AIFS: Salzburg - University of Salzburg

5 recent reviews

Request Info

(For American Students)


A Program Rep. will contact you shortly after
For non-American students, please contact the program directly.

Or Register With Facebook

It will help you track your requests and only takes a second.

Spend a semester, summer session or academic year in the charming, peaceful city of Salzburg, Austria, studying at the University of Salzburg. Courses are taught in English or German, with no previous German language study required. Please visit w... read more

All Reviews

OVERALL RATING 4.7
Based on 5 Reviews
Housing
Admin
Food
Academics
Cost of Living
Social/Cultural
Overall Experience
I gained knowledge of the world outside of the United States. Everything from cultural differences to language and traditions was new and exciting to me - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
I learned how to live on my own in a foreign country and culture, which is an invaluable skill for my future career. In addition, I learned to travel throughout Europe and navigate several different cultural and language barriers. I learned a lot about myself along the way, and it was a great opportunity to try something complet... - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa View Entire Review
February 27, 2016 An Amazing Nine Months
The experience was extremely worthwhile, I would recommend going abroad to everyone! AIFS is a great company to go through and the Salzburg program is wonderful if it's a good fit for you! - University of Rhode Island View Entire Review
I learned how to take risks and truly be adventurous. I threw myself into every situation: hiking, swimming in the Adriatic, trying interesting food, etc. It was so much more than what I ever expected it to be. - Vanguard University of Southern California View Entire Review
Studying in Salzburg was the BEST experience of my life. I gained so much independence and confidence while abroad - something about venturing out on your own in a foreign country makes you feel unstoppable. - Southwestern College View Entire Review
Fluency in another language, very worth while. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
yes. - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I gained a great sense of independence. I learned to budget and travel on my own. I loved the new persepctives and the way of life that I learned about and was immersed in. - California Lutheran University View Entire Review
I wouldn't trade my experience in Salzburg for the world. I met amazing people, had a great time, and would just really like to go back. I now have a vast knowledge of Austria and her place in the grand scheme of things. - Lasell College View Entire Review
Yes. I would go back in a heartbeat. This was hands down the best decision I have ever made. I made so many new friendships and connections that I know will last a lifetime. I am glad I got to experience new culture and a new way of life in Europe. - University of North Dakota View Entire Review
Yes. As a History major, studying in Austria and getting to spend some time in southern Germany was very important to me. I have learned more than what textbooks can teach, and wouldn't trade my experience for anything. - Saint Anselm College View Entire Review
Absolutely. I understand the culture of Austria a whole lot more, and I feel like it changed me in a good, no great way! - California Lutheran University View Entire Review
Absolutely. It could not have been more worthwhile. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with AIFS: Salzburg - University of Salzburg
It was a semester to remember. The traveling I was able to do was amazing, learning new cultures was incredible as well as living in a different culture for four months. It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience that I will cherish forever! - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
This was an extremely worthwhile experience. I learned a lot about myself through the experience. I did not do any travel before this trip on my own, but I was able to travel and have an amazing time during study abroad. Study abroad also allowed me to see tons of cultures and meet many new people to share and compare experience... - St. Mary's College of Maryland View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with AIFS: Salzburg - University of Salzburg
Going abroad for a month was amazing. I learned how to be independent. - Boise State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with AIFS: Salzburg - University of Salzburg
I learned that anything is possible with a drive. My life was edified with cultural expansion and understanding, gaining wisdom in challenging situations, letting patience cover me when needed, and recognizing that everyone has a purpose that they are seeking as well. This semester was a fairytale, and I experienced beauty that ... - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
Past Review Breathtaking
It's okay to go to a country where you don't speak the language at all- it gives you new opportunities to learn and try to integrate yourself with the local culture and people there. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Past Review Wanderlust
YES! I am so glad I had the opportunity to go study abroad. I would totally do it again if I have another chance. Just being abroad opened my eyes to a bigger world and I learned how to be independent. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I really couldn't imagine a better experience abroad. This was my first time traveling outside of the US, and I was able to visit ten European countries over the four months I was there. For the first time, I lived in another culture and was forced to recognize some of my own societal assumptions, biases, and preferences. I abso... - Grove City College View Entire Review
I loved studying abroad in Salzburg and I am glad I chose this program becausse everything worked out better than I could have hoped for. The city was beautiful and the people were interesting. It was also a very centrally located city so travelling was easy to accomplish. - University of Cincinnati View Entire Review
Past Review Fantastiche!
Absolutely! It was one of the best experiences of my life. I might not choose Salzburg again, but only because I would enjoy trying somewhere new. - California State University - Long Beach View Entire Review
Learned a lot about myself as well as developed a passion for different cultures and traveling. - Illinois State University View Entire Review
I loved being able to travel around Europe, and living there was surreal. - Drake University View Entire Review
I gained a new perspective and appreciation for American culture, which I had previously snubbed, and I matured a lot over the course of the semester. I started the program feeling like an out-of-place teenager, but I left feeling like a responsible adult who can live on her own and be taken seriously in society. - Austin College View Entire Review

