NYU Global Programs General Brochure
With locations on six continents, NYU offers undergraduates across the US unparalleled international opportunities. NYU's global network comprises campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and soon Shanghai; academic centers in 11 world-class cities; and exchange programs with 16 partner institutions. Last year, more than 4,000 students from NYU and other schools joined the global network and experienced an individualized academic journey led by distinguished scholars, artists, and professionals.
NYU Global Programs In and of the World 2 Table of Contents 3 Message from the NYU Office of Global Programs 4 Accra, Ghana 8 Berlin, Germany 12 Buenos Aires, Argentina 16 Florence, Italy 20 London, England 24 Madrid, Spain 28 New York City, US 32 Paris, France 36 Prague, Czech Republic 40 Shanghai, China 44 Sydney, Australia 48 Tel Aviv, Israel 52 Washington, DC, US 56 Questions Frequently Asked by Students 59 Participating Schools Experience NYUâ€™s Global Network. 2 Message from the NYU Office of Global Programs NYU provides an education that prepares students to work and live in a truly globalized world. By creating the first university with an expansive global network comprised of 14 fully integrated locations situated in urban intellectual hubs across the world, NYU supports its students, both socially and academically, on a global scale. Together, these locations serve every school, major, and discipline at NYU, and each has NYU-appointed faculty teaching courses. This unique setup allows students to progress toward completion of an undergraduate degree while exploring and learning about new environments, cultures, and peoples. Taking advantage of NYUâ€™s global offerings gives students the opportunity to expand academic interests and learn how to think and thrive as global citizens. While living and learning at one of NYU's global locations, students will not only have the attention of dedicated NYU staff but will also have the chance to enjoy a variety of cocurricular activities that explore the city, country, and region in which they are studying. Whether it's a behind-thescenes visit to one of China's leading Internet companies, a semester-long internship at a public health organization in Ghana, or an independent study that utilizes our faculty's expertise and connections, NYU opportunities are designed to enhance the traditional college experience. By immersing in other cultures, students gain the skills and knowledge to emerge as leaders in a globalized world. NYU is proud to offer academically rigorous and personally enriching global experiences to more students than any other US college or university. The NYU study abroad opportunity is an important part of the college experience and essential as students broaden their understanding of the world and come to realize their place in it. This experience will undoubtedly be a transformative one that students will treasure throughout their lives. nyu.edu/studyabroad MOROC C O TEL A VIV E GYPT J IS R AE L Accra The dynamic Ghanaian capital city is among B O L I V IA the most intellectually and culturally vibrant P A RA G UA Y BURKINA FASO BENIN GHANA ACCR A places on the African continent. At NYU Accra, you will URUG UA Y be A R G E N TINA exposed to the B contemporary UE N O S realities of a developing nation and the artifacts of a history that transformed both Africa and the New World. AIRES CHILE Areas of study. l Africana Studies l Anthropology l Art History l Comparative Literature l Creative Writing l Global Public Health l History l Journalism l Linguistics l Metropolitan Studies l Nutrition and Food Studies l Psychology l Sociology l Teaching and Learning l Twi Language Academic center and staff. Located in suburban Labone, the NYU academic center houses offices, classrooms, art studios, a reading room, a computer lab, and a nurse’s office. Its wireless network keeps you connected to friends and family back home. On arrival, you will attend an orientation that introduces you to local customs and teaches you key phrases in Twi, the most popular dialect in this English-speaking country. The NYU staff plans trips that inspire and engage students, including visits to Cape Coast and Elmina, a major stop on the transatlantic slave trade; Kumasi, seat of the Ashanti king and center for the traditional weaving of Kente cloth; and Tamale, a predominately Muslim region to the north with mixed architecture, from mud houses to modern buildings. Curriculum and faculty. NYU Accra is open during the fall and spring semesters, the full academic year, a specialized summer session, and a January term. Students in the arts, literature, journalism, anthropology, history, global public health, and sociology will find courses relevant to their majors that are taught by local professors and visiting faculty from New York at the NYU center. You also have the incredible opportunity to enroll at NYU's affiliated institution, the University of Ghana-Legon, where you may take up to two courses while studying alongside West Africa’s top students under the finest tutelage in the nation. You may also use the University of Ghana-Legon’s library and athletic facilities and join its student clubs. Cultural engagement. The vast majority of NYU Accra students are involved in internships and/or community service. Former NYU Accra students speak passionately about their transformative experiences, where they have learned about African culture and about African sources of American culture. Placement at a variety of nonprofit and educational institutions is regularly available. Fieldwork experiences complement your course work. For example, a journalism course assigns “beats” to teams of NYU and Ghanaian students, who then challenge each other’s perspectives on the news. In an Africana studies course, students collaborate on making documentary films. A seminar class is available to those who are interested in a more formal, reflexive fieldwork experience. In your free time. l Attend a performance at the National Theatre l Feast on the local dishes of fufu or kelewele l Learn about Ghana’s past at the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum l Sunbathe at Labadi Beach l Wander the lively area of Osu 5 Your Ghanaian home. All students are required to reside in NYU housing. The residence halls are located in Labone within walking distance from the NYU center. Students live in one of two complexes: Church Crescent, which has four duplex units, or Solomon’s Lodge, which has single and double rooms within one building. At Church Crescent, each duplex faces a common courtyard and houses approximately seven students in double and triple rooms, with a shared bathroom, kitchen, and living room equipped with a TV/ DVD player and telephone for making local calls. Solomon’s Lodge also has common grounds, housing approximately 28 students in single and double rooms, each with a private bathroom. Solomon’s Lodge offers large communal areas (study, lounge, dining, kitchen) with all of the amenities of the other complex. Both complexes have air-conditioning and 24-hour security and are a short car ride away from the Makola Market, the Koala Supermarket, and the Accra Mall. Students also enjoy dinner at two local restaurants (included as a meal plan) on weeknights. One specializes in Ghanaian, Nigerian, and Ivorian dishes, and the other offers international cuisine, including options for vegetarians and vegans. Recent Ghanaian graduates work as on-site resident assistants, who, along with on-call professional staff members and a nurse with office hours, are available to assist you with academic and personal concerns. Your first few days. From the moment you step off the plane at the airport, you’ll realize that you have arrived in a very different place. But you’ll never feel like a stranger in Ghana. After you land, the staff will pick you up at the airport and take you directly to the residence halls to unpack. The following morning, a series of orientation events begins that addresses the numerous details of daily life in Accra. You’ll attend information sessions on academics, residential life, security, and health. You’ll tour the city and the University of Ghana-Legon campus, where you may take classes, and attend a variety of cultural activities that introduce you to the local languages and culture. You’ll begin intensive language classes, where you’ll learn key phrases in Twi that you’ll use every day. 6 T O NY A INGR AM Class of 2013 Besides being the first in my family to go to college, I wanted to be the first to go to Africa and learn about my heritage. While at NYU Accra, I took a creative writing course taught by the former poet laureate of Ghana, Kofi Anyidoho. It was a privilege to be in the same classroom with someone so gifted. I interned at BASICS International, a faith-based nongovernmental organization that aims to get children who have been subjected to child labor back into the classroom. While interning there, I started a poetry club for the young girls, which we named Phenomenal Poetry Ladies. My goal was to introduce various poetic devices while providing a safe space for creative expression. The experience continues to shape my outlook on social justice and education. Being in Ghana totally changed my perceptions about Africa, and that is an ongoing lesson. 