A truly cosmopolitan city, Strasbourg is rich with social and cultural options—but still small enough for you to feel at home. The SU Strasbourg program is designed to make the most of all that Strasbourg offers. You'll learn from international faculty members who are professionals in politics, diplomacy, and law. The pre-semester Signature Seminar introduces you to Europe through travel, lectures, and encounters with politicians, teachers, and activists. Course-related field study offers further European travel opportunities, and internships at European institutions allow you to gain invaluable hands-on experience during your time in Strasbourg.
From a foreign policy perspective, the program will examine the influence of global players and stakeholders in the region, including Turkey, Iran, and especially the role of the United States. Istanbul is an ideal setting for this course, providing an opportunity to debate the relevance of Turkey as a model for democracy in the Islamic world, given its status as the first Muslim country in the world to embrace a democratic, largely secular government, in 1950.
With Latin America as your study destination, you will visit countries that respresent much more than the origins of Western culture; they embody the diverse forms that this culture can adopt when it comes in contact with indigenous elements, many of which are still present today. Chile - a country that has recently attained one of the highest levels of economic and human development in Latin America - will be your base for exploration during this intellectual and academic journey. Note: At least three semesters of college-level Spanish are required for application to the program.