Syracuse University

Study abroad in Strasbourg, France

Welcome to SU 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 SU 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.

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Click on the appropriate program title below for more information and to begin your application now:

Strasbourg Center

Space still available for Spring 2016! 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.

Strasbourg Center & French Language Institute

Space still available for Spring 2016! 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.

Strasbourg Center & U. Strasbourg

Space still available for Spring 2016! 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).

Strasbourg Center & Music Performance (Conservatoire Strasbourg)

Space still available for Spring 2016! Advanced music students combine courses in English at the SU 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. (spring only)

Strasbourg Center: Social Work and Human Development

Space still available for Spring 2016! While human service professions are conceptualized in different ways from country to country, the issues addressed by professionals in these areas are universal. For students majoring in social work, child and family studies, or other programs focused on human services, this program allows you to enroll in five courses and includes a brief optional internship opportunity during your time abroad. (spring only)

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SU Strasbourg Viewbook

Strasbourg Viewbook Cover

An overview of the SU Strasbourg program is available in our new viewbook! Click the photo above for the pdf version, or request a copy of your own by filling out this form to have one mailed to you!

Meet our students

Sarah Hamilton

Sarah Hamilton is an international studies major at Syracuse University. She was a Discovery Strasbourg student in the fall of 2014, and wavered many times before making the decision to spend her first semester of college abroad.

Visit our Strasbourg Global Ambassadors page to meet more alumni ready to share their advice and experiences with you.

Discovery Strasbourg

Students eating at a cafe

Learn more about this program just for first-semester, first-year students at SU's College of Arts and Sciences.