7 Berlin SPAIN PORTUGAL RU S S IA BER LIN POLAND GE RMANY CZE CH RE PUBLIC FRANCE AUSTRI A MA DR ID SYRIA An emblem of Germany’s continuing economic and political growth, Berlin—once a divided city and symbol MOROCCO T EL AV IV E GYPT LE BANON JORDA N GHANA of the Cold War—is a reunified and renewed capital. This youthful city attracts artists and intellectuals from Germany, Europe, and the world. ET H IOP I A ACCR A K E N YA TAN Z AN I A S O U T H A F R IC A Areas of study. l Art and Art Professions l Art History l Environmental Studies l European Studies l German Language l German Studies l History l International Relations l Mathematics l Metropolitan Studies l Politics l Sociology Academic center and staff. The NYU Berlin academic center is located in stylish Prenzlauer Berg, a district popular with students, artists, and young professionals. The facilities include classrooms, offices, art studios, a computer lab, and a lounge that are housed in one of the newly restored buildings of the KulturBrauerei, a lively cultural center that attracts tourists and Berliners alike. The NYU staff plans field trips to inform your German cultural experience. Destinations may include the nearby historic city of Potsdam, the Babelsberg film studios, the 1936 Olympic Stadium, and the Jewish Museum designed by Daniel Libeskind. Curriculum and faculty. NYU Berlin offers courses during the fall and spring semesters, the full academic year, a specialized summer session, and a January term. Drawn from Berlinâ€™s wider academic community, faculty members teach courses in English that explore the city's unique role in modern history and politics. You are required to take a German language course at your appropriate skill level. Courses taught in German are available for students with advanced language skills. The varied curriculum attracts students of all majors. Cultural engagement. Contemporary art is so prevalent in Berlin that you are likely to stumble across a public installation almost anywhere. Or you can view a curated exhibit of contemporary art at Hamburger Bahnhof, a former railway station turned into an art museum. As you experience Berlin as a creation of modern times, you will also encounter the past at every turnâ€”not only in the cityâ€™s impressive collection of museums but also in its progressive architecture: the churches of the baroque and romantic periods, the modernist buildings of the Weimar Republic, and the designs of the Bauhaus School. As part of the NYU Berlin cultural program, a stammtisch is held with Humboldt University students who are eager to share and introduce you to popular locales, restaurants, and cultural spots around the city. In your free time. l Visit the Museumsinsel l Ride to the top of the Fernsehturm l Go to the Berlin Wall's East Side Gallery l Snack on a plate of delicious currywurst l Stroll through the palace and garden complex of Schloss Charlottenburg 9 Your German home. All students are required to live in an NYU residence hall centrally located in the district of Mitte (“middle”) near some of the city’s famous historical sites, including Checkpoint Charlie, the Topography of Terror Museum, and the Jewish Museum. Mitte is a nexus of museums, shops, and various entertainment venues that borders the edgy neighborhood of Kreuzberg. All residence hall apartments are fully furnished and equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, living area, and bedrooms. Linens and Internet service are also provided. Local resident assistants live in the residence hall to help you with the transition to German life and answer any questions that might arise. The residence hall is a 20- to 30-minute commute to the NYU center. Your first few days. By the time you arrive in Berlin, you’ll already have your housing assignment and be registered for your courses. Your resident assistant and the rest of the staff are available to help you get settled. In your first few days, you’ll attend various formal and informal orientation events, take a walking tour, and meet the faculty. You will also have the chance to explore on your own and get better acquainted with your new neighborhood and city. 10 B E N K E L L E RMAN Class of 2013 I chose NYU Berlin because I had been studying German and wanted to improve my language skills. My German improved mostly through day-to-day local interactions. I was also fascinated by the history of the city. I took courses that were directly relevant to my international relations major. My Politics of the European Union course did an excellent job of integrating Berlinâ€™s resources and history into the study of European politics. For example, the professor led field trips to embassies, and we attended talks with various foreign dignitaries. I enjoyed my time in Berlin so much that I stayed the following summer and interned with a nonprofit organization conducting international environmental policy research. 11 B OLI V I A Buenos Aires P A R A GUA Y A R GE NT I NA C HI LE UR UGUA Y BUENOS AIRES At NYU Buenos Aires, located in the vibrant Argentine capital, you will live and learn in one of South Americaâ€™s largest and most sophisticated cities. Known for its mix of European charm and Latin American traditions, Buenos Aires is the financial and cultural center of the country. Areas of study. l Art History l Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies (CAMS) l Cinema Studies l Creative Writing l Economics l Global Public Health l History l Journalism l Latin American Studies l Media, Culture, and Communication l Metropolitan Studies l Music l Politics l Social and Cultural Analysis l Sociology l Spanish Language Academic center and staff. The NYU academic center is in a stunning Tudor-style building in the Barrio Norte of the exclusive Recoleta district. The center's classrooms, offices, computer lab, lounge with wireless Internet, and dining area are just a block away from bustling Avenida Santa Fe with its many shops and cafés. Staff members plan cultural activities, such as an authentic tango dance show and regional trips to Iguazú Falls, Mendoza, or Tigre, throughout the semester. Curriculum and faculty. You may study at NYU Buenos Aires during the fall or spring semester, a full academic year, a specialized summer session, or a January term. All students take an intensive Spanish language course at their appropriate skill level while choosing from subject courses taught in either English or Spanish that explore the history, culture, and economy of Latin America. Some of the country’s most influential politicians, top journalists, distinguished filmmakers, and dynamic musicians are on faculty at NYU Buenos Aires. Class trips to historic landmarks and monuments along with an exciting guest lecture series featuring South American artists give you direct access to Argentine people and culture. Cultural engagement. Robust cocurricular programming helps you engage more deeply with Argentine traditions and customs. Museums, galleries, concerts, and theatres are a regular part of day-to-day course work. In past semesters, journalism classes visited the offices of Argentina’s largest daily newspaper, Clarín, while music classes attended concerts by popular local bands. You may also donate your time to organizations such as the Fundación Poder Ciudadano, Greenpeace, and Mujeres 2000, a nonprofit