Opportunities
Enrich your college experience.

Learn a new language as you pursue your degree abroad, participate in internships and community programs, or take advantage of expert career counseling services. All of the opportunities listed below will enrich your college experience, and many will provide you with a competitive professional edge.

Renée Crown University Honors Program

The Renée Crown University Honors Program provides a compelling educational experience for academically accomplished and hard-working students. Students who seek academic challenge and are prepared to invest the extra effort required to meet that challenge will flourish in this demanding and rewarding program.

While students pursue their chosen academic course of study in their individual departments, schools, and colleges, they immerse themselves in curricular enrichment and innovative scholarship offered by the Program’s seminars, cultural events, and close contact with faculty and other Honors students. The Program is open to qualified students in all of the University’s undergraduate schools and colleges.

Study Abroad

Join the nearly 50 percent of students who enrich their college career through international education. SU Abroad, a nationally top-ranked program, offers semester, summer, short-term, and yearlong options. Programs feature a breadth of courses (many taught in English) and are open to students of all language levels. Signature Seminars, internships, and service-learning opportunities will further your professional and personal goals. As a continuation of your curriculum, you’ll earn credit and continue to receive financial aid. Scholarships and grants are available.

Career Services

Graduation will come before you know it, and it’ll be time to get that first job. The University’s Center for Career Services assists you with job, internship, and graduate school searches and exploring broader career plans. The office tailors services to the needs of all students in all disciplines and at various stages in career planning, exploration, and pursuit.

Additionally, every college is part of the Career Services Network, with qualified advisors who work with students throughout their years at Syracuse to plan their programs of study.

Opportunities for Native American Students

Syracuse University is just minutes from the heartland of Haudenosaunee territory—and unites with its Native American neighbors to promote cross-cultural dialogue, research opportunities, and stronger appreciation for Native American contributions.

Learn about opportunities available for Native American students, and read student stories.

Summer Programs

During the summer, you may accelerate your program, take courses of interest, or reduce your regular semester course loads during an intensive one- to two-week MAYmester class, during two six-week summer sessions, or by taking a class online. Many incoming first-year students choose to take part in SummerStart, which allows them to get a jump start on their college career.

The six-week Summer College for High School Students program allows high school students to explore career interests while earning college credit.

Learning Communities

Learning communities allow you to live and take classes with a group of students who are joined by a common interest or academic major. Participation in a learning community enables you to develop skills and attitudes that support academic achievement, improved quality of thinking and communications, a better understanding of yourself and others, and a greater ability to balance your academic and social lives.

Read more about Learning Communities at Syracuse University.