** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Homestay, Student Residence Hall
Language of Instruction:
Area of Study:
Art History, Communications, German, Marketing, Political Science, Studio Art
Salzburg College - A Unique Opportunity in Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg College is a small, private institution located in the heart of the Old City of Salzburg. It occupies a medieval 16th century townhouse on Ursulinenplatz, a small square flanked by a historic city gate an done fo Salzburg's famous baroque churches. The close vicintiy of public, educational and cultural institutions allows for easy intefration of classroom study and on-site experience, which is a major objective of the Salzburg College Program. 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 fo Europe on the northern edge of the eastern Alps right at the Austrian-German border. The college follows a U.S. style curriculum with small classes taught in English by European professors. There is no German language requirement; German language study is offered from beginning to advanced levels. An initial four day excursion through Bavaria (semester long program) and 4 day trip to Vienna (for both the semester and summer programs) as well as local field trips and guest lectures complement the experience.
To support the student's Austrian experience, two courses are required of all Fall/Spring semester long students:
Understanding Austria - A Cross-Cultural Exploration
One German language course
Additional course offerings include:European Studies, Communication, Business & Marketing, Music History and Music Performance, Art History, Studio Art & Photography, German Language & Literature. Students must take a required 12 credit hours per semester (fall or spring) and may take up to 18 Salzburg College credit hours (included in the program fee). Students participating in the summer program enroll in two courses for a total of 6 credits.
Fall and Spring semester long students can choose between home-stay with an Austrian family or living in a carefully selected university dormitory. Becoming part of an Austrian host family or joining Austran students in a local dormitory allows you to learn to understand Austrian customs and values first hand - one of the most rewarding aspects of studying at Salzburg College. Breakfast and dinner during the week are provided by the host families and also including in the dorm living option. Salzburg College provides lunch at the college on school days. See Salzburg College Housing for more information.
5 WEEK SUMMER SESSION
The Summer Session at Salzburg College offers an introduction to various aspects of the Austrian and European culture. Students take 2 courses of 3 credits each. Most summer courses emphasize the special opportunities provided by the Salzburg setting. Field experience including visits to historical sites, to cultural and professional institutions and the attendance of musical events constitute an important part of the program.
During the summer session, a four-day trip to Vienna, Austria's historical capital, will provide a broad range of experiences related to history, art, music, and modern life. In addition, a variety of local field trips constitute an integrated part of the academic program. There is also some time for independent travel on weekends.
To maximize the cultural involvement, students live in Austrian homes where they are provided breakfasts and dinners. Family accommodations are normally reserved for students up to the age of 26. Other accommodations can be made available at request. Weekday lunches are provided by Salzburg College.
Participation in this program requires both approval by SIUE and by Salzburg College. See application instructions for an overview of the requirements and the process to apply for participation in this program.
March 1 - for summer semester in Salzburg
March 1 - for fall semester in Salzburg
October 1 - for Spring semester in Salzburg
For more information on this program or to schedule a study abroad advisement appointment, contact the Office of International Programs in 0300 SSC; tel: 650-2419; email firstname.lastname@example.org.