The Stanford–Vienna Academic Exchange is an Autumn Quarter exchange program between MIP and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (DA). Two second-year students from each institution are selected by application to receive fellowships to spend Autumn Quarter in an academic exchange at the other institution. The DA is a postgraduate professional school dedicated to preparing talented graduates for international careers and positions of leadership in international affairs. Training areas encompass international relations, political science, international and EU law, economics, history and languages.
Studying at the Diplomatic Academy
At the DA, MIP students will work with renowned European scholars and a diverse, vibrant group of students at one of Europe’s most highly regarded international studies institutions.
In particular, MIP students will have the opportunity to:
- Focus on European Union issues and policies
- Enroll in intensive German or French language study
- Take study trips to other regions of Europe, and visit the many international organizations headquartered in Vienna and nearby cities
- Participate in specialized courses and seminars led by prominent scholars with the goal of training students for careers in international organizations, public service, and international business
- Housing and Transportation
- Health Insurance
- Contact Information
MIP students enroll in a combination of advanced courses, language courses, and skills courses. The official course list for the autumn trimester at the DA will be available in late August−early September.
Students receive a fellowship for the quarter that includes one quarter of Stanford tuition, living stipend, flights to/from Vienna, housing, meals, books and supplies, and some support for travel within Europe for activities related to their program of study.
In exchange, students will be evaluated on how well they met their proposed course objectives and be expected to write a short report and donor letter describing their experience and the impact of the exchange on their development in the MIP program.
Housing and Transportation
Students will be assessed the Cardinal Care (CC) fee. To opt out of CC coverage, students will need to enter evidence of alternative coverage and waive CC in Axess by September 15. Vaden Health Center suggests that students register with Health Net in advance of travel. Health Net can also provide information on health services in Vienna. If desired, students may obtain an International SOS membership card from the MIP Program Office for access to routine and emergency assistance outside the U.S.
How to Apply
To be eligible, MIP students must have completed one full year of credit (45 units) by the start of the exchange in Autumn Quarter. Students must also be in good academic staning and have no restrictions in spending the entire quarter in Vienna, Austria.
Application deadline: March 4, 2019
Notification email sent to applicants: April 19, 2019
Deadline to commit to participate: May 1, 2018
How to Apply
MIP students must submit the following materials to Jonathan Achter:
- Application Form
- Statement of Purpose (explain your interest in the program, applicable background, and ways your participation in the program would further your academic and professional goals)
- Unofficial Stanford transcript
Applications will be evaluated on academic performance, demonstrated interest in European studies, and alignment of academic and professional goasl with the program.