Welcome to Syracuse Strasbourg!
Strasbourg is an exciting place to study. Over 50,000 college students flock to Strasbourg each year, drawn by its great European institutions: the Court of Human Rights, the Council of Europe, and the European Parliament. The decisions and policies made in Strasbourg affect the whole of Europe and play an important role in international affairs.
The Syracuse Strasbourg program is designed to make the most of all that Strasbourg offers. You’ll learn from international faculty members who are professionals in politics, diplomacy, and law. The traveling Signature Seminar introduces you to Europe through site visits, lectures, and encounters with politicians, teachers, and activists. Course-related field study offers further European travel opportunities, and internships at European institutions allow you to gain invaluable hands-on experience during your time in Strasbourg.
This option is for students who wish to take all of their courses – some taught in English and some in French – at the Syracuse University Strasbourg Center. A broad selection of courses in the arts and sciences, communications, economics and international business, music, and all levels of French language and literature are offered. Most students choose this option.
This option is designed for students with intermediate French language skills who wish to study French language and culture. Students in this option will enroll at the Institut International d’Etudes Françaises (IIEF) of the Université de Strasbourg alongside other international students from around the world.
This option is for students with advanced French language proficiency who are ready to take classes alongside French students. Placement is possible in selected departments of the Université de Strasbourg (UdS) and at the prestigious Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP).
(Fall only) First-semester, second-year students in aerospace, bio, civil, electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineering can enroll at the Syracuse Strasbourg Center to take all of their major-specific courses. The Fall 2018 semester will only be open to Syracuse University students. Visiting students interested in studying engineering abroad may consider the Syracuse Florence program for Spring 2019.
(Spring only) Advanced music students combine courses in English at the Syracuse Center with study at the Conservatoire National de Région de Strasbourg. The program is designed for students in the fourth semester of a Bachelor of Music or B.A. in Music degree program. At the Conservatoire, students take lessons on their principal instrument and may participate in an orchestra or ensemble group, with the opportunity to gain performance experience in Europe through end-of-semester concerts.
Talk to recent Syracuse Strasbourg students!
The best way to understand what to expect in Strasbourg is to talk to someone who has already participated in the program. Our Strasbourg global ambassadors formed close bonds with their host families, traveled all over Europe, and took classes from experts in their fields – ask them about Strasbourg!