Salzburg, Austria: Fall Semester 2018
The best aspect of the Salzburg program was… “the fact that it allowed me to study while being immersed in another culture and still be on track to graduate with an engineering degree in 4 years. Also, schnitzel day at the AG.”
- Jonathan Simpson
Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2016
Students take 16 credit hours from courses listed below:
-PHL 220 (core class) (prerequisite: PHL 150)
-THE 205 (core class) (prerequisite: THE 105)
-German (101, 201, 301, or 391) (no prior German required, mandatory)
-Music (1 credit) (mandatory, unless GRM 391 is taken)
-ENG 112 (core class)
-POL 270 (core class for either social science or history)
-FA 203 (core class) (mandatory)
Note: Nursing students have preference for the fall-only program in Salzburg.
Located on the Western border of Austria, Salzburg is centrally located: only two hours from Munich, Germany, and three hours from Vienna. Just south of the Austrian and Bavarian Alps, Salzburg retains a fairytale-like atmosphere with its beautiful Baroque buildings and stunning white fortress, the Festung Hohensalzburg, overlooking the city. Culturally significant as the birthplace of Mozart, the setting for the Sound of Music, and its charming Altstadt (Old Town), which has been declared a UNESCO World heritage area, Salzburg offers multiple opportunities for cultural enrichment.
This program is centered on courses in art history (3 credits) and music (one credit). The city of Salzburg is the birthplace of Mozart and home to the world famous Salzburg Music Festival. Two tours are given, one through Vienna and the other through Paris. All students study German language as part of the program, with frequent opportunities for practice including conversation classes and local excursions. Students can satisfy core course requirements in fine arts, history, theology, philosophy, literature, or political science. Where appropriate, the courses are linked to the fall tour and to local Austrian resources. Faculty members are Austrian but courses are taught in English.
The cost of the program includes tuition, room and board, insurance, and the fall tour. It does not include airfare to Europe or independent student travel. Students have either meals provided or a meal allowance for all days of the program. Institutional financial aid from UP does apply.
The University of Portland Center is a fifteen-minute walk from the center of downtown Salzburg. Meals are provided: students receive meals or a meal allowance. Students will live in a UP residence hall that has mostly double rooms with private baths. The classroom, library, computer facilities, and common room are also attached to the spacious center. The compact campus is located in a residential neighborhood, only a ten-minute walk from the Salzburg railway station, with easy access to a large supermarket and many local shops.
This program is eligible for State, Federal, Private and UP Financial Aid. For more financial aid information visit: