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Spend your time in Carinthia – a fantastic multicultural place

Where else could you experience three languages and cultures in just one day? Where else could you enjoy the view of the alps and then breathe the scents of the Mediterranean? Where else can you ski down the slopes and enjoy the culures of three provincical capitals of different countries in just one day?

These experiences across three borders is unique to Carinthia!

The geographical position of Carinthia in the South of Austria is not only attractive because of its natural beauty, the numerous lakes, and the mountains, it is also an important axis of cultural and incellectual exchange in the Alpine-Adria Region.

Especially the fast growing markets in the neighboring EU counties Slovenia or Croatia open up additional career possibilities for qualified, motivated, and well-educated people with inter-cultural background and foreign language competencies. By the same token, our students can benefit from the long tradition of business relationships between Carinthia, Italy, and Slovenia.

The international, borderless idea of CUAS is also apparent in the intensive academic exchange with more than 100 partner universities and numerous contacts to business partners all over the world. Students are offered a wide variety of choices for study exchange and internships worldwide.

Studying and Living in Carinthia

Studying and living in Carinthia offers a lot of cultural and sports events. You can take part in a great variety of leisure activities, while enjoying an excellent quality of living throughout your studies.

Each of the sites of CUAS has its advantages – life is worth living in Carinthia!

In Spittal an der Drau ( you cannot only enjoy a night out at the theater at the Renaissance-castle “Porcia” but you can participate in a lot of other leisure activities. You can keep the cool by jumping into one of the local lakes (Weißensee or Millstättersee) in the summer. Or you can just take a hiking tour in upper Carinthia and enjoy the beautiful landscape. In winter you can go skiing at the Goldeck or the Naßfeld.

CUAS in Villach ( is situated next to one of the main traffic junctions to Italy, Salzburg, and Vienna. You can reach the city center within 10 minutes by bus. There you can spend your time shopping or in modern cafés or bars. You could also take a day-trip to Italy or Slovenia. Villach offers a variety of events throughout the year (the famous carnival – Villacher Fasching, the festival – Villacher Kirchtag, The European Harley Bike Week, Jazz over Villach, Honky Tonk Festival, Summertime, bars outside in the nature – Ackern, or the juggler festival, etc).

CUAS in Feldkirchen ( is situated in middle Carinthia. This attractive, small town is surrounded by beautiful landscape and offers many possibilities for outings. You can spend unforgettable days at the Turracher Höhe or in Bad Kleinkirchheim in the summer and in the winter time. If you are interested in culture, you can enjoy one of the many events with musicians and comedians.

CUAS in Klagenfurt ( is the fourth site. In our provincial capital you can experience a variety of leisure time possibilities. Lake Wörth alone offers numerous event highlights in Carinthia throughout the summer. Exciting evenings in Velden, Pörtschach or at the city borders of Klagenfurt are bound to happen! Must-see events include the Ironman Austria, star night in Pörtschach, Fete Blanche in Velden, as well as the Beach Volleyball Grand Slam event in Klagenfurt. The renown Stadttheater Klagenfurt offers plays for many different tastes. To sum up, Klagenfurt is a happening place, with a lot of events and definitely worth-while seeing.

We like to hear about your personal experiences in the southern-most province of Austria and are already looking forward to welcoming you again in Carinthia!