SU Beijing Applications Remain Open for Spring 2017


SU Abroad is happy to report that it is extending its deadline for the Spring 2017 semester in Beijing, China. All students will receive a $2500 grant for enrolling in the program!

No matter what career you choose to pursue, China will be a part of it. By having an understanding of China, you set yourself apart as someone who recognizes the myriad possibilities and exciting challenges of the future.

Are you an economics or business major? China is the fastest-growing economy on the planet.

Concerned about the environment? Learn how China’s government is coping with a potential ecological crisis as the country’s demands consume more and more of their natural resources.

Are you intrigued by international relations? US-China relations are widely considered to be the most important bilateral relationship in the world today because of its global impact.

Are you interested in complex social issues? Learn about the challenges brought about by China’s transformation into a superpower on a speed and scale unprecedented in history.

Love languages? Obtain proficiency (or fluency) in an intriguing language spoken by 1.3 billion people.

Interested in history? Study in a country of rich cultural tradition with more than 5,000 years of recorded history.

All courses are taught in English. There is no language prerequisite.

Questions? Contact Mary Fedorko at or call (315) 443-3471.

Space Still Available for Spring 2017 Abroad

Student works with mentor during internship

If you’re still interested in studying abroad next semester, SU Abroad has space remaining in some programs! To begin your application, start on our ‘Apply’ page. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at any time. The following programs still have space remaining for Spring 2017:

Beijing Center

Florence Center (including intensive language, engineering, design, and studio arts programs)

London Center (including design program)

Madrid Center (including business, science & math, and UAM programs)

Santiago Center (including Cuenca immersion program)

Strasbourg Center (including intensive language, social work, and music programs)

SU Abroad Global Ambassador Wins Prestigious Boren Award

Ricky CieriRicky Cieri ’17 was already a study abroad veteran before he decided to go abroad for his senior year. He had completed a summer abroad at the SU Madrid Center and a full semester at the SU Strasbourg Center. He represented his programs as a global ambassador and had passed on his passion for international education to prospective abroad students. Though he had already mastered three languages (French, Spanish, and Italian), the Modern Foreign Languages and International Relations major wanted to learn another – so he applied for the CET Brazilian Studies and Portuguese Language program, an SU World Partner. The program, located in São Paulo, Brazil, will be Cieri’s third abroad adventure, and this time, he will be away for an entire year.

In order to fund his year away, Cieri applied for the Boren Scholarship. Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), Boren Awards for international study provide exceptional undergraduates the opportunity to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. Following their cultural immersion, scholars then agree to work in a qualifying national security position within the United States federal government for at least one year.

“During my first semester, I will take courses about Brazil and develop a proficiency in Portuguese,” Cieri told SU News. “In the second semester, I intend to enroll directly in the university in São Paulo, taking all my coursework in Portuguese.”

At SU Abroad, we are incredibly proud of Ricky’s achievements and are confident that he will do a great deal of good in the world when he graduates! You can read the rest of his interview with SU News here.

Fall 2016 Events

SU Abroad will host and participate in several events during the Fall 2016 semester. We encourage any interested students to come out and explore our programs or take advantage of the resources the campus offers to help you on your abroad journey!

Gilman Scholarship Interest Session: Friday, September 9, 12-1 p.m., Eggers Hall Room 010
Learn more about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for study abroad.  Must be a U.S. citizen and Pell grant (federal financial aid) recipient to apply.  Application deadline is October 4 to study abroad in spring 2017 or summer 2017.

Gilman Scholarship Writing Workshop: Thursday, September 22, 3:30-5 p.m., HBC Room 306
Applicants are invited to attend one or both workshops to receive constructive feedback on their scholarship essays.  Please bring five copies of your essay to share with others.

Gilman Scholarship Writing Workshop: Friday, September 30, 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Bowne Hall Room 305
Applicants are invited to attend one or both workshops to receive constructive feedback on their scholarship essays.  Please bring five copies of your essay to share with others.

Critical Languages Scholarship Interest Session: Friday, September 30, 1-2:30 p.m., Eggers Hall Room 352
Learn more about this fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Critical Languages Scholarship Writing Workshop: Friday, October 28, 1-2:30 p.m., Eggers Room 352
Applicants will receive constructive feedback on their scholarship essays. Please bring 4 copies of your essay to share.

