Mays Business School, February 28th, 2019
I have been in Vienna, Austria for almost three weeks now and it has been fantastic! Everyday is a new adventure. Vienna is a very beautiful and clean city. Though, it did take me a couple days to settle in and adapt to the new culture. I can’t wait to see what this semester has in store for me.
My dorm is located near the city center and public transportation is literally located in every corner. It is very easy to get around in Vienna because there is the train, tram, and bus to get around in. The biggest challenge I have faced thus far is my inability to read German… This makes grocery shopping and ordering food at restaurants especially hard. Classes in Vienna do not start until March, so I recommend arriving early to get to know the city and really settle in before all the studying starts. What makes WU, my university in Vienna, great is that they offer a cultural orientation program in the month of February. You get to learn and explore the city with a group of exchange students that you end up getting very close with. For example, we visited the Parliament, National Library, and even learned how to waltz. It is a two-week program with two day trips on Fridays.
I am currently living with two other Texas A&M students and we have gone on many adventures together already. It definitely made it easier to adapt to the culture with people you already know. Austria is a beautiful city day and night! We have also traveled to Bratislava and London already because Vienna is in the center of Europe. It makes traveling very convenient and cheap. I am very excited to spend the rest of my semester here in Vienna!
Here are some pictures of the beautiful city