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Host Institution

Vienna, Austria

June 5 - July 14, 2023


Vienna around 1900 was a world center of culture and political power. This seminar will examine the history of this period, focusing on the events leading to World War I. We will also discuss the literature, art, music and philosophy produced during this time, with special attention to how culture responded to political changes. Figures studied include Sigmund Freud, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Arnold Schoenberg. The city of Vienna will be our laboratory during the summer, as we study culture and its relation to history and politics. Students will visit the Freud Museum, the Opera,and various Viennese museums and cultural institutions. The course will include a weekend excursion to Salzburg.

Financial Information


Tuition: $3,500

Room and Board*: $1,000

Personal Expenses and Travel: $3,200

Total Seminar Cost: $7,700

  • Tuition: Instructional costs
  • Room and Board: Housing and breakfasts at the Hotel Boltzman, Vienna. (*The actual cost of room and board is subsidized for all students through the Global Seminars endowment)
  • Personal Expenses and Travel: Airfare (estimated at $1,500) and airport ground transportation, meals not included in fee, laundry, essential toiletries, OTC medications, optional local cultural activities, optional entertainment, and local phone costs

Financial Aid

Students who receive term financial aid automatically receive funding from PIIRS toward the cost of a Global Seminar, including tuition, room and board, and personal expenses. Contact the seminar administrator for details on these awards.

Possibilities for additional financial support may be available through the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE). Princeton subsidized Student Loans, available from the Office of Financial Aid, are also highly recommended. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Withdrawal Policy

Withdrawing from a PIIRS Global Seminar after accepting a place may incur a cancellation fee. Policy details can be found under the Withdrawal Policy tab. Read them carefully, noting, in particular, the important dates as well as academic and financial consequences.

This seminar is generously supported by the Fish Benoist Family Global Seminar Fund. PIIRS Global Seminars are also made possible in part by the generous contributions of alumni and friends and ongoing efforts of the Office of Development.