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.
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.