For many students, studying abroad for one semester or more is the highlight of their student life. Others even choose to extend their study abroad for a longer period – all under the heading of Academic Mobility. Austria’s accession to the European Union meant a big step forward in this area. However, academic mobility is not confined to the EU, as there are numerous other cooperation projects offering opportunities for students wishing to study abroad.
In any case, studying abroad requires a great deal of planning and organization. Various support services are available for all those who want to see the world – as well as those who come from abroad and want to spend some time in Austria – ranging from the Austrian Academic Exchange Service (OeAD - Österreichischer Austauschdienst) and the international relations offices of the universities to numerous international projects and networks.