leopoldmuseum). 
Selection There are no prerequisites for this course. The faculty director is responsible for the selection of each group based on the following criteria:
  • Academic suitability
  • Social and emotional maturity
  • Seriousness of the student in pursuing the academic and cultural aims of the program
  • Applicability of the program to the student's interests and studies
Costs The total cost of summer study abroad can be broken down into four categories:
  • Program Fee - Usually covers room, in-country travel, excursions, some meals and other costs associated with the program.
  • Tuition – Students on WFU summer programs pay WFU summer school tuition per credit hour. The summer 2020 rate was $900/per credit hour. Expect a slight increase for summer 2021. 
  • Airfare (estimated) – Varies per location. Students are responsible for their own airfare unless otherwise noted.
  • Personal Expenses (estimated) – These will vary depending on the students' spending habits, cost of living in the destination country, and the number of meals included in the program fee. This may also include visa fees, vaccinations, academic supplies/books and other miscellaneous daily expenses.
Program Fee - $3,200
Tuition (3 hrs) - $2,700
Airfare (estimated) - $1,600
Estimated Personal Expenses - $1,400
Estimated total cost - $8,900
Scholarships Students may apply for scholarships through the Center for Global Programs and Studies' Funding Page.
Contact Summer 2021 Resident Professor
Bernadine Barnes
Professor, Art History
E-mail: barnes@wfu.edu

Michael Tyson
Assistant Director for Study Abroad: Summer and Short Term Programs
Center for Global Programs and Studies
116 Reynolda Hall
Phone: (336) 758 4072
E-mail: tysonmj@wfu.edu

Dr. Rebecca Thomas, Ph.D
Director of Flow House
Professor of German
Phone: (336) 758 4408
E-mail: thomasrs@wfu.edu

House Address
Flow House
Gustaf Tschermakgasse 20
1190 Vienna, Austria

Phone: 011-431-367-0740
Fax: 011-431-367-1442
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