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Strasbourg, France

Come study abroad in Strasbourg, one of Europe’s most international and student-friendly cities. Strasbourg is just a 10-minute bike ride from Germany and an easy train ride to Paris or Switzerland. It is also home to Europe’s most important political institutions—the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights.

In Strasbourg, you will find both the charm of the old and the dynamism of the new. More than 40,000 students from around the world come here to study every year, and the city is rich in social, cultural and educational opportunity.

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

First-semester study abroad available.

Petite France historic area of Strasbourg old town in spring or autumn sunny day. Strasbourg, Alsace, France

Syracuse Strasbourg Courses

Syracuse Strasbourg courses make the most of what the city and region offer. Your professors—who come from many countries and are often professionals in politics, diplomacy and law—incorporate visits, guest speakers and field study into their classes.

You can expect a curriculum that is rigorous, innovative and distinguished by the same exceptional standards that apply in every other aspect of a Syracuse University academic experience. Your courses may fulfill curricular requirements so you can stay on track to graduate on time. Explore a range of topics across disciplines at the center.

Study in Depth

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

  • International relations
  • European politics and media
  • Human rights
  • French language, literature and culture
  • European history
  • Engineering

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

Strasbourg canal with view of museum on sunny day

Semester Programs

Participate in a broad selection of courses in the arts and sciences, communications, economics and international business, music, and all levels of French language and literature. Or take part in a Strasbourg Center semester program tailored to your area of study in French language, engineering or music performance. There are also opportunities to study at our partner institutions, Sciences Po Strasbourg or the University of Strasbourg

A street in Strasbourg with cafes and vines

Summer Programs

Participate in one of the many exciting summer program options in Strasbourg, gateway to the fascinating political landscape of the new Europe.

Group trip to Heidelberg

Travel with Purpose

During your semester abroad, you’ll be learning both in and out of the classroom through signature seminars. Students in the music program explore Paris, Berlin and Leipzig with their music history professor. Engineering and first-year students start their studies with a short trip to nearby Germany and Austria. All other students participate in the pre-semester European Identity Seminar, a 3-credit course designed to introduce you to pressing issues that face Europe today.

Protestant church of Saint Guillaume in Strasbourg, France

At Home in Strasbourg

Your Syracuse Abroad experience is enhanced through your housing options. You’ll live with a French host family either within 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. Indeed, each semester many students cite time spent with their host family as one of the highlights of their study abroad experience.

Europarliament. Flags of the countries of the European Union at an input in Europarliament

World Ready. Career Ready.

There are all types of exciting internship opportunities waiting for you in Strasbourg. Here’s your chance to explore career options and develop professional skills, all while earning academic credit and perfecting your French. Having an international experience will show future employers that you are capable of working in a diverse and multicultural environment.

Shot of a thoughtful young male student leaning on a campus bench

Can I Afford to Study Abroad?

Yes! We work with you to make studying abroad within reach. Your financial aid package may apply to study abroad, plus there are other assistance options, including scholarships, grants and awards.

Connect with Syracuse Abroad through general advising sessions or program appointments. Drop-in or schedule a virtual or in-person advising session at SyracuseAbroad@Bird Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or, schedule an appointment to meet with a Syracuse Abroad program advisor. View all advising options View all advising options.