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Even if you do not speak one word of German, this is your opportunity to study the language in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Salzburg College is a small private Austrian institution offering a program in European Studies designed specifically for American students. About 50 to 60 students from all over the U.S. participate in this program each semester.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the program offered?

Students may attend Salzburg College in the fall, spring, and/or summer semesters.

When do students apply?

Deadlines are May 1 for Fall semester, September 15 for Spring semester, and February 1 for Summer semester. 

Who is eligible to participate?

Participants must be classified at least as a sophomore and have a minimum GPA of 2.7. There is no language prerequisite. Students of all majors are invited to apply.

What courses are offered?

Students enroll for a minimum of 15 semester hours including Austrian Civilization and one German language course. Other areas of study include literature, history, political science, economics, international business, public relations, international communication, studio art, art history, music history, and music performance.

Are the course credits MC credits or transfer credits? 

Since MC is a “partner institution” of Salzburg College, all credits are MC credits. Students enroll through MC for courses they will actually take in Salzburg.  MC has established an equivalency for each course offered by Salzburg College; therefore, students may earn credit toward their degree while studying with the program.

Do any of the courses satisfy core curriculum credit?

Yes. Core curriculum courses offered include ART 125, MUS 125, MLG 205, GER 101-202, and PED 108.

Does the program include excursions to other cities?

The semester begins with a one-week guided tour through Germany. Later in the semester the group travels to Vienna for four days. There are also numerous field trips and a two-week independent travel break at mid-semester.

Where do students live while in Salzburg?

Students are placed with carefully selected families from the Salzburg area. A student housing application and a brief autobiography assist Salzburg College officials in placing students in a home-stay environment suitable to each student’s individual needs.

How much does this program cost?

The program cost varies from year to year. The cost includes tuition, fees, excursions, and room and board. The program cost does not include airfare and independent travel.  See program director for specific information about cost.

Is financial aid available?

Some forms of financial aid apply, such as grants, loans, and non-institutional scholarships. Students should consult a financial aid counselor for details.

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