Congratulations on your admission to a Syracuse University Discovery Program! By beginning your first semester abroad, you’ll:

  • Expand your perspective on culture, education, business, politics, international relations, and more.
  • Experience greater cultural immersion and improved foreign language skills by living with a host family.
  • Set yourself apart with potential employers—or develop/strengthen your entrepreneurial skills and aspirations.


Learn more about the Discovery Programs
    • Review the Discovery site for details on the academic program, as well as videos from Discovery ambassadors (and one Discovery parent).
    • All admitted Discovery students have been emailed a Frequently-Asked-Questions document for their Discovery program. Be sure to read this carefully with your parents/family members!
    • We will host special Facebook groups for Discovery students and parents (invitations will be sent via email). If you do not receive your invitation by March 25, please email


Online Events

Connect with SU Abroad and Admissions staff, along with Discovery Ambassadors, for an online event (more details to come, both via email and here).

Discovery Web chats

Discovery Twitter Q&A sessions

  • Sunday, April 12, 5-7 pm
  • Wednesday, April 22, 6-8 pm
  • @SUAbroad
  • (all times are in Eastern Standard Time)
  • Visit Campus
  • Whether you will be taking part in a Spring Reception or stopping by for a shorter visit, please contact Lisa Raney and Briana Rinaldo (contact information below) in order to connect with a Discovery ambassador and ask questions about Discovery.
  • For Admissions-related questions, please contact Lisa Raney at
  • For Discovery-related questions and to connect with Discovery ambassadors, please contact Briana Rinaldo at


Frequently Asked Questions


 Learn About Your New City

Learn more about the history and culture of your new city, as well as the SU Abroad Center.


Syracuse University Florence (SUF)

Recommended reading:

  • Beppe Severgnini’s La Bella Figura

Syracuse University Florence Social Media Accounts

The Villa Rossa Voice, SU Florence’s Newsletter

Photos from Language Immersion Trips

The Florentine (Florence’s English-language newspaper)

36 Hours in Florence video


Recommended reading:

  • The Art of Travel by Alain deBotton
  • Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik.
  • Pure by Andrew Miller
  • Suite Française by Irène Nemirovsky
  • Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis by Alice Kaplan

Strasbourg’s English language newspaper

Strasbourg 840

Writing Course Sample Syllabus

History Course Sample Syllabus

36 Hours in Strasbourg video