Salzburg, Austria: Spring Semester 2020
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
FA 304: Development of Arts in Europe (3 credits)
-German (102, 202, 312, or 391)
-2 Engineering courses (6 credits)
Additional courses (choose two of the following 3-credit courses in consultation with Engineering advisers):
-MTH 161: Elementary Statistics
-PHL 391: Metaphysics
-THE 391: Christian Thought in Modern Europe
-MUS 304 - Developmental Music in Europe
-GEO 391: Human Geography of Central Europe
-HST 370: Early Modern Europe: 1600-1800
The Experience: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 spring program is designed for engineering students and takes place in the city of Salzburg and Wels. Salzburg is the birthplace of Mozart and home to the world famous Salzburg Music Festival.Wels is the home of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, where UP students take courses. In the spring, there is a three week spring tour, which generally includes visits to Delphi, Athens, Corinth, Pompeii, Rome, Florence, Ravenna, and Padua. Students can satisfy core course requirements in fine arts, theology, or history. Where appropriate, the courses are linked to the spring tour and to local Austrian resources. Faculty members in Salzburg and Wels are Austrian, though courses are taught in English.
Living Accommodations: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.
Financial Aid:This program is eligible for State, Federal, Private and UP Financial Aid. For more financial aid information visit:
The Priority Application deadline is October 15th, 2018. The decision deadline is February 1st, 2019.
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