Fall 2014 SU Strasbourg Students at the Council of Europe

coesmallEvery semester, students can apply for internships at the Council of Europe through Syracuse University’s Strasbourg program. Selected students are able to gain valuable experience working in the Council of Europe in a variety of different positions: from video editing to research on specific issues. Below, students currently working at the Council of Europe outline their day- to-day activities of the Council and their semester-long projects.

Carly M.
Duke University

I have been placed in the Directorate of Communications, and my supervisor is Alun Drake, Council of Europe Spokesperson and Press Division. Here’s what I will be working on:

  • Helping Head of Division with quality control and editing of Web TV content
  • Helping with the production of the weekly “Journal” TV programme
  • Researching potential production partners and film schools in Europe
  • Researching video content
  •  English transcription of key video content

Mary S.
Kenyon College

I am working with Thomas Kattau in the Pompidou Group. The Pompidou Group works on illicit drug policies and harm reduction policies and rehabilitation programs, among other issues, within Europe and on the international scale. This semester, I have attended several conferences in both Strasbourg and Paris and worked on the documenting reports. I am working on designing the Pompidou Group’s presentation on cultural differences in Therapeutic Communities in Eastern and Western Europe for the 16th International Conference on Addiction in Cancún, Mexico.

Nathaniel E.
Syracuse University

I am working under Sophie Kwasny in the Data Protection Unit, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law. My primary task includes researching the market for personal data collected by online advertising companies and data brokerage firms. I am writing a research paper on my findings and will include the privacy implications of the ad tech / data brokerage industry as well as my recommendations to the Council.

Alexa S.
Cornell University

I was placed in the Division for Private and Public Law Development with Simon Tonelli as my supervisor. The main task I have been given is to create a compilation of international rules and standards regarding the administrative detention of migrants. To do this, I have been researching such rules and standards that were mentioned in a feasibility study on the topic, and narrowing down which sources will be used in the compilation to only those documents, which relate strictly to administrative detention.

Cassie C.
Syracuse University

For my internship I am working with Lilja Gretarsdottir, in the Directorate for Human Rights. Lilja is the senior advisor for migration issues. My semester-long research topic is researching illegal smuggling and migration through the Mediterranean Sea, predominantly to Italy. It is my job to understand the history of this problem and the legislation discussing it, and to keep track and understand what is happening related to this problem throughout the semester, whether it be through the Council of Europe, other IGOs, or National Governments.

Interested in going to Strasbourg and landing an internship at the Council of Europe? Apply to the SU Strasbourg Fall 2015 program – the deadline is March 15, 2015!

Alumni Panel: Working Abroad

October 23, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
500 Hall of Languages

For some, studying abroad was an experience that inspired them to move abroad permanently to work after graduation. Tomorrow, October 23, Syracuse University alumni from around the world are coming together to share their stories and advice about living and working abroad post graduation via a Google+ Hangout. Come meet the alumni panel, members of which have been working abroad teaching English, serving in the Peace Corps, and working for Fox and National Geographic. Learn from their experiences and find out what working abroad has to offer. Further resources will be provided for those who are interested in starting their international job search.

Questions can be directed to Christina Faulkner at cafaulkn@syr.edu. RSVP’s via OrangeLink are appreciated, but not required.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

Walking England: An SU London and SU Florence Signature Seminar

Walking England is a 10-day Signature Seminar offered to all enrolled SU London and SU Florence students, which will begin at the end of the Spring 2015 semester. Above, you’ll find photos from previous editions of the seminar along with quotes from alumni of Walking England. The photos are also available on our Pinterest board. If you’d like more information about enrolling, visit the SU London page on our website!

SU Strasbourg Activities: November

DSC_5473We’re halfway through October, so it’s time to look ahead to next month and make plans for all of the exciting activities going on at our center in Strasbourg. Let’s check out what the staff at SU Strasbourg has but together for their students for November!

Friday November 7: Cheese Tasting
Learn about and sample French cheese from a local expert at the SU center.
Limited to 20 students. First come, first served!

Time: 1 p.m.
Cost: FREE
See Alison for details.

Friday, November 14: Chocolate Tasting at Christian
Learn about and sample some of Strasbourg’s finest chocolat at the renowed patisserie CHRISTIAN. Limited to 20 students. First come, first served!

Time: 5 p.m.
Cost: FREE
See Sabrina for detail.

Friday, November 21: Maison de Jeux Workshop
A member of the local Maison de Jeux will present an assortment of French “jeux de societé” (board games) to play in groups. Limited to 15 students. First come, first served!

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: FREE
See Sabrina for details.

Saturday, November 22: All-School Heidelberg Excursion
Take an all-day trip to discover the enchanting city of Heidelberg. See Sabrina for details.

Thursday, November 27: All-School Thanksgiving Dinner with Host Families
Traditional turkey and stuffing (vegetarian options too). Students are in charge of making side dishes or desserts!

Time: Set up begins at 6 p.m.
See Mick for details.

Friday – Sunday, November 28-30: An SU Strasbourg Christmas Savenger Hunt
Winner receives a gift certificate to Patisserie Christian. Instructions distributed at Thanksgiving!