Providing a cultural transition program to expatriates and their spouses can truly help individuals/families to adapt more quickly to their new environment and reduce the risks of failure and frustration. At Salzburg College we offer a special program geared toward expatriates and their spouses looking to ease into the Austrian culture. We equip participants with relevant and appropriate strategies and tools. Participants of our Expat Bridge Program will receive instruction and guidance that will give them the confidence they need to live happily in Austria and to cope with the specific challenges of their transition.
The Expat Bridge Program at Salzburg College lasts 1 semester and is offered every fall and spring semester as well as in a condensed form in summer.
- 2 semester-long German language courses
- Course "Austrian History, Politics, Society & Culture"
- Weekly Stammtisch as a platform for exchange and enrichment
- Extensive excursion program
- US undergraduate credit available to qualifying participants
- Language of instruction: English
Highschool Diploma or equivalent; 18 Years of age at program start, English level B1 (European Language Framework)
Program Cost (per semester)
Tuition: EUR 2.750
Academic transcript Fee: EUR 275
Austrian Health & Liability Insurance EUR 292 per semester (optional)
Language Proficiency Test: EUR 100-200 (depending on the test center)
There is an extra fee for course related excursions, the day trip to Bavaria, the day trip to Vienna, and for the various other day trips and local excursions.