Key Resources for Parents

Preparing to Go Guide

For all pre-departure information, please take a look at our online Preparing to Go guides for center programs and for world partner programs.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Syracuse University students attend a pre-departure orientation meeting on campus for each program. The meetings are held in April (for students going abroad in the fall) and in November (for students going abroad in the spring). For Center programs, parents and visiting students are invited to attend off-campus pre-departure meetings, which are held in Syracuse, New York City, Boston, and Washington, DC. If you live in those areas, you will receive an email invitation in May (for fall abroad programs) or in November (for spring abroad programs). These meetings are optional, as we understand not everyone will be able to attend. We post all of the information covered on each center’s specific Preparing to Go page.

Making Connections with Other Parents

Please join our Syracuse Abroad Parent Facebook page  in order to connect with other SU Abroad parents.

Program-Specific Information


FlorenceSyracuse Florence website

Hong Kong

LondonSyracuse London website

MadridSyracuse Madrid website


StrasbourgSyracuse Strasbourg Facebook page

Exploring Central Europe

World Partners

Short-term Programs

Summer Programs

Program Dates: Center Programs



Hong Kong





Central Europe

Insurance Coverage Abroad

Insurance coverage is important! Our full run-down on insurance coverage is available here.

Medication Abroad

Please visit our page on Medical Care abroad to learn what precautions you can take for a healthy experience for your student.