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  • Locations: Strasbourg, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SUA (Old) 
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Art, Art History, Business, Communications, Economics, English, Entrepreneurship, French, Global Studies, History, International Relations, Law, Literature, Mass Communications, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion Studies Experience / Activity Type: Classes, Internship
Credit type: Apply for transfer credit Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Eligibility: 2.5 Sophomore 2nd semester, Junior, Senior Housing Option: Homestay
Host: External Program: Provider Organization Global Exchange Lehigh (GEL): No
Click here for a definition of this term Global Engineering Consortium: No
Program Description:


     Living in Strasbourg

Strasbourg is an exciting place to study. Over 50,000 college students flock to Strasbourg each year, drawn by its great European institutions: the Court of Human Rights, the Council of Europe, and the European Parliament. The decisions and policies made in Strasbourg affect the whole of Europe and play an important role in international affairs. The name Strasbourg means, "City of Roads," and indeed our program is located in the very heart of the new Europe. Situated in the Alsace region of France, we are just a five-minute bike ride from Germany and a one-hour train ride to Switzerland. A truly cosmopolitan city, Strasbourg is rich with social and cultural options--but still small enough for you to feel at home. 
The Syracuse 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 traveling Signature Seminar introduces you to Europe through site visits, 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.
     Student Life & Cultural Immersion

Expect to be deeply engaged with your studies and host culture. Field study and site visits throughout Europe are integral to the academic program, and your home-stay will round out both your personal and educational experience. French language programs at all levels and French culture studies complete the academic program. Intermediate and advanced French language students may take courses at the Université de Strasbourg. You may also consider supplementing your academic program with a valuable internship. 


All students live with host families and most families take one student per family. The families are located all around Strasbourg – some a short walk from the Syracuse Strasbourg center and some a tram/bike/bus ride away. Strasbourg is a smallish city with a great public transportation system so you are never very far from anything. Each semester, students rate the host family experience as one of their best experiences of the semester. It is a great opportunity to practice your French and really immerse yourself into French life and culture.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Please visit the financial aid page here for more information about grants and financial aid. 

  • Students with a GPA of 3.0-3.69 will receive a $600 scholarship. Any student with a 3.70 or above will receive a scholarship of $1000. The scholarship is automatic, based on cumulative GPA as reported at the time of application to the program.
  • Need-based grants of up to $2,500 are available. Students must add Syracuse University (002882) to their FAFSA to be considered.