Syracuse University Strasbourg Center
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Syracuse University Strasbourg Center

A truly cosmopolitan city, Strasbourg is rich with social and cultural options—but still small enough for you to feel at home. The SU Strasbourg program is designed to make the most of all that Strasbourg offers. You'll learn from international faculty members who are professionals in politics, diplomacy, and law. The pre-semester Signature Seminar introduces you to Europe through travel, lectures, and encounters with politicians, teachers, and activists. Course-related field study offers further European travel opportunities, and internships at European institutions allow you to gain invaluable hands-on experience during your time in Strasbourg.

The SU Strasbourg program also offers specialized programs in intensive French language and music performance.

Internships are also available for 1-3 credits in a variety of fields. Students must be enrolled in the semester program in order to take part in the internship.

Locations
Europe » France » Strasbourg
Europe » France
Program Type
Provider
Subject Areas
Art History
Communications
Cultural Studies
European Studies
International Business
Philosophy
Public Policy
Social Sciences
Women's Studies
Degree Level
Bachelors
Timeframe
Academic Year
Fall
Spring
Accommodation
Host Family
Language
English
Steps
Online Application
Statement of Purpose
Official Transcripts
Letters of Recommendation
GPA Requirement
Visa Requirement
Starting Price
$0.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
See Syracuse Abroad website for exact costs. The program fee includes pre-departure meetings, orientation abroad, the Strasbourg Signature Seminar (hotel accommodations with breakfast and some group meals), housing in private homes where students receive breakfast seven days per week and an evening meal with their hosts five days per week (12 meals weekly), a bus pass, cultural activities, general field trips open to all students, International Student I.D. card, activities and services not covered by tuition and for which a separate fee is not charged. We recommend that students should budget for remaining meals. Please see website for more details.
Other Locations
Strasbourg

Questions & Answers

Program Reviews

  • Academics
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  • Support
    77%
  • Fun
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  • Housing
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  • Safety
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Program Reviews (3)

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Matthew
Male
22 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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Mary
Female
24 years old
Buffalo, N.Y.
Syracuse University

A Perfect Start to College

10/10

Because I have a ton to say but length reviews rarely get read completely, here are some short insights about my semester abroad in Strasbourg, France.

School: Your Ideal Facility
• Small, gorgeously designed facility. The house was actually an old war hide-out. No Pinocchio here! Ask the secretary, Sabrina!
• Computer cluster overlooking the beautiful Rhine River
• Involvement and interaction between various classes
• Extremely close to sandwich shops, bakeries, and other small food choice areas
• Close proximity to European Parliament (try an internship there!), the tramline, and where you'll stay
• You can actually take courses at the University of Strasbourg, too! (There are different options to choose when you start to apply abroad.)

Academics and Professors: Remember that "study" part of "study abroad?"
• Knowledgable, resourceful staff (ask Sabrina for student discount opportunities, grocery stores, printing questions, anything. That woman knows this city.)
• Your normal college workload, if not a bit less (no classes on Fridays. More time to do cool Eurpeany things.)
• Athletic programs you can take through the U of Strasbourg like rock climbing

HALT. LONG SECTION BUT COOL SECTION FOLLOWS.

City Culture and Travel: Get to Know It!
• Marvelous Christmas Market (ever heard of hot wine?) (type "Strasbourg France" into Google. It's one of the most searched terms.)
• Various night clubs and bars (check out Barco Latino, a bar on a boat that's actually in the Rhine River. Is that neat, or is that neat?)
• The Cathedral. No words.
• Fresh baguettes. That are actually still warm when you buy them. They're everywhere (even in gas stations! Would you believe that?)
• Speaking of gas stations, they're a neat resource within themselves. Fruit, wine, baguettes, veggies, snacks. They've got everying. Oh, and gas.
• Easy travel across the city from your pre-paid tram pass from the school (stop at random stops and explore. Strasbourg has so much dynamic.)
• Cyclists. EVERYWHERE. Rent a bike and you'll be set to travel the city. Most professors bike to work. Seeing professionals in business attire riding bikes will become normal to you. Also, get yourself a solid bike lock. Strasbourgers don't joke around with bikes.
• 15 minutes from Kiel, Germany (rumors are that the tram will extend right to Kiel instead of having to take a tram and a bus). Also, not so secret secret: Germany's prices are usually lower than France's. Try shopping at the Kiel mall. You'll save some Euros for drinks later.
• Incredible ease of travel outside the country (e.g. Ryan Air flights are astoundingly cheap. Weekend trip to London for 21 Euros? Sold.)
• Petite France, a conglomerate of higher-end restaurants with picturesque outdoor seating and lighting. Head back over to Google and check up on that.
• Museums everywhere. (Not as abundant as cyclists or warm baguettes, but there are a lot.)
• Gorgeous train station (Remember Google? Look up Gare Centrale. It looks like the outside of a roly poly bug.)
• Movie theater: French spoken, French with English subtitles, and English. Who could ask for more accommodation than that?

How can this program be improved?

Concerns: Being Careful
• Travel in groups for the most part, but wander alone at times. It's nice to get away, and the city is safe.
• Watch your purses and bags. This is a tip for Europe in general (mostly outside of Strasbourg)
• People WILL loiter. Outside of post offices, gas stations, churches, anywhere there is a door, they will hold it for you and expect change. Don't feel obligated to give them money. If you do, you may spend the amount your tuition is. Smile and thank them. Just be polite, but don't get walked on.

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Madison
Female
24 years old
Burlington, Vermont
Syracuse University

SU Abroad in Strasbourg: One of the best decisions I've ever made

10/10

I loved studying abroad in Strasbourg through SU Abroad. It was one of the best experiences of my life. I had the most amazing host mother and host brother, living in the heart of downtown Strasbourg easily accessible to everything. I only spoke French with them, ate authentic French cuisine and was truly immersed in the culture. I took all French classes at the SU center, so my language skills greatly improved. I met some of my best friends that I know I will talk to for many years to come. I had the opportunity to travel almost every weekend, totaling 11 different countries. Towards the end of the fall semester, my friends and I got to stroll through the quaint streets during the Christmas Market season. Strasbourg is the perfect city for study abroad: not too big so you feel like a native, but not too small that there was always something to do. Whether it was a quick bite at a boulangerie or a drink with a friend after class, I miss my time there every day. I look forward to the day I can go back and hopefully be a permanent resident in France.

How can this program be improved?

More helpful staff members dealing with day-to-day logistical issues, more support for students struggling with host families and more information on weekend travel as the students have to do most of the legwork themselves.

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