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Students Can Explore New Syracuse Abroad Programs and Experiences for Fall 2024
Callie Amill’s passion for the Spanish language and culture began when she started learning the language at the age of 10.
“I quickly realized that I wanted to incorporate study abroad in Spain into my academic pursuits,” says Amill ’24, who is studying marketing in the Whitman School of Management and political science in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Having never left the United States, but wanting to explore her Spanish roots, she spent the semester in Spain at the Syracuse Madrid Center.
“With my heritage stemming from Barcelona and my grandfather’s prideful stories of Spain passed down through the generations, I felt a deep connection to the country,” says Amill. She quickly became immersed in the culture and was able to reflect on her family’s history in Spain through site-seeing adventures and developing connections with the local community.
Students are encouraged to explore Syracuse Abroad for all of the possibilities an abroad experience brings, including new opportunities for fall 2024. The University’s experiential-based programs are designed to enhance students’ academic and career paths, both personally and professionally. Through hands-on coursework, field study trips and dedicated staff on campus and abroad, students can feel welcomed and supported throughout their entire journey.
Through Syracuse Abroad, students can study at University center locations in Florence; London; Madrid; Santiago, Chile; and Strasbourg, France. Centers offer unique coursework and internship opportunities while focusing on out of the classroom and immersive learning experiences.
For students searching for a more specific experience abroad, Syracuse Abroad offers additional study locations through World Partner programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, New Zealand and Sea Education Association. Through partner universities and programs, students can study niche subjects such as forensic science in Australia, global health in Kenya and film studies in Prague. View all fall study abroad programs.
Fall Abroad Highlights
New in 2024, Syracuse Abroad is launching a health and science program for students planning to work in a health profession, apply to medical school or pursue a career in STEM. The Madrid Center: Health and Science program is designed for second- or third-year students on a pre-health track or for those studying biology, biochemistry or chemistry. While in Madrid, students can take biology, psychology and chemistry courses alongside Spanish language and culture courses.
The fall-only featured program, Exploring Central Europe, returns in fall 2024 for its tenth year as a University program. Based in Wroclaw, Poland, students can explore the rapidly changing area of Europe and investigate its history, migration, identity and socioeconomic change. Throughout the semester, students will travel to unique destinations to uncover the dilemmas of European identities over time and current challenges of changing historical and sociopolitical conditions. Students can enroll in English-language courses in such disciplines as anthropology, history, political science, sociology and economics.
Additional Programs Exclusively Offered During the Fall Semester:
- Florence Center and University of Florence (courses in English)
- London Center: Acting at Shakespeare’s Globe
- London Center: Computer Science
- Santiago Center: Buenos Aires Immersion and Santiago Center
- Strasbourg Center: Engineering (open to second-year students studying aerospace, bio, civil, computer, electrical, environmental and mechanical engineering)
Students studying abroad in the fall can experience seasonal festivities, immersive travel experiences and valuable internship opportunities. In the fall, students can take advantage of Syracuse Abroad’s grants and scholarships including study abroad grants, fall-only supplemental aid, named scholarships and more. View Grants and Aid to learn more about fall 2024 abroad funding options.
The Impact of Study Abroad
Amill’s study abroad journey proved to be a worthwhile and impactful experience—discovering Spanish life and culture through her homestay family, traveling to different countries and navigating new horizons, like scuba diving on the Marine Ecology Signature Seminar. “Study abroad has impacted my future in helping me to realize my love for travel and expanding my global experiences,” says Amill. “In the future, I plan to live in another country and invest in my passion for scuba diving as well as my love for languages.”
Preparing to Study Abroad
Fall 2024 program applications open on Nov. 15 at 9 a.m. EST and can be found on the Syracuse Abroad website. The application deadline for most programs is March 15, 2024, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. All students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as some programs have limited space. For specific deadlines, students should refer to each program’s application page.
For more information about fall programs, students can schedule an appointment with an international program advisor or make a general advising appointment to explore multiple options. Advising appointments take place virtually or at the Syracuse Abroad satellite office, SyracuseAbroad@Bird, located on the lower level of Bird Library in room 002.