BGSU'S Undergraduate Program at the University of Salzburg

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two students walk home from the University


The City of Salzburg

With about 140,000 inhabitants, Salzburg is large enough to have an urban feeling, but small enough to be manageable and safe. The old part of the city, nestled on the Salzach River amid rocky hills, coexists with a modern world of shopping centers and apartment buildings. To learn more about Salzburg, please visit the Salzburg GMBH website for further information in English (click here for the German version).

For a sense of what's going on in the program, visit the AYA Austria blog

Check out a Salzburg Live Webcam!
A view from the Museum of Modern Art


You will live in one of the Austrian student residence halls, which remain open during the holiday periods and the semester break. The Austrian residence halls are not run by the university, but by various social organizations and are located throughout the city.


If you choose the meal plan, you will get a weekly food allowance (we anticipate 75 Euro in 2009-2010) to cover your meals. If you do not choose the meal plan, you will manage your own food budget. Whatever you choose, you can eat where you like (cook in the residence hall, visit the university cafeterias or local restaurants). Most of our participants have enjoyed the independence this gives them and have preferred it to the typical U.S. residence hall food arrangements.

Think you are ready for Salzburg?
Try taking our Salzburg quiz!
If you are leaving for Salzburg soon, have already been there, or are just interested in learning more about Salzburg, then you should try taking our Salzburg trivia quiz! From Mozart to Red Bull, this quiz will test your knowledge in various aspects of Austrian history, language, and culture!

Leaving soon for Salzburg?
Check out our "Salzburg Survival Guide" page!
We recommend that all students leaving for Salzburg take the GERM 300 course offered at BGSU. It deals with living abroad (possibly for the first time), living in Salzburg, and tips to help you all along the way. For all of those who can't attend this course (graduate students, students from other colleges, etc.) we have a Salzburg Survival Guide!

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