Support BGSU's Academic Year Abroad in Salzburg

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Support BGSU's Academic Year Abroad in Salzburg

Scholarships make all the difference for many students. Please consider giving to the Salzburg scholarship funds and help pass along the wonderful experience of an academic year abroad in Salzburg to a whole new generation of students. On behalf of AYA Salzburg and the Department of World Languages and Cultures, we thank you sincerely for your support.

Fund Descriptions

The Dzidra Shllaku Scholarship Fund was founded in 1998 by former students of Dr. Shllaku to support undergraduate BGSU study abroad students in all majors. Since 1998, more than 75 BGSU students have received a Dzidra Shllaku Scholarship award to study abroad in Salzburg. 

The Foell International Travel Award Fund was created by Darrell W. and Sally M. Foell in memory of his mother, Margaret Kaesmann Foell. This fund awards up to $1,500 to students from any university for BGSU’s AYA  Austria program and is awarded based on merit.

The Galen and Katja Koepke Study Abroad Scholarship was established by the Koepkes in 2016. This scholarship awards up to $1,500 to BGSU undergraduate and graduate students.

Former BGSU Academic Year Abroad Student Testimonial

“My time in Salzburg was truly life changing, and I couldn’t recommend this study abroad experience highly enough. The beauty of the city and the surrounding region is stunning, and total immersion in the language and culture help you learn faster than would ever be possible in a classroom setting. I’m extremely grateful for the financial assistance of the Shllaku Scholarship Fund, and to the AYA Salzburg program for creating and maintaining such an exceptional program.”

John W. Ryan

Make a Gift Via Check

If you would like you make your contribution with a check, please make it out to BGSU Foundation Inc., write the name of the fund you would like to support in the memo line and mail it to:

BGSU Foundation Office

1851 N. Research Drive

Bowling Green, OH 43403

Thank You

To show our appreciation to those who make a gift of $100 or more, you will receive a custom AYA Salzburg lapel pin. To stay up to date with all things AYA Salzburg, check out our Facebook page or reach out to