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Click here for a definition of this term Open to Visiting Students: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Academic Level: Undergraduate
Click here for a definition of this term Admissions GPA Requirement: 3 Internships Available: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Host Family Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Communications (COM), Economics (ECN), French (FRE), History (HST), History of Art (HOA), International Business (INB), International Relations (IRP), Literature (LIT), Philosophy (PHI), Political Science (PSC), Religion (REL), Science Technology & Society (STS)
Click here for a definition of this term Available Language of Study: French Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language Requirement: Advanced
Click here for a definition of this term Courses Taught In: English, French International Program Advisor: Joelle Orecki
Program Description:
Photo from Dru SpillerStrasbourg Center & University of Strasbourg

Immersion Studies at the Université de Strasbourg

Program Details
  • Open to students with junior standing or above
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Open to visiting students
  • Credit hours: 12-19
  • Language prerequisite: Five to six semesters of college-level French or the equivalent

This option is for students with advanced French language proficiency who are ready to take classes alongside French students. Placement is possible in selected departments of the Université de Strasbourg (UdS) and at the prestigious Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP). Schedule permitting, students may combine these courses with course work or internships offered through the Syracuse Center.

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Signature Seminar

(3 credits; required)

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.

Our 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 homes to students after they leave.

Program Cost

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 Budget 2019-20.pdf) for students and their families. The academic calendars at foreign universities may differ from the Syracuse Center academic calendar and may require additional housing days based on the student's registration. This billing may occur after the program has begun.

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Joelle Orecki, admissions counselor for Syracuse Strasbourg:

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 11/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 02/23/2021 05/22/2021
NOTE: Dates are tentative and subject to change. Pre-arrival online course runs from January 11-February 12.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.