Study Abroad in Salzburg, Austria

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Study Abroad in Salzburg: Academics

Fairfield University

Academic credit for the AIFS Salzburg program is awarded by Fairfield University. Fairfield University is a private Jesuit university founded in 1942 in Fairfield, Connecticut, well known for their commitment to international education. Fairfield is a fully accredited university and member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

In 2020 Fairfield and AIFS partnered to develop a school of record relationship that will allow academic credit to be available for both Fairfield and non-Fairfield students. The Salzburg faculty credentials are reviewed and approved by Fairfield University.

Academic Overview

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.

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 faculty.

Transcripts issued by Fairfield University. One official copy will be sent to the studentís home institution on completion of the program.

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