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Syracuse Abroad Provides Generous Financial Support for Upcoming Summer Abroad Experiences
Summer 2021 is just around the corner and Syracuse Abroad is ready to revitalize the spirit of summer study abroad at its European Centers. Syracuse Abroad Centers allow students to spend four to five weeks in a dynamic European cultural hub, stay on track academically, boost their resume and gain culturally immersive and hands-on experience in a global context.
Through a multitude of exciting programming, students will be able to use the city as their classroom, add new skills to their resume and return home in time to fulfill other summer commitments. To make these opportunities more accessible to all, students can now take advantage of increased financial support available through Syracuse Abroad and the Office of Financial Aid.
Syracuse Abroad Centers in Florence, London, Madrid and Strasbourg give students access to stimulating internships, dynamic classroom experiences and exciting activities and field trips. As part of the Summer Sessions at Centers, students can examine Sports in the UK in London, design an Italian fashion magazine/portfolio as a part of the Fashion Photography course in Florence and even scuba dive during the research-based Mediterranean Environment and Ecosystems course offered through the Madrid Center.
Students can explore a range of topics and areas of study while abroad, including business administration, politics, food studies, sport management, psychology, magazine writing, film and many others.
In addition, students can immerse themselves in their cities’ culture through visits to the many markets, studios, museums and exploration projects at each location. The unique courses, paired with center activities and organized local travel, provide students with a robust and unique summer abroad experience.
Due to the anticipated impact of COVID-19 on all international travelers this summer, Syracuse Abroad has put in place extensive health and safety precautions and support measures for each Syracuse Center location. These comprehensive plans have been developed in collaboration with campus experts and public health officials, in line with local regulations and resources. Review the COVID-19 center plans here.
Students interested in learning more about these intercultural summer opportunities should join the fun and interactive Summer Study Abroad Fair hosted by Syracuse Abroad on Feb. 3 and 4 or join weekly information sessions with knowledgeable Syracuse Abroad staff. Visit the Syracuse Abroad Upcoming Events page to view and register for virtual information sessions.
Summer funding opportunities
Syracuse University is committed to making the Syracuse Abroad experience possible for all students. In partnership with ESE and Invest Syracuse, Syracuse Abroad is pleased to provide a variety of assistance options available to students participating in summer 2021 programs, including scholarships and grants listed below. Review summer funding opportunities here.
Need-based financial aid
The Office of Financial Aid awards Study Abroad Grants (SAG) to undergraduate students, based on financial need, that range from $250-$2,000 for three credits and $500-$4,000 for six credits. Need is determined by the previous academic year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information and is available for all summer programs. Once accepted into a summer program, students will automatically be considered for these grants and alerted by the Office of Financial Aid if a grant has been awarded.
Summer grants for center programs
Additional funding is available for summer programs at Syracuse Abroad Centers. Summer grants will be allocated to Syracuse University undergraduate students in medium, high and high plus need categories applying to summer 2021 programs at Syracuse Abroad centers in Florence, London, Madrid and Strasbourg. In combination with need-based financial aid for summer programs available to all students who qualify, undergraduates with the highest need applying to study in one of these locations this summer could receive up to $9,000 in grants.
Review summer programs at Syracuse Centers:
- Florence Summer Session
- London Summer Session
- London Summer Internships
- Madrid Summer Session
- Summer Internships in Strasbourg
- Engineering Research Projects in Strasbourg
- French for Diplomacy
- Religion, Law and Human Rights in a Comparative Perspective
Syracuse Abroad is also pleased to announce the return of merit-based scholarships for summer 2021 study abroad programs. Syracuse University undergraduate students with high academic achievement can apply for a limited number of $1,000 merit-based scholarships to participate in exciting, academically challenging and innovative summer programs abroad.
To apply for a merit scholarship, Syracuse University undergraduate students must have a GPA of 3.4 or higher and have completed a summer program application at the time of submission. Students will find the scholarship application within their OrangeAbroad Portal after starting an application for a summer 2021 program. The application requires a personal essay up to 500 words or a creative personal statement video up to three minutes. Applications must be submitted by February 20, 2021.
Make the most of summer 2021 and apply now. The deadline is March 1, 2021, and applications for summer programs are reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information about summer programs, email Summer International Program Advisors Stephanie Ramin or Myles Chalue.