that provides counseling and small grants to women in need. In your free time. l Haggle at the Plaza Dorrego antique market in San Telmo l Watch a fútbol match at La Boca’s La Bombonera stadium l Take tango lessons at Confitería Ideal l Drink mate with friends l Admire the artwork at the MALBA museum 13 Your Argentine home. NYU requires that all students live in NYU-arranged accommodations. You will be fully immersed in Argentine culture while living in a homestay with a local host family. Homestays are usually located in Recoleta and Palermo. In most porteño households, bathrooms are generally shared, and students either have kitchen privileges or eat meals with their host families. Your first few days. During your first few days, you’ll attend an in-depth orientation where you’ll learn about topics central to everyday life in Buenos Aires, from banking to cell phones to local customs and navigating the city. A crash course in Spanish, neighborhood tours, and a welcome reception conclude your first week. Through these events, you will become closer to other students and the NYU staff, who serve as your guides throughout the semester. By the time you arrive, you will already have registered for your courses, but advising staff will be on hand to change your schedule, if needed. 14 S AL V A T O R E CALLE S ANO Class of 2013 Now that I’m back in New York, it’s tough to put into words the impact my semester at NYU Buenos Aires had on me. I am not joking when I say that every day I think about Buenos Aires—my host family, internship, alternative break in Misiones, playing soccer in the park, my friends, Puerto Madryn, the food—the list of memories goes on and on. My time in Buenos Aires made me certain that I want to go to graduate school to further my studies in Spanish and linguistics. And my true passion for travel was born in Buenos Aires. It was a time of growth that challenged me to look into a professional future related to the cultures and languages of the world. 15 Florence The birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is home to a youthful, multicultural population that can be found in the city’s thriving cafés and shops. At NYU Florence, you will explore the city’s past through your studies while engaging in contemporary Italian life. GERMANY AUSTRI A SWITZ ERLAND CROATIA FLOR ENCE ITALY Areas of study. l Art and Art Professions l Art History l Business (Stern) l Cinema Studies l Classics l Comparative Literature l Economics l European Studies l Fashion l History l Italian Studies l Law and Society l Mathematics l Media, Culture, and Communication l Medieval and Renaissance Studies l Metropolitan Studies l Photography l Politics l Psychology l Religious Studies l Social and Cultural Analysis l Sociology Academic center and staff. Located on a stunning 57-acre estate, NYU Florence comprises beautifully manicured gardens, cypress-studded hills, and olive groves. The centerpiece, Villa La Pietra, is a magnificent 15th-century mansion that houses an Early Renaissance art collection and is the venue for an active lecture series featuring notable writers, historians, and global leaders. Four other villas complete the estate: Ulivi, Sassetti, Natalia, and Colletta. Villa Ulivi has classrooms, a computer lab, a book reserve reading room, and a cafĂŠ. Villa Natalia has staff offices, a lounge, a small gym, and a dining hall. Throughout the semester, the NYU student-life staff plan language-exchange dinners, regional food tastings, and trips to museums and galleries. Curriculum and faculty. Students may study at NYU Florence during fall and spring semesters, the full academic year, an accelerated session in summer, and a January term. Concentrations in social research, public policy, and law or in the humanities inform your academic program. Courses examine Europeâ€™s extraordinary cultural legacy of art, architecture, literature, music, and philosophy as well as the economic, political, and social issues that are shaping its future. Additional courses in business and psychology round out the curriculum. All courses are taught in English except for a required Italian language course. Students with advanced language proficiency may take courses taught in Italian at the NYU center and at the University of Florence in the spring semester. Professors incorporate into their syllabi visits to historical places like the Medici Chapels, the Accademia Gallery, and the San Marco Museum. Cultural engagement. You may participate in a variety of noncredit volunteer opportunities. Interested students may supplement these experiences by living in Vivere il Volontariato, an offcampus housing option that focuses on community service. Students with intermediate and advanced language skills may participate in an intensive Italian language program that combines academics with an on-campus language-based living arrangement. In your free time. l Visit the Palazzo Pitti and the Uffizi Gallery l Climb to the cupola of the Duomo l Have lunch at Mercato Centrale l Spend an evening at the Teatro Comunale l Volunteer with the Angeli del Bello project 17 Your Italian home. NYU Florence offers a number of housing options in which all students are required to live. Students may share a room in an on-campus villa that includes a meal plan, Internet connection, and air-conditioning. NYU off-campus residences are located downtown and house students in suites with single, double, triple, and quadruple bedrooms. Suites have fully equipped kitchens, Internet access, and cleaning/linen services. For students interested in language immersion, there are two options: a homestay with an Italian host family or an NYU residence, Casa Fiorentina, in which only Italian is spoken. Additional housing options are available for students interested in community service (Vivere il Volontariato) and substance-free living (S.A.F.E.). Your first few days. By the time you arrive in Florence, youâ€™ll already have selected your living arrangement and registered for your courses. NYU staff lead tours of the estate and the city, familiarizing you with the street layout and significant landmarks. Youâ€™ll buy your books at local bookstores; many required readings are available on reserve at Villa Ulivi. Orientation helps you acclimate to your new home and prepare for classes. It also marks the beginning of intense Italian language instruction. 18 J AV O N MO RRIS -B YAM Class of 2014 I grew up listening to Andrea Bocelli's arias, seeing images of the statue of David and the painting of Venus rising from the mist, so I could not pass up the opportunity to study in Florence, where it all originated. At NYU Florence, I completed core curriculum requirements while being immersed in Italian culture by living off campus in a downtown apartment. My language-speaking skills dramatically improved as a result, and I celebrated Easter with local Italians in my area. I also had the chance to see a ballet and the play Colazione da Tiffany (Breakfast at Tiffanyâ€™s) and even performed in La Notte Bianca (The White Night), an all-night arts festival held in many European cities in the summer. Now Iâ€™m looking into teaching abroad after graduation thanks to the tremendous experiences I had in Italy. 19 London Defined by its extraordinary past and continuous influence on the future, London offers you all the excitement and opportunity expected from Europe’s largest and most diverse capital city. IRELAND LONDON GE R M A N Y UNITED KINGDOM CZECH FR A N C E S L O VAKIA REPUBLIC AUSTRIA FR A N C E SPAIN PORTUGAL PRAGUE P OL AND MADR I D MOROCCO C Y PR U EGY PT T E L A VI BURKINA FASO BENIN GHANA AC C R A BOLIVIA PARAGUAY AR G ENT I N A CHILE URUGUAY B UE NOS A IRE S Areas of study. l Africana Studies l Applied Psychology l Art History l Biology l Business (Stern) l Chemistry l Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies (CAMS) l Chinese Language l Cinema Studies l Creative Writing l Dramatic Literature l Economics l English l Environmental Studies l Fashion l Global Public Health l History l Irish Studies l Journalism l Mathematics l Media, Culture, and Communication l Metropolitan Studies l Middle Eastern Studies l Philosophy l Physics l Politics l Psychology l Sociology l Teaching and Learning l Theatre (spring only) Academic center and staff. Students at NYU London live and learn only steps away from the British Museum in genteel Bloomsbury, a scholarly neighborhood with long-standing literary connections. The center comprises three beautifully restored 18th-century town houses standing on one of the best-preserved Georgian squares in London. It houses offices, classrooms, computer labs, a lounge, and a patio. Throughout the semester, the NYU staff plan cultural outings in London to places such as Cambridge and Oxford, Stonehenge, and the city of Bath. Curriculum and faculty. You may study at NYU London during the fall or spring, the full academic year, a specialized summer session, or a January term. The curriculum offers courses in biology, business, chemistry, global public health, mathematics, and physics, attracting students whose majors do not typically allow for global study. Courses in art and architecture, economics, history, literature, media, politics, and psychology appeal to all students. Students in science and prehealth take courses accepted by all medical schools using the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Faculty consists of respected scholars drawn from prestigious British universities. To help inform your experience, you are required to enroll in the course Issues in Contemporary British Politics and Culture. Class trips may take you to Westminster and the Houses of Parliament or backstage at the National Theatre. Cultural engagement. During the fall semester, the distinctive Africana Studies Program is available through an affiliation with the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). A program in urban design and architecture studies incorporates the city’s cultural treasures through visits to museums, galleries, churches, palaces, parks, and gardens. All students may join in NYU London’s tradition of service, where they tutor children at a primary school, cook meals for the American Church Soup Kitchen, or work on fundraising events for Breast Cancer Care. All students become members of the University of London’s student union, which provides access to the Senate House Library, athletic facilities, and clubs. In your free time. l Visit the National Gallery l Dine on tasty curry dishes in Brick Lane l Check out the Tate Modern l See a performance at the National Theatre l Picnic in Kew Gardens 21 Your British home. You are required to live in NYU-sponsored housing, most of which is located in Bloomsbury, bordering the commercial district of Holborn and the street markets of Camden. The area is well served by public transportation and close to the shops of Oxford Street, the nightlife of Soho, and most West End theatres. Both residence halls have apartment-style suites of two to three bedrooms that may be shared by up to nine students. Each suite has its own bathroom and kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, and microwave. Dishware, pots and pans, and utensils are included. Each student is supplied with a twin bed, wardrobe, desk, and chair. Suites have central heat, air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi. Residence halls have a laundry room and community areas for study and leisure. There is a 24-hour security staff as well as a controlled, electronic entry system and CCTV. Some students will live in a privately run residence hall located in the King’s Cross area of Central London. The residence features double studio rooms with in-room kitchenettes. There is a weekly cleaning service, an on-site gym, and 24-hour communal laundry service. The King’s Cross residence houses students from all over the world, making it a great opportunity for cultural engagement. Your first few days. Orientation activities and events help you acclimate to your new city. You’ll find out about community service and transportation as well as meet faculty and staff. In addition, Blackwell’s Bookshop provides a stall where you can buy your books. NYU staff organize outings to landmarks, museums, exhibits, and other places of academic and cultural interest. 22 S H UANG C HE N Class of 2014 My best memories while studying at NYU London are from being involved in the fantastic programs organized by the student-life staff. I took advantage of the subsidized trips to palaces, West End musicals, and even soccer games. I also had a unique cultural experience exploring the city through my Seeing London’s Architecture course. Most of the classes were field trips to places with both historical and architectural significance in London. I learned a lot about the city’s social and cultural development through the instructor’s brilliant explanation of each special building and its history. I also enjoyed sketching many of the architectural landmarks we visited, which have become the most valuable souvenir from my time in London. 23 IRELAND LONDON GERMANY U N I T E D K I N GD O M CZECH FRANCE S L O VAKIA REPUBLIC A U S T R IA PRAGUE P O L AND Madrid Located on Spain’s central plateau, the lively capital city of Madrid is the political and cultural center of the country. When you study at NYU Madrid, you will experience both European and Latin American traditions. B O L IV I A FRANCE SPAIN P O R T U GA L MADR I D MOROCCO CY PR TEL AV EGY PT BURKINA FASO BENIN GHANA AC C R A PARAGUAY AR G EN T I N A CHILE URUGUAY B UE NOS A IRE S Areas of study. l Anthropology l Art History l Business (Stern) l Cinema Studies l History l Iberian Studies l Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies l Politics l Social and Cultural Analysis l Spanish Language and Literature Academic center and staff. NYU Madrid is situated in the pleasant neighborhood of El Viso, just a few metro stops from the historic city center. Here you will take classes, attend cultural seminars, use the computer lab, connect to a secure wireless network on your laptop, and enjoy fair weather on the patio. A reading room features a reserve book and reference collection. NYU staff hosts an orientation for advisement and language placement. Planned trips to Córdoba, Granada, Segovia, Toledo, and Portugal throughout the semester help you learn about the surrounding region. Curriculum and faculty. NYU Madrid offers courses during the fall and spring semesters, the full academic year, and an accelerated summer session. In addition to an intensive Spanish language course, you will take courses in the liberal arts and sciences that focus on the Hispanic world. Students new to Spanish take beginning language courses along with subject courses taught in English. Students with some background take mid-level language courses taught in Spanish. Fluent speakers take all their courses in Spanish at the center or, for spring semester only, up to two courses at the prestigious Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Faculty-led outings to such places as the Madrid Central Mosque, the Stock Exchange, the Royal Palace, and the Museo Sorolla complement your course work. Cultural engagement. Ideal for students with beginning language skills who are interested in becoming fluent, the Fast-Track Spanish for Beginners Program is equivalent to taking three semesters of Spanish in just one semester. Students who successfully complete the program earn 12 points in language courses and four points for an elective course. For additional cultural engagement, you may intern with Spanish businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and private schools or volunteer with organizations that help the disadvantaged and underserved. In your free time. l See an opera at the Teatro Real l Learn to dance flamenco l Attend a match at one of Madrid’s five fútbol clubs l Shop at the Rastro market l Go for tapas in La Latina 25 Your Spanish home. Students typically choose to live in a homestay, which helps them improve their Spanishspeaking skills and allows them to experience everyday madrileño life. Homestays generally provide a private room with a bed, desk, and closet. Bathrooms are shared. You can choose one of the following dining options: two meals per day, breakfast and lunch or dinner, or access to the kitchen with no meals. Furnished studios or apartments are also available on a limited basis. The NYU Madrid housing coordinator helps students find accommodations that best suit their individual needs. Your first few days. Orientation includes many events and activities as part of Workshop: Spain Through Its Culture and Language. You’ll attend level-appropriate language sessions complemented with lectures and activities while getting to know the other students through such events as a paella luncheon, visits to Madrid museums, and walking tours throughout the city. Some of your books may be purchased at the NYU center; others you’ll buy at local bookstores. In the following weeks, you’ll attend a lecture on Spanish wine, learn to make tapas in a cooking class, or practice your dance steps in a flamenco class. You’ll also participate in a group project that may take you to the immigrant neighborhoods of the city, its many historic cafés, traditional farmers’ markets, or beautiful and quaint corners of the old city center. 