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2018 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.


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.


Edinburgh Fringe Festival: DRA 386 (1-3 credits) Prepare a theatrical production for performance at the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest theater and performing arts festival in the world. After a semester-long course spent casting and rehearsing the production, you will perform at the Fringe and experience Edinburgh at festival time.

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. 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, and synchronously online to non-SU law students during the spring semester.