Europe and Russia

World Partner Programs in Europe and Russia

To begin your application, click the link in the appropriate program title, and then ‘Apply Now.’ Most program applications are due March 15 for fall and October 1 for spring. Please note that some programs have early application dates –  check the individual program pages for details.


Austria

In the University of Graz program, you will study and live as an Austrian student, immersing yourself in the culture and attending classes alongside other international and local Austrian students. Classes are offered in both German and English, though there is no German language pre-requisite. The three-week intensive German language courses offered at the beginning of the semester are highly recommended as linguistic and cultural preparation for your semester.


Czech Republic

The Undergraduate Program in Central European Studies (UPCES) is a  joint effort between CERGE-EI, a renowned economics institute, and Charles University. The UPCES curriculum infuses topics relevant to Central Europe into a wide variety of liberal arts courses, all taught in English by a faculty of distinguished scholars, government figures, and industry specialists. UPCES brings together students from colleges and universities in the United States and Canada and also hosts local Czech students from Charles University and exchange students from Europe and around the globe. Students are required to take five courses, including Czech language.

Through CET, students have an opportunity to spend a semester at FAMU, through the CET Film Studies at FAMU program. Among the oldest and finest film academies in the world, FAMU has played an integral role in Czech cultural history for the last sixty years. The FAMU campus is located in the historic Lazansky Palace with a view of the Prague Castle.

Another program taught at FAMU, CET Art Photography, consists of two core courses, a required Czech language course, and two to three elective courses from FAMU’s international program. The core courses focus on analog techniques and darkroom developing. The electives specialize in areas such as digital photography, still life, and restoration. All courses are taught in English.

On the CET New Media at FAMU program, you will take courses in video installation, conceptual artworks, experimental documentary, expanded-to-database cinema, intermedia performance, or interactive work. There will be opportunities to explore the local Prague arts scene, exhibit works at a local gallery, and receive hands-on mentorship and critique sessions with FAMU faculty and visiting artists. This program is small and very selective, and is uniquely designed specifically for new media or intermedia artists.

Through CEA Prague, study abroad on the campus of Anglo-American University, taking classes in English with Czech, Eastern European, American, and international students. Prague, the City of a Hundred Spires, is known as the cultural, political, and economic center of Central Europe, and is famous for its beautiful architecture, fascinating history, and exciting cultural attractions. Anglo-American University offers a comprehensive course listing, specializing in communications, business, humanities and social science, and international relations.


Denmark

The DIS Copenhagen program is located in the heart of Old Copenhagen. You will choose from a range of course options, including international business, justice and human rights, sustainability in Europe, urban design, and global economics, among many others. All courses are taught in English. You will choose one core course (which includes a weeklong study tour) in your designated program and then fill your schedule with electives from any discipline. Danish language is offered but not required. Field studies and practicums will ensure that you interact with the city and its people and benefit professionally and socially.

Located only five minutes from the Copenhagen city center, Information Technology University offers a variety of research-based study programs within the IT field. The university cooperates with businesses to ensure an up-to-date environment where you will learn from industry experts and work on joint projects with globally recognized organizations. Courses in international business, software development and technology, digital innovation and management, and gaming are available to international students. Open only to iSchool students.


England

The London College of Fashion has a long tradition of providing specialized education for the fashion design and product development industries. Students take a full semester of courses in fashion design alongside other international and British students. Open only to fashion majors.

Rose Bruford College provides a range of learning and research experiences at the highest levels to enable students to acquire knowledge and skills in an environment that places theatre and performance practice at the center of the learning experience. The practice-based nature of the program requires an extensive range of specialist studios, workshops, rehearsal and performance spaces. Open only to drama majors.


France

Sciences Po offers advanced undergraduates and graduate students a broad-based education conveying multidisciplinary knowledge in social sciences within an international context. It is located in one of Paris’s most famous districts, Saint Germain des Pres, which has been host to the literary and artistic life of Paris since the 17th century. Open only to undergraduates in the social sciences with 400-level French proficiency or previous study abroad experience in France. Open to graduate students studying international relations.


Germany

The Colgate Freiburg University program is designed to give students the opportunity to develop and polish their language skills in a German-speaking environment. Two required courses are delivered via a pre-semester traveling seminar led by Colgate faculty. The semester at Freiburg University begins in mid-April, when you will take two to three elective courses in German alongside other German students.

The FU-BEST Freie University Berlin program is located at Freie Universität, one of Germany’s premier institutions of higher education. Most FU-BEST courses are taught in English, in such disciplines as cultural studies, art history, comparative literature, the European Union, German history, German and European politics, sociology/psychology, film studies, comparative religion, and philosophy. There is no German language pre-requisite to apply, but students are required to take a language course during the semester in Berlin.


Ireland

University College Dublin’s Belford campus is a vibrant, modern university situated on a spacious and leafy campus about a 20 minute bus ride from Dublin city center. It is one of the 30 top research universities in the European Union with a student population of 22,000 (2,000 international students). Syracuse students choose from the same range of courses as full degree students and are taught and examined in the same manner.

The University of Limerick is located astride the majestic river Shannon and enrolls over 12,000 students. You’ll take a full semester of courses alongside other international and Irish students. UL offers a wide selection of undergraduate courses from its six colleges of the University: Business, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Informatics & Electronics and Science.


Russia

The Bard-Smolny Program in St. Petersburg is for students with an equivalent of four semesters of college-level Russian. Students usually take between 12 and 18 credits per semester, 9 of which are typically in the Russian as a Second Language Program. Students are able to chose from a variety of liberal arts courses taught at Smolny College; these classes are taught in Russian. Homestays with Russian families are available.

Founded in 1996, the School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) offers programs across Russia. Students who wish to focus intensively on improving their Russian language skills should choose the Russian as a Second Language program. The Russian Studies Abroad program offers intensive Russian language courses, but also provides opportunities to take area studies courses in English. Both programs are offered in St. Petersburg and Moscow.

The European University at St. Petersburg is a non-state independent university set up in 1994 for the purpose of advancing training and research in economics, anthropology, history, political science, sociology, and art history. Graduate students may obtain a certificate in the IMARES or ENERPO programs. English is the language of instruction for both programs with the option of some courses taught in Russian. Open to graduate international relations students only. (Not available for Fall 2018)


Spain

The CEA Barcelona program is designed for students of all language levels who wish to take courses in English and Spanish from a wide variety of subject areas within the liberal arts and social sciences. The program offers many opportunities for students to actively engage in the local culture through in- and out-of-class activities, tours, lectures, and workshops.

Please note: This program will be discontinued after the Spring 2019 semester.


Sweden

At DIS Stockholm, you will choose from a range of programming options, including gender and sexuality, global economics, medical practice, psychology, neuroscience, and public health. All courses are taught in English. You will choose one core course (which includes a weeklong study tour) in your designated program and then fill your schedule with electives from any discipline. Swedish language is highly recommended but not required.