Florence Center: Engineering
This spring-only program is open to second year students in aerospace, chemical, civil, environmental, and mechanical engineering programs
. There is no language prerequisite, however, all students must take an Italian language course (and may request to take it pass/fail).
- Minimum GPA: 3.0
- Students with a GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 can petition the Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science to apply.
- Open to visiting students
- Credit hours: 12-19 credits
- No language prerequisite
In this program, five engineering and math courses will be offered:
These courses cover most engineering and math requirements for sophomore spring semester in aerospace, chemical, civil, environmental, and mechanical engineering programs. Engineering students typically register for 16-17 credits depending on their major, taking four of these courses along with 3 credits of Italian.
(3 credits; optional for all students)
Beginning in Spring 2019, Syracuse Florence students will be able to join Syracuse London students for the Sustainability and Environmental Justice
Signature Seminar that discovers how innovation is keeping the Nordic countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland ranked as the most sustainable places on the planet. In each of the destinations, students will have a direct experience of the inequalities in access to clean air, water, energy and land.
Note that, depending on the required courses for your major, selecting this optional seminar could put you over the 19-credit maximum covered by SU undergraduate tuition. This would result in additional tuition charges (unless you are eligible for an overload rate exception).
Undergraduate students live with Italian hosts
. Homestays allow students to practice Italian learned in class and to gain insight into Italian culture and lifestyle. Hosts are carefully screened and most have hosted Syracuse students for many semesters. Hosts represent all walks of life and professions: some are large families, some are retired couples, some are divorced or single parents, some are young couples. Placements are arranged by the housing coordinator in Florence, based on information you provide about your preferences and special needs. Continental breakfast (seven days a week) and evening meals (five days a week) are included in the program fee when you live with a host.
The cost of the Syracuse Florence Center program includes Syracuse tuition and a program fee. Financial aid is available
. For a complete breakdown of costs, we have prepared a budget sheet (Florence Planning Budget 2018-19.pdf
) for students and their families.
Hear from Syracuse Florence Alumni!
Talk to our Syracuse Florence global ambassadors
if you have any questions about the program - they are students who have just recently returned from a semester in Florence. You can also check out our program reviews on GoOverseas.com
Lucile Matthews, admissions counselor for Syracuse Florence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Marceau, director of student records and study abroad for College of Engineering and Computer Science: email@example.com