Salzburg, Austria

In partnership with Salzburg College, the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP) offers a semester in the beautiful city of Salzburg, Austria. Salzburg is situated in the northern foothills of the Alps. Famous as the birthplace of Mozart and host to the Salzburg Festival, the city has long been a cultural center for Europe.

Your study experience in Austria can become the most memorable time of your life. Salzburg College offers you academic programs tailored to your needs, with small classes and dedicated professors who encourage you to integrate your personal experience into your coursework. Make Salzburg, Austria, and Europe your classroom!

Program Description: Salzburg College is a private college for English-speaking students located in the heart of the city. At the college, students attend classes taught in English by Austrian professors. Classes are small and allow for a close relationship with the instructor.

Academics: Required Courses (full-semester programs only; all summer courses are selected by the student)

  • German Language at appropriate level (all levels available – no previous language experience is required)
  • The European Experience

Elective Courses (courses subject to change)

  • European Studies
  • German Language and Culture
  • Communication
  • Business
  • Art and Photography
  • Music 

Students will earn up to 14 transferable credits during the Fall and Spring semesters and up to 4 transferable credits during each session of the Summer semester.

Room and Board: Students live in Salzburg College’s dormitory with a shared kitchen and bath, or in a homestay that includes 2 meals per day and free laundry.. Grocery stores, markets, pharmacies, coffee shops & restaurants are all within easy walking distance

Eligibility: Eligible candidates are students who are currently enrolled at an ICISP institution and who have completed a minimum of 12 college credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.  Students must also be at least 18 years old by the date of departure and be eligible for a US passport.  Completion of English Composition I with a B or higher is also required.

Application Deadlines: Fall: May 15     Spring: October 15     Summer: February 15

Click here for Semester program information for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

There are three summer sessions in 2024. Please contact your ICISP representative for more details.

Internships are now available. Click here for more information.

How to Apply: To apply, please contact the ICISP representative at your home institution for an application. Click here for a list of all ICISP representatives.

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