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*BGSU in Austria - University of Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 10/15/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: German GPA: 2.5
Housing Option: Student Residence Hall College: Arts & Sciences
Areas of Study: Art History, English, Foreign Language, Geography, German, History, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Theatre & Film Program Type: BGSU Study Abroad Program
Programs by Department: German Applicants: BGSU and Non-BGSU students may apply
Program Director: Stefan Fritsch
Program Description:
Special Features of the AYA Salzburg Program:

On-site Director from BGSU knowledgeable in both the American and Austrian university systems.
Eligibility: 2 semesters of German language instruction are required before departure for Salzburg!

Program Courses: offer a balanced curriculum of language, literature & culture courses as well as general education courses, including the social sciences and fine arts. These courses are taught in German by Austrian professors. They are offered only to program participants (you don’t compete with native speakers of German).

DaF Courses (Deutsch als Fremdsprach = German as a foreign language): are taught by experienced University of Salzburg professors.

University of Salzburg Courses: You will be enrolled as a regular U. of Salzburg student and can take almost any regular course offered by the University of Salzburg (some are taught in English).
You will enjoy the benefits of a foreign university with the support and guidance of the BGSU Program Director and graduate assistant tutors. Given the wide variety of courses, students in nearly all majors can participate in the program.

Salzburg is a beautiful city on the banks of the Salzach River, and its history stretches back to pre-Roman times. Austria borders Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Slovenia; multiple budget air carriers connect it to Britain, Spain, and numerous other countries, making it a perfect base for European travel.

Internship/ Service-Learning Opportunities
Students may complete a service-learning component in order to gain experience in the German-language job market.

Program group travel includes educational trips to Vienna in the fall and to Germany (e.g. Berlin) in the spring. Throughout the semester, you will enjoy numerous field trips and cultural events. You are free to travel on your own on weekends and during semester holidays.

Housing & Meal Plan Information
Housing:  Students are housed in various dorms in Salzburg and share kitchens with fellow Austrian and international students.

Meal Plan: Past participants think our system of weekly food allowances is excellent. It gives you freedom of choice: dormitory cooking facilities, inexpensive university cafeterias (Mensa), or local restaurants, which often offer cost-efficient daily specials. The meal plan budgets your money for you, so you can be sure you have enough for the whole year. 

Participants pay regular BGSU tuition and fees for the coursework completed in Salzburg. Room costs are in line with or below on-campus housing costs in the US. Financial aid and stipends are applicable. The meal plan allows you to pay a lump sum at the outset that is returned fully to you in the form of a weekly allowance.

AYA 2015-2016 Estimated Program Costs for residents of Ohio*
Tuition & Fees (per semester)* $5,425
Residence Hall & Excursions (Fall Semster) $2,450
Residence Hall & Excursions (Spring Semester) $2,850
Meal Plan (Optional, per semester) $2,250
Univ. of Salzburg Student Fees (per semester) $165
Education Abroad Fee (one-time charge) $50
*Non-residents pay a non-resident fee in addition to the tuition/fees listed in this chart. 
**All fees are subject to change at any time

The charges pay for instructional and general fees, room (residence hall space, including vacation periods), cultural events such as concerts and theater attendance, use of facilities at the University of Salzburg and the assigned residence halls; costs for courses taken at the University of Salzburg; mandatory membership fee for Austrian Student Union; regional field trips; and two groups excursions to Vienna (fall) and Germany (spring). 

These fees do not cover US and transatlantic transportation, room and board before and after the official program dates, passport fees, books and supplies, personal travel while in Europe and other expenses like health insurance and the International Student Identification Card (ISIC).

Dr. Dzidra Shllaku Scholarship: The Shllaku Fund is used exclusively for AYA Austria activities.  Preference shall be given to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who have been accepted into the full year abroad program and who demonstrate financial need.

Foell International Travel Award: This award is designated for AYA Austria scholarships for students from any university, United States or foreign country, who have been accepted to the AYA Austria program.  The recipient must be an undergraduate student who will be studying abroad for a minimum of a semester. Preference should be given to full-year participants and to students with a GPA of 3.0 who have demonstrated future promise.  Financial need may be considered.

International Travel Grants: Travel grants are available for students with high financial need. Applications should be submitted through the Office of Education Abroad and International Partnerships.

Program directors for the BGSU in Austria programs rotate each year.  To contact the current program director, please e-mail

Updated February 3, 2016