University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Fall 2018: Salzburg, Austria

Program Dates September 28, 2018 - January 31, 2019
This program is closed.

Program Overview If you cannot attend an interest meeting, download and read the power point found at the bottom of this page.

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. 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, international health insurance, all program-related events and excursions (typically a weekend in Vienna), 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.

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 for 18 credits.
ARTH 239-077: Art and Architecture of Europe (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 4700 Baroque Art
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
GEOG 309-070: Geography of Central and Western Europe (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: GEOG 3430 Topics in Geography: Central and Western Europe
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning
GRMN 306-070: Practical Oral/Written Expression (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Mittelstufe II Studies Abroad: Intensive Grammar MS III
GRMN 307-070: Contemporary Austria (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: GRMN 4160 Contemporary Austria
GRMN 355-071: Special Topics: German Language Workshop (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: GRMN 3200 Writing Workshop/Freies Schreiben
GRMN 355-070: Special Topics: German Literature or Cultural Studies (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: GRMN 3110 Intro to German Literature
GRMN 355-072: Special Topics: Practicum in Austria (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: GRMN 4910 Learning Through Engagement
GRMN 406-070: Advanced German Language (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Mittelstufe III Studies Abroad: Intensive Grammar MS III
GRMN 455-070: Selected Authors, Works, and Themes: Practicum in Austria (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: GRMN 4910 Learning Through Engagement
UNIV 373-020: Study Abroad - Salzburg DLLC (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$6,125.00$16,440.00
Final Program Fee$4,825.00$4,825.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account $10,950.00$21,265.00
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.

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.

*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.

Contact Information:
Lisa Chieffo
Associate Director
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716

Submit Program Application by 5pm on March 10, 2018
Recommendation also due by 5pm on March 10, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: March 22, 2018

Interest Meetings:
11/01/2017, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, IGS conference room, #213 Clayton Hall
11/02/2017, 3:30 PM - 3:30 PM, IGS conference room, #213 Clayton Hall
02/15/2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, IGS conference room, #213 Clayton Hall
02/16/2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, IGS conference room, #213 Clayton Hall

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