Where in the world will you go?

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) offers a range of programs designed to broaden your perspective and introduce you to incomparable learning experiences throughout the world. Some of these programs are located in major cultural cities in the United States, including New York City and Los Angeles, while others span the globe and are offered in partnership with Syracuse Abroad. If you are committed and have a desire to learn, you will experience tremendous rewards, both personally and in preparation for your professional career.

Guided By Experts

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Many programs are group-based, and all are led by faculty who are industry professionals. Our friendly professional staff is there to advise, as well as the Syracuse Abroad office.

Many Experiences

Art students in LA during a spring-break immersion trip.

We offer residencies, immersions, Maymesters, semester-and week-long programs and more! Program-specific experiences are available.

Within Your Reach

Students on a fjord tour in Norway.

Approximately 45% of Syracuse University students study at international locations through Syracuse Abroad, and you may qualify for a variety of aid options.

Locations and Programs

Tailor your global study experience to whatever, wherever, and however long you want. 

Westminster Bridge at sunset, London, UK.

The World

Semester-long and short-term programs are available, many through Syracuse Abroad. Locations with semester-long programs tailored to VPA students include:

  • Berlin, Germany
  • Florence, Italy
  • London, England
  • Prague, Czech Republic

See All Global Programs

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New York City

Experience the incomparable culture of the Big Apple with these experiences for VPA students:

  • Tepper Semester
  • Governors Island Artist Residency
  • Gilbert Week: NYC Seminar for Music Professions

See All NYC Programs

LA downtown

Los Angeles

Head to the West Coast and immerse yourself in the arts and entertainment industry with these programs offered by VPA LA:

  • VPA LA Semester
  • Turner Semester
  • Sorkin Week
  • Art Week in LA
  • Animation and Film Immersion

See All LA Programs

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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is the heart of the United States and offers priceless academic and career opportunities for VPA students. Courses include:

  • Political Communication: Inside the D.C. Beltway
  • Museums and Contemporary Practices

See All DC Programs


Getting Started

Ready to make your dream of global study a reality but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry. The College of Visual and Performing Arts’ faculty and professional staff will guide you all the way, as will the staff at Syracuse Abroad. They can help you take the following steps:

  1. Determine what type of experience you want to have and where.
  2. See if you meet the requirements.
  3. Get in touch with an advisor.
  4. Apply to a program.
  5. Apply for any available aid options.

To get started or if you have questions, contact VPA’s Office of Academic and Career Advising. If you are interested in an abroad program, you can find more information on the Syracuse Abroad website or by contacting their office.