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In the elective English course we deal with communities - small and big ones. We look at cities and try to understand how they work and what makes them unique.

This time we looked at a smaal, yet tightly knit community within Austria, but not part of Austria: The United Nations Vienna headquarters. It is an independent, supranational entity complete with its own security, facilities, shops and organisational culture. It is the workplace of over 100 nationalities, with six official languages. Funny enough - all the people who work for the visitor service were from Slovakia.