Congratulations to Syracuse Abroad alumni Fulbright recipients!

Congratulations to all Fulbright recipients on this prestigious honor. Of the 7 Syracuse Undergraduates awarded Fulbrights this year, all students studied through Syracuse Abroad during their college careers. Syracuse Abroad is so proud to support these students on their next journey abroad!

Mackenzie Ryan studied in London in Fall 2017. She went on to intern in The White House as part of Syracuse’s Washington Semester Program with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Kenzie graduated in 2019 as a policy studies and political science graduate, and is now pursuing her MPA at Syracuse. She’s heading to Taiwan as an English Teaching Assistant.

Erin Elliott studied at Syracuse London in Fall 2018 and did a great deal with our Remembrance Program. She is graduating this year with a triple major in English and textual studies, fine arts, and public relations. She’s off to Norway!

Samar Al-Any also spent Fall 2018 at Syracuse London Center, and is off to Turkey.

Gwendolyn Burke participated in the London summer session in 2019, and she’s heading to Vietnam.

Leah Garlock, heading to South Korea, was part of the Spring 2015 Design Program in London

Jamie Lustig studied at the Madrid Center in Fall 2018 and is heading back to Spain!

Emma Ettinger studied at Oxford with our World Partner Program.


Learn more about all recipients here via SU News.

Real-World Learning in a Time of Pandemic

Our very own Syracuse London instructor Becca Farnum provides unique insights on classroom topics and positive remote learning opportunities amid COVID-19.

Seven program alumni named 2020 University Scholars

Syracuse University has announced its 12 University Scholars for the 2019- 2020 academic year and more than half have participated in Syracuse Abroad programs during their collegiate career. The University Scholar award is the highest undergraduate honor the University bestows and is based on academic achievement, independent research and creative work, and innovation in students’ chosen field. Several students attended Syracuse Abroad Centers, including London and Florence Centers, as well as one of our World Partner programs in Australia.

The impact of Syracuse Abroad is reflected through:2020 scholars

  • Nicole Stallings-Blanche (London, Spring 2019)
  • Morgan Trau (London, Spring 2019)
  • Margaret Garber (Discovery Florence, Fall 2016)
  • Natasha Liston-Beck (Architecture in Florence, Fall 2018)
  • Nicholas Barba (Hong Kong, Fall 2018)
  • Natalia Rice (Madrid, Spring 2019)
  • Bethany Murphy (World Partner – U. New South Wales, Spring 2019)

Becca Farnum, Community Outreach Advocate at Syracuse London, speaks about her interactions with Nicole and Morgan last spring in London. Nicole participated in the Design program and Morgan participated in the Syracuse London Lockerbie exchange.

“It was a pleasure to have Nicole and Morgan at the London Center in Spring 2019. Nicole participated in our special Design Program, making use of London’s rich cultural sector. During her semester abroad, Morgan travelled to Lockerbie with London staff to tour Pan Am Flight 103 sites. She met with first responders and taught a lesson on journalism to local Scottish pupils.”

“Syracuse London is also thrilled to see Bethany Murphy on this list, who will be travelling to the UK this autumn as a 2020 Marshall Scholar. Bethany served as a speaker for our “Gender & Science” Symposium in November 2020, Skyping into Imperial College London to talk about women in STEM.”

Amy Kleine, Assistant Director for Health and Wellness at Syracuse Florence, remembers Margaret as a 1st year student who participated in the Syracuse Abroad Discovery program where students can start their university career abroad.

“Margaret was all things we hope for in a study abroad student. She was a stellar student, who actively sought out opportunities for cultural immersion and was a leader among her Discovery Florence group. Kind, compassionate and full of life, Margaret, even as a first year student, showed her potential for great success in her academic career.”

Jessica Volpe, Assistant Director for Student Life at Syracuse Florence, reflects on her time with Natasha during her architecture program.

“My interaction with Natasha was very limited, but I can say that unlike many architecture students, she had requested to live in a homestay as opposed to an apartment. It think it says a lot about her character and her openness to learn about a new culture, particularly given the increased intensity of her program. From what I remember she also got along very well with her host family – a great success, I would say!”

View all 2020 Syracuse University Scholars here:

Fall 2020 application deadline extended to April 1

Syracuse Abroad recognizes that this is a challenging time to make decisions about studying abroad next semester. We would like to reassure students that at this time, we are hopeful for our next semester abroad and plan to move forward with our fall programs as planned. 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 2020 semester.

Should we ultimately decide it is necessary to transition or suspend a program for health and/or safety reasons, application and program fees will be reimbursed. We hope that students feel comfortable continuing their application should they wish to study abroad next semester. We encourage students to explore our study options this fall in hopes that they have the semester of a lifetime abroad.

There is still time to apply to Center programs:

Application deadline is April 1. Contact the International Program Advisor with questions or schedule a virtual advising appointment here.

At this time, applications will no longer be accepted for London Drama, London Architecture or Florence Architecture programs.

Application deadline extended for summer programs

The application deadline for the following programs has been extended to March 1.

Summer 2020 Programs:

Apply now!

Don’t forget: the deadline for fall 2020 programs is March 15!

Apply now for Fall 2020 programs!

Fall 2020 Application Cycle – now open!

The application cycle for Fall 2020 semester programs is now open! View all programs using our program selector tool to begin your application. Be sure to meet with your academic advisor as well as our program advisors to get started and answer any questions about programs, courses or deadlines.

Application deadline is March 15 – View all programs

Exploring Central Europe
Exploring Central Europe

$1,000 Travel Grants

All participants in the following Fall 2020 programs will automatically receive a $1,000 travel grant applied to program costs:


For more information about a specific program or location, make an appointment with a program advisor today.

For general advising, visit SyracuseAbroad@Bird, Bird Library 002. We are open Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesdays 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Council of Europe
Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France