Program Summary & Location
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of Graz have been exchanging students since 1986. As a UW-Eau Claire student at Uni Graz, you will live the life of an
Austrian university student, taking classes from Austrian professors, with Austrian classmates, and living in university-arranged housing with Austrian and international roommates.
Graz (population 254,000) is the capital of the province of Styria (Steiermark). Known for its cultural offerings, Graz has a post-modern art museum, as well as an array of theaters, jazz clubs, an opera house and many cafés. Graz is nicknamed "die grüne Stadt" (the green city) due to its many parks.
Karl-Franzens-University was founded in 1585. With 27,000 students, "Uni Graz" is the 2nd largest university in Austria. The "campus" is in the center of Graz, but as with most European universities, its buildings are scattered throughout the surrounding areas.
To learn about eligibility requirements, academic course offerings, how courses transfer back to UW-Eau Claire, and the academic calendar, click the following button:
Academics - Austria: Graz
Upon arrival, you will meet your Austrian student mentor, who will introduce you to student life in Graz. You may also choose to join the "Tandem" program that pairs native German speakers with native English speakers for language exchange. To see more on what resources they provide and special notes on the program, click on the following button:
Support - Austria: Graz
Housing & Meals
Uni Graz arranges housing for international exchange students. The housing may be in a residence hall or a shared apartment. In the residence halls, you generally have a double room and share kitchen and bathroom facilities with several other students on the floor. If you are placed in an apartment, it is likely that you will have a single room and share common space only with your apartment-mates. Costs will be correspondingly higher.
You will have use of a kitchen, either in your apartment or shared with those on your floor in the dorm. You can also choose to eat some meals quite inexpensively in the campus cafeterias.
By clicking on the following term, you will find more information on program costs. If the term you want to go abroad is not listed, please see the most recent term and add 7% to your estimate to factor in exchange rate fluctuations and tuition increases. Click on the buttons below to view that term's cost estimate.
Learn More & How To Apply
Still have some questions? We have peer advisors for a variety of programs, click here
to see if we have one available for this program. If there isn't a peer advisor, the study abroad coordinator would be happy to answer your questions. You can schedule an appointment with a peer advisor or coordinator by calling 715-836-4411.
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