Austria - Salzburg

Study abroad amidst mountains and Mozart on CSB+SJU’s longest running program! Live and study in Salzburg, Austria, a city of 150,000 residents.  Over the course of the semester you will study German language and also explore European art, history, business, culture, music, and politics through courses (taught in English), visits to local museums and historical sites, and program related excursions throughout Austria. 

Explore complete Austria-Salzburg Program details on the CSBSJU-Global Portal.


All students have the option to study German language as part of the academic program in Salzburg. In addition to German language and grammar, courses taught in English in art history, music, business, political science, and philosophy are offered. You will take courses with CSB+SJU students and other U.S. study abroad students.


  • COLG 385 - Study Abroad Seminar (4 cr) (CS, GL, EX) (REQUIRED) - Offered if Faculty-Led
  • German Language
    • GERM 111 - Beginning German I Abroad (3 cr)
    • GERM 112 - Beginning German II Abroad (3 cr)
    • GERM 211 - Intermediate German I Abroad (3 cr)
    • GERM 216 - Intermediate German II Abroad (3 cr)
    • GERM 360 - Advanced Grammar Abroad (3 cr)
  • SA 370 - Austria Pending Courses (9-12 cr).  Choose 3-4 Electives from the AIFS course list with CSB+SJU Integrations Curriculum attributes 

For course descriptions and more information, refer to the course list linked above and the CSBSJU-Global Portal. To explore study abroad course options and how they work with the Integrations Curriculum, Common Curriculum, and departmental requirements, check out our new CGE Study Abroad Course Database. 


Participants live in student dormitories with other international students. These two-person rooms offer a private bathroom, kitchen facilities, and basic amenities, including internet.

Financial Considerations

During a semester abroad, CSB+SJU students pay the same tuition as if on campus. Instead of paying for a CSB+SJU Housing and Meal Plan, all students studying abroad pay an Education Abroad Program Fee. Find Program Fee information on the CSBSJU-Global Portal

Students should plan early for a successful study abroad experience. Financial aid and scholarships may be available to help with the program costs, but must be searched out well in advance.

Please note: To obtain the required visa to study on this program you will need to travel to a VFS Visa Application Center in the U.S. for visa processing (most commonly, Chicago). This is not included in your program fee. Further information about dates and processes will be provided by CGE after your acceptance to the program.

Explore Further

Fall 2023 Program Director Information

Br. Dennis Beach, OSB, is a longtime member of the Philosophy Department, works in the first-year dorms at SJU, and before that, taught high school English for ten years. He is fluent in Spanish, German, (and English!), and has a smattering of Ancient Greek and (modern) French. Br. Dennis has directed CSB+SJU study abroad programs in Guatemala, Nicaragua/Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Cuba, as well as a full-year study abroad program for St. John's Prep School in Melk, Austria.