Dates: September 11 – December 9, 2022
Application Deadline: June 15, 2022
Dates: January 29 – April 28, 2023
Application Deadline: October 20th, 2022
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A major objective of the Salzburg College program is the integration of classroom study and on-site experience. Small classes held in English and a dedicated faculty enhance the individual learning process. Close to 8,000 students from over 400 American colleges and universities have attended the institution. Salzburg is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. With a population of about 150,000, Salzburg is situated in the heart of Europe on the northern edge of the eastern Alps right at the Austrian-German border. Surrounded by picturesque mountains, the city still mirrors in its historical center -- a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site - more than a thousand years of European history and culture. Its rich and vibrant cultural heritage is reflected in concerts, festivals and a great variety of events throughout the year.
All of the above make Salzburg the ideal setting for a "European experience."
Ideally located for travel, Salzburg is less than four hours by train from Vienna, only two hours from Munich, and an overnight train ride from Paris or Venice. Several Eastern European countries are within easy reach.
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The study center of Salzburg College is located in the KunstQuartier (ArtQuarter) on Bergstrasse. The core building itself dates back to the 15th century and was originally utilized for various purposes. Beginning in 1802, the building housed the Salzburger Druckerei (Salzburg Press) for over 200 years. The last printing machine was dissembled in 2008 after 200 years of operation. In addition to a recital hall and private atrium, the location also offers the following amenities: classrooms, art studio, darkroom, library, study space, spacious lounge, and music practice rooms. Students have lunches next door in a beautiful priest seminary steps away from the Mirabell Gardens.
The close vicinity of public, educational and cultural institutions allows for easy integration of classroom study and on-site experience which is a major objective of the Salzburg College program. You will find the university library, the Mozart Archives, museum, and galleries in easy walking distance. The local farmers' market, coffee shops, local eateries, bookstores, boutiques, pastry shops, and bakeries are all just steps away from the College's downtown location. Bergstrasse is also near the main intersecting point of the Salzburg public bus system which greatly facilitates commuting to and from the Austrian host family homes and the dormitories.
German language and literature, history, economics and politics, music history, music performance, intercultural communications, business, marketing, public relations, studio art, and internships (including prep course for internships).
All courses are taught in English, with the exception of German language and upper-level German literature courses. One German language course is required for students spending at least one semester at Salzburg College.
New - Sports Abroad Program
The Salzburg College & Salzburg Ducks Study & Sports Abroad Program combines undergraduate studies abroad with Austrian American football league (amateur) playing experience. This program which takes place during both spring and summer terms offers reduced tuition to students with prior American football team experience wanting to play internationally while staying on track with their academics.
Since fares are usually much higher to Salzburg than to Munich, which is only a two-hour drive away, it is recommended that you check out both options before making your reservations. Information regarding travel will be provided in the acceptance letter.
As a complement to the academic program, students take day trips to nearby towns, including both the lake and mountain districts. Students participating in the Sports Abroad program will have a 3-day excursion to Vienna, Austria's historical capital, which will provide a broad range of experiences related to history, art, music, and modern life in Europe.
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, winter sports, 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 firsthand. This is a particularly rewarding aspect of studying at Salzburg College.
Sports Abroad Housing
To maximize cultural involvement, students live with Austrian families. Breakfast and dinner are provided by the Austrian host families. Family accommodations are reserved for students up to the age of 26. Weekday lunches are provided by Salzburg College when in session.
Please inquire for cost information
Minimum GPA: Students must have at least a 2.7 GPA
Minimum Class Standing: Students must have sophomore standing
Sports Abroad Program Eligibility Requirements
"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!"
"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."