SU Florence To Welcome Engineering Students
Students from the College of Engineering and Computer Science will participate in a new study abroad opportunity at Syracuse University Florence for the first time this spring. A group of 12 second-year students studying aerospace, civil, environmental and mechanical engineering will be a part of this newly launched program.
“The beauty of this program is that students are able to experience unique opportunities in Italy while completing courses that contribute to their major— keeping them on track,” says Can Isik, senior associate dean at the college.
In addition to taking courses related to engineering, students will take an introductory Italian language course. They will be immersed in Italian culture, participate in field trips across the country to visit global companies, including General Electric, and see historical sites in Rome. They will also make a special trip to take in the engineering and artistic marvels of Leonardo da Vinci—an experience inspired by a course taught by Professor Emeritus Sam Clemence of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Professor Gary Radke of the College of Arts and Sciences.
While this is a pilot program, it is expected to become an annual offering. If you have any questions or interest in taking part in this program in the future, please contact Maria Marceau, director of the college’s student records and study abroad.