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2017 Short-term Programs in Europe


Construction Management Practices in Eastern Europe: CIE 470 (3 credits) Learn about contemporary engineering and construction practices in Eastern Europe influenced by Thrack, Roman, Byzantine, and Western cultures. Through field trips to historic and modern construction sites, and interactions with local engineers and construction professionals, you will witness the evolution of construction in the region—from 17th century BCE to the sustainable building materials and production plants of the 21stcentury.


The Aqueducts of Ancient Rome: HNR 350 (3 credits) The strength and durability of the Roman Republic and Empire were facilitated by the development of a sophisticated infrastructure to move food, water, and treasure over large distances. You will learn about the role of public works in sustaining quality of life, how major infrastructure projects like the aqueducts were financed and constructed, and the technical concepts underlying water supply. During spring break 2017, you will visit Rome, Pompeii, and Nimes, including the stunning Pont du Gard. This class, limited to 15 students, is open to all Honors students. Interested non-Honors students will be accepted on a space-available basis.

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.

England and Switzerland

Comparative Health Policy: A Global Perspective: HTW 300 (1 credit) You will discuss the U.S. public health system, as well as similar systems in the UK and Switzerland. During your investigative trip to London and Geneva, you will visit the World Health Organization, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Florence Nightingale Museum, and other historical and contemporary centers of public health. Prerequisite: HTW 306

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

EuroTech: GET 487/687 (3 credits) 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.