Europe and Russia

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SU 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.


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 Production 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 (Fine Art Photography and Imagery, Ambiguity and Culture), 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.

CET Prague is a program for students who want to experience the beauty, romance and history of old Europe. Students choose an academic concentration in Jewish Studies, Central European Studies or Business and Economics, each with its own unique core course. Students also take Czech language and elective courses taught in English in disciplines such as history, psychology, economics, Jewish studies, literature, art and architecture, film, international relations, popular culture and service-learning. Course-related excursions deepen students’ connection with Prague and Central Europe. The CET center is in the heart of Prague, a short walk from the famous Wenceslas Square. The neighborhood features countless restaurants, cafés, museums, movie theaters and stores.

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.


The DIS Copenhagen program is located in the heart of Old Copenhagen, within walking distance to research libraries, government buildings, European Union agencies, the Royal Ballet and Opera, and superb art collections. At DIS, you will choose from a range of programming 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.

Located only five minutes from the Copenhagen city center, Information Technology University has an enrollment of 2,000 students, one-quarter of whom are international. IT University produces more information technology graduates than any other university in Denmark and offers a variety of research-based study programs within the field of IT. Courses in international business, software development and technology, digital innovation and management, and games are available to international students. The program is only open to iSchool students.


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. Syracuse University’s exchange agreement is for SU drama majors only.


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.


A cultural and academic center in extreme southwestern Germany, Freiburg was founded in 1120 and is today home to around 230,000 people. Its modern reputation is one of eco-friendliness, as new neighborhoods were developed and built to be environmentally sustainable. The Colgate Freiburg University program is affiliated with Albert-Ludwigs-Universität and is designed to give students the opportunity to develop and polish their language skills in a German-speaking environment. Applicants must have five semesters of German language or the equivalent.

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.


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 centre. 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, including 664 international students. Students 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.


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 2017)


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. Students can volunteer, participate in language exchanges, or play in a soccer league.