Syracuse University
98% Rating
(18 Reviews)

Syracuse University

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Syracuse University Abroad consistently ranks among the highest-quality international study programs in the country. You’ll prepare for the world in the world with internships, field seminars, language at all levels, homestays, and community service projects. With centers in eight diverse locations and programs in over 40 other locations across the globe, there’s something for everyone at SU Abroad. For more than 50 years, students have found their place in the world with SU Abroad. Learn how you can find yours.

Most Recent Program Reviews

Clara
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An extraordinary experience!

10/10

There are so many moments I wish I could relive during my study abroad in Beijing, China. The SU Abroad Beijing staff really wants you to have an incredible experience. They will work with you to make sure your needs are met. The SU Beijing Center is located at Tsinghua University, which is where you will be taking your courses with experienced professors. Classes will never be boring because it is a mix of discussion and field trips to historical and cultural landmarks around Beijing (The Great Wall, The Forbidden City, 798 Art District). Getting around is pretty easy--from your dorm all the way to the Chinese language center, you can practically bike all over campus! The cafeteria food is cheap and delicious! If you're feeling homesick, simply bike (8 minutes) or walk (15 minutes) to the neighborhood center, Wudaokou, for some Western cuisine!

What sets the SU Abroad Beijing program apart from others is its two-week signature seminar. When you first start the program, you will have 2-weeks to dive deeper into China's history and understand the perspective of locals who are trying to improve some of the country's issues. When I was abroad (Fall 2014), we had visits to environmental NGOs and had visits to ethnic-minority villages. You'll learn a lot about China by the time the program ends, and I guarantee you'll have so much to share after your return!

How can this program be improved?

This program tends to have mostly political science/international relations/economics/history courses; however, independent study is also possible for other fields--such as communications (with the approval of your home college).

Phoebe
Female
21 years old
Singapore
Syracuse University

Excellent program and global experience

10/10

For any students seeking a unique global experience and passionate about Asia and emerging economy, SU Beijing is the right program for you. You will have the opportunity to study in China's number 1 university, Tsinghua University where its last 2 presidents graduated from. You would be able to attend 1 Tsinghua course that is being taught in English, but be mindful that it can be challenging. SU students are open to all courses being offered by SU Beijing Center and they are all excellent to help you gain understanding about China in a short period of time. I highly recommend Dr. Tong's political science courses, as you would have the chance to sit with Chinese students from Tsinghua U and have a discussion about the lecture topic. The signature seminar is another thing you should not miss. It is a great opportunity to not just travel but learn about the country at the same time. If you choose to do so, you can get a good internship through SU Beijing Center who will connect you with some local companies. Living condition can be tough, but international students' dorms are so much better compared to local students'. You will have a private room and bath, plus a cleaning service who cleans your room 3x a week. Foods are cheap and delicious, just be careful with the hygiene if you are eating out. Hope we will see you in Beijing!

How can this program be improved?

One of the downside of the signature seminar is there are times when you are left to find your own meal. For anyone who comes to China for the first time and doesn't speak the language, this can be challenging, and terrifying even. I wish the program director be a bit more mindful in giving advices on where to get food that doesn't taste awful or not hygienic.

Matthew
Male
21 years old
Rochester, New York
Syracuse University

The Music Program - A Completely Well-Rounded Program

10/10

Le Conservatoire de Strasbourg in connection with the Syracuse University Strasbourg Center is an excellent program overall that allowed me to fully grow as a musician. From the amazing professors, to my internships, to simply travelling across Europe all by myself I was able to gain the maximum benefits during my time abroad. Though I was skeptical to go anywhere abroad the faculty fully helped me adjust to the new territory.

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Beijing
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Strasbourg
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Cuenca
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Istanbul
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London
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London's cultural, social, and ethnic diversity is unlike anywhere else on Earth, and whether you're a budding designer, arch

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Wroclaw
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Through comparative study in six countries and their urban centers, you will explore some of the most rapidly changing region

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Geneva
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This program is no longer offered, but if you're an alumni -- feel free to leave a review.

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Madrid
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Imagine life where the days are long on sunshine, and the evenings are full of the colors and sounds of people who enjoy life

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Hong Kong
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With its mixture of Western and Eastern values, culture, and traditions, Hong Kong is an ideal gateway to China and all of As

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Florence
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Expect to be deeply engaged with your studies and host culture. Site visits within Florence and field trips throughout Italy

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