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 a semester program allowing students to study in Salzburg for either the fall or the spring semester.
Currently there are students attending a full year or a semester program. The groups joining the Salzburg Program consist of students from almost all the different schools at the University of Portland (College of Arts and Sciences, Schools of Business Administration, of Education, of Engineering, and School of Nursing).
The students take classes in Fine Arts, German, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Statistics, and Theology. These classes are designed to help the students appreciate the cultural experience of their stay in Austria and Europe and fit their core curriculum at the University of Portland. Class attendance is compulsory.
A variety of tours and excursions is part of the academic program in the fall and in the spring semester.
In the fall semester an intense exploration of the city of Salzburg, a trips to the Salzkammergut, and one weekend exploring the rich cultural and artistic heritage of Vienna provide the students with a good orientation about the country they will be living in.  The fall tour takes the students to Germany and France for one week (cf. academic tours).
In the spring semester the students are taken for three weeks to Italy and Greece where they have the opportunity to see and tour what they have been prepared for in lectures and classes.
Another part of the students’ Salzburg experience is to travel around Europe. Therefore, classes end on Thursdays to give them enough time to explore the neighboring countries and cities.

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