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University of Vienna

University of Vienna

I usually don’t hang out around the University of Vienna during the summer months but my visit this time was due to the instawalk that Igers Austria organized in cooperation with the University of Vienna.

University of Vienna

The idea of visiting areas where usually students don’t have access to, like the rooftop had lead me to decide to join that little group of approximately 10 people last Thursday. I am also studying at the University of Vienna and, what a coincidence, that day I received my enrollment sticker for the next semester.

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University of Vienna
 

I usually don’t hang out around the University of Vienna during the summer months but my visit this time was due to the instawalk that Igers Austria organized in cooperation with the University of Vienna. The idea of visiting areas where usually students don’t have access to like the rooftop had lead me to decide to join that little group of approximately 10 people last Thursday. I am also studying at the University of Vienna and, what a coincidence, that day I received my enrollment sticker for the next semester.

University of Vienna

By the way, now that we are talking about the University of Vienna, I remember that last summer was awful. I had to write two small theses during the summer. That was very unpleasant. But this summer I am very grateful that I have no thesis to write and can enjoy carefree my summer holidays that begin in a few days from now…with that being said, my Vienna blog finally will get a bit more summery the following weeks!

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University of Vienna
 
 

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To my surprise, one of the photos I took during the instawalk and posted later on Instagram, has at the moment more than 2.600 likes. That is a lot. Thank you, guys! Not much left to say, I only know that I have to keep on working more and I am determined to do so, even when I have to write thesis at the same time…

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Erasmus in Vienna

erasmus student in vienna I’m Jasmina, an ERASMUS-exchange student from Finland and currently studying at the University of Vienna for one semester. I’ve been living in Vienna for almost three months now and I got to say that I love it here!

I would definitely recommend doing an exchange in Vienna. Why? First of all, you’ll learn German. I always try to use German when I get the chance and I feel like I’ve really improved my skills. Second, the University of Vienna is amazing. When I first saw the main university building, I was like woah. You should check it out, it’s pretty impressive with its majestic hallways, painted ceilings and everything. I’ve also been very happy with my classes (you can find courses in English, too). Third, and maybe most importantly, the city of Vienna is simply great.

What do I like about Vienna, then? Well, it’s just so beautiful here! There are so many gorgeous buildings everywhere and everytime I’m wandering around the city, I can’t help but to admire the architecture. Vienna is also a big city, so you’ll always find things to do. One of my favorite pastimes is to visit cute cafes and shops. I keep finding new places all the time, hopefully I’ll have time to visit all of them before I leave! Sometimes I also enjoy having a nice Austrian beer in one of the many traditional pubs.

Here are some random facts and things to consider when coming to Vienna.

1. Finding an apartment can be tricky, especially if you’re looking for a place for just a few months. I was lucky and found mine here. So I live in a shared apartment with two other people but you can also choose student housing. I haven’t heard many complaints about them either but personally I prefer living in a WG. For me they feel more homey than dorms.

2. Bring cash. Most restaurants and bars don’t accept credit cards, so consider yourself warned.

3. Customer service isn’t always the best in Vienna. I’ve noticed that especially waiters can be quite unfriendly so don’t expect smiles. Of course this is not true for all places but I’m just giving you a heads-up.

4. Vienna has good connections to other interesting cities. You can easily reach Budapest, Prague and Bratislava with a bus or a train without breaking your wallet.

5. There are a lot of sushi places in Vienna. And they are cheap.

All in all, I’m very happy I chose Vienna as my exchange destination. I’ve made a bunch of new friends, tried new things, seen interesting places and learned a lot. Vienna is definitely a lovely place to live. Come visit and see it for yourself!

Public transportation in Vienna

Public transportation in Vienna

Photo (c) Elena Azzalini Photography

Studying at the University of Vienna is nice, working in Vienna is nice as well, but having a chat with a nice girl on a sunny careless Sunday is more than amazing. Simple things in life are the best. We should always appreciate them and not take them for granted. Elena and I went for a coffee and then to Schönbrunn palace. You might have already seen some photos that we snapped together on my account on Instagram.

The photo of this post, gives me the chance to write a bit about how much I like the public transportation in Vienna. Having lived in the capital city of Greece for years and after experiencing limited public transportation in a very big city, I can say that the public transportation in Vienna turns the city into a playground. Having a car is useless. Public transportation here is fast, convenient, and punctual. I never had any kind of difficulty getting around Vienna. It is obvious that people who work for it do their best for the others. I shouldn’t forget to mention that the metro runs around the clock on Fridays and Saturdays and on the eve of public holidays, which makes going out at night easier.

My favorite metro stations? Schönbrunn station and the Stadtpark station, they look actually similar. The Stadtpark station was the first metro station that I saw when I came to Vienna, so I guess I have a special emotional connection to this station. I still remember that day, when I got off, and didn’t know which direction to take.♥