SU Abroad

October 3, 2014 - 11:29am
Students based in Wroclaw, Poland, focus their studies on the theme of reconciliation in the region.

When 11 students landed in Lithuania in early September, they were hoping for an amazing study abroad experience. But as the first group to study in the SU Abroad center in Wroclaw, Poland, they said they really had no idea what was waiting for them.

September 22, 2010 - 12:52pm
This spring, the new program will bring students to Turkey's largest city.

Syracuse University launches its eighth SU Abroad location this spring: in Istanbul, Turkey. 

The department will host an information session with the program’s director, Erika Wilkens-Sozen, at 4 p.m. today in 225 Eggers Hall.

The new center, docked on the waterfront campus of the private Bahçeşehir University, will offer classes that include European Union studies, film, engineering, religion and Middle Eastern studies. The program starts Feb. 1 with a seminar called “Istanbul, the City,” and runs through June 22.

April 27, 2010 - 8:01pm
Our abroad blog delivers students' experiences from across the globe.

For Passports, Syracuse University students studying in China, Spain, Chile, England and Italy share their adventures, misadventures, travel tips and insights, offering a peek into the life of an American student abroad.

Check out a sample of their stories:


April 19, 2010 - 8:37pm
It's easy to fall into a comfortable routine while abroad, but I decided it was time to explore Beijing.

I knew, coming to China, that I’d meet people from completely different backgrounds than me. I have classmates from Mongolia, the Philippines, Sweden, Portugal, Australia, France, and the Netherlands. The international scene has been one of the best parts of studying abroad in Beijing, and is something you can’t really get anywhere else. 

April 13, 2010 - 4:13am
Finding comfort in a foreign land

“It’s getting late,” my friend shouted in my ear at a noisy, sweaty discoteca. I looked at my phone. It was 3:47, and I had to be up in less than five hours. It’s time to go home, I thought.

Home. The long walk back gave me a lot of time to think about that word. Home. As I stumbled through the dimly lit Piazza della Repubblica, I wondered, is Florence really my home now?

April 12, 2010 - 6:45pm
How a cultural exchange in Morocco made me rethink the basics

A gray-haired, Guatemalan Harvard graduate, my professor of Latin American Short Story squats over a dusty, orange, dirt path outside...

March 30, 2010 - 4:36pm
Wandering the streets of Florence is as much an education as class.

On an average Wednesday morning, I wake up to the sun pouring through my window. Breakfast is waiting for me on the kitchen table—a bowl of fruit, Nutella, colorful jams, and crackers, which are really more like biscotti. A brisk 15-minute walk and I’m at the Accademia and there it is—larger than life, Michelangelo’s David.

March 25, 2010 - 4:43pm
The struggle to find an authentic experience in Tangiers

Morocco has been at the top of my list of places to visit while abroad from the beginning. Its proximity to Spain, 340 miles, and the enchantment of going to a country with camels, potent spices, and ocean views made it a must see spot for me. All of this, coupled with the fact that I’d heard stories from my Mom who spent six years in Egypt in her 20s, had me raring to visit northern Africa.

March 22, 2010 - 11:18am
Getting more than my fill of delicious Italian food around my host family's dinner table in Florence.

I came to Florence to learn Italian. I came to study Renaissance art. No matter how convincing I say the excuses, the truth is, I came to Florence for the food.

March 17, 2010 - 6:56am
Moving on after my first earthquake experience, despite major aftershocks

Am I safe?


Am I scared?


Am I staying in Chile?