Servus in Österreich!

On behalf of the staff of International Academic Competitions, I would like to invite you and your family to join us for the inaugural International Austrian Cultural Olympiad, set to debut in Vienna in Summer 2024. The Austrian Cultural Olympiad is unlike any other event IAC has organized to date. Part competition, part sightseeing, and part cultural immersion experience, the week-long Olympiad is designed for both students aged 12-18 and their families. Knowledge of German is not a prerequisite, though if you don’t know any German, we’ll teach you some basics both before you travel and while in Austria. For students studying German, we’ll make sure that you have many chances to use and improve your German-language skills, and get to speak some of the Viennese dialect too!

Please have a look at the site, and please contact us at if you have any questions. Note that this website will be updated continually in the coming years, and that the final dates, costs, accommodation information, schedule of events, and more will only be available in June 2023. We anticipate having a registration cap of 100 students and 300 accompanying family members, so we encourage you to register early.

As David was an exchange student in Vienna for 6 months while a high school student, has spent over 2 years living in Vienna, and has numerous friends to this day in the city, participants will get a unique perspective at history, culture, and daily life in Austria.

Auf wiedersehen in Wien,
David Madden
International Olympiad of Austrian Culture
International Academic Competitions
Founders and Executive Director