Program Information
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Fall 2022: Salzburg, Austria
October 01, 2022 - January 31, 2023 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

photo courtesy of Bowling Green State University
Interest Meetings:
02/24/2022 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM 851 9167 2989 Kenncode: 328354
Program Notes
The Center for Global Programs & Services is in the process of implementing a new study abroad database. Applications for 2023 Spring programs will be available in this new database starting in May 2022. Until then, please review the program information on this page and be prepared to apply before September 20, 2022. Please reach out to the Coordinator listed at the bottom of this page with any questions.

Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 8-11 weeks (2-3 months) to process a passport.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees and tuition.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.
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. 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. An Austrian resident director employed by BGSU 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 internet 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 offers 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, international health insurance, and all program-related events and excursions (typically a weekend in Vienna).

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 $200 USD) or any meals. 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: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware 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. 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. Maximum enrollment is 18 credits.
GEOG 309: Geography of Central and Western Europe (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: GEOG 3430 Topics in Geography: Central and Western Europe
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)
Provider Equivalent: GERM 3170 - Conversation and Composition I: Mittelstufe II
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)
Provider Equivalent: GERM 4160 Contemporary Austria
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: Special Topics: German Language Workshop (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: GERM 3200 Writing Workshop/Freies Schreiben
Continued development of German language skills such as conversation, writing, and vocabulary.
GRMN 355: Special Topics: German Literature or Cultural Studies (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: GERM 3110 Intro to German Literature
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: Special Topics: Practicum in Austria (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: GERM 4910 Learning Through Engagement
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)
Provider Equivalent: GERM 4170 - Professional German: Mittelstufe III
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)
Provider Equivalent: GERM 4910 Learning Through Engagement
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 LLCU (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
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 (typically two 200-level courses). 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 email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

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.
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 CGPS 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.
  • CGPS 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
Estimated Tuition based on current year$6,365.00$17,080.00
Estimated Program Fee$3,100.00$3,100.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$9,465.00$20,180.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
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.
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, 2022
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMarch 23, 2022
$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.
Suzanne Stanley
Study Abroad Coordinator
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716
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Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.