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*KIIS: Salzburg, Austria (Summer)
Salzburg, Austria (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Program Cost: Summer
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Program Catagory: WKU Partner Program
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Faculty/Program Leader(s):
Buzza, Scot, D'Ambrosio, Michael, Douthat-Hartinger, Yvonne, Gelbwasser, Kimberly, Van Niekerk, Johann
Colonnade Credit: Yes Class Eligibility: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Description:
Program Description:

Experience Salzburg

KIIS SalzburgSince 1990, the KIIS summer program in Salzburg, Austria has offered students a unique opportunity to study, practice, and perform music in this beautiful European city. Birthplace of Mozart and home to the world famousMozarteum, Salzburg has long been renowned as an international and historical music center.   

Salzburg is also a city of stunning architecture. Founded in the 8th Century, Salzburg displays evidence of Roman culture, the Middle Ages (notably the Festung, the largest fortress in central Europe), and wonderfully-preserved Baroque buildings. Situated on the banks of the Salzach River, nestled near the Alps, home to three universities, and filled with hospitable people, Salzburg indeed is a magical city.

The Salzburg program lasts 34 days. Both vocal and instrumental music courses are offered in English and students have the opportunity to participate in choral performances as part of their Salzburg study abroad experience. Like all visitors to Salzburg, KIIS students enjoy free entry to concerts, recitals, and masterclasses at the Mozarteum and other venues. On weekends, students may travel independently in Austria and beyond.

Please note: All courses are taught in English and are geared towards Music majors, although students from all disciplines are welcome. Students with some German language proficiency will be able to improve their speaking skills as well as their knowledge of Germanic culture through interactions with locals and explorations of Salzburg and the rest of this spectacular region.


MUS 201 Music Theory IV 
MUS 327 Music History II*
MUS 338/THEA 375 Topics: Acting for Singers/Singing for Actors
MUS 338 Topics: Form & Analysis
MUS 338 Topics: Instrumental & Choral Conducting
MUS 430 Music Literature: Mozart's Final Years
MUS 430 Music Literature: Mozart's Operas

*Fulfills Colonnade Connections: Social and Cultural credit.

For course descriptions, click here.

Please note: All courses are taught in English. Each student must take at least one three-credit hour course. However, students typically take two three-credit hour courses. The program fee is the same. All course credit will be issued by Western Kentucky University. The WKU Registrar will transfer your grades to your home institution approximately 6-8 weeks after the completion of the program. We encourage all students - long before KIIS program departure - to contact their Academic Advisor, Department Head, and/or the Study Abroad Office to determine the credit equivalencies at their home institution (that is, confirm ahead of time with your college or university how your desired KIIS courses will count towards your major and/or overall degree requirements). Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. 


In Salzburg, students stay at the Eduard Heinrich Haus near the center of the city. This spacious facility is nestled in a quiet area near the Salzach river. Students are housed 3-5 to a room and have breakfast and lunch in the on-site dining room. A snack bar is also on-site where you can purchase pizza, soft drinks, and snacks. All classrooms are on the lower level of the Haus. 

There is a large veranda, where students can talk, study, play chess, ping pong, or badminton. The Haus also has a laundry room where students can do their laundry for a slight charge. Every participant receives a bus pass for unlimited travel throughout Salzburg. The center of the city about 5 minutes away by bus and 20 minutes by foot. The Haus is a smoke-free facility. Wifi internet is available in the Haus lobby, although it is slower and less reliable than what American students are accustomed to at home.


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