The Syracuse Strasbourg program is designed to make the most of all that Strasbourg offers. You'll learn from international faculty members who are professionals in politics, diplomacy, and law. The Signature Seminar
introduces you to Europe through travel, lectures, and encounters with politicians, teachers, and activists. Course-related field study offers further European travel opportunities, and internships at European institutions allow you to gain invaluable hands-on experience during your time in Strasbourg.
- Minimum GPA: 2.5
- Open to visiting students
- Credit hours: 12-19
- No language prerequisite
This option is for students who wish to take all of their courses - some taught in English and some in French - at the Syracuse University Strasbourg Center. A broad selection of courses in the arts and sciences, communications, economics and international business, and all levels of French language and literature are offered. There is no language prerequisite for this program, however, all students must take a French language course or a course taught in French.
(3 credits; required for Strasbourg students)
The Strasbourg program begins with a Signature Seminar. This 3-credit course serves as an introduction to some of the most pressing issues facing Europe today. You will see firsthand how history, geography, and politics are woven together to create multi-layered European identities. The fall seminar, which begins in Berlin, takes the group to Wroclaw, Poland, and Vienna, Austria. The spring seminar begins in Paris and travels to Amsterdam and Cologne, Germany.
During your semester in Strasbourg, you will live with French hosts, either within the city of Strasbourg or in the immediate outskirts on a bus or tram line. Living with a host family allows you to use the French you’ve learned in class and develop insights into French culture and daily life. Hosts vary from families to single professionals. Continental breakfasts are provided by the host family every day, and evening meals are provided weekdays. For the midday meal, students will usually eat at cafés or student restaurants.
The housing coordinator in Strasbourg makes the placements based on extensive experience with each host, many of whom have welcomed students into their homes for a decade or more. Host families are much-loved by alumni
, and often become second families to students.
The cost of the Syracuse Strasbourg program includes Syracuse tuition and a program fee. Financial aid is available
. For a complete breakdown of costs, we have prepared a budget sheet (Strasbourg Planning Budget 2017-18.pdf
) for students and their families.
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Talk to our Syracuse Strasbourg global ambassadors
if you have any questions about the program - they are students who have just recently returned from a semester in Strasbourg. You can also check out our program reviews on GoOverseas.com
Caitlin Jarvis, admissions counselor for Syracuse Strasbourg: firstname.lastname@example.org