Study Abroad in Salzburg, Austria

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AIFS in Salzburg Resident Director, Summer Program

AIFS Resident Director

Ingrid Schmidbauer-Stengel

Phone: (46) 662 872 466

Guten Tag! Not sure what that means yet? Don't worry, during your semester, you will pick up much more than "hello". After being with AIFS since 1987 I am certain of that!

I am of German-American descent, and was born and raised in Indiana. Every year my family and I would visit Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France, which prompted me to study abroad on this very AIFS program.

During my time as a student, I learned a great deal about Austrians, Austrian culture and the language. I was so taken with this beautiful city that I returned to live here.

While you are in Austria I will be working hard to ensure all aspects of the program run smoothly and am always happy to give advice on how to get the most out of your time abroad.

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

AIFS Campus Staff with First Aid Training

Because health and safety are top priorities at AIFS, at least one member of the staff at this campus has taken a first aid course in order to be available to help any student until a doctor or nurse can provide help. This is just one of many services that we provide to our students.


Residence Hall

  • Double or triple room

AIFS Global Education Center

AIFS has its own modern study center near to the city center and the student residences. Students will take classes at the study center and during free time can relax in the student lounge area or work in the study room. You can meet with the AIFS Resident Director here for information and advice relating to the program, adapting to life in Salzburg and travel information or use the centerís library.

Cultural Activities

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of Austrian culture, a wide range of cultural activities and excursions are included in your program fee. The Resident Director organizes a variety of activities which usually include:

  • Salzburg city tour
  • Visits to museums and galleries
  • Visit to local pastry shop
  • Visit to local market
  • Opera at the Marionette Theater
  • Trip to the Salt Mines where you can go down a 100-foot-long slide, take a ride on a raft on the salt lake and ride a miniature train to explore the magical world of salt beneath the surface of the earth
  • Day visit to Hellbrunn Palace with the famous water fountains dating from 1619

Please note that students may need to pay a small additional fee for some of the activities above.


Salzburg is an ideal place to pursue an interest in music. You can learn an instrument or deepen your appreciation of an instrument that you play already. AIFS can help arrange lessons with a private tutor. Students are responsible for paying any fees directly to the tutor.

Download PDF with full program details on all AIFS Austria programs! Offerings!

Download PDF with full program details on all AIFS Austria programs!

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