Road Trips to Explore

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to offer immersion programs designed to engage students in their own career exploration process, gain exposure to a variety of different geographical regions, and build awareness of their chosen field.  In addition to the immersion programs offered by The College of Arts and Science, listed below are other immersion programs open to all majors at Syracuse University which Arts and Science students may be interested in.

Arts & Sciences Bridge to Business NYC Immersion Trip Over Winter Break - Application Closed - 2019 Applications Open Fall 2018(+)


People dressed business casual in a room.              Bridge to Business pic of a student               B2B Time Inc.

The Arts & Sciences Bridge to Business New York City Immersion Experience is an opportunity for undergraduate students with non-business majors to explore the corporate sector in NYC. Students will gain knowledge about marketing their skills and talents in the business world, identify internships or job opportunities that may be a good fit for them, and learn more about specific industries. Visits include: Google, Bloomberg, EY, Time Inc., Harrison and Star, Group M, plus others.

The trip will take place during winter break. Students will arrive the evening of Sunday, January 7, 2018 by 4:00pm and will depart after the last visit on Tuesday, January 9, 2017. Participating students are required to attend all sessions throughout the three days. Hotel accommodations for Sunday and Monday night will be provided. There will be two students to each room. Meals during this program will also be provided. *PLEASE NOTE: students are responsible for their own travel expenses to and from New York City. 

Students will be selected by a Committee appointed by the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

Students who are selected to participate will need to attend a mandatory session before the end of the fall semester and submit a $50 REFUNDABLE deposit to hold their spot. Final agendas and additional details will be provided at the end of the fall semester.


Application Instructions:

1. Please complete this application by uploading your current resume and complete the survey. Applications are due no later than Wednesday, November 1, by 11:59 p.m.

2. Please be sure to upload a copy of your resume.

3. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Sue Casson,, 315-443-3150.        

Winston Fisher Seminar - Spring break 2018 - Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2017(+)

Spring Break 2018

The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to offer the thirteenth annual Winston Fisher Seminar during the week of Spring Break 2018. Through the foresight and generosity of one of our alumni--Winston Fisher '96 (Philosophy)—12-15  students will travel to New York City for six days and five nights over spring Break 2018 for a series of one-hour conversations with fellow Arts and Sciences alumni to discuss how your liberal arts degree prepares you for a career in various business industries. Preparing and presenting a business plan is the second significant activity during the week, so that you will return to campus armed with a broader outlook of potential careers and more confidence to navigate your first job.

For sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences (with expected graduation dates of May 2018-May 2020) this will be a resume-enhancing experience that will increase your knowledge about, and confidence in, the job search process. You will experience firsthand the value of your degree in today's marketplace.

All expenses are covered, including the cost of travel between Syracuse and New York City, travel within New York City, lodging, meals, supplies, and events.  A campus representative will escort the group to all meetings and activities.  Your "classroom" will be the offices of Mr. Winston Fisher, who will host you on the first and last days of the Seminar, as well as the offices of select other alumni volunteers.  All locations are in Manhattan. Students will be eligible to earn one credit hour (pass/fail) if they complete all requirements for the course.   

Students will be selected by a Committee appointed by the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

Course requirements include three on-campus mandatory classes, required readings, case study analysis, written response papers, and, while in NYC, development and presentation of a business plan to a small panel of “friendly” judges. The student deemed to have created the most compelling business plan will be awarded $500 by Winston Fisher personally.

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Application Deadline

The Application deadline is December 31, 2017. 

For further information please visit the website or contact Sue Casson,, 315-443-3150

Thank You Winston Fisher!

