International Culture Institute
40+ Years of IKI Vienna
The International Culture Institute (IKI Vienna) was founded by a group of German teachers as a non-profit organization in 1981. The institute is specialized in German as a foreign language and stands among the most prestigious language schools in the German-speaking realm
450-500 students from all over the world attend our German classes each month.
IKI is certified by the City of Vienna
Apart from the regular coursework, IKI is also an accredited and certified examination centre for the Austrian German Language Diploma (ÖSD) and works closely together with the Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF) in enger Zusammenarbeit verbunden.
Excellent relations are also well kept with the WAFF (Vienna Employment Promotion Fund) and the AMS (Employment Service Austria).
IKI Vienna is connected to many educational institutions worldwide
Each year, IKI Vienna hosts programs in partnership with the University of Washington, NC State University, and the University of Kansas.
Students every year
Ann Safranek, Executive Director
Elizabeth Safranek, Managing Director
With the sisters Ann and Elizabeth Safranek at the helm of the International Cultural Institute at the Wiener Opernring in 2012, the two have been successfully running the traditional Viennese company for many years in the spirit of the founders.
With the arrival of the next generation, important modernization steps were taken in administration and in the back office area, but the non-profit, social educational mission is still in the foreground of the widely recognized and much appreciated association activity. See mission statement
IN THE OFFICE
We look forward to meeting you
In the office, Bernhard Habusta, Stefanie Matkovits, Stefanie Wurzer and Felix Sträußlberger take care of your concerns and all organizational matters.
Assistant to the Management
Social Media Management
Front Office / Back Office
OUR TEACHING STAFF
In the Classrooms
Professional trainers with academic background (language studies or teacher training) await you in the training rooms, who will strive for your personal progress with great commitment and specialist knowledge.
Currently in our team:
Barbara Gräf, Johann Gruber, Beate Hacker, Elisabeth Mäser, Eos Paul, Martin Reiterer, Andreas Werle, Eva Baur, Melanie Berger, Katharina Cemmel, Josef Diermair, Laura Dinglmaier, Tanja Erben, Vanessa Halek, Rita Hnolik, Michaela Huttar, Ella Kögel, Isabel Kraxner, Harald Krebl, Claudia Lehmann, Helen Marktl, Anna Mirkovic, Martina Mirkovic, Bernhard Offenhauser, Herwig Ofner, Natalia Sablin, Alena Soucek, Benedikt Stain, Roman Stolzlechner, Viktoria Samrajeva