Syracuse Madrid Faculty Awarded The Forum’s 2023 Advocacy Award

Mónica Pérez-Bedmar of Syracuse University Madrid has been named the recipient of the prestigious 2023 Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award, recognizing Pérez-Bedmar’s exemplary contributions in the study abroad space.

Pérez-Bedmar received the award on March 24 at The Forum’s 19th Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington.

Recipients of this award challenge and inspire others to learn about and advocate for education abroad. Through field work, collaboration, and education in and out of the classroom, recipients of this award promote the positive impact of study abroad and uphold The Forum’s mission and vision, advancing its key principles of diversity, innovation and advancement of education abroad.

Perez-Bedmar has been a part of the Syracuse Madrid team since 2016 and is an educator of everything pertaining to the Earth. She is a biology professor at Syracuse Madrid and conducts field research and facilitates field trips with students.

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Syracuse Abroad alumni named 2023 University Scholars

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Five Syracuse Abroad alumni have been named 2023 University Scholars. In total, twelve seniors have been named as the 2023 Syracuse University Scholars, the highest undergraduate honor the University bestows.

The Syracuse University Scholars Selection Committee, a Universitywide faculty committee, selected the 2023 scholars using criteria that included coursework and academic achievement, independent research and creative work, evidence of intellectual growth or innovation in their disciplinary field, a personal statement and faculty letters of recommendation.

  • Chelsea Brown, a television, radio and film major in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, a citizenship and civic engagement major in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a Posse Scholar; Brown studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, during the Fall 2022 semester
  • Dara Drake, a policy studies major in the Maxwell School and the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program; Drake studied abroad in London during the Spring 2023 semester
  • Ruchatneet Printup, a film major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and a Haudenosaunee Promise Scholar; Printup studied abroad in Italy during the summer of 2022
  • Alesandra “Sasha” Temerte, an economics major in the Maxwell School and A&S and writing and rhetoric major in A&S, a Coronat Scholar and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program; Temerte studied abroad in Spain during the Fall 2019 semester and in Italy during the Fall 2021 semester, and is a Syracuse Abroad global ambassador
  • Amreeta Verma, a student in the School of Architecture; Verma studied abroad in Italy during the Fall 2021 semester and is a Syracuse Abroad global ambassador

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Syracuse Abroad program alumni awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Three Syracuse University students—Matthew Snyder, Cody VanNostrand and Jose Arturo Venegas—have been selected for the 2023 Goldwater Scholarship, the preeminent undergraduate scholarship awarded in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics in the United States. This is the second consecutive year that Syracuse University has had three scholars selected in one year.

  • Snyder, a junior, is a psychology major in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program;
  • VanNostrand, a junior, is an aerospace engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS), a physics minor in A&S and a member of the Crown Honors Program, Spring 2022 Florence Center: Engineering program participant ; and
  • Venegas, a sophomore, is a civil engineering major in ECS, fall 2022 Strasbourg Center: Engineering program participant.

Learn more about Cody and Jose: 2023 Goldwater Scholars

Application deadline extended for select fall 2023 programs

There is still time to apply for fall 2023 programs! We’re extending the application deadline to April 1 for the select Center and World Partner programs listed below. Our programs offer culturally enriching immersive experiences, unique courses and exciting extracurricular activities for students planning to study abroad in the fall.

Check out fall 2023 Center programs still accepting applications:

World Partner Programs:

Questions? Meet with an advisor to learn more or chat with Global Ambassadors!

Celebrating Black History Month Abroad

This February, we invite you to celebrate Black History Month (BHM) with us! Learn more about our events on campus and the resources available abroad to help enrich Black History Month appreciation and celebrations, today and every day.

Celebrate With Syracuse Abroad on Campus

Start by attending the student-led panel discussion The Black Experience Abroad on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Bird Library, Room 002. Hosted by Global Ambassador Bailey Davis ’23, students can learn more about being a student of color abroad and hear from program alumni about their experiences. A student panel will answer questions.

Read more about how Black History Month and Black culture is recognized and celebrated at our Centers

Syracuse Abroad Announces New English Language Program in Chile

Syracuse Abroad has announced a new study abroad program in Santiago, Chile. The new semester program Santiago Center (courses in English), launching in spring 2024, will provide students with an opportunity to study abroad in South America and take courses in English.

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Unlike the Santiago Center Spanish language program that has been running since 2008, this spring-only program will allow students with little or no background in Spanish language to immerse themselves in Latin American culture.

Students with more advanced levels of Spanish can still participate in Syracuse Abroad’s Santiago Center and Santiago Center: Buenos Aires Immersion programs during the fall semesters.

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Syracuse Madrid students make headlines in Spain

Syracuse University students currently studying in Madrid, Spain made their way onto the local news earlier this month. During their first week in Spain, while participating in the Syracuse Madrid Marine Ecology Signature Seminar, students partook in a unique activity giving back to the ecosystem that caught the attention of the local media in Alicante.

Torrevieja TV covered the story and noted the work of the Syracuse University students and their impact on the environment. Their volunteer work removing vegetation and plant life was a hands-on learning experience that demonstrated how different civilizations have “humanized” the Mediterranean environment.

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Annual Summer Study Abroad Fair being held on Jan. 26

On Jan. 26, students, faculty and staff are invited to the annual Summer Study Abroad Fair, to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Miron Learning Commons at Bird Library. Students will have the opportunity to meet with Summer International Program advisors, faculty who will be leading summer programs and Syracuse Abroad summer program alumni. 

This summer, students can choose from 23 unique summer programs through Syracuse Abroad. With programs in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and even virtual opportunities, students can experience the new cultures and immersive experiential learning while earning academic credit in a condensed period of time.

Read more about Summer 2023 programs and financial aid opportunities: Annual Summer Study Abroad Fair being held Jan. 26