German language, European history, culture, art and politics are the primary focus of the Austria study abroad program, based in Salzburg. A favorite in the European treasure chest of urban gems, Salzburg claims a rich and well-preserved history mixed with a modern urban lifestyle. The CSB/SJU Salzburg program takes advantage of that setting as a conduit for real-life learning and understanding.

Program Highlights

  • Salzburg is small enough to easily navigate on foot, yet large enough to offer a wide array of opportunities. 
  • Salzburg is the birthplace of Mozart and has been home to many famous musicians and artists. This artistic culture is prevalent throughout the area. The hills are alive...
  • The University of Salzburg serves more than 14,000 students who bring to Salzburg a wide variety of activities.
  • No previous German Language experience required!


German language instruction is an integral part of the academic program in Salzburg. In addition to German language and grammar, courses taught in English in art history, political science and philosophy are offered. All courses are offered to only CSB/SJU students.

For a complete list of classes refer to page 2 of the Austria Brochure.


Participants live in student dormitories with other international students. These two person rooms offer a private bathroom and basic amenities, including internet. Kitchen facilities are located in the shared common space. Students also have access to lounges and music rehearsal rooms.

Program Dates

The approximate program dates for Austria are early September through mid-December.

Financial Considerations

For more information on the Program Fees for this program, please refer to the Austria program brochure. Another great resource is the Financing your Experience brochure. This brochure includes estimates of what past participants spent on this program, along with information regarding scholarships and financial aid for study abroad. 

See which Scholarships you may qualify for with participating on this program. 

Please note: To obtain the required visa to study on this program you will need to travel to an Austrian Consulate in the US for visa processing (most commonly, Chicago). This is not included in your program fee. Further information about dates and process will be provided by CGE after your acceptance to the program.

Explore Further

Fall 2020 Program Director: Madhu Mitra, English

Program Advisor: Nicole Clements, Center for Global Education