René Horcicka is a 2014 graduate of the University of Salzburg, Doctoral Programme in Philosophy, specializing in German Philology. He holds teaching accreditations in German Philology, Philosophy, Education and Psychology. He serves as Director of The Portland Culture Program in Salzburg, Austria, http://www.kulturprogramm-portland.at/ , one of the oldest and most recognised Studies Abroad Programs of the US College University of Portland (UP) https://www1.up.edu/ . In this function, he oversees all operational aspects of Study Programs at the UP Salzburg Center, including Academic Affairs, Residence Life, Study tours, general administration and Program liaisons. He reports to the UP Director of Studies Abroad, https://scholar.harvard.edu/eduardocontrerasjr/home .
René Horcicka also serves as adjunct instructor in German and Human Geography. He has over ten years of professional experience in US Higher Education Abroad in Austria, including tour leadership in study trips to Germany, France, Italy and Greece. He has worked as University Residence Director in student life overseeing health, discipline and personal support for more than eight years.