Strasbourg is the official seat of the European Parliament and European Court of Human Rights, making it the ideal place for you to study communications, international relations, human rights, and management.

The City

Located in the heart of the new Europe, Strasbourg is the official seat of the European Parliament and European Court of Human Rights. Just a 5-minute bike ride from Germany and an easy train ride to Paris or Switzerland, the city is a pioneer in cross-border cooperation and ranks among Lonely Planet’s “10 essential world tourist destinations.”

Watch The New York Times36 hours in Strasbourg to find out why so many students choose Strasbourg for study abroad.

The Program

Students participating in the Discovery Strasbourg program will enjoy a rich and varied introduction to France through a challenging semester-long curriculum. The program fulfills the same curricular requirements as those pursued by freshmen studying on SU’s main campus, while providing a course schedule unique to the Strasbourg experience. Over one third of the Strasbourg faculty are professionals from the Council of Europe or Court of Human Rights who bring real issues into the classroom. Niche programs offered by SU Strasbourg include European Union studies, international relations, French language, human rights, music performance (through a partnership with Strasbourg Conservatory), and management.

The Campus

Located at 19 Quai Rouget de Lisle, near the Parc de l’Orangerie, and within a five minute walk of both the Council of Europe and the University of Strasbourg, SU Strasbourg has classrooms, lounges, a small computer lab, and reading room. An on-site academic director and a permanent staff are on hand to assist you with all your academic and living needs. You’ll find that Strasbourg is rich with social and cultural options—but still small enough for you to feel at home.

“The term ‘discovery’ couldn’t be better chosen, since indeed you explore firsthand a fascinating region and the exciting world of International Relations. But you’ll also discover more about yourself – your ability to deal with new challenges, your sense of who you are and what you value. There’s no doubt that you will come away with a clearer sense of the complexities of the world, and, just as importantly, with the confidence that you’ll need to confront them.”

— Raymond Evan Bach, Director, Syracuse University Strasbourg