Study Abroad in Salzburg, Austria

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Study Abroad in Salzburg: Academics

Academic Programs

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 with a student population of approximately 1,500. It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Salzburg faculty credentials are reviewed and approved by Richmond.

Courses include: anthropology, art history, business, economics, German language, history, international relations, literature, music, philosophy, politics, sociology

Program Options

This program is designed for students wishing to take electives in international relations, business and economics, arts and humanities and German language. The majority of courses are taught in English apart from German language and one history course. Students take up to 5 semester courses. Each course is recommended for 3 semester credits. Classes are held Monday through Friday. AIFS strongly encourages students to take a German language course as one of their courses for a full cultural immersion experience and to enable them to participate in all aspects of Salzburg life, but it is not required. A placement test on-site will determine the language course appropriate to your level.

Students wishing to stay for a full year may not exceed a total of 27 credits without permission of the Resident Director. Please contact the AIFS Admissions Officer for details.

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

Session/Term Credits Requirements
Fall or Spring Semester up to 15 2.5 GPA; German language not required