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2019 Short-term Programs in Europe


Children, Family and Communities in the Context of Partition: CFS 300 (3 credits) Travel to Cyprus and experience how the partition of the island has affected families and children. As part of the Spring course, you will travel to Cyprus during spring break to meet with researchers, students, and social service agencies to investigate the experiences of children/adolescents with a focus on how children think about the features of this unique setting and conceptualize members of the other community.


European and International Human Rights Law: LAW 799 (1 credit) Syracuse College of Law students have this opportunity to travel to Strasbourg, France to examine European human rights law in a practical & theoretical perspective over spring break. You will explore topics including the historic origins of European human rights law, the European Court of Human Rights and its procedures, connections between civil, political, social, & economic rights in the EU, controversies and transnational strategies associated with the implementation & enforcement of human rights law.

Application deadline for this program is November 1st, 2018


Mediterranean Food and Culture: NSD 452/652 (3 credits) This course will provide you with an opportunity to experience one of the most renowned cuisines in the world. You will investigate the historic, geographic, and socioeconomic underpinnings of the Mediterranean diet, critique the health benefits and implications of following the diet, and discuss the current dietary habits of people surrounding the Mediterranean. Once in Italy, you will experience the current Mediterranean diet from farm to table by exploring small artisan producers for cheese, olive oil and pasta. You will also work in the fields, shop for the freshest ingredients, and cook authentic Italian meals during your time in Italy.


The Role of Science in Environmental Governance: HNR 360 (3 credits) This course explores the important balance between scientific, social, and economic views in the context of environmental decision-making. Students will learn about the role of governments, scientific bodies, and non-governmental organizations in global environmental decision-making, and how science, economics, and ethics may interfere during the development of international treaties.
This is an experiential learning course which evokes and replicates important aspects of the international policy-making process while teaching students about global mercury cycling. As part of the course, students will travel to Geneva, Switzerland to participate in the 3rd Conference of the Parties of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

United Kingdom

Mysteries of London: ETS 410 (4 credits) Nineteenth-century British crime and mystery novels continue to haunt our imagination of London: the city still derives some of its allure and fascination from its associations with Victorian gaslights, cobblestone alleyways, foggy nights, detectives, opium dens, and the occasional serial killer. Through a combination of coursework in Syracuse and eight days of on-site study in London over spring break, this course will examine the mysteries and mystery literature of Victorian London and the ways they continue to fascinate contemporary novelists, filmmakers, and tourists.

France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom

EuroTech: GET 460/660 (3 credits, undergraduate or graduate) Complementing a semester course on issues in information systems, this program leads you through Amsterdam, Geneva, London, Munich, Paris, Rome, and Venice. You’ll have an insider’s view of top corporations and a chance to see what it’s like to work in today’s global economy. Through site visits, guest lectures, and readings, you will learn how some of the largest global corporations use information to address global technology challenges.

Germany, Switzerland, and France

Topics in Advanced Social Work Practice and Policy: A Four Nation Experiential Comparison: SWK 710 (3 credits) This course offers Syracuse University Masters of Social Work (MSW) students the opportunity to study comparative social work services in a specific area of human need by visiting human service agencies in France, Germany, and Switzerland in the company of social work students from these three countries. You will participate in a one-weeks seminar in the Alsace/Rhine region, followed by five days in Strasbourg. Enrollment is limited.

Switzerland and Liechtenstein

International Tax Law: LAW 798 (2 credits) Travel to Zurich and Saas-Fee, Switzerland, and Vaduz, Liechtenstein, over spring break to learn from local practitioners and visit entities (banks, accounting firms, etc.) that are the subject of the course’s learning outcomes. Before traveling to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, the course will include a limited number of weekend lectures delivered in residence in Syracuse.