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People studying in Strasbourg France.

Come study abroad in vibrant Strasbourg, France, a dynamic crossroads for global policy and industry in the heart of Europe.

Strasbourg Highlights

In Strasbourg, you’ll find both the charm of the old world and the dynamism of the new. Drawn by its prestigious political institutions, diverse cultural life and welcoming community, more than 40,000 students from around the world come here every year to engage with the city’s educational, professional and global opportunities.

With deep roots in the city, Syracuse University enables you to get unmatched access to opportunities at the center of global policy, accelerating your personal and professional growth.

Strasbourg is ideal for undergraduates because unlike most metropolitan cities, it’s safe, welcoming and easy to explore. I made it my European hometown.

Charlotte Bingham ’27 International Relations Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
A river in Strasbourg, France.

Life in Strasbourg

Immerse yourself in French culture—and other neighboring European communities. Strasbourg is just a 10-minute bike ride from Germany and an easy train ride to Paris or Switzerland. It’s also home to Europe’s most important political institutions—the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights.

Living with a French Host Family

You’ll live with a French host family either in the city of Strasbourg or in its immediate outskirts, allowing you to both improve your language skills and gain new insights into French life and culture. Each semester, many students cite time spent with their host family as one of the highlights of their study abroad experience.

Insider Tips

  • Immerse yourself in local culture
  • Start learning some local phrases before you go
  • Research the country beforehand
  • Apply for study abroad scholarships
  • Don’t be afraid to try new things
  • Be open to making all kinds of new friends


At Syracuse Strasbourg, our courses make the most of what the city and region offer. Your professors—who are often professionals in engineering, politics, diplomacy and law—incorporate visits, guest speakers and field study into their classes, with many opportunities to access and collaborate with leaders doing real-world work.

Previous study of French is not required, since courses at Syracuse Strasbourg are offered in both French and English.


Each Syracuse Abroad center offers depth in particular areas of study. At Syracuse Strasbourg, these include:

  • French language studies
  • Writing
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • History of Art
  • International Relations
  • Political Science

Wondering if Syracuse Strasbourg is the right fit for you? Explore your Syracuse Abroad options to discover the program that best fits your academic goals.

First-Year Seminar

First-year seminars are three-credit courses designed to engage you in guided conversations, experiential activities and assignments that help you learn while being introduced to the pressing issues that Europe faces today.

Program Field Study

International experience shows future employers that you can work in a diverse and multicultural environment—and there are all types of exciting internship opportunities waiting for you in Strasbourg. Through field study, you can explore career options and develop professional skills, all while earning academic credit and perfecting your French.

A person looking at study abroad information.
The exterior of a building in Strasbourg, France.
Two people smiling outside the world forum on democracy.