Signature Seminar and Field Trips

Sustainability seminar
Sustainability on Trial seminar, Spring 2023

London Signature Seminar

London programs is currently offering Sustainability on Trial: Environmental Justice in Northern Europe as an optional Signature Seminar for accepted students. Students apply through their OrangeAbroad portal.

Sustainability on Trial: Environmental Justice in Northern Europe 

Students travel as a group to discover how innovation is keeping Scandinavian countries ranked as the most sustainable places on the planet. In each of the destinations, students will have a direct experience of the inequalities in access to clean air, water, energy and land. (Limited enrollment)

Borders in Flux: Identities and Conflict in Ireland

Updated  for Fall 2024 as a semester long course offering

Students travel as a group to discover the relationship between religion and politics across the ‘Emerald Isle’. Visits to Dublin, Derry/Londonderry, and Belfast demonstrate the importance of identity to Ireland’s past and present. In each city, students will examine concepts of Irishness and Britishness, religious conflict, and the present-day impact of Brexit. (Limited enrollment)

Field Trips

Syracuse London field studies opportunities include weekend trips and day trips designed for all program students, and field trips tied to specific courses. The all-university trips change from semester to semester, but past destinations have included Dublin, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, and Edinburgh.

Take advantage of special out-of-the-classroom learning opportunities. Some courses at Syracuse London offer field-study experience in and around London or to other cities and countries. Please see course descriptions for more information. When space is available, the trips are open to students who are not enrolled in these courses, providing they show an interest in the trip’s academic focus.

Course-related field trips are mandatory to attend, and some may take place over the weekend. Thus, please do not make travel plans before you arrive in London and see your course outlines. Otherwise, you might need to rearrange your personal travel plans at your own expense, as course-related field trips take precedence.