Awards and Opportunities for Undergraduate Students


Central Europe Undergraduate Yearbook

Central Europe: An Undergraduate Yearbook is an open-access journal promoting the study of Central Europe among undergraduate students.  The inaugural issue was published in November 2019.  For more information on the journal, including submissions, please contact Howard Louthan and the editorial team at

The University of Minnesota offers several opportunities to study abroad in Austria and Central Europe through the Learning Abroad Center:

Exchange in Graz, Austria

The University of Minnesota has a partnership agreement with Karl-Franzens University in Graz, which calls for the exchange of 1-2 students each year. The University of Graz is located in Southeastern Austria. Graz is a picturesque university town offering theatre, music, parks, forests, and access to ski areas. Exchanges provide an affordable study abroad option and offer complete immersion at academic institutions specifically selected to meet the needs of University of Minnesota students.

CET Czech Republic, Prague

Using Prague’s incomparable Jewish resources as a launchpad for exploration, embark on a provocative journey of academic inquiry and personal reflection as you explore the rich history, culture, and literature of the Jews in Central and Eastern Europe. Check CET's Czech Republic program website for specific eligibility requirements and program features.

IES Austria at the University of Vienna

The IES Austria at the University of Vienna program allows students to study the German language and select from a range of area studies courses. Music students can also enroll in a special music program.

Vienna Summer Program International Business

Students in the Vienna Summer Program in International Business will participate in a dynamic learning environment focused on providing students with international perspectives.

The University of Minnesota has a student-run German club: Der Deutschverein UMN.  Connect with them on Facebook and stay tuned for information on future collaborations.