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Students walking on the street in Florence, Italy.

Congratulations on your admission to a Syracuse University Discovery Program! Your selection for this competitive and distinguished program reflects our confidence in your readiness for a transformative academic experience.

By beginning your first semester abroad, you’ll:

  • Expand your perspective on culture, education, business, politics, international relations and more.
  • Experience greater cultural immersion and improved foreign language skills by living with a host family.
  • Set yourself apart with potential employers and develop your entrepreneurial skills.

For more information, interested students can check out:

Hear From Our Global Ambassadors

Want to learn more about your program from students who have already experienced it? Check out our Discovery Program Global Ambassadors! Discovery program alumni are willing to answer your questions via email at any time!


Preparing To Go

Getting Your Passport

If you are even remotely considering studying abroad, apply for your passport immediately! The passport agency is experiencing long delays with passport processing, so it's important that you apply early. If possible, use the expedited service. For full information on passports and how to apply, visit the National Passport Agency website.

Where To Start

You probably have a million questions about how to prepare, what to bring and how you’ll handle daily activities in another country. Once admitted to the program, you will receive a “Preparing to Go” guide that is bursting with great tips to help you prepare for daily life in Madrid, Florence or Strasbourg.

Safety and Security

The safety and well-being of our students is our utmost priority. Visit the Health and Safety pages to learn about our safety policies and procedures. This comprehensive resource contains an overview of practices, along with a 24-hour emergency number, and a link to the Student Handbook, which contains very detailed information on how to prepare for life within another culture.

Parent/Guardian Resources

Please visit the Study Abroad Parent pages, which have been designed to address your specific concerns regarding topics such as acculturation (culture shock and reverse culture shock), who to contact when (a list of helpful phone numbers), and responsibility guidelines (including Study Abroad, student and guardians). 

Learn About the Discovery Programs

For the most updated information about the Discovery Programs, visit Syracuse Abroad.

Recommended Reading

  • The Art of Travel  by Alain deBotton
  • Paris to the Moon  by Adam Gopnik
  • Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis  by Alice Kaplan

Social Media Accounts

Get to Know Strasbourg

Discovery Program Global Ambassadors

Learn about Global Ambassadors from each program:

Also of Interest

Florence Center

For hundreds of years, Florence, Italy has remained a perpetual fountain of creativity and intellectual thought.

Strasbourg Center

Strasbourg, France is an exciting place to study. Over 50,000 college students flock to Strasbourg each year, drawn by its great European institutions.

Madrid Center

Much more than a place to learn or perfect Spanish, Madrid, Spain is a modern political, cultural, and financial center.