Photo: A. Jocksan, Paris Noir

2021 Summer Programs in Europe


The European and Global Internship Program in Brussels

Gain an understanding of Public Administration and International Affairs, strategic communications, public diplomacy, and media in a European and international context in the heart of the European Union. Public diplomacy, Public Administration and International Affairs, International Relations and journalism and public relations students will pursue a seven-week internship within intergovernmental institutions such as the European Parliament or the Council of Europe, international NGOs, media organizations, lobbies or think tanks in Brussels. In addition, you will participate in weekly seminars with guest lectures by high level European and international officials. (3 or 6 credits; COM 470/IRP 370/670/PAI 670/PRL 530/635)


London Summer Session

Customize your summer program in London by choosing from an array of courses. To take full advantage of the city, most of your courses will feature field trips and excursions. (3-6 credits)

London Summer Internships

Get some professional experience in a major international city with our 7 week summer internship program in London! Summer internships are available in a variety of fields, including business, communications, education, music, and technology. (3 credits)


Add an international dimension to your legal experience through an internship clerking with a barrister, solicitor, corporation, government agency, nongovernmental organization, or the Crown Prosecution Service. Through coursework and clerkships you’ll learn about the English legal system through a new dimension of legal education—the comparative law experience. (LAW 910)

Estates for Real: Designing for Collective Housing in London

Estates For Real is an intense and ambitious design inquiry in the complexity of Housing Estates regeneration. Students will dive into the multiple aspects and scales of the question with the support of a multidisciplinary network of world leading professionals based in London. Architects, planners, engineers, artists, local associations, and other figures with direct experience and knowledge of the issue, will guide the students in the development of a research project for a real case study in London. (3 credits; ARC) Graduate credit available.


Engineering Research Projects in Strasbourg

Students in all major areas of engineering have an opportunity to conduct research projects at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA). No prior language knowledge is required, although a basic knowledge of French is desirable. (3 credits; ECS/MAE 490/690)

French for Diplomacy

This course is designed for students interested in international relations and France. Students will combine French language instruction in the classroom and participation in numerous site visits in Strasbourg during this five-week summer course. This course can be combined with Religion, Law, and Human Rights in Strasbourg. There will also be guided excursions to places like Alsace, the Struthof Camp, and the Black Forest, arranged by SU Abroad for all SU Abroad summer programs in Strasbourg. The cost of these trips is included in the program fee. Pre-requisite: FRE 202 (3 credits; FRE 300)

Paris Noir: Literature, Art, and Contemporary Life in Diaspora

Meet at the famous Café de Flore to study the influence and dynamics of Black culture, literature, and experience in Paris, past and present.  Like a jazz composition, the seminar is arranged to convey variations and diverse interpretations of the “Paris Noir” theme and features panel discussions; poetry readings; and visits to community theatre workshops, working artists’ studios, nightclubs, concerts, African markets, and restaurants. (6 credits; AAS/LIT/WGS 400/600/ETS 400 & AAS/FLL/WGS 490/690/ETS 400)

Religion, Law, and Human Rights in a Comparative Perspective

Focusing on both European and non-European jurisdictions, this course (taught at the Syracuse Strasbourg Center) will introduce you to contemporary debates about the role of religion in public and political life, and familiarize you with critical human and women’s rights issues. You will also discuss contemporary multicultural and pluri-legal challenges to universal human rights values and principles. This course can be combined with a summer internship in Strasbourg. (3 credits; IRP/MES/PSC 400.1/600.1)

Summer Internships in Strasbourg

An ideal gateway to the fascinating political landscape of the new Europe, Strasbourg, France, is home to the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Parliament of the European Union. You’ll discover the historical and cultural layers of old Europe in this welcoming and walkable city. (BUA/FRE/IPA/PSC 470/670)


Florence Summer Session

The Florence Summer Session allows you to customize your program according to your interests and desire for exploration. To enhance your learning experience, most courses feature field trips and excursions within Florence and to locations outside the city. Internships are also available. (3-6 credits)

Italian Film Studies and Filmmaking in Bologna

Attend the world’s most famous classic film festival, Cinema Ritrovato, while immersing yourself in all aspects of film. This program is based on a total filmmaker/film studies approach in which you’ll study Italian film history, visual strategy, preproduction planning, and production. You’ll generate ideas based on the study of Italian filmmakers such as Rossellini, Zampa, Fellini, Bertolucci, and Antonioni and incorporate what you learn into your own worldview and film-making interests. (6 credits; FIL 400/600 and FLL 500)

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Literacy, Inclusion, and Diversity in Italy

Travel to Italy to take a deep look at literacy, inclusion, and diversity in Italian schools and communities through a combination of language study, school-based literacy projects, lectures, school and museum visits, readings, and discussion seminars. (3 credits; EDU 465/665)

Venice Architecture Biennale

Every two years, the Venice Architecture Biennale gathers the world’s leading architects, intellectuals, planners, environmentalists, academics, theorists, historians and journalists to discuss the most pressing issues in global design culture. The 2020 Biennale is titled “How Shall We Live Together?” and seeks to explore the problems of social connectedness and political discord in the world today. This course is based on the issues raised in the 2020 Venice Biennale theme and students will spend two weeks in Venice studying the exhibition in detail.


Portfolio Moscow

Spend some time in Moscow, visiting  museums, galleries, art studios and lectures by Russian artists and curators, who will introduce contemporary Russian art and culture within a historical context. You will also be able to meet with independent film production companies and selectors of international film festivals. (3 credits; TRM 400/600)


Madrid Summer Session

Create your own program by choosing from an array of courses, including Spanish, LGBT studies, and psychology. Travel around Spain, visit Madrid’s art museums, and attend the theater and concerts. Or experience the Spanish workplace by doing an internship with a local business. (3-6 credits)


Graduate Institute Geneva

In this four-week program, graduate students will gain insight of international organisations, global governance, human rights and humanitarian action, peace and security, environment, and sustainable development issues. (PAI 680, 1-5 Credits, Graduate)