Study Abroad Trip to Salzburg, Austria

Wake Tech and Salzburg College

2023 dates TBA

The two-week, faculty-led Summer session offered by Wake Tech in cooperation with Salzburg College offers an introduction to various aspects of Austrian and European music and culture. The academic coursework emphasizes the special opportunities provided by the Austrian/Salzburg setting. Course-related field experience, as well as visits to historical sites, cultural institutions and the attendance of musical events, constitute an important part of the program.

Course offerings

BUS 137 Principles of Management (3 hours)

This course provides an introductory survey of the major functions of management. Topics include the evolution of management, organizational environment and culture, ethics and corporate responsibility, strategic planning and decision making, entrepreneurship, managing human resources and leadership, as well as innovating and changing.

ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 hours)

In Principles of Accounting, students are introduced to the language of business. They will learn how to measure and record business transactions using the double-entry accounting system and communicate information to decision-makers using financial reporting. As a special addition to this study abroad course, they will be introduced to the origins and use of the double-entry system in the Middle East and Europe. Students will also learn about accepted accounting principles in Europe and how to use ratio analysis to compare the performance of European-based corporations.

Students may complete one course per session.


A variety of field trips and excursions constitute an integral part of this session’s academic program. Course-related excursions take students to various institutions and organizations throughout the region.


To maximize cultural involvement, students share a room at an Austrian student dormitory or hostel. Breakfast is included. Stores and a variety of restaurants are within easy walking distance.

Application deadline

The date hasn't been set yet. A non-refundable $500 deposit is due upon registration.


Week 1

  • Friday – Departure from U.S.
  • Saturday – Arrival in Munich or Vienna
  • Sunday – Departure for Salzburg

Week 2

  • Monday – Orientation at Salzburg College
  • Tuesday – Regular classes begin
    Historical walking tour of Salzburg
  • Saturday – Hiking tip to Ppcturesque Salzkammergut
  • Sunday – Day trip to Eagle’s Nest

Week 3

  • Monday – Excursion to Hellbrunn Palace
  • Wednesday – Apple strudel baking
  • Friday – Final exams
    Farewell celebration and concert
  • Saturday – Departure/end of program

A list of additional events will be provided with the detailed course outlines during orientation in Salzburg.

*The dates of individual events are subject to change.


The program costs $ 2,940, which includes enrollment in one course, room and meals in Salzburg and Vienna as specified, a variety of local excursions and social events and day trips to the Salzkammergut and the Eagle’s Nest.

The cost doesn't include a passport, transatlantic transportation or international health insurance. Also, additional fees on behalf of Wake Tech apply.