Baker and friends in Carrara
R. Baker, Carrara, Italy

2022 Summer Programs in Europe



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. (4 credits; LAW 910)

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; BUA 400)

London Summer Internships (Virtual)

Gain professional experience interning with a London-based company or organization through a virtual internship.  This is a great opportunity to gain intercultural work experience while having the flexibility of working remotely.  As with our in-person internships, there are placements available in a variety of fields.  (3 credits; BUA 400)


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 5-week summer course. This course can be combined with the Religion, Law, and Human Rights in Strasbourg program or the Summer Internships in Strasbourg program. Pre-requisite: FRE 202 (3 credits; FRE 300)

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 the Summer Internships in Strasbourg program or the French for Diplomacy program. (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 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 by taking on an internship with a local business in Strasbourg.  Expand your working knowledge of the French language, acquire international work experience, and learn first-hand about French cultural norms through this immersive internship experience. (3 credits; 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. (3-7 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, pre-production 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)

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 Biennale Intensive

The Venice Biennale is arguably the most important visual art event in the world. Established in 1895, it usually attracts over 500,000 visitors. It is unrivaled in terms of providing students a living portrait of the global art world. The exhibition is huge, including pavilions for each represented country, dozens of ancillary exhibitions, and a curated exhibition. Students in the Intensive will be given the opportunity to meet and interact with artists and curators from around the world, both informally and through a series of lectures and presentations. (3 credits; TRM 500)


Olympic Odyssey

Your odyssey begins in London, where you’ll examine the impact of the 2012 Summer Games. From there you’ll visit Paris, the birthplace of the modern Olympic movement, and Lausanne, the present-day “Olympic Capital” that has been home to the International Olympic Committee since 1945. You’ll end in the ancient city of Athens, host of the first modern Olympics and the 2004 Summer Games.  Along the way you’ll meet with Olympic development committees to understand international sports from a strategic sport management perspective. (3 credits; SPM 357/600)


Azahar: Islamic Conquest and the Christian Reconquest

Learn about the Islamic influence on the rich traditions of the Iberian Peninsula, including the establishment of the Umayyad Caliphate in Cordoba and the Nassrid Emirate in Granada. Muslim, Jewish, and Christian coexistence and tolerance helped produce cultural and social monuments such as the Great Mosque of Cordoba, the Cathedral of Toledo, the Giralda of Sevilla, and the Alhambra in Granada, all of which you will visit on this seminar. (3 credits; HST/HUM/MES 400.1) 

Marine Ecology of the Mediterranean Sea

This course will study the main coastal and marine ecosystems of the Mediterranean Sea and the physiology, behavior, and ecology of marine and coastal organisms. It will also cover the uses and misuses of the sea, the protection measures implemented, and how interactions of different civilizations have shaped and “humanized” the Mediterranean environment. On this seminar program, you will be visiting key ecosystems, research facilities, and special interest areas. (3 credits; BIO 312) 

Madrid Summer Session

Create your own program by choosing from an array of courses in a variety of subject areas, 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)

Spanish Identities: A Linguistic and Cultural Journey

This seminar course focuses specifically on Spanish culture and language, allowing you the opportunity to learn about the diversity of Spanish languages spoken on the Iberian Peninsula and their importance to Spanish regional identity.  Some of the topics explored in this course include: popular culture and traditions, gastronomy in its relation to culture, and the evolution of industrial cities.  (3 credits, SPA 300.1)   (Note: this course is taught exclusively in Spanish and has a prerequisite of at least four semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent.)

Note: Students eager to extend their time in Spain are encouraged to participate in both a seminar and the Madrid Summer Session.


Graduate Institute Geneva

In this 4-week program, graduate students will gain insight into international organizations, global governance, human rights and humanitarian action, peace and security, environment, and sustainable development issues. (1-5 credits; PAI 680)