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  • Locations: Salzburg, Austria
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2023-2024 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2024 10/01/2023 ** 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:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English, German GPA: 2.5
Housing Option: Student Residence Hall Academic Standing: First-year, Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
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: Ivett Guntersdorfer
Program Description:


Special Features of the AYA Salzburg Program:

On-site Director from BGSU knowledgeable in both the American and Austrian university systems.
To learn more about Salzburg click HERE. 
To view a short video on Salzburg and the surrounding area click HERE

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 to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.   

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). Click here to view courses 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.Students will take a language placement test upon arrival and work with the program director to select courses. 

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.

Students are housed in various dorms in Salzburg and share kitchens with fellow Austrian and international students.

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. 

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, additional tuition/registration in Salzburg & excursions, subject to change)
Spring 2023: $3,000
Fall 2023: $3,000

Education Abroad Fee  $50 
International Health Insurance BGSU health/travel insurance daily rate and details can be found on the Education Abroad Safety, Security & Health web page
*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 $1200
Meals $1870
Books & Supplies $200
Personal Expenses $500 
Passport $135
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only! 


***We will follow university payment/withdrawal policies

Because this exchange 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:
Candice Moser

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. 

To contact the program directors, please e-mail

Dr. Christina Guenther (On-Campus Recruitment Director)
Professor of German
Department of World Languages and Cultures
111 Shatzel Hall

Dr. Ivett Rita Guntersdorfer (On-Site Director of Salzburg Program)
Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg
Erzabt-Klotz-Straße 1, 5020 Salzburg
Unipark 2.121
Tel: +43(0)662 8044-4415

Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
301 University Hall