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*BGSU Summer in Austria - Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 04/15/2015 ** Rolling Admission 07/06/2015 08/14/2015
NOTE: Please note that the dates listed are subject to change at any time. Also, the dates encompass both session offerings. For individual session dates, see below.
Summer 2016 02/15/2016 ** 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: Host Family, Student Residence Hall College: Arts & Sciences
Areas of Study: Art History, Foreign Language, German, History, Political Science, Theatre & Film Program Type: BGSU Study Abroad Program
Applicants: BGSU and Non-BGSU students may apply Program Director: Christina Guenther, Edgar Landgraf, Geoff Howes, Kristie Foell, Theodore Rippey
Program Description:
The best way to learn a foreign language is to live within its culture and use it every day. In addition to being the most efficient way to learn a language, living abroad can introduce the individual to new places, new experiences, and all the new perspectives and ideas found in another culture. Through study abroad, students develop important intercultural competencies that will serve them throughout their lives. Bowling Green State University's Summer Salzburg Program, offered in partnership with Internationale Sprachkurse (ISK) and the Universitat Salzburg, provides this opportunity to all those seeking to take advantage of top-quality German language instruction in a beautiful, historically rich setting.
The program, established in 1970, consists of core language courses supplemented with additional instruction in the areas of language and culture pedagogy. You may choose to participate in the first, second, or both sessions of the summer semester. For each three-week course completed, you will receive four BG issue credits. These credits are also transferable to other colleges and universities. A valuable experience in its own right, the summer program is also an excellent preparation for the BG issue academic year abroad in Salzburg.

The SUMMER 2015 session dates are as follow:
1st Session:  July 6-24, 2015
2nd Session: July 27-Aug 4, 2015
Salzburg, Austria.  The city and region offer an abundance of natural and cultural resources. Vibrant by day and by night, Salzburg is dotted with theaters, classical music venues, museums, galleries, excellent restaurants, cafés, and shops. 
Look beyond the city and you will see mountains! Salzburg is less than one hour from rugged peaks and alpine lakes that offer great opportunities to hike, bike, or just relax. It is also a great travel hub, with destinations in Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe just hours away.

The program offers two housing options; university dorms and host families.

Universitat Salzburg Student Dorms: This option provides maximum independence. Double rooms are standard. Some singles available for an extra fee. No meals are included. The dorms are about a 30-minute walk from the old town, where intermediate and/or advanced courses are taught.
Host Families: This is the best option for those seeking the true immersion experience. The families are carefully selected by the ISK director, and a private single room in the home is the standard accommodation. Doubles can be arranged. Morning meals provided. Locations vary.
Costs for Ohio Residents*  
BGSU Tuition (4 credit hours) $1,516.00
General Fee $249.00
Registration Fee $8.00
Housing Options  
Dorm Room $350.00
Host Family $975.00
Cost for Non-Ohio Residents*  
BGSU Tuition (4 credit hours) $2.736.00
General Fee $249.00
Registration Fee $8.00
Housing Options  
Dorm Room $350.00
Host Family  $975.00
*Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change at any time.

As this is a BGSU program, students that qualify for financial aid for a typical term at BGSU may also qualify for funding to assist with the cost of the summer program. Students should consult with a Financial Aid Counselor in the Office of Financial Aid for specific details about aid eligibility and summer aid forms. In addition, students with a valid FAFSA form on file at BGSU may also apply for an International Travel Grant through the Education Abroad office.  Additional information about the grant may be found in the scholarships section of the Education Abroad website (

Program directors for the BGSU in Austria programs rotate each year.  To contact the current program director, please e-mail  You may also read more about the program by visiting