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Study abroad in Strasbourg, France

Welcome to SU Strasbourg!

A truly cosmopolitan city, Strasbourg is rich with social and cultural options—but still small enough for you to feel at home. 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 pre-semester Signature Seminar introduces you to Europe through travel, 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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Strasbourg Center

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

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

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)

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 & Studio Arts (Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin)

For studio arts majors, who can can enroll in six to nine credits of studio arts courses at the Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin (HEAR). This program includes art studios for students working in a range of media including plastics, paint, fabric, metal, paper, and others. (spring only)





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SU Strasbourg Viewbook

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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

Courtney Hornsby

Courtney Hornsby is an international studies major at Rhodes College. She studied in Strasbourg in fall 2013, and said she embraced the discomforts and difficulties that arose from adjusting to another culture, feeling that the challenges made her even more confident.

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

SU Center Program Dates

Other programs which include classes at local universities often have different break and exam periods and program end dates. All students receive detailed program calendars upon arrival abroad.

Strasbourg Fall 2014 Program Dates
Group Departure: August 24, 2014
Signature Seminar Begins: August 25
Discovery Program Departure: August 29
SU Center Classes Begin: September 8
Financial Deadline to Drop Class: September 29
SU Center Program Break: October 24 - November 2
SU Center Final Exams Begin: December 12
SU Center Program Ends: December 19, 2014 *
*Students taking classes at local universities (IIEF, UdS and IEP) should be prepared to remain in Strasbourg a few days more (end dates TBA).
Strasbourg Spring 2015 Program Dates
Group Departure: January 1, 2015
Signature Seminar Begins: January 2
SU Center Classes Begin: January 14
Financial Deadline to Drop Class: February 3
SU Center Program Break: February 20-March 1
SU Center Final Exams Begin: April 23
SU Center Program Ends: April 30, 2015
UdS Program Ends: May 8, 2015
Music Program Ends: May 23 *
IIEF Program Ends: May 30, 2015
IEP Program Ends: June 6, 2015
 * Students in ensembles with performance dates after this date must stay until the concert.

Discovery Strasbourg

discovery strasbourg

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