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Study Abroad in
 Salzburg, Austria

Spend a Semester, Summer, January Term or Academic Year in the 'City of Mozart'.

Located along the Eastern Alps, Salzburg combines centuries of rich cultural history with striking landscapes and cutting-edge innovations in sustainability and accessibility. 

Why Study Abroad in Salzburg?

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Outdoor Adventures

With its Alpine backdrop, Salzburg is a must-see city for nature lovers no matter the season. The surrounding mountains offer hiking, serene lakes, skiing, snowboarding, paragliding and more. Plus, the network of cycling paths within the city is over 110 miles long!

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Cultural Charm

Salzburg is best known as the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for The Sound of Music. In addition to the city's rich musical history, Salzburg is a foodie's dream. Whether you walk the same cobbled paths as Mozart, sing on hilltops like Maria von Trapp or learn how to make authentic schnitzel, savor every moment of immersing yourself in Austrian culture! 

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Central Location

Did you know that Austria borders eight countries? The easily accessible Salzburg train station is your gateway to weekend adventures throughout Austria and Europe. Bucket-list destinations like Munich, Vienna, Budapest and Prague are just a few hours away by high-speed train! 

What AIFS Alums Are Saying

Post-graduation...

"It was a course that I took in Salzburg - as well as my general time abroad - that has helped me figure out what I would like to do post-graduation."

-Jane G., AIFS in Salzburg '17 

AIFS Salzburg Highlights

Get the most out of your time in Salzburg with our inclusive programs. 

Program fees include tuition, housing and a meal plan 

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Inclusive program fees guaranteed in U.S. dollars 

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On-site Resident Director and support staff 

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Guided walking tours, Austrian cooking classes, visits to castles, caves and mines, a night at the opera and more 

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Exciting excursions to the Austrian Alps and historic Vienna 

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Live in a student residence hall or an Austrian homestay

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Program fees include tuition, housing and a meal plan 

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Inclusive program fees guaranteed in U.S. dollars 

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On-site Resident Director and support staff 

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Guided walking tours, Austrian cooking classes, visits to castles, caves and mines, a night at the opera and more 

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Exciting excursions to the Austrian Alps and historic Vienna 

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Live in a student residence hall or an Austrian homestay

- Highlights based on semester programs. 

Salzburg Program Options

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Courses available in German language, Art & Architecture, History, Business & Economics, International Relations, Political Science, English, Music, Philosophy, & Sociology.

Fall & Spring Semester Programs

AIFS Global Education Center - Salzburg

Earn up to 15 credits/semester

No previous German language study required

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Courses available in German language, Music, Art, Anthropology, & Sociology.

Summer Program

AIFS Global Education Center - Salzburg

Earn up to 6 credits

No previous German language study required

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Courses available: Music in the Age of Mozart

January Term Program

AIFS Global Education Center - Salzburg

Earn 3 credits during the January Term

No previous German language study required

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Enjoy guided tours by local experts, museum visits, excursions to places of cultural interest and live performances.

Study & Travel: Music History in Germany & Austria

AIFS Global Education Center - Salzburg

Earn 3 credits

Travel to Berlin, Leipzig, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna

No previous German language study required

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Where will your Austrian Adventure take you?

Learn more about AIFS Abroad
Salzburg Program Options

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Fall/Spring Semester,
January Term, and Summer Programs Available

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Discover more about what it's like to travel, explore and study abroad in Austria.

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