FAQs | Applications

What is the Application | Selection | Orientation timeline?

Applications will be accepted from October 30, 2017 to December 18, 2017.  Information and the application form available at the Salzburg Global Citizenship Program Page.  Key milestones can be found at the Summer 2018 Faculty Led Programs page.

How many Salzburg Fellows and Scholars will be selected?

This year, we are expecting to send 10-15 Scholars to Salzburg.  We may select more or less than that, however, based on the number of qualified applicants and the amount of financial support available.

What is the required commitment by Fellows and Scholars?

Fellows and Scholars are expected to fulfill a 18-month commitment, from Spring 2018-Spring 2019.  They will participate in orientation meetings and activities in the Spring 2018 semester to prepare for their trip to Salzburg, attend a Global Citizenship Program at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Summer 2018, participate in meetings with other Fellows and Scholars during Summer and Fall 2018 to help plan and organize projects for globalizing the university, and work on those projects throughout the 2018-2019 academic year.  We expect to see tangible results from those projects by end of your formal commitment in Spring 2019.  However, many Fellows and Scholars continue working to help globalize SJSU beyond their required 18 months of service.

If selected, how will my participation be funded?

Costs and financial support are outlined in the cost button of the Salzburg Global Citizenship Program Page.

What is the typical structure of a GCP Session?

During each week-long intensive GCP session, 40-50 participants from institutions of higher education throughout the United States attend lectures on critical global issues by world-class GCP faculty members and work on group projects related to these issues.  Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss these issues more deeply with the GCP faculty and other colleagues during meals and other formal activities throughout each day and evening.

If selected, will I have to return to the US immediately after finishing the GCP and FLP sessions?

No.  In fact, many Fellows and Scholars in the past have stayed and traveled to other countries after completing their GCP and FLP activities in Austria and have found the experience deeply transformational.  Your plans after that are entirely up to you.  Remember that you are responsible for all of your own extra travel costs.

What do we look for in a successful applicant?

We look for applicants who demonstrate individual excellence in what they do, leadership in working with others to address broader concerns, and leverage for influencing people at SJSU on an institutional level.  Ultimately, we want to know what you have to offer: your strengths, interests, and motivation in creating positive change and promoting excellence at San Jose State.  Let us know why global citizenship is important to you and how you can help globalize the campus.

If I am not selected, can I apply next year?

If you are not selected this year, do not be discouraged.  Many applicants may be highly qualified for the Program, but are not selected in a particular year solely due to a lack of funding or conflicts with other commitments.  Several Fellows and Scholars have been chosen after multiple applications.  We encourage you to apply again in the future, as long as you will be working at or matriculated into San Jose State University for at least one year after the GCP session, so that you can fulfill the 18-month commitment that is required of all Fellows and Scholars.


Other questions?  Email us at Salzburg-Program@sjsu.edu