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Study Abroad in Italy

Updated: Mar 31, 2021

Interested in spending a summer abroad? Learn more about Syracuse Academy in Syracuse, Sicily, Italy!

Experience the authentic Italian lifestyle while enjoying beautiful Sicilian weather without breaking the bank. The summer program at Syracuse Academy (SYAC) will allow you to immerse yourself in traditional Italian culture while making the most of your study abroad experience, meeting local Italian students, and speaking Italian. Syracuse (Siracusa in Italian) is a stunning 2,700-year-old seaside city on the southeastern coast of the island of Sicily. Enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine as you explore the labyrinth in narrow streets of the historical center and admire the medieval castle that overlooks the natural harbor. The centrally located campus provides an ideal study environment with modern facilities in a historic villa surrounded by two acres of lush Mediterranean botanical gardens. Syracuse boasts a wealth of the most impressive monuments of the ancient, medieval, and renaissance periods to be found in Italy and has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status for its timeless beauty. For a video made by SNHU students in 2018, click here.



  • Syracuse Academy has a 2.50 minimum GPA requirement.

  • 3-, 4-, 6-, 8- or 9-week Summer programs available. Summer Semester: starts in May or June, depending on the session and course you choose. Learn more here.

Course and Subject Offerings

  • Italian Language and Culture

  • Humanities

  • Social Sciences

  • Natural Sciences · For Course Catalog, click here.



Students live in off-campus apartments within 10-20 minutes walking distance of the campus. Single or shared bedrooms are available. A homestay (living with a local Sicilian family) is also available. The homestay includes breakfast and dinner cooked by the family. Learn more here.


General Information

  • Click here for information about Internships.

  • Click here for information about Service-Learning opportunities.

  • Click here for information about other Extracurricular Opportunities.

  • Check with the SNHU Study Abroad Office for more detailed information about extracurricular activities.



Scholarships are available. Click here for a database of scholarships and contact


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