Activities and Opportunities
Photo courtesy: Salzburg Tourism
Upon students' arrival in Munich, there will be a four-day introductory field trip permitting students to get to know the other participants, adjust to their European environment, learn to navigate a European city, and discover the site-specific interplay of history and contemporary reality.
In order to be able to place Salzburg in its appropriate geographic and historical context, students will have the opportunity to explore the cities of Munich and Nuremberg.
As a complement to the academic program, students take day trips to nearby towns, including both the lake and mountain district. There is also a four-day field trip to Vienna as well as the opportunity for extended travel during semester break.
Students can join a ‘buddy system’, a joint project of Salzburg College and the University of Salzburg, allowing SC students to be linked up to Austrian students and thus facilitating the process of social integration. Salzburg College students are also invited to participate in the University of Salzburg sports offerings.
Lots of extra-curricular activities, such as hiking, climbing, wintersports, cooking, etc.
Students can choose between home-stay with an Austrian family or living in a carefully selected university dormitory. Housing assignments are based on interviews conducted during the initial field trip through Bavaria.
Becoming part of an Austrian host family or joining Austrian students in a dormitory allows Salzburg College students to learn to understand Austrian customs and values first hand. This is a particularly rewarding aspect of studying at Salzburg College.
"My host family was really great and would always have fun stuff we could do whenever I wasn't busy. My time here was great!" -- Kris Robertson
"It i s incredible how easy it is to travel from Austria, Europe is literally at your fingertips. Salzburg itself is special in that it's a city with a lot to do, but also has so many homey touches that the result is a beautiful landscape filled with never-ending adventures!" -- T. Chris Webb
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Salzburg College. The education I received here occurred both inside and outside of the school itself and I will carry it with me forever. Salzburg is a wonderful town and it is perfectly located to facilitate travel to the rest of Europe." -- Ben Pickos