College of Arts and Science Study Abroad

General Information and Regulations
The University encourages students to participate in a study abroad experience as an integral dimension of their liberal arts education.

Calendar
Students considering a semester of study abroad must apply through the web-based Study Abroad portal. The deadline for completing this university application is early December for both Fall and Spring programs in the subsequent academic year. Students applying to any program other than the university’s Salzburg Semester program will need to additionally apply to an approved program on the study abroad online application portal. The deadlines for secondary applications to the selected partner program occur in the spring semester preceding the academic year in which the student plans to study abroad.

Application 
University of Redlands students must apply for abroad programs through the Study Abroad online application system. Applications may be completed only for programs approved by the Office. Limited off-list programs are possible through a separate request process, which requires a formal review process. Students might not receive academic credit for any coursework completed through a program not approved by the Study Abroad Office.

Student eligibility is determined by such factors as academic and disciplinary records. Students typically process must have sophomore, junior or senior year status during the period they plan to study abroad in order to be eligible. Students with a 2.75 GPA will be eligible for the majority of approved programs while students below a 2.75 GPA will have increasingly limited options. Students with conduct holds or who are on conduct probation are ineligible to participate. Students with concerning or serious conduct history must be cleared by the Director of Community Standards and Wellbeing of the Dean of Student Life.

If a student has been approved for study abroad and is subsequently placed on academic warning/probation or is subject to official college discipline, approval for study abroad may be withdrawn. Students who voluntarily withdraw (or are required to withdraw) from a program at any stage are responsible for any unrecoverable payments made by the University to the program on behalf of the student, in addition to any applicable University tuition and fees.

All approved study abroad programs are offered to Redlands students at the current cost of standard room and board, tuition, and fees at the University of Redlands. The University, in turn, underwrites the required program expenses of tuition, room, and board. Elective program choices (e.g., field trips, course overloads, etc.) are the direct personal responsibility of the student.

All students will be automatically enrolled in mandatory international insurance coverage for the duration of their program period abroad. Students are responsible for this fee. The insurance is only waived at the discretion of the Director of Study Abroad when a partner program requires the students enroll in their insurance plan and when this coverage satisfies University coverage requirements.

As part of preparation for a semester abroad, students are responsible for arranging and paying for their own transportation to and from the study center or university. Partner programs that include transportation to the study site as part of the comprehensive program fee will be asked to bill the student directly for these charges.

Program Planning
Applicants should consider carefully how a semester abroad would complement their general education, majors, and career plans. Applicants discuss the appropriateness of individual programs and courses of study with their faculty advisors as well as with Study Abroad Office staff.

Academic results from any approved study abroad program are recorded on the student’s transcript and grades earned are computed in the student’s University of Redlands grade point average. Credit earned in these programs is applied toward graduation when the Registrar’s Office receives evidence that studies have been completed through receipt of a program transcript.

Departments determine the applicability of off-campus coursework toward the major, and the Registrar determines acceptability of coursework toward fulfillment of Liberal Arts Foundation or Liberal Arts Inquiry requirements.

To receive the complete list of study abroad policies, contact the Study Abroad office.

Study Abroad Preparation 
The university offers the following pre-departure as well as re-entry courses in order to maximize the educational, cultural and practical benefits to students that results from study abroad.

Study Abroad (SPRO)

SPRO 101 Crossing Cultures I: Pre-departure (2 Credits)

This course is designed to build intercultural skills and awareness in preparation for study abroad. Readings, assignments, and activities focus on the student’s specific destination culture as well as general strategies for a successful and meaningful cross-cultural experience.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or planned enrollment in study abroad courses for the following semester. 
Offered each semester.

SPRO 102 Crossing Cultures II: Re-entry (2 Credits)

This course is designed for students who have recently returned from study abroad. In addition to strategies for enhancing intercultural perspectives and coping with re-entry shock, students will learn how to translate study abroad experiences into a professional skill set and communicate these skills to potential employers. 
Prerequisite: A recently completed study abroad experience. 
Offered as needed.

Salzburg Semester
The Director
Sara N. Falkenstein

Since 1960, the University of Redlands has offered a unique study abroad program in Salzburg, Austria. The Salzburg Semester is characterized by a general humanities curriculum and offered in the context of group study and extensive travel opportunities. The program is available to sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduates regardless of major.

The Salzburg Semester offers a unified core of courses taught on a block system, and that supports each other and takes advantage of the richness of the local and regional location. Extended field excursions to the Balkans and to Italy enrich the insights gained from in-class lectures. A professor from the Redlands home campus spends a portion of each semester in residence in Salzburg teaching a single course.

The comprehensive fee for the Salzburg program is set at the cost of tuition, double room and standard meal plan, and ASUR fee. As with other study-abroad programs, students are responsible for their transportation to and from the study site.

