SALZBURG: Salzburg College

Salzburg, Austria

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  • Fall Semester - Late August - Early December
  • Spring Semester - Mid January - Late April
  • Summer 1 Semester - Mid May - Late June Salzburg College European Studies/Music Program

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - October 1
  • Summer 1 Semester - March 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (

This program in Salzburg allows students to integrate classroom study and field experience through a combination of small-class study as well as excursions, guest lectures, and interaction with local professionals in their field.


  • Semester: Students are required to take two mandatory courses: Understanding Austria and a German Language course. Students can then pick 2 other courses from a Salzburg program, listed here: Students must choose two courses from one specific program. In the interdisciplinary program, any combination of two courses is acceptable. Students enroll in 4 courses and transfer back to NU 16 credits.
  • Summer: The Summer Session at Salzburg College offers an introduction to various aspects of the Austrian and European culture. Most courses emphasize the special opportunities provided by the Salzburg setting. Field experience including visits to historical sites, to cultural and professional institutions and the attendance of musical events constitute an important part of the program. Students enroll in 2 courses for a total of 8 NU credits.

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Host University

Salzburg College is a small, private Austrian institution. It occupies a five-story 16th century town house in the heart of the Altstadt, or the Old City. The building is located on Ursulinenplatz, a small historic square found near the banks of the Salzach River, and bordered by a city gate and one of the city's famous Baroque churches. Ursulinenplatz is easily accessible by the Salzburg public bus system; commuting students use this stop to travel to their host family homes and around the city. The college library can be found on the top floor, and offers a stunning view of the city across the river. The building is also home to classrooms, offices, a lounge and dining room, music practice space, photo labs and an art studio. Students attend classes, study, and eat lunch at the college or a nearby location.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.7
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

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Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Summer 1 2015: $10,909

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,634), and International Security and Emergency Support ($275). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution.  Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.


Students generally live with host families. Assignments to Austrian homestays are made based on personal interviews after arrival in Austria. Some students will live within walking distance (fifteen minutes to half an hour) from the college; others will use the local bus or bicycles to commute. Breakfast, dinner, and most weekend meals are provided by the host families, and lunch will be provided every weekday. Other housing alternatives may be available for students who do not feel comfortable with the homestay option. Such students are encouraged to request an alternate option through the Salzburg College staff prior to arrival.


Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria, a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Salzburgs' Old Town, with its world famous baroque architecture, is one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps. The city is noted for its Alpine setting, and it is the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the mid-20th century, the city was the setting for parts of the musical and film The Sound of Music, which also features famous landmarks in Austria. With three universities, Salzburg is filled with the liveliness of a large student population, and its central location in Europe makes travel to other cities and countries convenient.