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  • Locations: Salzburg, Austria
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: SIU applicants only
  • Please follow the application instructions in the brochure below.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
The Summer Session at Salzburg College offers an introduction to various aspects of Austrian and European culture.  Most courses emphasize the special opportunities provided by the Salzburg setting.  Field experience, including visits to historical sites, cultural and professional institutions, and the attendance of musical events constitutes an important part of the program.

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There are no mandatory courses during the summer session.  Students can choose any two courses from all courses offered, for a total of 6 credit hours.  For a course load above 6 credit hours the approval from Salzburg College and the home university is necessary, and additional fees may apply.  For prerequisites, please see individual course descriptions.

Students are expected to enroll in two courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours.  Salzburg College reserves the right to cancel a course if less than 5 students enroll.

Courses (Each course is 3 credit hours)

Understanding Austria: History, Politics, and Culture
From the Habsburg empire to the modern state.

Economics and Politics of the EU
An introduction to the process and institutions of European political and economic integration.

Cultural Business and Marketing
An examination of the cultural business and how marketing works in this industry of Europe.

History of Music - Baroque and Classical Period
An introduction to the musical heritage of Europe from the Baroque to the Classical Period.

The Mozart Project
Personal study projects combining research and performance.
For music majors.

Vocal and Instrumental Arranging
An introduction to the musical craft of arranging as related to the setting of music for various combinations of instruments.

Music Performance
Private instruction for music majors.  Practice facilities are provided.  Public performance opportunity.

German Lanuage Studies
At Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.

Austrian Literature and Culture
An examination of 20th century Austrian literature against the background of the country's history, politics, and culture.


  • sophmore standing
  • minimum GPA of 2.7


To maximize cultural involvement, students either live with an Austrian family or share a room with an Austrian student in a dormitory where they also take their breakfasts and dinners.  Host family accommodations are normally reserved for students up to the age of 26.  Weekday lunches are provided by Salzburg College.

Exchange Cost

European Studies Program - $5,640
The cost includes tuition, room and board, local excursions and social events, a 4-day trip to Vienna (no meals other than breakfast), a day trip to Upper Austria and a day trip to the Salzkammergut.  Cost does not include transatlantic transportation.

Music Program - $6,060
Everything mentioned above is included, with the increased price attributed to music performance instruction and final concert arrangements.

Both program costs include SIU study abroad insurance.

Additional Information

Field Trips:
A four-day trip to Vienna, Austria's historical capital, will provide a broad range of experiences related to history, art, music, and modern life.  In addition, a variety of local field trips and excursions constitute an integrated part of the academic program.  There is also some time for independent travel on weekends.


Application Deadline: February 15, 2015

Please follow the application instructions in the brochure below.

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