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Austria: Salzburg - Language Program (Summer)
Salzburg, Austria (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 03/04/2015 ** Rolling Admission 06/14/2015 07/03/2015
NOTE: Please note the dates listed for the program are tentative and subject to change.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students 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:
Language Requirement: 2 semesters GPA: good academic standing
Professor(s): Dr. Christiane Staninger Disciplines offered: German
Accomodations: Hotel Prerequisite(s): GERM 102
Program Advisor: Ali Droster - Tuition Remission Eligible Program: Yes
Program Type: Undergraduate
Program Description:

Salzburg Panorama

AUSTRIA: Salzburg

GERM 201 : Third Semester German 


GERM 202 : Fourth Semester German

Dr. Christiane Staninger

Summer Program, Mid-June to Early July



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.



German 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.

Students will experience 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. The class in Salzburg and environs has been offered with great success for many years and has received consistently excellent reviews from students who participated.



For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. Click on the link which corresponds to the term you plan to study abroad.



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



During this three-week USD faculty-led 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
  • Overnight Excursion to Werfenweng
  • Almbachklamm River Gorge Hike