Study Abroad

Himan Brown fellows at Everest base camp

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with Syracuse Abroad experiences.

Consistently ranked one of the top international education providers in the US, Syracuse offers more than 100 programs in 60 countries that allow students to customize their abroad experience to their availability, academic requirements, and interests.

School of Education students have opportunities to study for a semester at one of Syracuse’s centers or partner programs for a semester abroad, or participate in a School of Education short-term signature program for 1-6 weeks.

If you are interested in studying abroad during your time at the School of Education, contact your advisor as early as possible to discuss how a semester or short-term trip can fit into your academic program.

Making Study Abroad Affordable

Students studying abroad in costa rica

The School of Education has received over $1 million in support from the Himan Brown Trust to provide scholarships for students interested in going abroad through the Himan Brown Fellowship. This scholarship is exclusively for School of Education students! Contact our Himan Brown coordinator for more information (see below).

Syracuse Abroad Centers and World Partners

You’re in good hands! Every Syracuse Abroad Center is overseen by an academic director and bicultural support staff, and has close ties with local universities and communities. Pre-departure and on-site orientation programs further prepare students for their semester or year abroad. Syracuse Abroad is also known for its diligence in all matters relating to student safety and the well-being of the whole student.

School of Education Short-Term Trips

The School of Education offers many signature programs to study abroad for 1-6 weeks over winter, spring, and summer breaks. These programs are led by School of Education and associated faculty and closely align with the goals and curriculum of our programs. Apply for these and other experiences abroad through Syracuse Abroad. Previous programs have included:

Students studying abroad in italyLiteracy, Inclusion, and Diversity in Italy

Apiro, Florence, Rome, and Venice
With Professor Christy Ashby and Professor Kathleen Hinchman

Today, Italy is experiencing a new wave of immigration as well as the effects of a widespread downturn in the economy. Disability studies, as a field of inquiry, has also begun to emerge in Italy. At the same time, new ways of labeling students and new concerns about accountability and achievement are influencing educational policy and practice in Italy. Thus, the implementation and meanings of integration (or inclusion) take on new meanings in the midst of these changes, making this a very significant time to be studying and observing inclusion and literacy instruction in Italy.

Students studying abroad in south africaSouth Africa: A Global Health Education Experience

Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province
With Professor Lisa Olsen Gugerty

During the online module, you will explore techniques and methods for working collaboratively with communities and focus on topics such as participatory planning models, cultural competency, and empowerment. During part two, you will travel to Grahamstown, South Africa, where you will collaborate with local community partners to implement and evaluate a mutually-designed health education program. You will also have the opportunity to visit local NGOs and community clinics, attend lectures by SU and Rhodes University faculty and local community experts, and immerse yourself in the history, education, health, and culture of South Africa.

Schools, Health, and Life in Botswana: A Service Learning Immersion

Gaborone, Botswana
With Professor Michael Norris

The SOE and the Health and Physical Education program are planning a 13-day study abroad experience for summer 2020 to the middle-income country of Botswana in the capitol city of Gaborone. Students will conduct observations in 3-4 schools, site visits to see how socio-economic status affects students’ education and living circumstances, and work with teachers to conduct in-service instruction. Additionally, students will visit historic sites and go on a safari.

Questions? Want to learn more about a Himan Brown Fellowship?

Marlene Blumin, Professor Emerita
Marlene Blumin