The UP Salzburg programs offer classes in Fine Arts, German, History, Human Geography, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Statistics, and Theology. The courses are designed to help students to appreciate the cultural experience of their stay in Austria and Europe and fit their core curriculum at the University of Portland. Every student is required to take 16 credit hours each term. Class attendance is obligatory.
Students are expected to live up to the academic standards of the University of Portland by being alert, attentive and diligent. A variety of trips, tours, and excursions in and around Salzburg, Austria and Europe are part of the academic programs.