Salzburg College

Salzburg College is an institution of higher education located in Salzburg, Austria. It is the mission of Salzburg College to provide international education programs in the American academic tradition of the liberal arts.

Educational Philosophy

At Salzburg College classroom work, field study, workplace experience and academic travel complement one another. Students are encouraged to make their personal experiences part of their academic studies. Social and experiential learning constitutes a major part of all Salzburg College programs.

All classes are taught in English, mostly by European professors, and students receive regular US credit for their academic work. Students study at Salzburg College for a semester, a summer session or a full academic program.

Student Profile

For over forty years Salzburg College has been welcoming students from all over the world, primarily from the United States of America. Students from over 500 different colleges and universities around the globe have participated in one of the Salzburg College programs.

Institutional Affiliations

Salzburg College is affiliated with over 150 colleges and universities throughout the United States through direct and indirect partnerships. Independent students from around the globe wanting to enroll in one of the Salzburg College programs for transferable US American credit may do so by applying through our US school of record, Northern Illinois University.

Academic Partner in Salzburg: The Intercultural College

As of 2013 Salzburg College has been collaborating with the Intercultural College of the University of Salzburg on a graduate Diploma and M.A. program. The Intercultural College was founded by an ambitious and passionate group of academics from the University of Salzburg and other European universities who share the vision of creating and utilizing intercultural synergies and fostering integration by maintaining and respecting cultural diversity. It is their mission to foster competence to encourage a more diverse society.

At the Intercultural College, state-of-the-art research and solution finding are combined with academic programs tailored to educate future experts in intercultural competence. Next to the Master in Intercultural Studies (German and English) and the Diploma in Intercultural Competence (German and English) the Intercultural College also offers tailored workshops through their Intercultural Academy.

History & Mission

Salzburg College follows the vision of making international education programs in Salzburg a personalized, intercultural immersion and growth experience by offering a setting for an open exchange of ideas and culture.

Mission/Vision

Salzburg College follows the vision of making international education programs in Salzburg a personalized, intercultural immersion and growth experience by offering a setting for an open exchange of ideas and culture.

Salzburg College facilitates intercultural learning not just on an academic, but on a personal and professional level as well, by encouraging its students to understand and utilize cultural diversity through competence.

Salzburg College aims at teaching students to think critically in a global world gaining academic as well as professional skills and skills for life. Academic excellence is our prerequisite.

History

Salzburg College was founded as a study abroad program for Illinois State University and Northern Illinois University by Dr. Ina Stegen in 1970 and started out with a classical European Studies Program of liberal arts courses.

In 1975 a Photography and Studio Art program was added to the existing courses.

Around 1985 two new areas of study - Business and Communication - expanded the curriculum. Soon thereafter, international internships were introduced to allow an even greater immersion into the Austrian-European culture.

2013 marked a new milestone for Salzburg College with the decision to collaborate with the Intercultural College of the University of Salzburg in offering its first degree programs in the field of Intercultural Studies.

As of 2014/15 Salzburg College will also be offering its first full B.A. program on site in Salzburg.

Programs taught in:
  • German
  • English
Address
Bergstraße,12
5020 Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria