The Salzburg Institute Summer Program in July-August (see program website for program dates) offers students in Music, Fine Art, and the Humanities an opportunity to study some of the most significant and profound Christian composers, artists, and writers and thinkers from the Enlightenment to the present. This diverse five-week program for includes cross-cultural workshops, concerts, and numerous excursions to a wide array of cultural institutions and churches, as well as a week-long trip to Vienna.
Participants may receive up to 8 credits during the five-week program. (All credits from this program are Gordon credits, reflected on the transcript and figured into the GPA.) All students take one of the two Salzburg Institute’s 4-credit core seminars on Christian Thought and Culture. Then, students may select courses of up to 4 additional credits based upon their majors.
- SAL201 Christian Thought and Culture: From the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment (4 credits) Acquaints students with the foundations of European intellectual life from the middle ages to the enlightenment and their many manifestations in music, the arts, theology, literature and philosophy. The course includes cross-cultural workshops, concerts, guest lectures, and numerous excursions to a wide array of cultural institutions and churches, as well as a week-long trip to Vienna. (offered in even years)
- SAL202 Christian Thought and Culture: From the Enlightenment to the Present (4 credits) Acquaints students with the foundations of European intellectual life from the enlightenment to the present and their many manifestations in music, the arts, theology, literature and philosophy. The course includes cross-cultural workshops, concerts, guest lectures, and numerous excursions to a wide array of cultural institutions and churches, as well as a four-day trip to Vienna. (offered in odd years)
Students wishing to complete two summers in Salzburg have the opportunity to take both SAL201 and SAL202.
Please see the Salzburg Institute Summer Program’s Curriculum page for details on course offerings.
- Humanities students study with distinguished faculty and scholars-in-residence at the institute.
- Music majors study voice or their instrument with international artists and faculty of the world famous Mozarteum University.
- Art Majors enroll in intensive drawing, painting, or printmaking courses at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts at Salzburg’s premier landmark, the Fortress Hohensalzburg.
**Students hoping to receive Global Understanding Thematic Core credit for Salzburg must inform the GEO that they are applying for this program by March 15, so that they can:
- Participate in the APRIL COR210 New Perspectives in Global Understanding 1 (0-credit) Lab fees apply. Register through the GEO.
- Participate in the SEPTEMBER COR211 New Perspectives in Global Understanding 2 (0-credit) Lab fees apply. Register through the GEO.
Program costs (see webpage on credits and costs) cover tuition and program costs following:
- Tuition for up to 8 credits
- Program-sponsored museum visits, dinners, local excursions, and tours
- Excursion in Vienna (1 week)
- Breakfast in Vienna (applicant is responsible for lunch and dinner)
- One-week public transportation pass in Vienna
- Accommodation in Vienna (1 week)
- Transportation from Vienna to Salzburg
- Salzburg accommodations (4 weeks)
- Breakfast and Lunch in Salzburg
- 4-week public transportation pass in Salzburg
Please note airfare is not included.
APPLICATION: DUE MARCH 15, 2015
For eligibility students must:
- Applicants must have a valid passport prior to the program start date.
- International students must have a valid visa for Austria.
- Applicants must be in good academic standing at their current undergraduate institution.
- Applicants must have at least a 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
- Applicants must be in good health.
For application details, costs and procedures, please go to the Summer Program’s online application. All applicants must complete and upload the following application components:
All materials due BY March 15.
For further information contact:
The Global Education Office
P 978 867 4399
Prof. Gregor Thuswaldner
Associate Professor of German and Linguistics; Fellow, Center for Faith and Inquiry
P 978 867 4350