Study Abroad in Salzburg, Austria

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Study Abroad in Salzburg: Academics

Credit awarded by Richmond, The American International University in London

Academic credit for the AIFS Salzburg program is awarded by Richmond, The American International University in London. The university is an independent, non-profit international university of liberal arts and professional studies. It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. In addition to the U.S. degree granting authority, it has U.K. taught degree awarding powers granted by the U.K. Privy Council. It is the first university in the U.K. to have dual degree awarding powers.

The Salzburg faculty credentials are reviewed and approved by Richmond, The American International University in London.

You can take a German language course plus a subject course taught in English or take two courses taught in English. Each course carries a recommended 3 credits meaning you can earn up to 6 credits during your time in Salzburg. Students taking a German course take a placement test after arrival in Salzburg in order to determine the appropriate level. Students taking German language are advised to seek pre-approval from their home institution for several levels in order to ensure that they gain credit for the course that they test into following the placement test.

Attendance is required to receive full credit. Unexcused absences are not permitted. Students with unexcused absences will receive an ‘incomplete’.

Class time Classes meet for a total 45 contact hours including class time and excursions and are taught Monday through Friday. Exams are taken during class time.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Library AIFS has its own selection of books related to the AIFS courses available for student reference.

Student advising The AIFS Resident Director provides academic advising and serves as a liaison between students and the university.

Transcripts issued by Richmond, The American International University in London. One official copy will be sent to the student’s home institution on completion of the program.

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