Guest Students 
The University of Redlands may welcome qualified guest students to the Salzburg Semester program each semester from colleges across the country.

Course Descriptions (SALZ)

SALZ 101 First-Year German (Salzburg) (4 Credits)

Study of basic elements of the German language for beginning students. Emphasis on development of skills enabling students to understand and speak German of moderate difficulty, focusing on the elementary grammatical structures and a core vocabulary needed for use in conversations and interactions in Salzburg.
Prerequisite for SALZ 102: GRMN 101.

SALZ 102 First-Year German (Salzburg) (4 Credits)

Study of basic elements of the German language for beginning students. Emphasis on development of skills enabling students to understand and speak German of moderate difficulty, focusing on the elementary grammatical structures and a core vocabulary needed for use in conversations and interactions in Salzburg.
Prerequisite for SALZ 102: GRMN 101.

SALZ 201 Second-Year German (Salzburg) (4 Credits)

Continued study and review of basic elements of the German language and grammatical structures while developing a core vocabulary of words and phrases for use in conversations and interactions in Salzburg. Exercises in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Differences in learning styles, customs, and traditions between Americans, Austrians, Germans, and other Europeans will be explored. 
Prerequisite for SALZ 201: GRMN 102 or permission. 

SALZ 202 Second-Year German (Salzburg) (4 Credits)

Continued study and review of basic elements of the German language and grammatical structures while developing a core vocabulary of words and phrases for use in conversations and interactions in Salzburg. Exercises in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Differences in learning styles, customs, and traditions between Americans, Austrians, Germans, and other Europeans will be explored. 
Prerequisite for SALZ 202: GRMN 201 or permission.

SALZ 240 Austria in Europe: History, Identity, Remembrance (4 Credits)

This course is designed to introduce students to the history, culture, and economics of Austria and its place in Europe from early settlement to the present day. We will study Austria‘s role in the Roman Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, Austria-Hungary, World Wars I and II, the Soviet Empire and Austria‘s eventual membership in the European Union. Extensive travel around Austria, Europe, and the Balkans complements in-class work.

SALZ 250 The Sites and Sounds of Salzburg: Engaging with the Visual and Performing Arts in Europe (4 Credits)

Students engage personally in the performance of classical music as well as its history and context, the creation of visual art and its development throughout European history, and the understanding of architecture as a reflection of the European ideal. Presents in a unique manner the expansive European culture of classical music, art and architecture, blending concerts, museum study, and excursions in Salzburg and to selected European cities.

SALZ 260 Special Topics in Salzburg (4 Credits)

Special topics course for Salzburg Semester taught by visiting faculty.

ORZ Topics in Recreational Sports: The Austrian Outdoor Experience (1 Credits)

The course provides an opportunity for those students studying in Salzburg to experience the abundance of outdoor activities while combining them with their own personal health and fitness. 
May repeat once.

Other Courses

MUAP 350S Salzburg Music Lesson (2-4 Credits)

Music majors have the opportunity to take applied music lessons from a member or associate of the world-famous Mozarteum.

Recognized University Partnerships 
The University of Redlands has established agreements with numerous universities, allowing students to study at these partner institutions each semester. Recognized University Partnerships:
• Chinese University Hong Kong – Hong Kong, China 
• James Cook University – Townsville, Australia 
• Nanzan University – Nagoya, Japan
• National University of Ireland, Galway – Galway, Ireland 
• Queen Mary, University of London – London, England 
• University of Bristol – Bristol, England 
• Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama 
• University of Canterbury – Christchurch, New Zealand 
• University College Dublin – Dublin, Ireland 
• University of East Anglia – Norwich, England
• University of Edinburg – Edinburg, Scotland 
• University of Melbourne – Melbourne, Australia 
• Victoria University, Wellington – Wellington, New Zealand
• Wollongong University – Wollongong, Australia 
• Waseda University – Tokyo, Japan 

Approved Study Abroad Program Opportunities 
The Study Abroad Office offers students a wide range of abroad opportunities across the globe in partnership with approved study abroad partner organizations. On the basis of conjunction with faculty members and individual departments, the Study Abroad Office determines the organizations and programs that are officially approved. Only specifically approved programs offered by partners are available to students at Redlands. Our partner organizations include the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES), The School for International Training (SIT), School for Field Studies (SFS), Denmark’s International Study Program (DIS), Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE), and Studio Arts College International (SACI).

May Term Off-Campus Programs
Each May Term, Redlands faculty members generally offer a number of opportunities for international study. These programs change from year to year, but historically, programs offered have included trips to Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific. These offerings are extended to Redlands students at the established programs cost. Program costs tend to be comprehensive, though included preprogram elements may vary from course to course. 

Information 
More information on study abroad may be obtained from the Study Abroad office or the University website at www.redlands.edu.