26 JA DE B E T T INE Class of 2014 I’m a Spanish minor and chose NYU Madrid to improve my language-speaking skills. I also couldn’t wait to travel throughout Europe because I had never been! Even though I had a decent background in the Spanish language before coming to NYU, I couldn’t believe how quickly my speaking, writing, and listening skills all improved. This advancement made a significant academic and professional impact as I’m now able to use my fluency to access a wider range of primary sources—a huge advantage when conducting historical research for my course work. 27 New York M E X IC O CANADA N EW Y O RK CIT Y U N IT E D S T A T E S NYU’s campus in New York City is located in historic Greenwich Village, a haven for cultural freedom and creative lifestyles. GUATEMALA COS TA RICA COLOMBIA ECUADOR BRAZIL BOLIV IA U R U GU A Y C HILE A R GE N T IN A BUENOS AIRES Undergraduate schools, colleges, and programs l College of Arts and Science l College of Nursing l G allatin School of Individualized Study l L eonard N. Stern School of Business l Liberal Studies l P olytechnic School of Engineering l S chool of Continuing and Professional Studies l Silver School of Social Work l S teinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development l Tisch School of the Arts University facilities and staff. New York University is the largest private research university in the US, providing you with the opportunity for study in almost every professional field imaginable. Here you have access to the extensive collections at Bobst Library, the flagship of a six-library, 4.5 million-volume system. You have the opportunity for career advisement at the Wasserman Center for Career Development along with sports and recreation at two athletic facilities. Modern laboratories for advanced research, performance studios, photography labs, music recording facilities, and dance studios serve a student population of nearly 50,000. Your support network includes more than 12,000 faculty, administrators, and staff. Curriculum and faculty. You can take courses at NYU's main campus in New York during the fall and spring semesters, the full academic year, specialized summer sessions, or for a January term. If youâ€™re interested in studying over the summer, you may choose from three-week, six-week, and 12-week sessions. NYUâ€™s comprehensive curriculum encourages you to expand your interests as you experience life in this intellectual urban environment. You learn from a faculty of impressive scholars. Guest speakers are regularly invited to speak in the classroom. For more information, please visit nyu.edu/visiting-students. Cultural engagement. New York City offers the best in theatre, dance, music, film, libraries, museums, and galleries, providing students with countless opportunities to engage with local culture every day. In addition, class trips are planned to cultural institutions that may include the United Nations, the New York Stock Exchange, or the Guggenheim Museum. During the fall and spring semesters, opportunities are available for you to volunteer at organizations such as Bideawee, a local animal shelter; the Ali Forney Center, a safe haven for homeless LGBT youth; and the Door, an organization that provides tutoring to underprivileged children. Students have interned at organizations such as Comedy Central, JPMorgan Chase, the American Museum of Natural History, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In your free time. l Visit the collections at the Met, MoMA, and Guggenheim l Attend a Broadway show l Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge l Taste New York pizza and decide for yourself which is the best l Stroll through Central Park 29 Your New York home. Most students live in residence halls around Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village and Union Square Park, just a short walk away. With a multitude of dining venues on campus—food courts, cafés, and dining rooms in residence halls—and a variety of meal plans, including kosher, vegetarian, and vegan options, you will quickly establish a comfortable lifestyle. NYU’s location in the heart of the city enables you to explore its neighborhoods, parks, museums, and attractions with convenience and ease. Your first few days. In your first few days in New York, you can make any last-minute changes to your course schedule, purchase your books at the NYU Bookstore, and get acclimated to the fast pace of life in the city. You may visit the Kimmel Center, NYU’s center for campus activity and home to the Student Resource Center; the Center for Student Activities, Leadership, and Service; and study rooms, student lounges, and dining facilities. This is also an ideal time to take care of your gym membership and pick up your NYU ID card—you can’t get around without it. Download NYU Mobile, the official NYU mobile app available on iTunes, to help navigate the campus, find out about University events, and look up NYU contacts. 30 B R I AN P E A R LMAN Class of 2013 I came to NYU from Texas A&M University because I wanted to be around people who are open-minded and share my love of the arts. The NYU community couldn't have been more welcoming. I immediately felt at home, beginning with the staff and student volunteers who helped me check in on arrival day. I took advantage of the New York City arts scene as much as possible. I did everything from visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art and going to concerts and Broadway shows to seeing a one-man performance of Macbeth in a small theatre studio in Midtown. I even got up on stage and performed improv for the first time at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in the East Village. Studying at NYU for the semester definitely allowed me to expand my horizons and gain a unique perspective, one that I would not have been able to get at my home institution. 31 Paris Steeped in history, Paris is a vibrant and sophisticated capital city. At NYU Paris, you will experience the thrill of the dazzling City of Light while learning about its arts, history, language, and politics. PARI S F R AN C E S PAI N BELGIUM S WI T ZE R L AN D Areas of study. l Art History l Cinema Studies l European Studies l French Language and Literature l History l Media, Culture, and Communication l Politics l Social and Cultural Analysis l Theatre Academic center and staff. The NYU Paris center is located on the Left Bank in the Latin Quarter, a neighborhood known for its rich culture, relaxed atmosphere, and storied intellectual history. The new facility offers ample classroom space, a computer lab, reading room, student lounge, and administrative offices. NYU staff encourage cultural exchanges with local students by organizing food tastings and walking tours. Staff also plan day trips to places like Chantilly, Giverny, and Versailles and weekend excursions to Avignon, the Loire Valley, Mont Saint-Michel, and La Rochelle. Curriculum and faculty. NYU Paris is open for study during the fall or spring semester, the full academic year, and a specialized summer session. The curriculum focuses on the language, arts, history, literature, and politics of France and its relationships with the wider world. If you have limited background in French, you will enroll in program I, in which all courses except for language courses are taught in English. If you are proficient in French, program II offers a variety of courses taught in French. French language courses are offered at all levels, and enrollment is required of all students. To advance your language skills, you participate in workshops and one-on-one tutorials at the center. A world-class faculty provides