Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences has announced plans to expand its study abroad program.
The new program will open in 2018, according to Syracuse University, which is the only major college and university in the Northeast region to offer a full-time study abroad option.
Syracuse University President Christopher M. Ficano said the university is excited to expand the study abroad experience for students and faculty.
“We’re excited to announce the expansion of the School of Arts & Sciences’ (SAS) study abroad initiative to add a full semester of study abroad,” Ficino said.
“The College of Sciences is proud to serve as the largest provider of research, undergraduate and graduate programs in the University’s major cities, and we’re excited that our program will serve to enhance our students’ academic and career opportunities.”
Ficano added that the school will have more than 1,000 student- and faculty-members participating in the program, with a mix of undergraduates, and graduate students.
He said the number of students in the school’s undergraduate program will increase from 10,000 to 15,000, with students graduating in the first two years.
The school plans to offer four-month study abroad opportunities in 2019, and to extend the program to include the first three years of a degree, as well as additional opportunities in 2024.
In addition to the full-tuition, the college will offer a two-year undergraduate degree, an associate’s degree and a master’s degree in social work.SAS will offer full- and part-time programs at a variety of campuses across the Northeast.
Syracuse’s school will offer the program from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, a two year program at the College at Mount Vernon, a four-year program at Syracuse University in the College Park campus and a four year program in the School at Mount Hope.
In 2017, the University of Syracuse hosted a student-run symposium, a student panel, a panel on social media and the debut of a new class on the use of technology.
The university also announced that it would be adding a master of arts program in 2018.
The program will offer courses on topics including health and wellness, international relations, entrepreneurship, social media, international finance, technology and entrepreneurship, and sustainability.
Spartanburg Community College is also planning to offer an additional three-year study abroad in 2019.
The University of Akron, a private, public school in southeastern Ohio, is also considering expanding its program, which it launched in 2019 to allow students to complete two- and four-credit online courses in the fall semester.
The school plans on offering two-credit, full-summer study abroad programs starting in the spring semester.
The Ohio State University also announced a study abroad expansion in 2021.
The College at New Brunswick and the University at Buffalo have already announced plans for study abroad.
The New Brunswick College of Law and the Buffalo Niagara University are also planning an expansion of their programs, which are planned for 2019.
Students who want to take the new study abroad options should visit www.syracusesuniversity.edu/study-aide and contact the office for more information.