BGSU in Salzburg
Study in the heart of the Alps
BGSU in Salzburg is one of the most affordable study abroad programs in Europe. For more than 50 years, our partnerships with the 400-year-old University of Salzburg (PLUS) and the Mozarteum University Salzburg have given students practical and diverse course work, dedicated support networks, high levels of academic excellence, preparation for the global job market and the ability to enrich their academic experiences, all while living in a beautiful and vibrant city.
Our Academic Programs
Since 1960 University of Salzburg and Bowling Green State University have worked together in providing students with practical and diverse course work to enrich each individual students’ academic experience. We take pride in offering the most affordable study abroad program for our students.
During the summer semester students will be immersed by Austrian culture as the city comes alive throughout the spring. This beautiful setting is accompanied by locals and visitors alike who fill the streets with music, art and culture. Thank to the Salzburger Festspiele, Salzburg turns into the stage of the World during summertime.
If students opt for the option to participate in our year-long program, they have the opportunity to acquire a specialty certificate from the University of Salzburg in one of eight different subject areas.
Spend a year in Salzburg as part of the BGSU M.A. program in German! The M.A. program is a two-year program in which you spend the first year of graduate study at the University of Salzburg in Austria and the second at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. During your year in Salzburg master students can serve as tutors and start teaching supervised by the director of the AYA program.
This program provides an excellent and welcoming environment for German acquisition as well as excellent learning opportunities for students of all majors. Despite having faced many challenges along the way I have never felt more supported by a group of educators in my life and that has allowed me to grow in ways I never would have expected.
My favorite thing about this year abroad is the people I’ve met. All of us in the program get along so well and have similar interests, challenges, and goals. The director is simply amazing and has only the best in mind for each of us. This semester, I’ve read my first novel in German, almost 300 pages. I never thought I would do that in another language.
I absolutely love the program! Everyone is like a big happy family here. For holidays, we had group dinners, and all of us cooked our family favorites making it a great bonding experience! Everyone is here for each other making the experience all the better. It is a great experience all together with great people, a great program director, and a great place! I couldn't ask for a better program!
Our Partners and Collaborations
The AYA in Salzburg is constantly developing by building new interdisciplinary collaborations with different departments at BGSU, and with many colleges and universities in the USA. We are proud to provide new opportunities to serve our students´ diverse interests.
Updated: 09/26/2023 11:37AM