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Study Abroad | Salzburg

Austria | AIFS Global Education Center | Spring 2023
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  • Fall 2023

  • Spring 2023

Overview

Spend a semester or academic year in the elegant, charming city of Salzburg, Austria, with AIFS! Choose from a variety of course options with credit awarded by Fairfield University. Salzburg is the ideal location for students who love the outdoors. From Salzburg you can easily reach the mountains, meadows and lakes of the Austrian Alps.

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

    Up to 15 semester credits

  • Courses

    Wide variety of courses available; taught in English and German

  • Housing

    Residence hall or an Austrian homestay

  • Excursions & Day Trips

    Day trip to Innsbruck in the Austrian Alps and a 3-day excursion to historic Vienna

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience

  • On-Site Resident Director

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

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance

  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • AIFS Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from campus

  • Excursions

    Munich, Germany (day trip)

    Prague, Czech Republic (3 days)

Program Details: Study Abroad | Salzburg Multi Discipline

Program is closed

Dates

February 13, 2023May 17, 2023

Term

Spring

Application Deadline

October 15, 2022

Inclusive Fees

$14,495

Stay for a year to save on cost

Eligibility

Open to Sophomore, Junior, Senior College Students

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

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Business
  • Economics
  • German Language
  • History
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

Global Themes

  • Arts, Culture & Creative Industries
  • Business, Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship
  • Global Peace, International Security & Human Rights
  • Language, History & Culture
  • Social & Criminal Justice
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Academics

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. 

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Business
  • Economics
  • German Language
  • History
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

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 online will determine the language course appropriate to your level. 

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 will determine the language course appropriate to your level.

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A group of students in Salzburg, Austria.

Living Abroad

Homestay

The best way to immerse yourself in the language and culture of Austria. Many students who choose this option consider it to be the most rewarding aspect of their time abroad.

  • Single or double room sharing with another AIFS student
  • Shared bathroom

REsidence Hall

For students who prefer a more independent living situation, the residence option is ideal.

  • Double room
  • Private or shared bathroom and shared kitchen
  • Residences located throughout Salzburg

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Salzburg.

Geography

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.


Culture

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


Architecture

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, Academic Year and Semester Programs

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.

In addition to day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of Austrian life. Typical activities may include:

  • Guided city tour
  • Tour of 900-year-old Werfen Castle
  • Hellbrunn Palace and the Trick Water Fountains
  • Soccer match featuring Salzburg’s Red Bull Team
  • Austrian cooking class
  • Pastry seminar
  • Horse-drawn sleigh ride
  • Mozart dinner concert
  • Austrian Christmas Markets
  • Dachstein Ice Caves and Hallstatt
  • Volunteer work in the local community

You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.

Salzburg is the ideal location for students who love the outdoors. From Salzburg you can easily reach the mountains, meadows and lakes of the Austrian Alps. In the winter you can enjoy some of the finest downhill and cross-country skiing in the world. The world-class ski areas of Kitzbühel and St. Anton are within easy reach. Other excellent resorts are easily accessible for half-day or day trips. In warmer weather you can climb, hike, raft, sail or windsurf locally.

Maximize your opportunities to develop your German language skills outside the classroom by taking part in a language exchange with a local. Students of any level can participate and as well as improving your German it’s a great way to make friends and learn firsthand about the Austrian way of life in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Excursions

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. 

Colorful buildings on a waterfront in Innsbruck.

Innsbruck

Spend a day in the heart of the Austrian Alps. Guided walking tour with free time to explore the late-medieval Altstadt (Old Town). Includes round-trip transportation and entrance fees. 

  • Austrian Alps
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
Red trolleys on a street in Vienna.

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
An aerial view of Munich, Germany.

Munich

Guided walking tour of Nymphenburg Palace and the Glockenspiel, with free time to explore on your own. Includes round-trip transportation.

  • Germany
  • Day Trip
  • Not Included in Program Fee
Large buildings in the heart of Prague, Czech Republic.

Prague

Guided tour of the Malá Strana, Hradcany Castle complex, and 14th-century Charles Bridge. Visit to Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Free time to explore on your own. Includes round-trip transportation, daily breakfast, and accommodations.

  • Czech Republic
  • 3 Days
  • Not Included in Program Fee
Barcelona,Spain
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

Details

  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline
    October 15, 2022
  • Deposit Deadline
    November 5, 2022
  • Scholarship Deadline
    October 1, 2022
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    February 12, 2023
  • Program Begins
    February 13, 2023
  • Program Ends
    May 17, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    May 18, 2023
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.

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

Fee

  • Atlanta
    $1,620.00
  • Boston
    $1,560.00
  • Buffalo
    $1,560.00
  • Charlotte
    $1,560.00
  • Chicago
    $1,640.00
  • Cincinnati
    $1,600.00
  • Columbus
    $1,640.00
  • Dallas
    $1,620.00
  • Denver
    $1,740.00
  • Des Moines
    $1,640.00
  • Detroit
    $1,540.00
  • Houston
    $1,640.00
  • Los Angeles
    $1,740.00
  • Miami
    $1,560.00
  • Minneapolis
    $1,520.00
  • New York
    $1,360.00
  • Newark
    $1,360.00
  • Orlando
    $1,640.00
  • Philadelphia
    $1,480.00
  • Phoenix
    $1,660.00
  • Pittsburgh
    $1,560.00
  • Raleigh/Durham
    $1,640.00
  • San Francisco
    $1,740.00
  • Seattle
    $1,740.00
  • St. Louis
    $1,640.00
  • Washington/Dulles
    $1,560.00
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Ready to Study Abroad in Salzburg?

For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email: aifsabroad@aifs.com