Signature Seminar and Field Trips

Sustainability seminarSignature Seminar: Sustainability on Trial: Environmental Justice in Northern Europe (Optional, Fall & Spring)

Syracuse Florence students have the opportunity to join Syracuse London students for the Sustainability on Trial: Environmental Justice in Northern Europe 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. (Limited enrollment)


Signature Seminar: Culinary Crossings: Exploring Mediterranean Food Systems through Photography (Optional, Spring)

The Culinary Crossings: Exploring Mediterranean Food Systems through Photography Signature Seminar enables students to examine how food practices express local and regional identities as they travel to Nicosia (Cyprus) and Siracusa (Italy). During their travels, students use photography to explore the social and cultural exchanges that have been shaping the Mediterranean (and societies beyond) from a food-systems perspective. (Limited enrollment)


All-school field trips

In addition to extensive course-related field study, there are a number of all-school field trips that give all students, regardless of major, the opportunity to appreciate the history, art, and culture of Italy. Transportation, hotel, entry fees, and lectures for the field trips are all covered by the Florence program fee. The all-school field trips offer students a fantastic opportunity to travel within Italy with the guided expertise of Syracuse Florence field trip lecturers.


Course-related field study

Some courses offered in Florence have a field study component designed to provide first-hand experience. For example, Architecture students in professional degree programs participate in a distinct field trip series led by architects. When field studies are associated with a course, an extra course fee is charged to cover supplies, overnight accommodations, entrance fees, and other expenses. A full list of course-related fees will be distributed to all program participants prior to registration; course fees are not billed until registration has occurred and students have selected their classes.