For more than 50 years students of the University of Portland had the opportunity to study for two semesters at the University’s largest studies abroad program in Salzburg, Austria. In 2014-2015 the Salzburg Program has opened two semester programs allowing students to study in Salzburg for either the fall or the spring term.
The groups joining the programs consist of students from all schools at the University of Portland (College of Arts and Sciences, Schools of Business Administration, of Education, of Engineering, and School of Nursing).
Students take core classes in Fine Arts, German, History, Human Geography, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Statistics, and Theology. The various courses, taught by local professors, are designed to help the students appreciate the cultural experience in Austria and Europe.
A variety of tours and excursions is part of the calendar throughout the academic year.
In the fall semester an intense exploration of the city of Salzburg, trips to the Salzkammergut, and four days of exploring the rich cultural and artistic heritage of Vienna provide the students with a good orientation about their host country.
The fall tour takes the students to Germany and France for one week. The cities of Ulm, Metz, Reims, Paris, and Strasbourg mark the path of this journey including the famous castles of Versailles and Fontainebleau.
In the spring semester the students are taken to Italy and Greece for three weeks where they have the opportunity to see and tour what they have been prepared for in lectures and classes. Visits include sights in Padua, Ravenna, Florence, Assisi, Rome, Monte Cassino, Pompeii, Meteora, Delphi, Athens, Mycenae, Epidauros, Nafplio, Olympia, and Venice.
Individual trips round up an profound academic studies abroad experience.

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