Links

Here are some informative Web sites. Most of these sites are in English or have English versions (E/G). 
E-mail our web officer at iwagraz@gmail.com to suggest other helpful sites or to report a broken link.

Informative Brochures:
Welcome Brochure from the City of Graz (last updated: 2012)- A 100-page user manual for newcomers. (E)
Expat Handbook for Styria, Austria (last updated: 2011) from the Steirische Wirtschaftsförderung (SFG) (Styrian Economic Development) containing basic information on residence, education, leisure, and much more. (E)
Open Door is a network of International Women’s Associations which are non-political, non-religious, non-commercial and where membership is open to all nationalities to offer inter-club contact and communication.

Basic Information about Austria and Graz:
Graz Tourism – Tourist office, not just for tourists, a must for newcomers. (E/G)
Inside Graz – News and information on Graz.  (G)
Virtual Vienna – Comprehensive site for the English speaking community not just in Vienna, embassies, newspapers, conversion tables, stories, want ads, etc. (E)
Republic of Austria – Official homepage, explanation of the political system. (E/G)
Austrian Press and Information Service from Washington, D.C. (E)
Styria Tourism – The official tourism site for the Province of Styria: where to go, where to stay and what to do. (E)
Styria – Everything from facts and figures, rules and regulations, to the wine regions and recipes, postcards, download forms and applications. (G)

Austrian News for the German-impaired:
The Local – This English-language online newspaper not only has the latest Austrian news but also a comprehensive job search engine for jobs requiring English or another native language!

Services for Internationals / Expatriates:
Americans Citizens Abroad – Serving and defending interests of U.S. individuals living worldwide. (E)
American Women’s Association of Vienna – Information about living in Vienna (and Austria). (E)
The Association of Americans Resident Overseas – Service for issues of concern to U.S citizens. (E)
iAgora – Connecting internationals, jobs information and contacts for young internationals. (E)
Club International – Center of excellence and service for expatriates and their families initiated by the economics department of the city of Graz. You qualify for their services If you or someone in your family is an expatriate employed by one of the member companies listed on the website.
Just Landed – A really helpful website packed with information about how to face daily challenges of living in Austria (and many other foreign countries), from making a telephone call to going shopping and much more!

Travel and transportation:
Lufthansa – Lufthansa has direct Graz/Birminham, UK flights. (E/G)
Mobil Zentral – This mobility center, which is located just south of Jakominiplatz, provides information about traveling by tram, bus, or train throughout Graz and Styria. (E/G)
Verbund Linie – Information about all public transportation networks in Styria, now also in English! (E/G/I)
Flughafen Graz – Thalerhof airport near Graz. (E/G)
Austrian National Railways (Österreichische Bundesbahnen) – Online tickets and train schedule information. (E/G)

Children and Education:
Zweiundmehr Kinderbüro – Your one-stop-shop on Karmeliterplatz in Graz for ALL questions that you may have about having, raising or educating children in Austria. Their website is only in German, but don’t be shy…just go on by! (G)
ABI-Service Graz – The personnel at this office can answer any questions you may have about sending children to school in Graz! Again, the site is only in German, but don’t hesitate to visit! (G)
Eltern-Kind-Zentrum (EKIZ) – A great place to find information about childbirth and rearing children in Graz, meet with other parents, and participate in informative courses and workshops. (G)
Information for families with children – here you will find relevant information regarding government benefits and policies for all the development phases of your child. (E)
Living in Styria with Children (last updated: 2014) – a presentation by Dr. Ewald Filler on important issues to consider when raising children in Styria. (E)
Bilingual International Primary School in Graz – BIPS-Krones – Bilingual (E/G) primary school (E/G)
Graz International Bilingual School – GIBS – International, bilingual (E/G) secondary school (E/G)

Continuing Education and Universities:
University of Graz (Karl-Franzens-University) – KFU Graz (E/G)
Graz University of Technology – TU Graz (E/G)
Medical University of Graz – Med Uni Graz (E/G)
JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH – Joanneum Research (E/G)
International Business School Styria – Provides executive education in English and works with the Saint Mary’s College of California. (E/G)

Culture:
Graz National Theater – Comedy, drama, romance and more! (G)
Graz Opera House – Luxurious red carpets, sparkling crystal chandeliers…prepare for the drama of the opera in Graz! (G)
Next Liberty Theater – Talented theater productions for children and adolescents. (G)
FRida & freD Children’s Museum – This incredible children’s museum offers fascinating exhibits for both younger and older children. From 4:00 pm every Thursday to Sunday, theater productions for children aged 2 and above are shown. (E/G)

Other:
FAWCO – Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas (E)
LEO – Translation dictionary, service of Technical University of Munich. (E)
Herold.at – Online Telephone Book (G)
Betreut.at– Search for private caretakers for children, the elderly, pets as well as cleaners and tutors (G)
Babysits – A great resource that can be used to find babysitters (also speaking English or another language) in your area. (E)
Locanto– A free site to find and post job applications (G)
Frauenservice– A  multi-lingual women’s counseling center in Graz (E/G)
GenderWerkstätte– A network of counselors for men and women in Graz (G)
A Guide to Pension and Social Security– A helpful document (last updated 2013) from the KPÖ (Communist Party) on benefits and exemptions when you live in Austria. (E)
Mein Ratgeber im täglichen Leben– A brochure (last updated 2015) outlining fees, taxes, social services and other necessities of living, currently only available in German. (G)

 

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