Syracuse, N.Y. is located in the heart of central New York State. It has a metropolitan population of approximately 663,000 and is an economic and education hub of the region. Its central location places it within easy driving distance of major U.S. destinations, including Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia, and Toronto, Canada. Syracuse and the surrounding area offer much to do during the summer months.
The following examples are typical of summer living in upstate New York.
Festivals & Special Events:
- Taste of Syracuse
- Syracuse JazzFest
- Empire BrewFest
- Great American AntiqueFest
- Syracuse Nationals Classic Car Show
- Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival
- Arts & Crafts Festival
The climate in the Central New York region is sharply divided into an often harsh winter, followed by a short spring season, and then a beautiful summer and fall. Fall is especially delightful, with the leaves turning a variety of spectacular colors throughout the region.
Americans are generally friendly and welcoming people, and you will find that to be true in the Syracuse metropolitan area. People in the region are helpful and accustomed to interacting with the large number of international students who make their home at Syracuse University. SU offers an exceptional American college experience for international students that is quite different from that offered in larger cities such as Boston or New York City.
Syracuse University, founded in 1870, is situated on a hill overlooking the City of Syracuse. The SU campus is conveniently close to downtown Syracuse and its cultural, recreational, and artistic events. It is a school that values diversity and educates students for the world, through its academic programs, alumni activities, and the immersion opportunities offered in its extended campuses in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, California. Currently, more than 3,000 international students attend Syracuse University.