context and support in your academic explorations. Professors introduce you to the city’s dynamic art scene with trips to the Louvre and the Musée Picasso, the opera, and ballet and theatre performances. Upon arrival, all students take the Workshop in French Language and Culture. Cultural engagement. Through long-standing affiliations, students may enroll in the French university system (Paris I, III, VII, X) and at specialized schools (the Institut d’Études Politiques, the École Normale Supérieure, and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales). Program I students may take one course taught in English in the Anglo-American studies department. Students in program II may take one or more courses taught in French in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. All students receive a University of Paris student card. In your free time. l Visit the Musée du Louvre l Walk the Grands Boulevards in the 9th arrondissement l Savor a croque-monsieur at a sidewalk café l Spend a day at the Château de Versailles l Stroll the Latin Quarter and the Marais 33 Your Parisian home. NYU Paris guarantees housing to all its students and assigns accommodations based on the preferences they outlined in a predeparture questionnaire. On arrival in Paris, students live together in a temporary residence for the first three days before moving into their assigned housing. You’ll either have a room in a local household in a preferred homestay or share an apartment with other students. A homestay gives you the chance to develop a personal experience with a French family. In most households, you either have kitchen privileges or share your meals with the host family. Bathrooms are usually shared. You may also choose to live in a studio or shared apartment. With the help of the NYU Paris housing coordinator, who retains a list of relatively modest apartments that fit most student budgets, you may arrange your own rental agreement. Your first few days. By the time you arrive in Paris, you’ll have already registered for your courses. Through a carefully planned orientation, you’ll attend information sessions and tour parts of the city. At the same time, you’ll begin an introduction to French language and culture through the required Global Orientations course, which includes conferences, seminars, and excursions. Textbooks for your courses may be purchased at the center and local bookstores. Language courses meet four times a week at the academic center. 34 C O S T ANZA MAIO Class of 2015 When I was 6 years old, I told my parents my dream was to someday study in Paris. Two years ago, I spent my freshman year at NYU Paris. By the end of the year, I felt very comfortable there. I had started biking around the city, seeing the sights, and I had found a wonderful group of friends. I was especially grateful for the cultural events and the trips NYU Paris organizedâ€”the events exposed us to important speakers and issues within the francophone world, while the trips brought us to Lyon, all over the Loire Valley, and Normandy, among many other destinations. I even saw the famous Bayeux Tapestry. After the spring semester ended, I visited Ă‰pernay, a small city just outside of Paris, and lived on a farm for a week with a French family. My year at NYU Paris provided an incredible way to experience the French culture and see the country. 35 Prague IRELAND LON DON GE R M AN Y U N I T E D K I N GD O M FRANCE FRANCE S P AI N P O R T U GAL P RA GUE P O L AN D C ZE C H S L O V AK I A REPUBLIC AUSTRIA MA D RI D CYPRUS The crown jewel of Central MOROCCO Europe, Prague is the gateway between the up-and-coming East and the cosmopolitan centers of Western Europe. At NYU Prague, you will discover the modern spirit of this ancient city while exploring the legacy of three distinct cultures—Czech, BOLIV IA BURKINA FASO BENIN GH A N A TE L A V I V E GY P T SYRIA J O R DA N ISRAEL A CCRA German, and Jewish. PA RA G UA Y ARGEN TIN A CHIL E URUG UA Y BU ENOS A IR E S Areas of study. l Anthropology l Art History l Business (Stern) l Comparative Literature l Czech Language l Economics l European Studies l Film and Television l German Language l Hebrew and Judaic Studies l History l International Relations l Journalism l Law and Society l Media, Culture, and Communication l Music and Performance Arts l Photography l Polish Language l Politics l Religious Studies l Russian and Slavic Studies l Russian Language l Sociology Academic center and staff. Situated on Malé Náme ˘stí in two 15th-century buildings, NYU Prague is just steps from the historic Old Town Square, famous for its medieval astronomical clock and delightful panorama of arcaded gothic houses and baroque palaces. In between classes, students gather in the center’s lounges, use the computer labs, or meet with faculty members. Music and photography majors have access to practice space and darkrooms on-site. The NYU staff plan trips that may take you to the medieval villages of Moravia, the Karlštejn Castle in Ceský Krumlov, or the Sedlec Ossuary in Kutná Hora. Curriculum and faculty. You may study at NYU Prague during the fall or spring semester, the full academic year, a specialized summer session, or a January term. Ideal for students in art and architecture, film, media, music, photography, and politics, the curriculum also offers courses in business along with the humanities and social sciences. With the exception of the language courses, all courses are taught in English. The diverse faculty is comprised of writers, foreign ambassadors, and leading dissidents of the Velvet Revolution, a nonviolent political movement that saw an end to Communist reign in 1989. Cocurricular programming includes attendance at global conferences in the city and a dynamic lecture series hosted by the NYU Prague Institute for Democracy, Economy, and Culture. Cultural engagement. A unique program in music and performing arts pairs majors in private lessons with the most talented musicians in the nation. Additionally, internships are widely available. In past semesters, students worked as research assistants for a former Czech minister of foreign affairs, wrote for Czech magazines, and planned sporting events for refugee children. The Archa and Ponec theatres and the Prague Chamber Philharmonic offer public relations and fundraising positions to music business students. You may donate time to a local orphanage, teach English to schoolchildren, or volunteer for Amnesty International. In your free time. l Walk across the Charles Bridge and up to the Prague Castle l Hike the Bohemian countryside l Sample savory knedlíky l Visit the John Lennon Peace Wall l Go to the Estates Theatre 37 Your Czech home. All students are required to live in NYU housing. You may live in one of two residence halls, both of which were recently renovated and feature student lounges with televisions, study rooms, and suites with modern kitchens and bathrooms. The residence halls have Wi-Fi and computer labs and are located in the Vinohrady neighborhood. Or you may choose from NYU-leased apartments that are available in a recently renovated, early-20th-century building in the Holešovice neighborhood. These loft apartments are fully furnished and feature modern kitchens and baths, laundry facilities, and spacious rooms, some with exposed-beam ceilings. Travel time from all the residences to the NYU center is about 20 to 30 minutes. Regardless of where you choose to live, you’ll have the option of preparing your own meals or dining out. Your first few days. The first week is filled with events to welcome you and help you familiarize yourself with life in Prague. While you will have already registered for your courses before your arrival, the staff will be available for academic advising. NYU staff members lead tours of the NYU center, the city, and its many districts, introducing you to the street layout, the Prague metro, and, of course, noteworthy landmarks. You’ll learn about buying student metro passes, finding ATMs, and locating grocery stores and bookstores. NYU Prague requires students to attend a course as part of orientation called Global Orientations: The Czech Republic in a Global Context. The course will help students develop a clear understanding of the history and current affairs of the region and the intersection of many international influences in the context of globalization. 