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2019 Summer Programs in Europe


Public Diplomacy Internships in Brussels

Gain an understanding of public diplomacy and persuasive journalism in a European and international context in the heart of the European Union. Public diplomacy, journalism, and public relations students will pursue a seven-week internship within intergovernmental institutions, international NGOs, journalism organizations, lobbying offices or think tanks in Brussels. In addition, you will participate in weekly seminars with guest lectures by European and international officials. (3 or 6 credits; COM 470/IRP 370/670/PAI 670/PRL 530/635)


London Summer Session

Customize your summer program in London by choosing from an array of courses. To take full advantage of the city, most of your courses will feature field trips and excursions. (3-6 credits)

London Summer Internships

Get some professional experience in a major international city with our new 7 week summer internship program in London! (3 credits)


Add an international dimension to your legal experience through an internship clerking with a barrister, solicitor, corporation, government agency, nongovernmental organization, or the Crown Prosecution Service. Through coursework and clerkships you’ll learn about the English legal system through a new dimension of legal education—the comparative law experience. (LAW 910)


Engineering Research Projects in Strasbourg

Students in all major areas of engineering have an opportunity to conduct research projects at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA). No prior language knowledge is required, although a basic knowledge of French is desirable. (3 credits; ECS/MAE 490/690)

French for Diplomacy

This course is designed for students interested in international relations and France. Students will combine French language instruction in the classroom and participation in numerous site visits in Strasbourg during this five-week summer course. This course can be combined with Religion, Law, and Human Rights in Strasbourg. There will also be guided excursions to places like Alsace, the Struthof Camp, and the Black Forest, arranged by SU Abroad for all SU Abroad summer programs in Strasbourg. The cost of these trips is included in the program fee. Pre-requisite: FRE 202 (3 credits; FRE 300)

Paris Noir: Literature, Art, and Contemporary Life in Diaspora

Meet at the famous Café de Flore to study the influence and dynamics of Black culture, literature, and experience in Paris, past and present.  Like a jazz composition, the seminar is arranged to convey variations and diverse interpretations of the “Paris Noir” theme and features panel discussions; poetry readings; and visits to community theatre workshops, working artists’ studios, nightclubs, concerts, African markets, and restaurants. (6 credits; AAS/LIT/WGS 400/600/ETS 400 & AAS/FLL/WGS 490/690/ETS 400)

Religion, Law, and Human Rights in a Comparative Perspective

Focusing on both European and non-European jurisdictions, this course (taught at the Syracuse Strasbourg Center) will introduce you to contemporary debates about the role of religion in public and political life, and familiarize you with critical human and women’s rights issues. You will also discuss contemporary multicultural and pluri-legal challenges to universal human rights values and principles. This course can be combined with a summer internship in Strasbourg. (3 credits; IRP/MES/PSC 400.1/600.1)

Summer Internships in Strasbourg

An ideal gateway to the fascinating political landscape of the new Europe, Strasbourg, France, is home to the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Parliament of the European Union. You’ll discover the historical and cultural layers of old Europe in this welcoming and walkable city. (BUA/FRE/IPA/PSC 470/670)


Florence Summer Session

The Florence Summer Session allows you to customize your program according to your interests and desire for exploration. To enhance your learning experience, most courses feature field trips and excursions within Florence and to locations outside the city. Internships are also available. (3-6 credits)

Italian Film Studies and Filmmaking in Bologna

Attend the world’s most famous classic film festival, Cinema Ritrovato, while immersing yourself in all aspects of film. This program is based on a total filmmaker/film studies approach in which you’ll study Italian film history, visual strategy, preproduction planning, and production. You’ll generate ideas based on the study of Italian filmmakers such as Rossellini, Zampa, Fellini, Bertolucci, and Antonioni and incorporate what you learn into your own worldview and film-making interests. (6 credits; FIL 400/600 and FLL 500)

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Literacy, Inclusion, and Diversity in Italy

Today, Italy is experiencing a new wave of immigration as well as the effects of a widespread downturn in the economy. Disability studies, as a field of inquiry, have also begun to emerge in Italy. At the same time, new ways of labeling students and new concerns about accountability and achievement are influencing educational policy and practice in Italy. Thus, the implementation and meanings of integration (or inclusion) take on new meanings in the midst of these changes, making this a very significant time to be studying and observing inclusion and literacy instruction in Italy. (3 credits; SPE/RED 400/600)

Venice Biennale Intensive

The Venice Biennale is arguably the most important visual art event in the world. Established in 1895, last year it attracted over 500,000 visitors. It is unrivaled in terms of providing students a living portrait of the global art world. The exhibition is huge, including pavilions for each represented country, dozens of ancillary exhibitions, as well as the curated exhibition. Students in the Intensive will be given the opportunity to meet and interact with artists and curators from around the world, both informally and through a series of lectures and presentations. (3 credits; TRM 500)


Madrid Summer Session

Create your own program by choosing from an array of courses, including Spanish, LGBT studies, and psychology. Travel around Spain, visit Madrid’s art museums, and attend the theater and concerts. Or experience the Spanish workplace by doing an internship with a local business. (3-6 credits)

Beyond Practice: A Radical Approach to Rebuilding Spain

Architecture in Spain over the last ten years has become a desolate and difficult ecosystem in which architects have been forced to adapt in order to stay afloat, turning small commissions into manifestos, working in universities, publishing, or curatorial activities, or simply looking for greener pastures in other countries. (6 credits; ARC 500)

Multi-Country Traveling Seminars

Between Myth & Utopia: Ideological Contours of Yugoslavian Sea Side Resorts

The Balkans recent global popularity in tourism, specifically its sea side are deeply indebted to the ambitious infrastructural plans initiated by the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) under President Joseph Broz Tito. This laid the foundations for an internationally focused program of tourism which brought about wide-reaching change to the Adriatic coastline. This program will take you along the Adriatic Coast to document the former Yugoslavian Sea Side resorts. (6 credits; ARC 300/500)