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  • Locations: Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 02/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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

Come and explore Vienna – and learn multimedia journalism along the way! The first week after arriving in Vienna, we will traverse this fascinating city together, seeking out compelling subjects for short documentary films. Over five weeks, we will conduct interviews and film footage while reflecting on our time in a foreign city. Your final project will be both journalistic and essayistic, both observational and reflective. Throughout the term, we will dip into Vienna’s artistic, intellectual and musical history through visits to museums and other cultural sites, along with selected readings and screenings. Meanwhile, we will explore contemporary issues like the lingering effects of the pandemic, tensions in the EU, immigration, racism, climate change and more. This course is a summer version of JOU 335 / COM 270 Multimedia Storytelling, fulfilling elective requirements for both Journalism and Communication. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the course’s instructor, Ivan Weiss, with any questions.

Dates: Summer I, 2022
 
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Flow House
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Overview JOU 335/COM 270: Multimedia Storytelling (3hrs)

Come and explore Vienna – and learn multimedia journalism along the way! The first week after arriving in Vienna, we will traverse this fascinating city together, seeking out compelling subjects for short documentary films. Over five weeks, we will conduct interviews and film footage while reflecting on our time in a foreign city. Your final project will be both journalistic and essayistic, both observational and reflective. Throughout the term, we will dip into Vienna’s artistic, intellectual and musical history through visits to museums and other cultural sites, along with selected readings and screenings. Meanwhile, we will explore contemporary issues like the lingering effects of the pandemic, tensions in the EU, immigration, racism, climate change and more. This course is a summer version of JOU 335 / COM 270 Multimedia Storytelling, fulfilling elective requirements for both Journalism and Communication. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the course’s instructor, Ivan Weiss, with any questions.

 
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 JOU 335 / COM 270 Multimedia Storytelling, provides concepts and applied skills related to digital news production, digital research, use of search engine optimization and analytics, social media as a reporting and branding tool, navigating content management systems, visual storytelling and web publishing. This course is a summer version of JOU 335 / COM 270 Multimedia Storytelling, fulfilling elective requirements for both Journalism and Communication. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the course’s instructor, Ivan Weiss, with any questions.
Faculty Ivan Weiss
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Journalism
E-mail: weissij@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.
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Selection Prerequisites: JOU 270 Introduction to Journalism or COM 247 Media Production I, or permission of instructor.
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 2021 rate was $900/per credit hour. Expect a slight increase for summer 2022. 
  • 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 2022 Resident Professor
Ivan Weiss
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Journalism
E-mail: weissij@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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