38 E R IC H E R B ST Class of 2013 I wanted my global experience to be completely different from my college life in New York. NYU Prague stood out as the perfect location because everything about it was new to me—the language, the culture, the people, the architecture. I was eager to step out of my comfort zone. Now back in New York, I feel a lot more adventurous and confident making decisions about my academic and professional career because of my experiences in Prague. It instilled within me a desire to continue to expand my horizons and take risks. When recruiters look at my résumé and see I studied in Prague, they’re always curious to hear more. My time in Prague helped me become more flexible and adaptable, two skills that are highly desirable in today’s marketplace. 39 CY P R US SYRIA JORDAN A V IV ISRAEL Y PT Shanghai SOUTH KOREA J AP A N CHINA SHANGHAI T A I WA N NYU Shanghai is the newest of NYU's three degree-granting campuses that form the backbone of the University's fully interconnected global network. Shanghai, a fastmoving and cosmopolitan city, is quickly becoming a major player on the world stage. AUSTRALIA SYDNEY Areas of study. l Art and Art Professions l Biology l Business (Stern) l Chemistry l Chinese Language l Comparative Literature l Computer Science l Creative Writing l East Asian Studies l Economics l Electrical Engineering l Environmental Studies l History l Journalism l Law and Society l Literature l Mathematics l Media, Culture, and Communication l Metropolitan Studies l Neural Science l Philosophy l Physics l Politics l Religious Studies l Sociology l Studio Art Academic center and staff. Already a great cosmopolitan city, Shanghai also possesses the entrepreneurial energy that distinguishes it as a world idea center. Because of this distinction, NYU Shanghai has joined NYU's campuses in New York and Abu Dhabi to become a four-year degreegranting institution. It has attracted an international student body, with almost half coming from China. The brand-new NYU Shanghai campus is located on Century Avenue in Pudong, the heart of a thriving economy and Shanghaiâ€™s commercial center. Fifteen stories tall, the NYU Shanghai campus is generously equipped with classrooms and includes an expansive library; a 300-seat auditorium; a 150-person colloquium space; a theatre, music, and arts hall; and kitchen and dining facilities. The NYU staff introduce Chinese culture through lessons in cooking, painting, calligraphy, martial arts, and playing the erhu. NYU Shanghai is affiliated with East China Normal University (ECNU), home to a renowned school for teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Curriculum and faculty. NYU Shanghai offers rigorous courses during the fall and spring semesters, the full academic year, and a January term. Whether you are a student of business, environmental studies, East Asian studies, media, or studio art, NYU Shanghai offers courses that count toward your degree requirements. Renowned scholars, curators, filmmakers, and policymakers teach courses in English. Drawing on experiences in Asia and across the globe, the faculty brings to life the history and unique culture of China through trips to art galleries, local businesses, theatre performances, and film screenings. All students are required to take a Chinese language course. Previous knowledge of Chinese is not necessary, and students arrive at all skill levels. Cultural engagement. Students may enroll in experiential learning courses that give them an opportunity to engage with local businesses and companies. They may also volunteer at a school for children of migrant workers or at the inpatient wing of a local hospital. Students can also participate in a weekend homestay with a local Shanghainese family. NYU Shanghai staff typically coordinate with ECNU to arrange language exchanges with local and international students. In your free time. l Catch the view from the top of the Shanghai World Financial Center l Check out ShanghART, a warehouse space highlighting local artists l Eat xiaolongbao l Spend a morning at the Jade Buddha Temple l Bargain at the Dongtai Road Antique Market 41 Your Chinese home. All NYU Shanghai students live in NYU-arranged housing and enjoy the convenience of having a short commute to classes. Amenities include a bed, a desk, closet space, a common area, a television, a washing machine, and a fitness center. Students have easy access to affordable restaurants and grocery stores. NYU Shanghai residential-life staff provide additional support and guidance as students navigate their new community. Your first few days. A student orientation helps you become acquainted with your new city and its cultural differences from your current home. NYU staff provide you with a thorough introduction to all aspects of the academic curriculum and life in China. You’ll try the local cuisine, learn how to adopt local customs, and begin to navigate the city’s extensive transportation network, which includes nearly 1,000 bus lines. You’ll take a number of day trips that introduce you to a few of the local wonders in Shanghai, such as the Maglev train, the Yuyuan Garden, and City God Temple. On-site staff plan cultural activities, like cooking lessons, visits to the homes of some of the city’s Old Town residents, and Chinese acrobatic shows. 42 J E S S E T R U O NG Class of 2014 The NYU Shanghai student life office gave us many great opportunities to travel both within Shanghai and to surrounding cultural cities and sites. With NYU, I was able to travel to the Tongli water town, Hangzhou, and experience China's natural environment on a hike up Mount Moganshan. During my spring break, my friends and I traveled on our own to Hong Kong and Macau. During another break, my CAS Honors group went to Beijing. And during our International Labor Day break, I traveled to Hainan. These trips added so much to my experience, and I would definitely advise students who study abroad to go beyond their host cities. 43 Sydney NYU Sydney is located in Australiaâ€™s largest and most cosmopolitan city, which stretches across miles of sparkling bays and beaches. At NYU Sydney, you will have the unparalleled opportunity to live and study in a hub of commerce, culture, and communication in the Asia-Pacific region. A U S T R AL I A SYDNEY NEW ZE A L A N D Areas of study. l Anthropology l Asian/Pacific/American Studies l Biology l Business (Stern) l Chemistry l Creative Writing l English l Environmental Studies l History l Journalism l Media, Culture, and Communication l Psychology l Sociology Academic center and staff. NYU Sydney is housed in an architecturally significant sandstone building known as the Science House, located in the Rocks, a historic area of the city center on the southern shore of the beautiful Sydney Harbour. The academic center contains classrooms, faculty and staff offices, a computer lab, lounge, and kitchen. Wi-Fi is available throughout the center. A beautiful, large auditorium is the venue for guest speakers and events. NYU staff act as your guides as you settle into your newly adopted home. Throughout the semester, they plan numerous day trips to places like the Sydney Cricket Ground to attend a match and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park to tour Indigenous Australian rock engravings. Regional overnight trips may include Armidale, the Blue Mountains, Canberra, and Cairns. Curriculum and faculty. NYU Sydney offers courses during the fall and spring semesters, an accelerated summer session, and a January term. While you explore Indigenous Australian art and culture of the longest continuous civilization on the planet, you also take courses in anthropology, biology, business, chemistry, environmental studies, journalism, media and communication, psychology, science, and sociology. Faculty-led outings to visit unique communities and attend important events and performances are part of the academic program and inform your global experience. Cultural engagement. NYU Sydney cohosts receptions and events with the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, where students meet and get to know their Australian peers. Additionally, students have ample opportunity to meet and interact with students studying at the cityâ€™s many universities through social activities, such as weekly barbeques, beach