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Study Abroad | Salzburg

Austria | AIFS Global Education Center | January Term 2025
Two students on a snow-capped mountain.


Spend January Term in in the elegant and scenic city of Salzburg, Austria, with AIFS! Immerse yourself in the charm of this peaceful city, birthplace of Mozart and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

What’s Included

The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.

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  • Tuition

    3 semester credits

  • Courses

    Course in music

  • Housing

    Student residence hall

  • Excursions & Day Trips

    Vienna (3 days)

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    Walking tours, museum visits and musical events

  • Welcome Event

    To help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area and advise you about your stay

  • On-Site Support

    to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance

  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • AIFS Flight Package

    Round trip flights U.S.-Salzburg-U.S.

    Round trip transfers between the airport and campus overseas

Program Details: Study Abroad | Salzburg Music in the Age of Mozart


January 2, 2025January 18, 2025


January Term


AIFS Global Education Center

Application Deadline

October 15, 2024

Inclusive Fees



Open to First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Minimum of 2.5 GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Areas of Interest

  • Music

Global Themes

  • Arts, Culture and Creative Industries
  • Language, History and Culture
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AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

The AIFS Global Education Center in Salzburg is located in walking distance from the old city in a building complex which includes doctors offices, restaurants, cafes and shops.

Students will take classes at the study center and during their free time can relax in the student lounge area or work in the study space.

The Program Director and Student Advisors are available to help students adjust to life in Salzburg and provide a support system and a friendly and familiar face. Free Wi-Fi and a computer is available for student use/printing in the Study Center.

Fairfield University

Academic credit for the AIFS London 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 course syllabi and faculty credentials are reviewed and approved by Fairfield University.

  • Music
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Hannia in JTearm in Salzburg, Austria


Meet Hannia, a Management Information Systems and Data Analytics major from Texas A&M International University, shares a day in her life as an AIFS Abroad student in Salzburg, Austria during January Term on our Music in the Age of Mozart program!

A student watching swans in the water in Austria.

Living Abroad

Student Residence

Live with other AIFS students in a student residence with Austrian and International students. Housing will be in shared rooms in a residence hall with access to cooking facilities. The student residence will include:

  • Double and triple rooms with shared bathroom
  • Access to communal facilities including a kitchen and study room
  • Kitchen supplies and bed linens
  • Coin-operated laundry (laundry costs are the responsibility of the student)

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Salzburg.


Salzburg is a city in central Austria, at the northern edge of the Alps. It has a population of approximately 150,000 people, which makes it the fourth-biggest city of Austria.


Home to Mozart and the Sound of Music, Salzburg is one of the most renowned and inspiring cities in Europe.


Salzburg has one of the best-preserved old town centre full of beautiful baroque architecture which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also home to Europe’s oldest restaurant, St. Peter Stiftskeller which was founded in 803 CE.

AIFS in Salzburg Director, January Term Program

Katharina Edtmayer

Katharina is a native Austrian who grew up outside of Salzburg. She initially pursued a diploma in interior design before she started work for the world´s largest home furnishing company as a manager. She has lived and worked in Australia, Switzerland, and Vienna. Katharina loves to meet new people and is happy to host international experiences for others. She looks forward to welcoming you to Salzburg!

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

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of Austrian culture, various activities will be organized such as:

  • Salzburg city tour
  • Visits to museums and galleries
  • Visit to local pastry shop
  • Visit to local market
  • Visit to an opera or concert


Salzburg is the 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.


This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside Salzburg and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Austria.

Red trolleys on a street in Vienna.


Guided sightseeing tour of Vienna´s historic city center, Art History Museum and Schönbrunn Palace, with free time to explore on your own. Includes round-trip transportation, daily breakfast and accommodations.

  • Austria
  • 3 Days
  • Included in Program Fee
A group of happy students at a carnival.
A view of Prague.

Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines


  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline
    October 15, 2024
  • Deposit Deadline
    October 31, 2024
  • Scholarship Deadline
    October 1, 2024
  • Visa Deadline****
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    January 1, 2025
  • Program Begins
    January 2, 2025
  • Program Ends
    January 18, 2025
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    January 18, 2025
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.
  • **** AIFS Abroad offers visa processing services to applicants who enroll into the program by this date. All other applicants who enroll after this date will be responsible for securing their own visa with guidance from AIFS Abroad.

Optional Flight Package

Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.

Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)

Depature City


  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Des Moines
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New York
  • Newark
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Raleigh/Durham
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • St. Louis
  • Washington/Dulles
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Ready to Study Abroad in Salzburg?

For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email: