Study Abroad and Intern in Austria!
Offered All Summer Terms
Welcome to the city of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Salzburg Festival, and the magnificent historic buildings that dominate Salzburg's unique cityscape. The UF in Salzburg, Business Internship program allows students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Alpine beauty of this historic city. On the program, students take courses, including a German crash course and then spend 6 weeks working for an Austrian firm. Students live in Austrian homes allowing them to improve their German language skills, but most importantly learning the customs, culture and cuisine from Salzburg residents.
The City: Salzburg, Austria
To study in Salzburg is to delve into a world of beauty, a magnificent past, and an exciting present. Located in the "heart of Europe" on the Austrian-German border, Salzburg is easily accessed from all directions. The harmony between the architecture and the landscape with its mountains and lakes captivates everyone by providing an unparalleled atmosphere; the surrounding picturesque Alps were the backdrop to The Sound of Music after all! The Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is rich in baroque architecture and European history. Salzburg is a vibrant cultural center with concerts and festivals for its visitors and 150,000 inhabitants. No matter how you encounter this world-famous city for the first time, it will always be a very special experience.
The School: Salzburg College
In the heart of the Old Town, Salzburg College is surrounded by a historic city gate and Baroque church on the Salzach River. The Salzburg University Library, Mozart archives, and local pastry shops are all within walking distance of the Salzburg College study center. The main public bus stop is nearby, allowing students to make the city of Salzburg their campus.
"This is undoubtedly different from the typical study abroad experience, since in these weeks I no longer felt like a visitor but rather a resident of Salzburg. I had a regular routine, new Austrian friends, and was biking around and enjoying the outdoors (weather permitting) just like the locals do. This is truly unique, because the 6 week programs usually provide you with little time to feel like you are immersed in the country's culture. The combination of my constant interaction with Austrian residents and free time to explore what I wanted was simply amazing."
- Josie Oria, International Center for New Media Internship Summer 2011
"My experience at Puma has changed my life. I can honestly say this because I am leaving with a clearer path of what I want to do and I have a strong sense of accomplishment. I feel that I was very lucky to have such a diverse and open office. On my last day I realized how valued I was and how much I would truly miss my daily projects and coworkers."
– Sarah Keator, Puma Internship Summer 2011
Earn 9 Credit Hours
Enroll in two courses:
- Politics and Economics of the European Union (3)
- German (3)
- International Business Internship (3)
Students are also expected to attend weekly lectures in “Understanding Austria” course and participate in weekly internship meetings. After students have completed their academic courses at Salzburg College, students will continue the International Business Internship course lasting six weeks.
May 12 - June 21: Study Abroad
May 12 - August 1: Study Abroad + Internships
August 1: Program ends
- A minimum 3.0 GPA
- Must have basic computer literacy
- Must have previous professional work or internship experience
- Must submit a 1-2 page letter of motivation
- Completion of "Understanding Austria" course
- Experience Austrian culture in the classroom, workplace, homestay, and travels
- Further knowledge in a specific field, discover new challenges, and acquire problem solving strategies under professional supervision
- Apply Florida Prepaid & other financial aid to program cost
Summer: March 1
Program applications are located on the UF International Center website. Students are not accepted into the program until they submit their application and deposit to the UF International Center. Please note that the program operates on a first-come-first-serve basis and may reach full capacity prior to the application deadline.
Students will be placed in an Austrian company that operates internationally. Internships are arranged in Salzburg or other towns in its vicinity.
Internship fields include:
- Accounting & Finance
- General Management
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Marketing & PR
- Office Administration
Companies where Salzburg College students have been placed for business internships in the past:
- Bank Austria
- BMW Austria
- Europark Shopping Center
- European Health Forum Gastein
- International Center for New Media
- International Fistball Association
- Johnson & Johnson
- McArthurGlen Group Designer Outlet
- Museum der Moderne - Museum of Modern Art
- Panorama Tours
- Raiffeisen Leasing
- Reed Messe - Exhibition Center
- Salzburger Festspiele - Salzburg Festival
- Schneiders Clothing
- Tourism Association Salzburg Old Town
- University of Applied Sciences Salzburg
- Verbund Wien
Terms of Agreement
Students assume full responsibility for the cost of the program by April 1.
Students on the participant list as of April 1 become financially obligated. Only in extreme circumstances (e.g., serious personal injury, family emergency, etc.) will a student be allowed to petition to remove him/herself from the list of participants prior to the start of the program. Petitions will be reviewed by the Director of the School of Business.
Estimated Program Fee
Summer 2015: $8,487.00
Program fees cover 9 credit hours, internship placement, housing, breakfast and dinner every day, lunch while school is in session (not during internships), 4-day Munich and 4-day Vienna field trips, special events as listed in the program schedule, international insurance and MEDEX emergency assistance. Cost for round-trip airfare is additional.
UF Students may apply Prepaid and other scholarship toward program expenses. Online applications for summer scholarships administered by the UFIC are available. For supplemental application for housing accommodations and internship, please contact program director, Mutlu Citim-Kepic via email (mcitim at arts.ufl.edu).
Students are housed in Austrian homes with Austrian families (one or two students per home). The homestay provides a great opportunity to learn about Austrian culture from an "insider" perspective. Breakfast and dinner are provided by the host family. Lunch is served at Salzburg College. Most meals are included in the program fee. Dorm rooms available upon request.
The currency in Austria is the Euro.
Outside the Classroom
- UF International Center
- Passport Information
- UF in Salzburg Cost of Attendance determined by UF International Center
Call the offices below to arrange an appointment with a study abroad advisor.
School of Music
Email Mutlu Citim-Kepic (mcitim at arts.ufl.edu)
To arrange an appointment with a Heavener Study Abroad Advisor, please call 352.273.0151 or visit 301 Heavener Hall.
Heavener School of Business
301 Heavener Hall, PO Box 117160
Gainesville, Florida, 32611-7160
You may also contact an International Programs Student Ambassador to learn more about study abroad from experienced peers.