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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 

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.

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.


Spring Ahead in NYC!

All-expense paid trip will bring your future into focus

Explore careers in the business sector

Open to all A&S students, the Winston Fisher Seminar is a special chance to network with top executives and see how your liberal arts degree can translate to a rewarding business career. The seminar is sponsored by Winston Fisher ’96, a philosophy major and now partner of Fisher Brothers real estate firm.

Travel to New York City this Spring Break with a select group of students* for six days/five nights. You’ll present a business plan to a panel of friendly judges (for a $500 prize), and return with a broader perspective on potential careers.

Seminar requirements:

  • three on-campus mandatory classes
  • required readings
  • case study analysis
  • written response papers
  • development/presentation of a business plan

You are eligible to earn one credit hour (pass/fail) upon completion of all course requirements.

Application Deadline – January 29, 2019

For more information, contact Kristen Aust at or 315.443.1447.

Apply now

*A&S sophomores, juniors, and seniors w/ expected graduation dates of May 21019 to May 2021 should apply via Handshake.

Winston Fisher Seminar - Spring break 2019

Application Open for Spring 2019

The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to offer the annual Winston Fisher Seminar during the week of Spring Break. 12-15 students travel to New York City for six days and five nights over spring Break 2019 for a series of 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 2019 – May 2021) 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.


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.

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.


Discover Atlanta – Application Closed

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 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, Eric Mower + Associates, SunTrust Bank, 100 Black Men of Atlanta and more!
Discover Atlanta is designed exclusively for A&S students, regardless of major, and only 12-14 are selected to participate. 
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.


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