Study Abroad in Salzburg, Austria

Living Abroad

AIFS in Salzburg Resident Director, Summer Program

AIFS Resident Director

Nicole Ramminger

Phone: (43) 662 872 466

Gruess Gott! I am an Austrian citizen and the experience I gained while being an Au Pair and studying in the U.S. helps me to understand exactly how you will feel while studying and living in a foreign country. In my free time I enjoy running, hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing, cooking, reading and listening to music.

Salzburg is a wonderful city in which to study and live due to its small size and the close proximity to the awe-inspiring mountains and beautiful lake district. You simply cannot get bored here! I hope to show you how study abroad can broaden your horizons and I look forward to helping you make the most of your time in wonderful Salzburg.

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.

Housing and Meals


  • You will live in a student residence hall in either a double or triple room.


  • You will receive a meal allowance towards the cost of purchasing meals and groceries on site. The allowance will not cover the cost of all meals but is a helpful subsidy.

AIFS Study Center

AIFS has its own office in a comfortable, charming setting in the heart of the city. 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 sausage stand
  • 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.