Program Information
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Spring 2024: Salzburg, Austria
March 01, 2024 - June 30, 2024 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

photo courtesy of Bowling Green State University
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
11/08/2023 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Program Notes
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.

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
All applicants must have a valid passport by program's deadline.

Students will simultaneously apply to the program through this application for UD and the BGSU application. Steps for applying to BGSU's program can be found at the bottom of this page in a pdf titled 'BGSU Salzburg application instructions'. Built into the BGSU study abroad application is the home university approval form. It is your responsibility to submit this form to Prof. Busch and Prof. Riehl.

Accepted students are required to attend mandatory Pre-Departure Orientations led by BGSU. Students will also receive onboarding instructions from Dr. Guntersdorfer.

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 355/455 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). All students are required to stay in program sponsored housing, independent housing arrangements are not allowed by UD or the program partners.

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.
Note: Courses listed below are currently under review. All students will work with the UD faculty director to finalize their UD approved schedule.

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.

All students will be enrolled in GERM 3200 Study Abroad Orientation. Per the provider: This course is just an orientation session. Students are required to come to the weekly meeting about the trips and organizational issues.
GRMN 355: Special Topics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: GERM 3130–German Literature in Context (Deutsche Romantik, Holocaust in Literatur und Film with trips to Auschwitz and Berlin)
Explores an area of special interest in German literature or culture studies. See for topics.
Prerequisite: Any two 200-level German courses.
Restrictions: May be repeated for credit three times when topics vary.
GRMN 355-071: Special Topics: German Language Workshop (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: GERM 3200 Perfect German: Preparation for Zertifikat Deutsch B2 and C1
Explores an area of special interest in German literature or culture studies. See for topics.
Prerequisite: Any two 200-level German courses.
Restrictions: May be repeated for credit three times when topics vary.
GRMN 455: Selected Authors, Works and Themes (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: GERM 4700 Intercultural Communication 2
Works of one or more outstanding authors or a special theme.
Prerequisite: Two 300-level German courses, one of which may be taken concurrently with the 400-level course.
Restrictions: May be repeated for credit three times when topics vary.
HIST 339-079: Topics in European History (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIST 3770: History of Central Europe since 1914
Explores the political, social, cultural, and economic history of Europe, with a focus or theme that touches on one or more countries. When taught in Salzburg, the course focuses on the history of Central Europe from World War I to the present, as well as political, social, economic and cultural developments.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
UNIV 373-023: 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 Zoom.

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 Spring 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 mid-October.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • 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$7,020.00$18,840.00
Estimated Program Fee$2,250.00$2,250.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$9,270.00$21,090.00
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 onSeptember 23, 2023
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 29, 2023
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*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.
Iris Busch
Faculty Director
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Ivett Guntersdorfer
Ester Riehl
Faculty Director
216 Jastak-Burgess Hall
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Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.