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  • Locations: Salzburg, Austria
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 03/01/2018 06/30/2018
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 10/01/2018 01/31/2019
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** 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, Service-Learning/Volunteering Abroad
Programs by Department: German Applicants: BGSU and Non-BGSU students may apply
Program Director: Kristie Foell
Program Description:





















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!

To learn more about Salzburg click HERE. 

LOCATION
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.



Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country.html to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.   

COURSES
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.

INTERNSHIPS/SERVICE LEARNING
Students may complete a service-learning component in order to gain experience in the German-language job market.

EXCURSIONS
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 AND MEAL PLANS
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. 

PROGRAM COSTS
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.

Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office* 
BGSU Tuition & Fees BGSU Tuition and Fees for can be found on the bursar’s WEBSITE. (Undergraduate, Graduate, In State and Out of State)
Program Fee (includes room/board, additional tution/registration in Salzburg & excursions) Fall 2017: $4,555

Spring 2018: $4540

Fall 2018: $4,555
Education Abroad Fee  $50 
International Health Insurance $1.46 per day (Students will be billed one time for the duration of their program. This fee is non-refundable.)
*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). 

Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
International Airfare $1500
Books & Supplies $200
Personal Expenses $500 
Passport $135
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only! 

XE LIVE CURRENCY CONVERTER

***We will follow university payment/withdrawal policies

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
Because this program is part of Bowling Green State University study abroad options, financial aid that could be applied to study on BGSU’s main campus can usually be applied equally to study in the program abroad. If contacting via email please include your name and ID number along with the program name and semester you are planning to study abroad.  For appointments, please also include several days and times that work for you.  

To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
Ryan Czech
419-372-5526
rczech@bgsu.edu 

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.

More scholarship opportunities can be found on the study abroad WEBSITE. 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Program directors for the BGSU in Austria programs rotate each year. To contact the current program director, please e-mail austria@bgsu.edu.

Dr. Christina Guenther
Department of World Languages and Cultures
111 Shatzel Hall 
419-372-7589

Dr. Edgar Landgraf
Department of World Languages and Cultures
104 Shatzell Hall
419-372-9517

Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
319 Administration Building
edabroad@bgsu.edu
419-372-0479