Strasbourg, France

More than 50,000 college students from across the world flock to picturesque Strasbourg each year, drawn by its central location, fascinating history, and great European institutions: the Court of Human Rights, the Council of Europe, and the European Parliament.

Just a 5-minute bike ride from Germany and an easy train ride to Paris or Switzerland, the city is a pioneer in cross-border cooperation and ranks among Lonely Planet’s “10 essential world tourist destinations.”

Did you know? Syracuse offers a first-semester option at the Strasbourg campus for students with an interest in the arts, humanities, languages, international studies, or social sciences.

Houses on the water in Strasbourg

In addition to your classroom studies, you can gain hands-on experience and improve your language skills through field study (in France and other European countries) and internships. From absorbing lectures at some of Europe's most important sites to quiet family meals at home, your time spent in Strasbourg will become some of the most memorable of your life.

Watch The New York Times’ 36 hours in Strasbourg to find out why so many students choose Strasbourg for study abroad.

Explore Strasbourg


Browse a wide array of subjects and programs offered through Syracuse's Strasbourg Center. Some courses are taught in English and some in French. There are additional courses available for students with intermediate and advanced French language skills.

Internship Opportunities

Consider supplementing your academics with an internship equal to 1 to 3 credits per semester. Political science internships and independent research projects are available at the Council of Europe in English or French Directorates. For students with French language proficiency, community field placements (1-3 credits) in international and national businesses, local government, social work, archeological research, and advertising are also available.


Located at 19 Quai Rouget de Lisle, near the Parc de l’Orangerie, and within a five minute walk of both the Council of Europe and the University of Strasbourg, Syracuse Strasbourg has classrooms, lounges, a small computer lab, and reading room. An on-site academic director and a permanent staff are on hand to assist you with all your academic and living needs. You’ll find that Strasbourg is rich with social and cultural options—but still small enough for you to feel at home.

Talk to Recent Syracuse Strasbourg Students

Strasbourg global ambassadors formed close bands with their host families, traveled all over Europe, and took classes from experts in their fields—ask them about Strasbourg!