Click on the video below to see the class of 2015 saying thanks to Winston Fisher for 10 great years of sponsoring this program

Interested in Studying in Paris? (+)

What You Need to Know

Meet at the famous Café de Flore to study the influence and dynamics of Black culture, literature, and experience in Paris, past and present.  Like a jazz composition, the seminar is arranged to convey variations and diverse interpretations of the "Paris Noir" theme and features panel discussions; poetry readings; and visits to community theatre workshops, working artists' studios, nightclubs, concerts, African markets, and restaurants.  The program focuses on the contemporary literature, art, and life of African Americans, Antillais, Africans, and Afro-Parisians in Paris and their connections to Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe.
Paris Noir: Literature, Art, and Contemporary Life in Diaspora has been featured in  Essence Magazine,  Black Issues in Higher Education, and Syracuse Magazine.

Apply here!

The Paris Noir 2015 cohort created an in-depth blog which details their experiences abroad.

Student perspective: Check out Summer 2015 student Ashley T.'s final project for Paris Noir.

Student perspective: Summer 2015 student Quameiha R.'s photo collection.

Student perspective: Summer 2015 student Imani W. participates in a poetry slam in Paris

Paris Noir - Dancing Travels: A look at previous iterations of Paris Noir

Student perspective: Take a look at this video made by Summer 2014 Paris Noir student Cheyenne D.

Eligibility and Requirements

Paris Noir Seminar is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines.

Students are required to:

  • participate actively in weekly meetings on required readings assignments, guest lectures and panels; visit Paris Noir cultural landscapes and historical landmarks, and attend field trips outside the city limits to the "banlieu" and other places.
  • make one oral seminar presentation
  • maintain a detailed daily journal
  • take a mid-term exam
  • submit completed journal (described above)

Travel and Living

Students arrange and pay for their own round-trip air transportation to Paris.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not purchase your airline ticket before receiving written notification from us that you can book your flight. You will have to present this notification if we cancel the program at a later date, and you want to be reimbursed for the cost of the ticket.

You'll be housed in shared rooms in an apartment/hotel rented by Syracuse University for the duration of the program. Meals are not included, except for breakfast daily.

*Travel and living arrangements are subject to change.  SU Abroad will provide detailed information prior to the program start date.


Students must take both of the following courses:

Paris Noir: Literature, Art and Contemporary Life in Diaspora
AAS/FLL/LIT/WGS 400/600, ETS 400, AAS/FLL/WGS 490/690, 3 Credits, Undergraduate/Graduate

Independent Study
(AAS/WGS/FLL/LIT 490/690, ETS 490) 3 credits, undergraduate and graduate

*It is the student's responsibility to confirm with their home school/college that the course(s) taken as part of this program will satisfy their degree requirements.


 Housing begins:  June 7, 2018
 Program begins: June 7, 2018
 Program ends: July 12, 2018
 Housing ends:  July 12, 2018
 Application deadline: February 10*


For questions on the application, please contact:Kelsey Hanbach, Admissions Counselor for Summer Programs (

Discover Atlanta – Application Closed - 2018 opens Spring 2018(+)

Discover Atlanta '16   

Atlanta is often referred to as the “Jewel of the South.” But did you know it also bleeds Orange? That's right. Atlanta is home to THOUSANDS of Syracuse University alumni! And they want you to apply for participation in the second annual Discover Atlanta Program.
This all-expenses-paid, three-day immersion program enables you to meet with industry leaders and alumni from various Fortune 500 companies in Atlanta--Google, Turner Broadcasting, Coca-Cola, Georgia-Pacific, First Data, GE Power, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to name a few.
It’s our hope that these connections will spark an internship or perhaps lead to your first job.
Discover Atlanta is designed exclusively for A&S students, regardless of major, and only 12-14 are going to be selected to participate. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 22, at 5 p.m. (ET). Participants will be notified on Monday, April 7. 
Interested in learning more? Watch the video below to hear why alumni say Atlanta is such a great place to live and work.
It’s our hope that these connections will spark an internship or perhaps lead to your first job.
Interested in learning more? Watch the video below to hear why alumni say Atlanta is such a great place to live and work.


To apply, please click here.

For more information, please don't hesitate to contact

Many Career Paths

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