Summer Study Abroad Programs receive over $1 Million in Grants & Scholarships

summer australiaMore than $1 million in aid has been allocated to summer study abroad programs through the creation of funding that will be available as financial aid to undergraduate students in several need categories. Syracuse Abroad will also offer additional $1,000 merit-based scholarships for undergraduates who apply to any summer 2020 study abroad program.


View the story here and learn how summer study abroad programs impacted 3 Syracuse University Students: University Announces Over $1 Million in Grants and Scholarships for Summer Study-Abroad Programs

2020 Gilman Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 12 Syracuse University students who received Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for their upcoming study abroad programs in spring, summer, or fall 2020! In addition to the 12 recipients, two students were named as alternates. The total amount received by the students is $57,000, with the average award size being $4,750.

Gilman Scholarships are open to undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college/university to participate in study or internship programs abroad. We encourage all Syracuse Abroad students who meet the qualifications to apply for awards that can reach up to $8,000!

For this first time this fall application cycle (Cycle 1), students were able to apply for a Gilman Scholarship up to a year before their intended abroad program. The deadline for Cycle 2 of Gilman Scholarships will be March 3, 2020. Eligible students can apply during Cycle 2 to obtain funding towards a summer 2020, fall 2020, or spring 2021 semester abroad.  Syracuse Abroad and the Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising (CFSA) will hold a Gilman Interest Session on February 7, 2020 in Eggers Hall 010 (12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.), as well as writing workshops leading up to the application deadline.

For more information on Syracuse Abroad programs, students can make an appointment to meet with an advisor at our SyracuseAbroad@Bird location (Bird Library, 002).

Our Cycle 1 recipients are:

  • Jessie Carbajal: Shanghai, China (spring 2020)
  • Brienna Flewelling: Florence, Italy (spring 2020)
  • Derek Gutierrez: Shanghai, China (spring 2020)
  • Santiago Hernandez: Shanghai, China (spring 2020)
  • Erick Lojano-Quispe: Florence, Italy (spring 2020)
  • Kiara Molina: London, United Kingdom (spring 2020)
  • Aislyn Murray: Prague, Czech Republic (spring 2020)
  • Shamar Niang: Madrid, Spain (spring 2020)
  • Eronmwon Osagie: Madrid, Spain (spring 2020)
  • Diana Quesada: Florence, Italy (spring 2020)
  • Kailey Smith: Strasbourg, France (summer 2020)
  • Maria Victoria Polanco: London, United Kingdom (fall 2020)

Upcoming events you don’t want to miss!

Upcoming Events in November

As winter break quickly approaches, there’s still time to learn more about studying abroad. Throughout the months of November and December, Syracuse Abroad will be hosting a variety of exciting events and we invite all students to attend and participate. Interested in learning more about Santiago’s travel seminar? Curious about what it’s like to live in London? Want to learn more about summer programs? You’re in luck! Representatives from multiple international organizations will be on campus this month to talk to students, faculty and staff about their role abroad and the experiences they provide to students.

So mark your calendars and gear up for what’s to come.

An Inside look into Cuenca, Ecuador: Santiago’s pre-semester signature seminar presented by CEDEI

Led by Carlos Guzman, CEDEI’s Executive Director ( and Diana Rosales

Becoming a Londoner

Presented by Stephen Halliday, Cultural Engagement Manager at Syracuse London Center

Overview of Syracuse Strasbourg Center

Led by Thomas and Elena from the Council of Europe

The Benefits of Studying Abroad

Led by Elena from the Council of Europe

  • December 3, 2:30-4pm at SyracuseAbroad@Bird


For a complete list of all upcoming events, visit: Upcoming Events

Spring 2020 application deadline extended!

The application deadline for the following programs has been extended to October 15.

Spring 2020 Programs:

Don’t forget: the deadline for short-term programs is Oct. 15 too!

The world won’t wait, why should you?

Apply today:


Syracuse Abroad ranked #11 for best study abroad programs

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2019 Syracuse University

According to U.S. News and World Report, Syracuse Abroad has been ranked #11 for the best study abroad programs in the country.  In the Spring of 2019, U.S. News asked college presidents, deans, and academic officers from over 1,500 schools to nominate 15 institutions with exceptional study abroad programs. Colleges that received 10 or more nominations were ranked according, with Syracuse Abroad landing at #11 on the list. Criteria included academic curriculum, length of opportunities offered and the student and cultural interaction while abroad.

