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The Salzburg College College Preparation Program (CPP) 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. 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.


  • 2-semester intensive 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 verified by WES

  • Opportunity to take Private Music lessons and Studio Art classes


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • 18 years of age as of the program start date


  • 4-semester courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction

  • 1-semester course in Western Culture (can be taken for college credit instead of SAT preparation course)

  • 1-semester course in SAT preparation

  • 1 to 2-semester courses in Studio Art

  • 1 to 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. ​


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.


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.

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