Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen (German)
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|Men's Residence Hall::||43 (7722) 6 3125-355|
|Women's Residence Hall:||43 (7722) 6 3125-341|
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Finding Out More About. . .
Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen is located in a rural setting about four miles east of the town of Braunau on the river Inn. Across the river from Braunau is the German town of Simbach. About thirty six miles to the southwest lies one of the most beautiful cities of Europe—Salzburg, Austria. On the campus itself, the dominant building is the former castle that dates back to the mid-fifteenth century. The very modern men’s (the Burschenheim) and women’s (the Madchenheim) residence halls were opened in 1988 and 1990 and are very well designed and simply but tastefully furnished. Two students to a room is the rule and there is a beautifully tiled shower and bathroom in every room.
ACA students going to Bogenhofen will most likely fly into either Salzburg, Austria or Munich (Munchen), Germany. Whenever possible we do advise students to fly to Salzburg as this is much closer to the school. Munich is about 75 miles northwest of the campus. All students must notify the program director of their arrival time and information at least five working days prior to their arrival. A Notice of Arrival Form is provided in the admission packet. There is no transportation fee for the first arrival or the final departure. Please e-mail or fax your Notice of Arrival to the Program Director or you can go to the ACA web page, click on Preparing to Travel, then Arrival Form, complete the form and submit your arrival information directly to the international ACA program director.
Citizens of US and Canada do not require a visa. However, you must have a valid passport (valid for at least 3 months longer than your stay abroad).
There is limited train service from Hagenau to Braunau. Also, the school has bicycles that are available to students. These make it easy to get into Braunau or Simbach. Both of these towns have several small stores with a reasonable range of items available. There is also a small store on campus where you can buy school supplies and everyday necessities. Adventurous students might wish to buy a bicycle box for the airplane and take their own bicycles with them.
The weather at Bogenhofen is much like that of Salzburg. Salzburg lies at the northern edge of the Eastern Alps. Below is a table indicating the average high and the average low temperatures for the months of June, July and August.
The temperatures at Bogenhofen will probably be slightly warmer.
The school at Bogenhofen can usually be reached by phone from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Once in Europe the total number to call will depend on the origin of the call. Several probable sources are listed below:
Students receive 120 hours of formal instruction. Except as otherwise announced classes Monday to Friday are in the morning. The remainder of the day is available for study and recreation. In addition to organized tour outings to famous places like Salzburg, Hallstatt, Vienna and Chiemsee, a variety of optional activities (like trips to Neuschwanstein castle and medieval Rothenburg) are planned - some of which will require an expenditure of money.
All students must participate in the outings designated as cultural tours. These tours are an integral part of the instructional program. Record will be taken and specific assignments given. Students' completion of these assignments and positive participation in the tours will affect their overall grade in courses for which they are enrolled.