With its mixture of Western and Eastern values, culture, and traditions, Hong Kong is an ideal gateway to China and all of Asia. Syracuse University's Hong Kong program offers you the opportunity to study the political economies, business, and cultures of East Asia at a pivotal moment in the region's history. As Hong Kong continues to move forward as a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China, students not only study–but also participate within–a political landscape and marketplace that will be as important to the 21st century as the U.S. was to the 20th.
Internships are built into the SU Hong Kong program, with students devoting the final five weeks of their semester abroad to a full-time internship or research project in a field of their choice.
Rediscover the Renaissance and the rebirth of antiquity in the living museum that is Florence, Italy. The city is your classroom as top researchers and scholars help you uncover the connections among the past and present, politics, and creative genius. The Florence staff and faculty have rich international expertise and research interests. They’ll provide academic and cultural guidance and facilitate your immersion and integration into the community.
The Florence Summer Session allows you to customize your program according to your interests and desire for exploration. To enhance your learning experience, most courses feature field trips and excursions within Florence and to locations outside the city. Internships are also available.
Create your own program by choosing from an array of courses, including Spanish, writing, LGBT studies, and psychology. Travel to Andalucia, visit Madrid’s art museums, and attend the theater and concerts. Or experience the Spanish workplace by doing an internship in local businesses. As part of your academic program, you’ll go on long-weekend study tours to two of the most celebrated regions of Spain. In Andalucia, learn about Spain’s unique history as you visit important sites such as the Great Mosque of Córdoba, the Seville Cathedral, and the Alhambra of Granada. During the session, you will live with a family or in a local residence hall, and experience authentic daily life in Madrid. You’ll also participate in extracurricular activities, such as a visit to a vineyard for a wine tasting, a cooking course, a bullfight, and a hiking excursion, and you’ll get to know young locals.