Central Europe

Through comparative study in six countries and their urban centers, you will explore some of the most rapidly changing regions in Europe. Your home base will be Wroclaw, the European Capital of Culture in 2016.

Bustling city square surrounded by colorful buildings in Wroclaw, Poland
City square in Wroclaw, Poland

Exploring Central Europe: History, Memory, and Identity Across Borders

You’ll be a part of a learning community that is based in the heart of Central Europe and that travels to Prague, Budapest, Berlin, Krakow, Bratislava, and Vienna. You’ll investigate sites tied to WWII, the Holocaust, and Soviet totalitarian rule. Explore the big questions of the 21st century—how people from different national and ethnic identities, with different languages, cultures, and traditions, are able to live together after wars and other kinds of violence and trauma. Learn about the complexity of issues related to history and social justice in comparative ways. You’ll join a close cohort of students, learn from dynamic faculty, and design your own individual research project. You’ll have the opportunity to pursue exciting internship opportunities at institutions working in the areas of civic engagement, human rights, culture, politics, and the environment.

Explore Central Europe

Talk to Recent Syracuse Central Europe Students

Central Europe global ambassadors formed close friendships, traveled all over Europe, and used their classes in Wroclaw to launch their careers—ask them about Central Europe!