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  • Locations: Strasbourg, France
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Open to Visiting Students: Yes
Program Description:
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Strasbourg Center: Engineering

This fall-only program is open to second-year students in aerospace, bio, civil, electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineering programs. During your semester abroad, you’ll live in Strasbourg, a bustling and vibrant city on the border of France and Germany. You’ll begin your semester with a traveling seminar throughout the region, and you’ll have access to all of the activities and field trips arranged by the staff at the Syracuse Strasbourg Center.

You will take courses taught in English at the Syracuse Strasbourg Center and at the INSA Institute in Strasbourg. INSA is France's largest engineering university, with six campuses around the country.

Program Details
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • The Fall 2018 semester will only be open to Syracuse University students. Visiting students interested in studying engineering abroad may consider the Syracuse Florence engineering program for spring 2019.
  • Credit hours: 14-19, depending on major and French level
  • No language prerequisite
About INSA

The Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Strasbourg (INSA) is a state-run grande école for engineers and architects and comes under the aegis of the Ministry for Higher Education. The school's missions are: training engineers and architects, high-level scientific and technological research, and disseminating scientific and technical culture. INSA Strasbourg enrolls about 1,400 students. About 11% of their student body comes from outside of France, from 40 different countries.

  • Required courses at the Syracuse Center include MAT 397 Calculus III, ECS 221 Statics, and French Language
  • At the INSA Institute: PHY 280.1/280.2 General Physics II and lab, ELE 280.1/280.2 Electrical Engineering Fundamentals I and lab
  • All courses will follow Syracuse University curricula and syllabi, and will use familiar teaching and assessment methods.
  • There is no language prerequisite, however, all students must take an French language course.

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 families 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 Planning Budget 2018-19.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.

Hear from Syracuse Strasbourg Alumni!

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


Joelle Orecki, admissions counselor for Syracuse Strasbourg:
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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.