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*BGSU in Austria - University of Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/15/2014** Rolling Admission 02/27/2015 06/30/2015
Fall 2015 03/15/2015** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2015-2016 03/15/2015** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2016 10/15/2015 10/15/2015 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: Christina Guenther, Edgar Landgraf, Geoff Howes, Kristie Foell, Theodore Rippey
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.

Courses: The balanced curriculum of language, literature & culture courses as well as general education courses, including the social sciences and fine arts, taught in German! Austrian professors offer the benefits of a foreign university with the support and guidance of the BGSU Program Director and graduate assistant tutors.

Full-time enrollment at the University of Salzburg. If you are proficient enough in German, you may also enroll in regular University of Salzburg courses.  Given the wide variety of courses, students in nearly all majors can participate in the program.

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.

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

Travel: Program group travel includes educational trips to Vienna in the fall and Berlin in the spring as well as numerous field trips and cultural events. You are free to travel on your own on weekends and during semester holidays.

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. 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 2013-2014 per semester costs for residents of Ohio* (as of fall 2013):
Tuition & Fees $5,295
Residence Hall, Excursions $2,289
Meal Plan (Optional) $2,250
TOTAL** $9,834**
*Non-residents pay a non-resident tuition fee. 
**All fees are subject to change by the Board of Trustees and due to exchange rates.

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 Studio 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).

FINANCIAL AID
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.

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.  You may also read more about the program by visiting www.bgsu.edu/austria.