Career Services Workshop: Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience: Tuesday, October 4, 5-6 p.m., Maxwell Room 111
Past and future study abroad participants are invited to this one-hour workshop to learn how to identify marketable skills gained from an international experience and how to effectively present these skills on their resume and during the interview process.

Career Services Workshop: Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience: Monday, November 14, 5-6 p.m., Maxwell Room 111
Past and future study abroad participants are invited to this one-hour workshop to learn how to identify marketable skills gained from an international experience and how to effectively present these skills on their resume and during the interview process.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships Interest Session: Friday, November 11, 2 p.m., Eggers Room 111
Learn more about this funding opportunity sponsored by the U.S. government to promote linguistic and cultural immersion through study abroad. Application deadline is late January 2017 to study during the 2017-18 academic year.

Fall 2016 Gilman Winners!

Congratulations are going out to seven SU Abroad students who received Gilman Scholarships for their abroad programs this fall! The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. We encourage all SU Abroad students who meet the qualifications to apply for awards that can reach up to $8,000!

The next deadline (for spring 2017 programs) is October 4, 2016.

Our fall 2016 winners are:

Angel Cai, SU Hong Kong
Katelyn Faubel, AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies in Jordan
Brandon Jackson, SU Hong Kong
Yeagee Jung, Yonsei University
Elvis Lora, SU Santiago
Zeena Saifi, SU Hong Kong
Sudan Zhuang, SU Hong Kong

Three students were also named as alternates:

Steve McDonald, SU London
Alexandra Pereira, SU Strasbourg
Lindzee Powel, SRAS: Russian as a Second Language

Congratulations to all the winners!

SU Abroad Statement Regarding Nice Attack

Syracuse University, both here on the main campus and at our international learning centers, sends its thoughts and prayers to the victims and all those impacted by yesterday’s tragic attack in Nice, France.

SU Abroad, in partnership with its overseas directors and partners, have confirmed the location, safety and well-being of all University students, faculty and staff traveling in France and in neighboring countries in Europe on SU Abroad programs.

It’s important to note that SU Abroad summer sessions in Madrid, Florence, and Strasbourg have all concluded for the summer. We do, however, have some faculty-led programs still underway in Paris, Geneva, Bologna, and Brussels, and have confirmed that all students and staff are safe and accounted for.

SU Abroad monitors travel conditions daily and is constantly reviewing State Department and International SOS travel guidance.

Faculty, staff, and students traveling abroad are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and thoughtful about their own personal safety, to plan their itinerary with safety in mind, and to refer to the US State Department and ISOS for security updates.

International Center of Syracuse Honors SU Abroad Director of Programs Sue Shane

Sue Shane, SU Abroad Director of Programs, has been named the 2015 Central New York International Educator of the Year. She was honored at the 7th annual CNY International Citizen Awards dinner held November 13th. The awards dinner was the kickoff event for the celebration of Central New York International Education Week, which emphasizes the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Also honored at the ceremony was Syracuse University student Trang Dang, who was presented with the International Student Leadership Award.

The International Educator award is part of International Center of Syracuse annual awards.

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Dr. Mauricio Paredes to Visit Campus

Santiago Director to meet with students, give lecture

This week, SU Santiago Director Dr. Mauricio Paredes will be on campus to talk to students, meet with faculty and staff members, and give a lecture in Spanish to the University community about the enduring legacy of Chile’s military dictatorship.

Dr. Paredes will also speak at “Study Abroad in Latin America” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29 in Eggers Hall, Room 209, along with representatives from SU Abroad programs in Costa Rica, Brazil, and Ecuador, and with Professor Tom Brutsaert from the School of Education, who will offer a short-term program in Peru in 2016.

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New Social Work and Human Development Cluster

Courses Available in Spring 2016

Beginning in Spring 2016, the Syracuse University Strasbourg Center will offer a new course cluster with a focus on social work and human development in the region. This new program will cater to SU and visiting students majoring in social work, child and family studies, or other human development programs.

Located in the heart of Europe in close proximity to the Council of Europe, European Parliament, and the European Court of Human Rights, SU Strasbourg is uniquely capable of delivering a meaningful program in social work. Students will benefit from collaboration between SU Strasbourg and French, German, and Swiss higher learning institutions of social work and social pedagogy as well as the School of Social Work.

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