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Pathway Programs

Salzburg College offers a variety of Pathway Programs to support participants in their transition. Our Pathway Programs are designed to help international students and expatriates build the skills, knowledge, and qualifications that they will need.

Salzburg College offers the following Pathway Programs:

Expat Bridge Program

The Program
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.

The Highlights:
- 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

Eligibility
Highschool Diploma or equivalent; 18 Years of age at program start, English level B1 (European Language Framework)

Program Cost (per semester)
Tuition: EUR 4,500
Austrian Health & Liability Insurance EUR 292 per semester (optional)
Language Proficiency Test: EUR 100-200 (depending on the test center)

The tuition includes courses, course related excursions, a day trip to Bavaria, a 3-day trip to Vienna, various other day trips and local excursions.

College Preparation Program

The Salzburg College College Preparation Program combines intensive study of English with preparation for successful study at American colleges and universities. Participants experience an integrated 2-semester program focused on instruction in English language and Western culture proficiency, university study skills and academic writing, and content-based course work typical of an American university classroom. Upon successful completion students are guaranteed an easy transfer to Salzburg College’s School of Record, Seminole State College of Florida.

The first semester is focused on intensive English as a Second Language Studies as well as Cultural Studies. At the end of the first semester students take the TOEFL exam. During the second semester students are either prepared to take the SAT exam or may, if qualified, complete their first semester of university courses at Salzburg College.

 

Program Highlights

  • 2-semester condensed program
  • Intensive English Language (TOEFL) and College (SAT) Preparation Courses with native speakers
  • Option to complete first university courses (already part of university education) for those students that qualify
  • Cultural training and placement with American students in host families or student dormitory
  • Support in transferring to Seminole State College or into one of Salzburg College’s new bachelor programs
  • Support in getting the Goa Kao/DSE or equivalent verified by WES
  • Opportunity to take Private Music lessons and Studio Art classes

 

Courses

  • 4 semester-long courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction
  • 1 semester-long course in Western Culture (can be taken for college credit instead of SAT preparation course)
  • 1 semester-long course in SAT preparation
  • 1-2 semester courses in Studio Art
  • 1-2 semester courses in Private Music Instrument Instruction (at extra cost)

Courses of the Salzburg College College Preparation Program take place Monday through Friday for a total of 15-21 hours per week. The full-time program consists of 4 courses per semester based on standard U.S. university class meeting times. Participants will automatically be registered for the first four mandatory courses during the first semester.

 

Excursions

A variety of local excursions constitute an integral part of the Western Culture program. The 3-day excursion to Vienna, Austria's historical capital, will provide a broad range of experiences related to history, art, music, and modern life.


Housing

To maximize cultural involvement, students live either in Austrian families with an American student or share a room in an Austrian student dormitory with an American student. Breakfast and dinner are included. Family accommodations are reserved for students up to the age of 26. Weekday lunches are provided by Salzburg College when in session. No housing is available during Christmas break, before the program commences or after the program has ended.

 

Automatic Transfer to Seminole State College

Students enrolled in the Salzburg College College Preparation Program will, upon successful completion, be automatically admitted into Seminole State College in Orlando, Florida, USA.

 

Once enrolled at Seminole State College students have 4 options:

  • Complete an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Salzburg College/Seminole State College with guaranteed admission to the University of Central Florida through the DirectConnect to UCF Program. Limited and restricted-access programs may require an additional admissions process.
  • Complete an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Seminole State College and transfer to another college or university of their choice. Students are encouraged to contact other colleges or universities of their choice early on to learn about the transfer requirements. Requirements may include, but are not limited to: specific courses, GPA, limited access and foreign language. Some programs also require you to submit an additional application 6-12 months before enrolling.
  • Complete the following degree awarded by Seminole State College at Salzburg College:

     B.S. Business and Information Management

  • Complete one of the available Bachelor’s degrees at Seminole State College in Florida:

     B.S. Business and Information Management

     B.S. Construction

     B.S. Engineering Technology

     B.S. Health Sciences

     B.S. Information Systems Technology

     B.A.S. Interior Design

 

Eligibility

Highschool Diploma or equivalent

18 Years of age at program start

 

Program Cost (per semester)

Tuition:                                                EUR 6.000

Room & Board:                                   EUR 3.048

Austrian Health & Liability Insurance  EUR 292 per semester (mandatory)

TOEFL Test:                                        EUR 300

SAT Test:                                             USD 100-200 (depending on the test center)

Private Music Instrument Instruction:  EUR 700 per semester (12 units)

 

The tuition includes courses, course related excursions, a day trips to Bavaria (no meals other than breakfast), one 3-day trip to Vienna (no meals other than breakfast), various day trips and local excursions.

Room & Board includes housing and some meals. Cost does not include health/travel insurance, transportation, passport and visa application fees. Additional cost on behalf of international agencies may apply.

University Preparation Program

The Salzburg College University Preparation Program combines intensive study of German with preparation for successful study at an Austrian university. Participants experience an integrated 2-semester program focused on instruction in German language and Western culture proficiency, university study skills and academic writing, and content-based course work focused on the desired academic discipline.
The first semester is focused on intensive German as a Second Language Studies as well as Cultural Studies. At the end of the first semester students take the A2 level German language proficiency exam. During the second semester students are either prepared to take the B2 level German language proficiency exam or may, if qualified, complete course work in preparation of any mandatory entrance exam or their first semester of university courses at the desired Austrian university.

Program Highlights

  • 2-semester condensed program
  • Intensive German Language Preparation Courses with native speakers
  • Option to complete first university courses for those students that qualify
  • Cultural training and placement with Austrian families or student dormitory
  • Support in transferring to an Austria university
  • Support in getting the Goa Kao/DSE or equivalent verified
  • Opportunity to take Private Music lessons and Studio Art classes

Courses

  • 4 semester-long courses in German as a Second Language instruction
  • 1 semester-long course in Western Culture (can be taken for college credit instead of SAT preparation course)
  • 1-2 semester courses in Studio Art
  • 1-2 semester courses in Private Music Instrument Instruction (at extra cost)

Courses of the Salzburg College University Preparation Program take place Monday through Friday for a total of 15-21 hours per week. The full-time program consists of 4 courses per semester based on standard U.S. university class meeting times. Participants will automatically be registered for the first four mandatory courses during the first semester.

Excursions
A variety of local excursions constitute an integral part of the Western Culture program. The 3-day excursion to Vienna, Austria's historical capital, will provide a broad range of experiences related to history, art, music, and modern life.

Housing
To maximize cultural involvement, students live either in Austrian families or share a room in an Austrian student dormitory with an American student. Breakfast and dinner are included. Family accommodations are reserved for students up to the age of 26. Weekday lunches are provided by Salzburg College when in session. No housing is available during Christmas break, before the program commences or after the program has ended.

Eligibility
Highschool Diploma or equivalent
18 Years of age at program start

Program Cost (per semester)

Tuition:                                                EUR 6.000

Room & Board:                                   EUR 3.048

Austrian Health & Liability Insurance  EUR 292 per semester (mandatory)

TOEFL Test:                                        EUR 300

SAT Test:                                             USD 100-200 (depending on the test center)

Private Music Instrument Instruction:  EUR 700 per semester (12 units)

The tuition includes courses, course related excursions, a day trips to Bavaria (no meals other than breakfast), one 3-day trip to Vienna (no meals other than breakfast), various day trips and local excursions.

Room & Board includes housing and some meals. Cost does not include health/travel insurance, transportation, passport and visa application fees. Additional cost on behalf of international agencies may apply.

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