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Featuring CCIS Programs

Salzburg College, Austria

Salzburg, Austria (Europe)

Quick Facts

Spring 2019
  January 12- April 26, 2019
Application Deadline:  November 1, 2018
Costs: $14,625 CCIS Member | $15,025 Non-Member

Fall 2018
  September 2 – December 14, 2018
Application Deadline:  May 15, 2018
Costs: $14,475 CCIS Member | $14,875 Non-Member
* Fall 2018 Salzburg scholarships available in the amount of $2,000. Apply by May 1, 2018!

Spring & Summer 2018 - New Sports Abroad
January 15 - July 23, 2018
Application Deadline: December 15, 2017
Costs: $6,454 CCIS Member | $6,854 Non-Member (spring 2018 fees) + $6,168 Member | $6,568 Non-Member (summer 2018 fees)


Program Overview

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.


Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

Truman State University
Alcidean Arias
Director of the Center for International Education Abroad

Questions? Contact me
Tel:(660) 785-4076

This program is sponsored and administered by Truman State University.

Academics & Program

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 in operation. In addition to a recital hall and private atrium, the location also offers the following amenities: class rooms, art studio, dark room, 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 the commuting to and from the Austrian host family homes and the dormitories.

All courses are taught in English, with the exception of German language and upper level German literature courses. One German language course is required. 

Course Offerings
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). 

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.

Program Highlights

Courses at Salzburg College take place Monday through Thursday for a maximum of 24 U.S. credit hours. The full-time program is based on 4 courses per semester according to standard U.S. university class meeting times.
Students accepted into the program will be playing in the Austrian 2nd Division with the Salzburg Ducks American Football Team. Games are on weekends and team practices take place three times per week. Students are expected to train individually in addition.
Coaching for Credit
The coaching commitment includes two practices per week and occasional coaches meetings. U13, U15 & U17 games are periodically on weekends. In preparation for this unique intercultural internship experience students will be enrolled in the internship preparation course at Salzburg College.

Sports Abroad Program Schedule
Spring Semester 2018
Jan 14: Arrival Day
Jan 23: Courses Begin
Apr 27: End of Semester
Semester Break at Salzburg College:
Apr 28, 2018 to May 6, 2018
Summer Semester 2018
May 7: Courses Begin
July 6: Courses End
July 23: End of Playing Season/Departure Day


Student Life & Housing

Student Life
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 district. Students participating on the Sport 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, 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.

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.

Duration & Costs


Spring 2019: 
January 12 - April 26, 2019

Fall 2018:  September - December 2018
* Fall 2018 Salzburg scholarships available in the amount of $2,000. Apply by May 1, 2018!

Spring & Summer 2018 Sports Abroad:
January 15 - July 23, 2018


Spring 2019:
$14,625 CCIS Member | $15,025 Non-Member​

Fall 2018: 
$14,475 CCIS Member | $14,875 CCIS Non-Member

Spring & Summer 2018 Sports Abroad:
$6,454 CCIS Member | $6,854 Non-Member (spring 2018 fees) + $6,168 Member | $6,568 Non-Member (summer 2018 fees)

Costs included: Tuition, Austrian homestay with breakfast and dinner; residence in dorms with two meals (breakfast and dinner) Monday - Friday, lunch served at the College; course related excursions; a 2 day trip to Munich/Bavaria (Germany) (no meals other than breakfast), a day trip to Innsbruck, and various local excursions, CCIS and Sponsor fees, CISI health insurance.

Sports Abroad Program Costs Included: Courses, course related excursions, a 2-day trip to Bavaria (no meals other than breakfast), a 3-day trip to Vienna (no meals other than breakfast), various day trips, local excursions, insurance and fees. Room & Board sponsored by Salzburg Ducks (includes housing and some meals).

Costs not included:  Estimated costs are airfare ($1,500), personal and miscellaneous expenses ($2,500), books (rental and purchase plan, depending on course).

Sports Abroad Program Costs not Included: Transportation, passport, visa application fees and additional meals.

Dr. Ina Stegen Scholarship: The $2,000 scholarship is available every Fall and Spring semesters. Visit the website for more information.
Fall Deadline: May 1
Spring Deadline: October 1

Note: A $500 deposit is required at the time of acceptance and a $2,500 deposit, subtracted from total fees, is required five weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.  

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program. 

Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.

Eligibility & Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Spring: November 1
Fall: June 1
Spring & Summer Sports Abroad: December 15

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA:  Students must have at least a 2.7 GPA
Minimum Class Standing:  Students must have sophomore standing ​
Sports Abroad Program Eligibility Requirements

Students are required to complete the Salzburg application which will be sent directly to the student via e-mail from Salzburg College.

Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!

Supplemental Application Material

Your CCIS application has two parts, 1) you will complete an online application form with general information and 2) each program may have supplemental forms that need to be completed and submitted via email. Please download the supplemental application materials to your computer.

Do not fill forms out in your web browser. Submit the completed supplemental application material directly to your study abroad advisor or to the program sponsor. Make sure to check with your study abroad office to learn how they want applications submitted.

Official transcript
Color copy of passport 
Passport sized photograph (1” x 1”) in JPEG document
Salzburg Application

Application Procedure for Sports Abroad Program:
The completed Study & Sports Study Abroad Program Application Form needs to be submitted together with the completed Salzburg Application.


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Alumni experiences

Adventures abroad

Kris Robertson

"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!"

Ben Pickos

"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."