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May 04th, 2021

Salzburg Study Center: European Studies Program

USalzburg Feature
Semester Abroad
Salzburg Study Center: European Studies Program
Salzburg, Austria
Few countries could be more exciting to study in than Austria, a peaceful democracy with cultural and economic ties in both eastern and western Europe. With the Alps at your doorstep for outdoor fun and the works of Mozart, Haydn, and Strauss in the background, students can explore the history, culture, and natural beauty of this central European country. Founded in 1622, the University of Salzburg achieved great prestige and was one of the most famous universities of 17th and 18th century Europe. It is now a modern and vibrant institution. An interdisciplinary Department of International Relations and Political Science draws students from around the world to meet with faculty and each other to help solve the problems of the 21st century. Although students are encouraged to take German, faculty from this will teach classes in English exclusively for American students.

In Salzburg, the city is your campus. The University has buildings sprawled out across the entire city. While many of your classes will be held in the Unipark, others will be held all over. In between class, you can experience the traditional Austrian “Kaffeecultur” by grabbing a cup of coffee and enjoying a delicious pastry at one of the many cafés in the city.
Program Fees
Tuition, Fees, Room & Board
Standard HPU rates to be paid to HPU.
Health & Safety Plan
At the time of publishing, the rate is estimated at $325 per semester, to be paid to HPU.
Additional Expenses
Students will be responsible for all travel, immigration, and personal and other expenses.
Salzburg Study Center: European Studies Program
Salzburg, Austria
Applications are due during the spring semester prior to the study abroad term.
Fall Semester Study Abroad:
- September through December
- Application Deadline: March 1

Spring Semester Study Abroad:
- January through April
- Application Deadline: May 1
2.75 GPA & Sophomore Status
Office of Global Education, Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Academic Information
Students have the opportunity to enroll in 5 courses taught in English or German.

Although proficiency in the German language is not mandatory, AIFS strongly recommends that students take it while studying in Salzburg so they can truly make the most of their time in Austria and fully immerse themselves in Austrian life. A placement exam upon arrival determines appropriate levels. Students are advised to gain pre-approval for several different levels of German from their academic advisor in the U.S. to ensure that they receive credit for the course that they test into after arriving in Salzburg. Each course is divided into grammar, conversation, vocabulary, and culture with regular tests, a mid-term and final exam.

Courses taught in English are suited best for students studying international relations, but a handful of courses in the humanities are often available.

To view the course selection, visit the University of Salzburg course catalog. For more information about life at the university, go to the University of Salzburg website.
Credits Information
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.