Apply now to Spring 2022 semester programs!

Go global in spring 2022 – apply now for semester study abroad programs!

  • Experience exciting programming at our Centers paired with unique experiential learning opportunities
  • Receive extensive health and safety support from knowledgeable on-the-ground staff
  • Eligible students can receive need and merit based financial aid grants
  • Apply early and save: Pay only $30 for your application fee when you start your application and pay your application fee between May 1 and May 31.

Spring 2022 Programs

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World Partner programs:

Questions? Meet with an International Program Advisor or schedule a General Advising appointment for more information!

Covid-19 Vaccine Requirement for 2021 Programs

Important announcement regarding Covid-19 Vaccine requirement: Consistent with the Chancellor’s message to the University community on April 8, 2021, Syracuse Abroad requires all participants to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to their departure for any program, unless students have obtained an approved medical or religious exemption.

Not only will the vaccine have a direct and positive impact on the quality of your study abroad experience,  we anticipate vaccine requirements being issued by destination governments in the very near future.

Any questions regarding the required vaccine can be directed to Bridget Demorest, Assistant Director Student Services

Abroad@Home: Fall 2021 online courses

Syracuse Abroad is excited to announce Abroad@Home online courses offered by Syracuse Abroad faculty for the fall 2021 semester. These virtual Syracuse University courses will be available to Syracuse University students during main campus registration for the fall 2021 semester.

We encourage you to explore these options and consider building connections with the talented instructors and students at our overseas Centers! As always, all course selections should be reviewed with Syracuse University academic advisors prior to registration.

Courses taught by Syracuse London faculty:

Course taught by Syracuse Madrid faculty:

These courses are open to all Syracuse University students in China and on main campus pending any necessary prerequisites.

Learn more about GEO300 Climates of Resistance taught by Syracuse London Professor Becca Farnum:

2021 Syracuse University Scholars

Congratulations to the twelve Syracuse University students chosen as 2021 scholars, and special congratulations to our six program alum!

  • Discovery Florence alum Katelyn Bajorek, an anthropology and history major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program
  • French for Diplomacy summer program alum Alaba Danagogo, a biology major in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • World Partner SIT Morocco alum Patrick Linehan, a newspaper and online journalism major in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, a policy studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program
  • Madrid Summer Session alum Simran Mirchandani, a biochemistry and Spanish language, literature and culture major in the College of Arts and Sciences, an economics major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program
  • London Center alum Bobbi Whitney, an information management and technology major in the School of Information Studies and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program
  • London Center alum Lily Wolfer, an inclusive elementary and special education major in the School of Education


Learn more about all 2021 University Scholars!

Application deadlines extended for Summer and World Partner programs

Syracuse Abroad is extending the application deadline for various summer and World Partner programs.

Summer programs

Summer session programs with an application deadline of March 15:

Syracuse University students applying to these two programs are eligible for generous need-based funding.

New summer program with an application deadline of April 1:

Virtual summer internships with British businesses are available in a variety of fields, including architecture, business, communications, design, drama, education, entertainment management, government and policy, human rights work, and technology. Students can choose to work for 10, 20, or 35 hours per week, for 4 or 8 weeks. Depending on how many hours spent in the virtual placement, students can earn 1, 2, or 3 credits.

World Partner programs

World Partner Programs with an application deadline of April 1 or 15 (program dependent):


View all extended programs

New Financial Aid Awards for 2021-22 Programs

Syracuse Abroad is excited to announce the addition of $1.4 million in scholarship and grant funding! We are reinvigorated by our University’s commitment to the field of international education and to the support of both Syracuse University students and students studying abroad with us from outside institutions. These funds help us deepen our commitment to global exploration and aim to help make studying abroad more accessible to students.

With generous support from the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, this $1.4 million in new funds will be awarded to undergraduate students participating in semester programs during the 2021-22 academic year. It will apply to both Center and World Partner programs and is designed to assist students with financial need. Students will also remain eligible for all other existing scholarships and grants. As part of this funding initiative, we will be providing eligible students with the awards outlined below and lowering the admission application fee for fall 2021 semester programs.

New Awards for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

Academic Excellence Award: Full-time semester program students with a GPA of 3.7 – 4.0 attending a fall or spring semester will receive an academic excellence award in the following amounts: $1,400 for fall 2021 programs and $650 for spring 2022 programs. The award is automatic, based on cumulative GPA as reported at the time of application to the program.

Need-Based Merit Award: Eligible full-time semester program students with a GPA of 3.0 – 3.69 will receive a need-based merit award in the following amounts: $1,000 for fall 2021 programs and $400 for spring 2022 programs. The award is automatic, based on the combination of qualifying GPA and financial need levels. 

Travel Assistance Grants: Eligible full-time semester program students will receive an award of $850 for fall 2021 and spring 2022 programs. This grant will be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Syracuse University Office of Financial Aid. This grant will be a part of a student’s total financial aid package. Students will need to cover upfront costs of purchasing the flight as these funds will not be disbursed until closer to the start of the semester.

Application Fee Reduction: The application fee for all students has been reduced to $50 for fall 2021 semester programs.

Syracuse University Students

Not entirely sure what you qualify for? Grants and aid are determined by your financial need based on your FAFSA and CSS Profile,  and various eligibility criteria apply.

If you have further questions about discerning your eligibility, please contact your financial aid counselor.

