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Study Abroad | Salzburg

Austria | AIFS Global Education Center | January Term 2024
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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

  • Excursion

    Vienna (3 days)

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    Walking tours, musuem 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.-Munich-U.S.

    Round trip transfers between the airport and campus overseas

Program Details: Study Abroad | Salzburg Multi Discipline


January 2, 2024January 20, 2024


January Term


AIFS Global Education Center

Application Deadline

October 1, 2023

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
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AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

Students can expect small class sizes, support and interaction with the local community. They will be engaged in experiential and community activities that will ensure they stay out of the “study abroad bubble.” Academic credit for the AIFS Salzburg program is awarded by Fairfield University. 

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 room. They can meet with the AIFS Resident Director here for information and advice relating to the program, adapting to life in Salzburg and travel information. 

  • Music
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Living Abroad

Student Residence

Live with other AIFS students and international students in a student residence. The student residence will include:

  • Double room with shared bathroom
  • Access to communal facilities including a kitchen and study room
  • Kitchen supplies and bed linens
  • Coin-operated laundry

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 Resident Director, January Term Program

Ingrid Schmidbauer-Stengel headshot.

Ingrid Schmidbauer-Stengel

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.

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 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
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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 1, 2023
  • Deposit Deadline
    October 31, 2023
  • Scholarship Deadline
    October 1, 2023
  • Visa Deadline****
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    January 1, 2024
  • Program Begins
    January 2, 2024
  • Program Ends
    January 20, 2024
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    January 21, 2024
  • *** 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: