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2019-2020 Short-term Programs in Europe


Jane Austen in Context: ENG 400 (4 credits) Eight days of on-site study in England complement a semester of on-campus coursework analyzing Jane Austen’s novels in two sets of historical and cultural contexts: the early nineteenth-century British contexts in which they were written, and the contemporary global contexts and fan cultures in which they continue to be reread, rewritten, reenacted, and filmed.


Mediterranean Food and Culture: NSD 452/652 (3 credits) This course will provide you with an opportunity to experience one of the most renowned cuisines in the world. You will investigate the historic, geographic, and socioeconomic underpinnings of the Mediterranean diet, critique the health benefits and implications of following the diet, and discuss the current dietary habits of people surrounding the Mediterranean. Once in Italy, you will experience the current Mediterranean diet from farm to table by exploring small artisan producers for cheese, olive oil and pasta. You will also work in the fields, shop for the freshest ingredients, and cook authentic Italian meals during your time in Italy.


Edinburgh Fringe Festival: DRA 386 (1-3 credits) – Travel to Scotland and perform a production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival after preparing for it throughout the Spring Semester.


The Role of Science in Environmental Governance: HNR 360 (3 credits) This course explores the important balance between scientific, social, and economic views in the context of environmental decision-making. Students will learn about the role of governments, scientific bodies, and non-governmental organizations in global environmental decision-making, and how science, economics, and ethics may interfere during the development of international treaties.
This is an experiential learning course which evokes and replicates important aspects of the international policy-making process while teaching students about global mercury cycling. As part of the course, students will travel to Geneva, Switzerland to participate in the 3rd Conference of the Parties of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

International Tax Law: LAW 798 (2 credits) Travel to Geneva and Saas-Fee, Switzerland over spring break to learn from local practitioners and visit entities (banks, accounting firms, etc.) that are the subject of the course’s learning outcomes. Before traveling to Switzerland, the course will include a limited number of weekend lectures delivered in residence in Syracuse.

France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom

EuroTech: IST 460/660 (3 credits, undergraduate or graduate) Complementing a semester course on issues in information systems, this program leads you through Amsterdam, Geneva, London, Munich, Paris, Rome, and Venice. You’ll have an insider’s view of top corporations and a chance to see what it’s like to work in today’s global economy. Through site visits, guest lectures, and readings, you will learn how some of the largest global corporations use information to address global technology challenges.

Germany, Switzerland, and France

Topics in Advanced Social Work Practice and Policy: A Four Nation Experiential Comparison: SWK 710 (3 credits) This course offers Syracuse University Masters of Social Work (MSW) students the opportunity to study comparative social work services in a specific area of human need by visiting human service agencies in France, Germany, and Switzerland in the company of social work students from these three countries. You will participate in a one-weeks seminar in the Alsace/Rhine region, followed by five days in Strasbourg. Enrollment is limited.