American Corner Innsbruck


    Directed by: Ass.-Prof. Dr. Margaret F. Davidson

    Funded by: US Embassy Vienna/U.S. Department of State

    Co-sponsored by: University of Innsbruck, University of New Orleans/Innsbruck Program, Austro-American Society/Tirol

    Tel: +43 512 507-32808
    Fax: +43 512 507-9824

    Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 3, 1. Stock (Altstadt, Claudiana) 
    6020 Innsbruck 
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    The American Studies Department at the University of Innsbruck now has its own Facebook page, make sure to check it out for info concerning American-related events as well as study abroad information! Don't forget to like the page!


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    The U.S: Consulate in Vienna, on directives from Washington,  continues to advise U.S. citizens in Austria to return home as soon as possible. Most Americans who are still here do not want to depart Austria and are sheltering in place here. But it is important to make very clear that now is the time to depart if you do not live here or are intending to stay. It is unknown how long this is all going to last, how long the U.S. Embassy and Consulate will be on reduced operations, how long the airports will stay open. With so many unknowns, it’s necessary to prepare for the fact that everyone must have a support network in place in this country, or should go to where they have one.  At the end everyone’s circumstances are different and it’s a personal choice. Anyone who cannot afford to travel may contact the U.S. Consulate in Vienna, which has loans available to help with travel returns to the U.S.  These loans are not available from the U.S. Government for people residing abroad to maintain living expense; the only remedy if that is an issue is to return home.  Please be advised that evacuation flights are not free. While initially, there is no cost, the costs are later billed to the passengers on the plane.  And it becomes a loan from the U.S. Government. Everyone has to board the plane facing an unknown expense. The Consulate has done a couple of repatriations lately, with the total cost to return home under 500 Euro.  The later costs to charter a plane will be much higher, and will also depend on the number of passengers who want to actually evacuate. If you are a U.S. citizen in Austria wanting to return to the United States, please contact:


    The Austrian government has made the following official statement:

    Third country nationals (persons who are not citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area, Switzerland or the United Kingdom) who cannot leave Austria due to the current situation and who are at risk of staying in Austria beyond the permitted stay, are advised to contact the provincial head office of the federal police directorate. Their contact details can be found under the following link:  



    Information for those returning to the U.S.:

    Upon arrival, travelers will proceed to standard customs processing. They will then continue to enhanced entry screening where the passenger will be asked about their medical history, current condition, and asked for contact information for local health authorities. Passengers will then be given written guidance about COVID-19 and directed to proceed to their final destination, and immediately home-quarantine in accordance with CDC best practices.


    2020 is an important voting year in the U.S. 
    The Brookings Institution is offering a free, online course which begins Sunday, January 12. 

    You can sign up here: 


    More information on the course is here:


    The American Corner Innsbruck is proud of our Director, Dr. Margaret Davidson, who was honored at the "Dies Academicus" ceremony Friday, 18 October 2019.  She received the Ehrenzeichen of the Leopold-Franzens Universität Innsbruck for 30 years of work contributing to Austrian-American relations and to the city and university partnerships between Innsbruck and New Orleans, which includes her honorary work as director of the ACI.  Among the other honorees was former Austrian Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer, who received an honorary doctorate.




    Monday, 17 August, 2020

    Virtual Event



    Monday, 17 August, 2020, 5:00PM/17:00 UHR


    The American Corner Innsbruck presents this upcoming Monday, 17 August 2020 for another wonderful presentation with Elizabeth Bachman. We will be delving into developing your presentation into an engaging experience. Please join us for another presentation on our American Corner Innsbruck Facebook page for another free podcast open to the public that will be live streaming at 5:00pm/ 17:00 Uhr next Monday.






    If you have a question:
    If you are a U.S. citizen and need emergency assistance, please call (+43 1) 313 39 7535 during regular working hours or
    (+43 1) 31339-0 for after-hours assistance.

    If you have visa-related or ESTA questions, please send an e-mail to or visit

    If you have a customs-related question, you may want to contact the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) at:

    If you are planning to travel to the U.S. and need to bring along medication, please check:  "Traveling with or mailing medications and medical devices, such as needles or oxygen tanks":
    If you are planning to travel to the U.S. and would like to bring along chocolate etc. , please check:  "Travelers bringing food into the U.S. for personal use" at:
    If you are planning to travel to the U.S. and would like to take your pet, please check: “Bringing an Animal into the U.S.” at:

    If you are conducting research on U.S. foreign policy, please visit for an overview of current policy issues.
    US Embassy Vienna on social media:

     ACI Library 

    The ACI now has four Kindles that can be checked out!
    Click here for a full list of the Kindle contents.

    All of the books on our bookshelf in front of our office are registered with - - an international book exchange program. Come by and check it out!


    For our Hurricane Katrina Commemoration Lecture Series

    If you missed our Hurricane Katrina Lecture Series, come by the office and check out our selection of books, graphic novels, and DVDs on the topic of the disaster, the flood, and the time after the storm had hit the Big Easy.