About

Spend a semester, summer session or academic year in the charming, peaceful city of Salzburg, Austria, studying at the University of Salzburg. Courses are taught in English or German, with no previous German language study required. Please visit website for all program-specific details and eligibility requirements.

Semester students live in a university residence hall, an Austrian homestay or, for an additional fee, a shared apartment. During summer session, participants live in a student residence hall. A meal allowance is included with all housing options to subsidize the cost of meals and groceries. 

Semester and academic year students choose courses for up to 17 credits per semester from an array of subjects (in English/German) including anthropology, art history, business, economics, history, international relations, literature, music, philosophy, politics, sociology. German language is also available. A 2-week German language orientation course is available at all levels from beginner to advanced to help students adjust to life in Austria. In addition to the music courses offered, AIFS can arrange musical instrument instruction for interested students. 

Summer students may select two courses (taught in English) in subjects including anthropology, art history, history, music or sociology, or they take just one of these courses plus a German language course to begin or advance their German language skills. In addition to the music courses offered, AIFS can arrange musical instrument instruction for interested students.

You’ll enjoy cultural and social activities such as Austrian cooking classes, a Sound of Music tour and visits to places like the Austrian Lake District, Salt Mines, Werfen Castle and Hellbrunn Palace. 

Excursions vary by program but may include travel such as a 3-day trip to Vienna and a day trips to places like Innsbruck and Munich, Germany. Optional excursions may also vary by program such as various day trips and a 3-day trip to Prague, Czech Republic.

Salzburg is one of the most elegant and interesting cities in Europe. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unique character and architecture, enjoy the charm of city life and the tranquility of its lush meadows, mountains and lakes.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Gap Year
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • German
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Cultural Studies
  • European Studies
  • German Studies
  • Marketing
  • Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution
  • Anthropology
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
  • Business
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Economics
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • German Language, Literature
  • History
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Area Studies
  • Regional Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Website
Take me there!

Statistics

AIFS Scholarships

Each year, AIFS awards more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants and financial support to deserving students & institutions. Funds are available for both summer and semester programs. Additional scholarships and grants are available to students at many schools across the country.

More than $800,00 in scholarships and grants are awarded each year

Deadlines:
Deadlines vary by program term

Guidelines/Requirements:
Visit our website to learn more about available scholarships and grants. www.aifsabroad.com/scholarships

AIFS is a leading provider of study abroad programs, with a wide range of unique opportunities in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and the Americas. Most AIFS campuses offer courses in English or in foreign languages from beginner to advanced levels, so you can have the study abroad experience that best suits you. The program fee is all-inclusive, making it simple for you to live, study abroad, and experience all that the world has to offer. Each year, more than $800,000 in scholarships and grants is awarded to deserving students & institutions. Funds are available for both summer and semester programs.

Scholarships to Study Abroad with AIFS

Deadlines:
Ongoing

Guidelines/Requirements:
Each year, more than $800,000 in scholarships and grants is awarded to deserving students & institutions. Funds are available for both summer and semester programs.

Videos

Social Media

Featured AIFS Programs

Study Abroad Reviews for Prague - Charles University
AIFS: Prague - Charles University

Spend a semester, winter term, summer session or academic year in the picturesque city of Prague, Czech Re...

4.9

7 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Grenoble - University of Grenoble - French Language and Culture and Intensive French Language
Grenoble - University of Grenoble - French Language and Culture and Intensive French Language

Spend a summer, semester or academic year in the idyllic city of Grenoble, France with AIFS! You’ll earn ...

5.0

3 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Paris - Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne
Paris - Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

Spend a semester, January term, Summer session or academic year with AIFS in the incomparable city of Pari...

4.0

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for AIFS London - Richmond, The American International University in London
AIFS London - Richmond, The American International University in London

Spend a semester, summer, January term or academic year in the classic city of London, England, studying at Richmond, The American International University in London. Plea...

4.7

15 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for St. Petersburg - Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
St. Petersburg - Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

Spend a summer session, semester or academic year in the cosmopolitan and culturally rich city of St. Pete...

4.8

2 reviews
View all 61 programs offered by AIFS