Visiting Students

Students studying with Syracuse Abroad from partner institutions must first add Syracuse University to FAFSA in order to be considered for need-based awards. (Use code: 002882)

Syracuse Abroad announces Fall 2021 Center Program Details

Syracuse Abroad is excited to announce updated programming for Fall 2021 Center programs. At this time, we are optimistic about the future of study abroad and would like to reassure students and the Syracuse University community that we are confidently planning to move forward with fall 2021 programming.

Over the last several months, we have prepared a dynamic set of programs for fall 2021 that include all the stand-out features that make us a leader in the field: enriching coursework and stimulating cultural activities, engaging professors, strong student support, exciting educational field trips, and a myriad of experiential learning opportunities. These strategic program enhancements give students the flexibility to study abroad without upfront visa and flight costs, while still offering a robust experience and memories for a lifetime. While our goal is to move forward with fall study abroad opportunities, our highest priority is the health and safety of our students, and we will continue to review public health and travel advisory guidance leading up to the fall 2021 semester.

Program details at a glance:

  • Most of our Fall Center programs will shift to a later start date, while continuing to meet academic requirements
  • Academic and co-curricular travel will remain an integral part of your semester experience, along with new, expanded travel opportunities within your host country
  • Condensed programming allows for most students to avoid visa requirements*
  • Co-curricular activities and student support at our centers will remain robust
  • Program fees will be reduced and adjusted based on updated programming

Visit our program pages for more details about the fall semester and highlights of each program:

We also encourage students, parents and faculty to learn more about our COVID-19 Center plans. These comprehensive plans have been developed in collaboration with campus experts and public health officials, in line with local regulations and resources. These health and safety precautions provide Center staff and faculty with the knowledge and guidance to keep each program running smoothly and efficiently – with academic, health & safety, and on-the-ground support plans in place.

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*Some fall 2021 programs have visa requirements.

Syracuse Abroad Provides Generous Financial Support for Upcoming Summer Abroad Experiences

Summer 2021 is just around the corner and Syracuse Abroad is ready to revitalize the spirit of summer study abroad at its European Centers. Syracuse Abroad Centers allow students to spend four to five weeks in a dynamic European cultural hub, stay on track academically, boost their resume and gain culturally immersive and hands-on experience in a global context.

Syracuse University is committed to making the Syracuse Abroad experience possible for all students. In partnership with ESE and Invest Syracuse, Syracuse Abroad is pleased to provide a variety of assistance options available to students participating in summer 2021 programs, including financial aid, scholarships and grants. Review summer funding opportunities here.

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Our Open Doors ranking captures 1,351 study abroad stories. Here’s one of them.

In this year’s release of the Open Doors report from the Institute of International Education, Syracuse University has been ranked #2 for total student participation in mid-length (semester) study abroad programs for doctoral institutions. This ranking is based on student participation data from the 2018-2019 academic year, accounting for 1,351 Syracuse University students who studied abroad. The ranking reflects the number of students who spent approximately four months living and studying in another country.

During their semester long program, students have the opportunity to live like a local and experience the city as their own. They are able to become ‘regulars’ in their neighborhoods, finding favorite restaurants, cafes, and pubs. Students are fully immersed in their culture by living with host families, building close ties and experiencing local traditions around food, home life, and holidays. Students are also able to conduct work experience with local companies, forming professional relationships with colleagues of a different nationality and generation than themselves. Over 50% of Syracuse students study abroad throughout their college career.

This top ranking, up from #4 last year, showcases Syracuse University’s dedication to study abroad opportunities and global education. Students from all over the world choose Syracuse Abroad for its academic excellence, unique programming and dedicated faculty and staff abroad. As a top-ranked study abroad organization and provider, Syracuse Abroad offers flexible study options, quality academic coursework and innovative experiential learning opportunities so students can build the knowledge and skills to help them succeed anywhere.

Erin Hernandez ‘21 of Syracuse University School of Education reflects back on her time at Syracuse London Center in fall 2019. “Studying abroad in London was an adventure of a lifetime, and studying at the London Syracuse Center provided me with opportunities that I never imagined having, but very much appreciated. During the semester, I enrolled in many interesting classes—most of which centered around spending time outside of the classroom and exploring London. My professors saw the importance of making sure I felt like I knew the history and London culture while I was living there for four months.” 

Erin also looks back on her participation in a Syracuse Abroad Signature Seminar, a 10 day traveling course that provides students with hands-on learning experience, prior to their semester abroad. “One of those classes was a Signature Seminar in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, called Borders in Flux. It was a great foundation to start my semester abroad because it was wonderful to read about a topic the night before, and the next day, talk to real people and get to see where the events I read about on paper took place.”

Erin also had the opportunity to volunteer while on a school organized field trip to Lockerbie, Scotland. “The London Center gave students the chance to visit the Scottish community of Lockerbie, serve as a mentor to local students, and learn more about the significance of Pan Am Flight 103 for both Scotland and Syracuse. This experience demonstrated the resilience of the human spirit and how positive it can be when people come together to honor those who were lost. I meet wonderful people and will forever appreciate the connection I personally have with Lockerbie. These valuable experiences would not have been possible without Syracuse London.”

Open Doors is a comprehensive information resource on international students and scholars studying or teaching at higher education institutions in the United States, and U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit at their home colleges or universities. 

Leading doctoral universities recognized by IIE for total student participation in a mid-length program include the following:

  1. New York University
  2. Syracuse University
  3. Indiana University
  4. University of Wisconsin
  5. Pennsylvania State University