All SU Abroad students receive Syracuse University credit for courses taken abroad, even when taken at host/partner universities. For SU students, this credit is applied toward major or elective requirements. Non-SU students receive credits either as home-university credit or as transfer credit, and should confirm their home school policy with their study abroad adviser.
For SU students, financial aid is automatically applied to the SU Abroad semester programs. Students from other schools are usually able to apply their federal financial aid to SU Abroad programs, and Syracuse will work with the financial aid offices at other schools to facilitate the process. If you are depending on loans to study abroad, we need written confirmation of the amount you will receive as soon as you know, so we can apply this as a credit to your account. Students participating on summer programs are eligible for both federal and private loans and study abroad grants.p>
Our link for accepted students will guide you through the process of preparing for your study abroad experience. We welcome you on your journey!
Call SU Abroad toll free at 1-800-235-3472, or email at email@example.com.
You can speak to an admissions counselor and/or we can put you in touch with former program students.
Registration takes place abroad during orientation abroad. The only exception is for London program students, who pre-register on line, and then make final adjustments abroad.
Yes, you can change courses during registration, and then you also have a one-week drop/add period to finalize your registration. However, you are responsible for making sure your home college will approve your new choices, so bring your advisor’s email info with you.
These get added to your account after you register and so are billed to your parents address (or to your school, in some cases).
You learn about your host family during orientation before you are placed. At that time the housing coordinator can answer your questions and share other students’ feedback about the placement.
We ask that you try the placement for a 2-week period. In almost all cases, concerns and reservations fall away during this adjustment period. If there are irreconcilable differences, the housing coordinator can work with you to make a change.
You will meet with the internship coordinator (or director, in some programs) during orientation abroad to learn about various options. The placement is finalized once you have an interview with the prospective on-site superviser(s).
Yes, we work with a travel agent who has reserved group flights for SU center programs. You will make your reservation directly with this experienced agent. The group flight includes group transport abroad from the airport to orientation hotel. An SU Abroad representative also escorts the group flight. Students who choose to book flights on line or through other agents will need to make their own arrangements to meet up with the group.
Full payment is required prior to departure, unless you are on the SU Payment Plan or have financial aid loans that will be applied after your departure.
Our student services staff abroad has an on-call person 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Our home office also has an on-call person after hours who can respond to an emergency. See Student Health and Safety FAQ, or call us at 1-800-235-3472 if you still have concerns.