University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut


AIFS: Salzburg, Austria (Third Party)

The Program
Study in the birthplace of Mozart, one of the most elegant and interesting cities in Europe. The city was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in recognition of its unique character and architecture. Located north of the Alps, Salzburg’s lush meadows, lakes and mountains call you outdoors.

The Academics

You will earn up to 15 graded UConn credits per semester upon completion of this program.

Courses are taught in English in anthropology, art history, business and economics, German language, history, international relations, literature, music, philosophy, politics and sociology.

Classes taught in German require two years of college level study or equivalent. Advanced level students may matriculate directly into University courses if they have had at least two years of college level German (Due to the University of Salzburg academic calendar, students taking these courses must stay and pay for an additional month in Salzburg.)

For a list of courses offered, click here.
In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below, go to the horizontal navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.

 Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study 304 Art/Anthro 304 3 6/30/2020
GERM 3251 German Culture and Civilization Sociology/History 312 Contemporary Austrian Culture 3 12/31/2021
HRTS 3293 Foreign Study Politics 307 Protection of Human Rights 3 6/30/2022
MUSI 1022 Introduction to Music History II 302 Music From Romantics to Present Day 3 6/30/2020
MUSI 1193 Foreign Study in Music Music 301 Music in the age of Mozart 3 6/30/2021
POLS 3993 Foreign Study 309 European Integration 3 6/30/2020
POLS 3993 Foreign Study 301 The Modern European Mind 3 6/30/2020

The Experience
Select one of two housing options – a residence hall with other students or an Austrian homestay with a local family. Housing selection must be made prior to leaving the U.S. AIFS makes every effort to accommodate students’ choices. Housing stays open during vacation at no extra charge. Full-year students are responsible for their own housing between semesters.
From Salzburg, you can easily reach the mountains, meadows and lakes of the Austrian Alps, take a weekend trip to the cafés of Vienna and the “hundred spires” of Prague, see the Blue Danube, drift through the old world charms of Budapest or cross the Alps into the medieval villages and gentle hills of Northern Italy.
Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of Austrian culture, a wealth of cultural activities and excursions are included in your program fee.
You can also take advantage of organized activities such as sports and music.

Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.
This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.
You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.
You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Salzburg, Austria
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Humanities, Arts, Business
Language of instruction: German Prior language study required: 4 semesters
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.5