Read more about Syracuse Abroad on SU News: Syracuse Abroad Ranked No. 11 Best Study Abroad Program


SyracuseAbroad@Bird: Grand Opening on Sept. 19

SyracuseAbroad@Bird will host a Grand Opening and Open House event on Thursday, September 19.

BirdSyracuseAbroad@Bird, located at Bird Library in room 002, is a new space for students to explore study abroad opportunities in a convenient location – with no appointment needed! The new satellite office gives students the opportunity to meet candidly with Syracuse Abroad staff on their schedule and learn more about programs of interest, the application process, and much more.

All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Grand Opening event, beginning at 3pm on Thursday, Sept. 19. The event will include Opening Remarks from Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly, an Open House and a chance to meet with Syracuse Abroad staff. Plus – sample international treats and grab some Syracuse Abroad swag!

Read more about the event: SyracuseAbroad@Bird Open House and Grand Opening to Be Held Sept. 19


SyracuseAbroad@Bird Grand Opening | Sept. 19, 3-5pm | Bird Library, room 002

Syracuse Abroad Day is September 5th!

Your journey abroad starts Thursday, September 5th at Syracuse Abroad Day!

Syracuse Abroad DayAt Syracuse Abroad Day, students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff and representatives from a variety of programs and disciplines to learn about what Syracuse Abroad has to offer. Our annual event is packed with international food, travel experts and and over 25 program alum who will be ready to answer questions about life abroad. Students will also have the opportunity to visit stations, get their passport stamped and enter for a chance to win prizes essential to traveling abroad.

Read more about this event: Syracuse Abroad Day: The Gateway to Global Education


Syracuse Abroad Day | Shaw Quad | 11am-2pm

Program Spotlight: Borders In Flux Signature Seminar

In January of 2019, students enrolled in our Syracuse London Center embarked on journey like no other. Before beginning their semester abroad in London, a group of students participated in an intensive nine-day Signature Seminar throughout Ireland.

As part of this Seminar, Borders in Flux: Identities and Conflict in Ireland, students traveled to Dublin, Belfast and Derry/Londonderry and discovered how Ireland’s past, and present, have a direct connection to today’s politics. Students had the opportunity to explore and evaluate the relationship between politics and religion in Ireland, what constructs a ‘national identity’, and how Ireland’s violent past impacts the present day.

In each of the destinations, students engaged in hands on, field learning activities such as walking tours of the city, visits to iconic sites and interactions with local activists. To complete their trip, students visited the World Heritage Site of Giant’s Causeway, one of Ireland’s most beautiful natural landmarks. During each of their experiences, students had the opportunity to reflect on how past remains visibly present in Ireland’s landscapes and buildings, and how these shifting borders help to understand, question, and reproduce conflicts of identity.

The Seminar was led by Dr. Maggie Scull, a modern historian whose work explores religious institutions, secularization, political violence, sectarianism, and peace. As an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Dr. Scull focuses on the Northern Ireland Troubles and the role of society, religion, and politics in daily lives as well as international relations.

On August 25th, Dr. Scull will once again lead a group of Syracuse London Center students on this journey through Ireland before their semester abroad begins.

Introducing Theresa Barone, Front Desk Coordinator!

Theresa in RomeTheresa Barone is the first face you’ll see when you walk into 106 Walnut Place, and she’s probably the voice you’ll hear on the phone if you call the Syracuse Abroad office. She began her work as the Syracuse Abroad Front Desk Coordinator in early March, where she coordinates the office’s work-study students, processes forms and applications, and directs any and all inquiries coming into the office.

What has been your career path so far?

I was self-employed for 15 years. I owned a clothing store on Marshall Street. It was women’s contemporary clothing and then we moved down to Amory Square. Then I took a gap to stay at home with my kids. I then took a position with the book store, worked in accounts payable and that’s how I got here!

Did you study abroad?

No, but I lived abroad in London when my husband’s job took us there. I loved traveling Europe, every weekend we went somewhere different.

What country have you always wanted to visit?

I always wanted to get to Greece, and I finally got there when we were living in London in 2009. The food was spectacular, and the water was so blue.

Why is language learning and cultural immersion important to you?

Probably because I lived abroad with two small kids and I saw what it did for them. They pick languages up so easily so I saw an immense growth in them.

What was your favorite traveling experience?

My favorite traveling story has to be when my family was in the Alps in Austria. My daughter was young and we turned away for a moment and she was climbing a snow bank next to an avalanche warning sign! She was fine, but it was definitely a crazy moment.