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  • Locations: Salzburg, Austria
  • Program Terms: Program Cost, Summer
  • PROGRAM COST: Program Cost
  • To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement: 2 semesters GPA: good academic standing
Professor(s): Dr. Christiane Staninger Disciplines offered: College of Arts and Sciences, German (GERM), Undergraduate
Accomodations: Hotel Program Advisor: Alana Franklin -
Tuition Remission Eligible Program: Yes Program Type: Undergraduate
Program Description:

AUSTRIA: Salzburg

Summer Program

Salzburg Panorama

GERM 201 : Third Semester German 

GERM 202 : Fourth Semester German Offered on a Case-by-Case Review

Dr. Christiane Staninger


Salzburg, with a population of 150,000, is the fourth largest city in Austria. It is located on the banks of the Salzach River at the northern border of the Alps. Unspoilt countryside, natural attractions such as the Hohe Tauern National Park, the beauty of the "Baroque Jewel" of the old town and the surrounding communities all offer visitors enchanting variety.


This intensive course abroad offers students the opportunity to continue their German language acquisition on an immersion program. GERM 201 completes the core language sequences of introductory German, emphasizing grammatical exactness to advance communication. Students who have already completed GERM 201 may enroll in GERM 202 during this summer course abroad upon review and approval of faculty. 

Students will be immersed in Salzburg, Austria, a city which offers something of interest for all students: music, art, water sports, history, mountaineering, hiking, and a rich tradition of Roman Catholicism. This course will expose students to the culture, language, and regional accents of Germany and Austria. This immersion course in Salzburg and environs has been offered with great success for many years and has received consistently excellent reviews from students who participated.

For more information please contact the instructor directly, Dr. Christiane Staninger, at


While in Salzburg students will be housed in a centrally-located hotel where they can easily venture off to explore the city center and interactive with locals. Students are encouraged to enjoy the breakfast provided daily with many German and Austrian tourists also visiting the city to increase their language skills and enhance the immersion experience.



For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. 

Students applying for this program may qualify for the Professor Gisela Sulzmann Scholarship. Please check out the scholarship application for more details.


Students with US, Canadian, Mexican and / or European Union citizenship will not need to secure immigration documents other than a valid passport until January 2018. Please make sure you have a valid passport as well as at least 2 blank pages for stamps in your passport. If you are not a citizen of the aforementioned locations, please contact your study abroad advisor promptly to learn immigration requirements.


During this three-week USD faculty-led immersion program, students will have the opportunity to hike the dramatic Austrian terrain, experience Austrian culture and improve their German speaking skills.

Salzburg's city center boast several notable sites, including the birthplace of Mozart and the picturesque setting of the film The Sound of Music. Additional excursions to other European cities are easily accessible by train. Previous programs have included a few of the following excursions:

  • Hellbrunn Castle
  • Unterberg Mountain
  • Eagle's Nest in Germany
  • Almbachklamm River Gorge Hike

To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)