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Fall 2017: Salzburg, Austria
September 29, 2017 - January 31, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

photo courtesy of Bowling Green State University
Meetings
Interest Meetings:
10/27/2016 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMElliott Hall conference room
10/28/2016 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMElliott Hall conference room
02/20/2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMIGS conference room, 213 Clayton Hall
02/28/2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMIGS conference room, 213 Clayton Hall
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
04/12/2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PMIGS conference room, 213 Clayton Hall
05/08/2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PMIGS conference room, 213 Clayton Hall
Program Notes
If you cannot attend an interest meeting, download and read the power point found at the bottom of this page.
Program Description
Study in Salzburg, home to Mozart and also called the “German Rome” due to its many baroque churches. With about 140,000 inhabitants, Salzburg is large enough to have an urban feeling, but small enough to be manageable and safe. The old part of the city, nestled on the Salzach River amid rocky hills, coexists with a modern world of shopping centers and apartment buildings. Hohensalzburg Fortress, built in 1077, looms above the narrow, cobblestone streets from its mountain perch, overlooking centuries of architecture and history.

The well-established Salzburg semester program is administered by Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio, in partnership with the University of Delaware. A BGSU faculty member and an Austrian resident director will serve as the local program administrators and attend to any difficulties that may arise. The program is headquartered at the University of Salzburg, where courses are taught in German by local instructors who are sensitive to the challenges students face when learning a variety of subjects in German for the first time. Graduate assistants who are studying for a master’s degree at BGSU provide additional help in small-group tutorials. Most courses are offered specifically for students on the program, although German language courses may be part of the University of Salzburg’s Deutsch als Fremdsprache (German as a Foreign Language) program, where students will learn German with other international students. With the approval of the director, advanced students may be permitted to enroll in one regular University of Salzburg course in lieu of one of the program courses.

Students will be housed in one of the Austrian student residence halls, which remain open during the holiday periods and the semester break. The Austrian residence halls are not run by the university, but rather by various social organizations, and are located throughout the city. Although there are no guarantees, every attempt will be made to pair students with a German-speaking roommate if this is their request. As iternet bandwidth in the residence halls may be limited, students may want to consider purchasing their own wireless router.

Experiential Learning
Semester-long study abroad programs may offer opportunities for more immersive experiences such as internships or community service engagement. This program includes a 3-credit graded practicum with a local business or organization (listed as GRMN 355 below) under the supervision of the BGSU faculty director. Possible placements may include a farm, bakery, kindergarten, school, university international programs office, church youth organization, refugee shelter, and others. Placements are dependent on students' German language skills and are not guaranteed.

The Program Fee covers housing, all program-related events and excursions, and a weekly meal allowance distributed by the program director.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare or ground transportation to meet the group in Salzburg, nor does it cover the required student visa (approximate cost $150 USD). The program officially begins when students arrive in Salzburg. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. After acceptance students will be provided instructions on when to arrive in Salzburg on the program's start-date and how to reach their accommodations.

The Institute for Global Studies cooperates with the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures on the administration of this program.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 12 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
All courses are taught in German. All students must enroll in GRMN 307 and either GRMN 306 or 406, as well as 2-3 other courses. All students participating in the Salzburg program must discuss their course choices in advance with a member of the UD German faculty and receive approval.  Students pursuing the German Studies minor must enroll in 15 credits. 
ARTH 239-070: Art and Architecture of Europe (3 credits)
Primary focus on painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe from the Romanesque to the Modern eras, with specific emphasis on Austria. Specific topics to be determined.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
GEOG 309: Geography of Central and Western Europe (3 credits)
Environments, cultures, utilization of resources, problems of development and future opportunities in central and western European countries. Field trips to see geographic features (alpine landscapes) specific to Austria.
GRMN 306: Practical Oral/Written Expression (3 credits)
Strengthens grammar and vocabulary skills in preparation for advanced courses. Class exercises include oral exposes, discussion of articles and videos, textual analysis and compositions.
Prerequisite: Any two 200-level German courses.
Restrictions: Taught abroad only.
GRMN 307: Contemporary Austria (3 credits)
An introduction to contemporary Austria, its people, their way of life and the issues confronting them.
Prerequisite: Any two 200-level German courses.
Restrictions: Taught abroad only.
GRMN 355-071: Special Topics: German Language Workshop (3 credits)
Continued development of German language skills such as conversation, writing, and vocabulary.
GRMN 355-070: Special Topics: German Literature or Cultural Studies (3 credits)
Explores an area of special interest in German literature on culture studies. The subject matter varies depending on the course instructor.
Prerequisite: Any two 200-level German courses.
Restrictions: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
GRMN 355-072: Special Topics: Practicum in Austria (3 credits)
This course is the graded, academic component of a practicum experience at a local business or other organization.
Prerequisite: German fluency commensurate with the demands of the placement.
GRMN 406: Advanced German Language (3 credits)
Grammatical structure and stylistics with special attention given to technical vocabulary and discourse, e.g., business, law, science and agriculture.
Prerequisite: Any 300-level German course.
Restrictions: Taught abroad only.
GRMN 455: Selected Authors, Works, and Themes: Practicum in Austria (3 credits)
This course is the graded, academic component of a practicum experience at a local business or other organization.
Prerequisite: German fluency commensurate with the demands of the placement.
UNIV 373-020: Study Abroad - Salzburg FLLT (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience and are required to complete a brief post-program assessment of these changes.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Requirements
The Semester in Salzburg is designed for sophomores, juniors, and seniors, regardless of major, who have completed at least two courses beyond the intermediate level taught in German, or the equivalent, prior to departure. A thorough working knowledge of German is essential, and a minimum 2.8 grade point average (on a 4.00 scale) is required. Full-time enrollment status (12 or more credits) during the program is also required.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
Costs
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Fall Semester
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,200.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in early April.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early August.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$5,935.00$15,930.00
Final Program Fee$5,500.00$5,500.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$11,435.00$21,430.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00
Scholarships
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onMarch 10, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMarch 23, 2017
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *early April
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly August
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Contacts
Lisa Chieffo
Associate Director
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716
302-831-2852
302-831-6042
lchieffo@udel.edu
File Downloads
interest meeting ppt
BGSU-UD course equivalencies

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.




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