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  • Locations: Strasbourg, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Open to Visiting Students: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Admissions GPA Requirement:: 2.5
Program Description:



What You Need to Know

The College of Engineering at Syracuse University has approved a series of independent study research projects to be conducted at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) in Strasbourg, France. Research projects are arranged in the major branches of engineering: civil, mechanical, electrical, bioengineering, HVAC, and computer science.

As an engineering intern in Strasbourg, you will work at INSA, under the supervision of a faculty member and his or her team of graduate students.  INSA is conveniently located next to the campus of the University of Strasbourg, and close to downtown and to the Syracuse University Strasbourg Center.  

Students receive the full support and services of the Syracuse Strasbourg Center and its five staff members.  The Syracuse Center organizes 3 all-day excursions to local sites of interest, including the Black Forest (just over the border in Germany) and the impressive Haut Koenigsbourg castle in Alsace.  These trips are led by local Syracuse staff and their cost is included in the program fee.  The Syracuse Center also organizes and finances a weekly outing to a local market, followed by a picnic lunch with all the summer students and staff, as well as a farewell dinner for students and their mentors.

Once your application is complete, Syracuse Abroad will check with INSA to see if a placement is possible in the requested field.  Once the placement is confirmed by INSA you will receive specific information regarding your project. Since most of these projects are ongoing, the precise nature of your work may vary at the time of arrival.

Eligibility and Requirements

Students in all major areas of engineering have an opportunity to conduct research projects at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA).  No prior language knowledge is required, although a basic knowledge of French is helpful. Students must be a sophomore, junior, or senior to be eligible to apply.

Applications must be accompanied by a resume and a list of current courses.

Travel and Living

Students arrange and pay for their own round-trip transatlantic flight to Strasbourg.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not purchase your airline ticket before receiving written notification from us that you can book your flight. You will have to present this notification if we cancel the program at a later date, and you want to be reimbursed for the cost of the ticket.

You will be housed in private homes with hosts who provide breakfast and dinner daily, except on weekends when breakfast only will be provided.  Students who accept longer internships (those that begin before the program begins or end after the program ends) will have to pay directly for the extended stays.

*Travel and living arrangements are subject to change. Syracuse Abroad will provide detailed information prior to the program start date.


Engineering Research Projects
ECS/MAE 490/690, 3 Credits, Undergraduate or Graduate

Students in all major areas of engineering have an opportunity to conduct research projects at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA).  No prior language knowledge is required, although a basic knowledge of French is desirable.

*It is the student's responsibility to confirm with their home school/college that the course(s) taken as part of this program will satisfy their degree requirements.


Students in SU's School of Engineering with questions about this program should contact Maria Marceau or Dean Can Isik For visiting student inquires, please see the Counselor contact information below.

Philippe Denier, Ph.D., is a professor of engineering at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées and the official liaison with Syracuse Abroad and the SU School of Engineering.

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 Program begins:  May 16, 2019
 Program ends:  June 29, 2019 
 Application deadline:  February 20

*Applications received after February 20 will be considered if there is still space in the program.


 UNDERGRADUATE (3 credits)
 Tuition  $3,744 (2018 rate)
 Program Fee   $2,200 (estimated rate) 
 Total  $5,944 ( estimated rate)
 GRADUATE (3 credits)
 Tuition  $4,677 (2018 rate)
 Program Fee  $2,200 (estimated rate) 
 Total  $6,877 (estimated rate)

Please note: All costs are estimated and subject to change.

Additional Financial Information: We estimate that students should budget accordingly for the following expenses:

Air travel: $1,400
Books & Supplies: N/A
Personal: $400 (not including personal travel on weekends)
Lunches and other meals: $600

*Please note that there may be additional fees associated with this program if a visa is required.

These figures are for expenses not covered in the tuition or program fee and are paid out-of-pocket.


For questions on the application, please contact:
Myles Chalue, Admissions Counselor for Summer Programs (

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.