Program Information
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Winter 2021: Vienna, Austria EDUC Internship
January 04, 2021 - February 03, 2021 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
02/25/2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM006 WHL
02/27/2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM109 WHL
Program Notes
Please Note: Candidates will receive 3 credits for the 5 weeks of internship experience. Student teaching semester abroad is 6 credits for 10 weeks so this is in alignment with that expectation for an immersive experience. There is a two candidate minimum enrollment.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by IGS).
Program Description
Complete your teaching internship in Vienna, the capital of Austria.

The teaching internship provides University of Delaware students an opportunity to be assistant teachers in Viennese Elementary Schools. Most of the schools included in our partnership with the Austrian-American Educational Cooperation Association (AAECA) need native English speakers to work with students and practice working on their English. The schools have a high immigrant population, and while the classroom teachers are focusing on helping them learn German and acclimate to the Austrian school system, there is an extensive need for English immersion practice.

This program is a 5-week, full-day experience. No visa is required for students who are U.S. citizens and who visit the country for fewer than 90 days. Students wishing to remain in Austria or the European Union for more than 90 days must apply for and obtain the appropriate visa on their own before departure.

Classroom assignments may range from kindergarten through eighth grade, depending on availability and student interests. Students will participate in the teaching hours and responsibilities of the mentor classroom teacher. They will be assigned an on-site clinical educator, supervised by a University of Delaware field instructor via electronic conferencing and video observations, and guided by an AAECA coordinator in Vienna.

Whether you are interested in a future teaching position abroad or have the curiosity to see a different educational setting, the Winter Session Internship in Vienna, Austria is your chance to be immersed in a different culture and become globally engaged by collaborating with an educator abroad, coteaching lessons based on local curriculum, and experiencing the local community.

This program requires at least two recommendations, as well as an interview with UD faculty.

The Program Fee includes international health insurance, housing in a single or double hostel dormitory-style room with a communal kitchen, internship with host institution, and cultural activities.

The Program Fee does not include meals, extra excursions, airport transfers, or airfare. The program officially begins when students arrive in Vienna. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
All students must enroll in at least 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
EDUC 425-071: International Teaching Internship (3 credits) pass/fail
This course is an internship focused on international elementary or middle level teaching experiences. Participants will be immersed in a different culture and will become globally engaged by collaborating with an educator abroad, coteaching lessons based on local curriculum, and experiencing the community where their students live.
Prerequisite: ETE: EDUC 310, 346, 341, 335
ECE: HDFS 412 and 432
Restrictions: Students must submit a complete State/Federal Criminal Background History check and a Child Protection Registry check to the Office of Clinical Studies prior to the beginning of the international teaching placement.
UNIV 370-223: Study Abroad- Vienna EDUC Internship (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
The International Teaching Internship in Vienna, Austria is designed for junior and senior, Elementary and Early Childhood Education majors.

Students must have completed the required prerequisite courses. A minimum 2.75 GPA is required, although candidates with slightly lower GPA’s may be considered if the rest of the application is strong and the candidate has shown improvement academically.
A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,250.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-October.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Estimated Tuition based on current year$1,590.00$4,269.00
Estimated Program Fee$3,500.00$3,500.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$5,120.00$7,799.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,250.00$1,250.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
Students enrolled in fewer than 12 credits will initially be billed for full-time tuition as indicated here, and tuition charges will be adjusted later as appropriate.

The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onApril 20, 2020
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 04, 2020
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Vicki Goettel
Faculty Director
134 A Willard Hall

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.