hikes, and movie nights. NYU Sydney students may choose to volunteer at one of Sydney's many arts and culture festivals, teach creative writing to school-age children, or donate time to an environmental organization. A creditbearing internship program is currently in development for future semesters. Cultural engagement. l Go to beautiful Bondi Beach l Attend a performance at the Sydney Opera House l Catch an Aussie-rules football game at the Sydney Cricket Ground l Plan a barbeque with friends at Centennial Park l Visit the Australian Museum 45 Your Australian home. All students live in NYU-arranged housing in Sydneyâ€™s buzzing Chinatown, just minutes from the city center and a 25-minute walk to the academic center. Students live in fully furnished single bedrooms with private in-suite bathrooms. Shared common spaces include fully equipped kitchens and a lounge. Wi-Fi is available throughout the residence. Laundry facilities are on-site along with a large communal television room, study spaces, and an outdoor garden with a billiard table and a ping-pong table. Residential-life staff provide support and information on living in Sydney and arrange many fun activities. You may prepare your own meals or eat out with friends at any of the neighborhood's many cafĂŠs and restaurants. Your first few days. You will attend a mandatory, in-depth orientation composed of events and activities that address all topics pertinent to living in Sydney. Staff members review topics in health, safety, housing, and dining. Additionally, orientation provides information about day-to-day logistics such as banking, obtaining a cell phone, navigating the city, and health and safety. At orientation you meet with faculty and staff, finalize your course schedule, and attend activities such as a harbor cruise and a tour of the Rocks (the neighborhood where the academic center is located), while you become acquainted with other students studying at NYU Sydney. 46 K E L S I DU L I N Class of 2013 At NYU Sydney, I lived right in the center of the city. The professors, who are mostly local scholars and professionals, brought many guest speakers into my classes and took us on field trips within the Sydney vicinity. This has given me a deeper appreciation for the local culture and lifestyle. I definitely have a better perspective on the countryâ€™s political, economic, and environmental issues, which are in many ways similar to those of the US, but at the same time very different. Sydney itself provides a rich opportunity for experiential learning: Reading local newspapers and attending concerts, sporting events, and art exhibits have given me a good sense of what Australian culture is all about. Aside from that, itâ€™s been fairly easy to approach young Australians and form friendships, as the people are extremely welcoming and laid-back. 47 IREL A ND L O N DON GERMANY UNITED K I NGDOM C Z EC H F RANC E SLOVAKIA REPUBLIC AUSTRIA F RANC E S P A IN PRAGUE POLAND Tel Aviv P ORTUG A L M A DR ID C YPRUS MOROCCO TEL AV IV EGYPT SYRIA JORDAN ISRAEL The financial and technological center of Israel, Tel Aviv is a B URK IN A FASO BENIN G HANA cosmopolitan seaside metropolis.A CCR A At NYU Tel Aviv, you will live in one of the worldâ€™s most intriguing regions and acquire a sophisticated understanding AG U AY of the interrelationships between the cultures, politics, and U RU G U A Y religions of the Middle East. B UE NOS A I RES Areas of study. l Arabic Language l Biology l Business (Stern) l Chemistry l Cinema Studies l Dramatic Literature l Film l Hebrew and Judaic Studies l Hebrew Language l History l Journalism l Media, Culture, and Communication l Metropolitan Studies l Middle Eastern Studies l Politics l Religious Studies l Social and Cultural Analysis l Sociology Academic center and staff. NYU’s academic center sits across from HaYarkon Park in a residential neighborhood near the beach. Here you will find classrooms, a computer lab and lounge, administrative offices, and student residences, all connected to a secure Wi-Fi network. The center’s lobby and atrium provide lively meeting spaces. Throughout the semester, Tel Aviv staff members organize activities in the city, such as a walk through the Bauhaus “White City” and trips to nearby places like a Druze village outside of Haifa. They also plan day and weekend excursions that may take you on a hike to the Golan Heights or to the Roman ruins in Caesarea. Curriculum and faculty. Courses at NYU Tel Aviv are available during the fall and spring semesters as well as the full academic year. The curriculum is well suited for majors in economics, film, journalism, media, or politics or for any student in the social sciences who wants to understand the complexities of a region claimed by the world’s three great monotheistic religions. You are required to take either Arabic or Hebrew and a course on Israeli society and history. Students learn from a range of artists, scholars, activists, filmmakers, and writers drawn from the wider academic community. Cocurricular activities may include a visit to the Knesset in Jerusalem or participation in discussions with Israeli students. You may also use the Tel Aviv University libraries for research and study. Cultural engagement. Courses and projects rooted in the community, field-based research, and internship opportunities will allow you to enter the domains of local society and culture that casual visitors or academic tourists never see. Most courses integrate site visits and field trips into the curriculum, and guest lecturers with special expertise are invited to visit and share their knowledge with students and faculty at the center. Students take advantage of the numerous local cultural and performing arts events. They can also partake in planned excursions in various parts of Israel, such as hikes through the Golan Heights and tours of the Old City of Jerusalem. In your free time. l Bargain with local vendors at Shuk Ha’Carmel l Snack on authentic falafel l Attend an opening at the Raw Art Gallery l Go to Jerusalem l Float in the Dead Sea 49 Your Israeli home. All students live in residences within the NYU center, located in a quiet neighborhood across from HaYarkon Park (often compared to Central Park in New York), where Tel Avivians can be found picnicking and kayaking on the HaYarkon River. Public sports facilities, concert venues, botanical gardens, and an aviary are all nearby. The NYU center provides 24-hour security service and features an open-air courtyard, auditorium, laundry facilities, and kosher kitchens. Rooms accommodate two students, and each room has its own bathroom with shower, refrigerator, television, and desks. In addition to on-site security personnel, a live-in resident assistant helps you adjust to the local culture and negotiate the many facets of Tel Aviv youâ€™re sure to encounter in your adventures. Your first few days. An in-depth orientation addresses all topics pertinent to everyday life in Tel Aviv, from banking and cell phones to health, security, and navigating the city. Orientation includes a crash course in Hebrew, neighborhood tour, and welcome reception to meet faculty and your fellow classmates. By the time you arrive, you will have already registered for your courses, but you can meet with an adviser to change your schedule, if needed. Books and other materials may be purchased at local bookstores, and many required readings are available at the NYU center. If youâ€™re interested in an internship, you have the opportunity to review organizations and interview for placements. 50 J O S H U A DIAMO ND Class of 2013 At NYU Tel Aviv, I was a one-hour bus ride from Israel’s contested capital, Jerusalem. I was also a bike ride from the ancient port city of Jaffa, where I was able to master my Arabic-speaking skills by interacting with the very friendly, local Arab population. As someone who is interested in conflict resolution in the Middle East, the mixed population of Jaffa served as a wonderful example of religious and cultural coexistence and peace. Jaffa also contains Abu Hasan, home of the world’s greatest hummus! The word “diverse” is an understatement when describing the city of Tel Aviv. There are tech entrepreneurs alongside social activists; military headquarters in the middle of a vibrant democracy; beaches around the corner from synagogues; scarves being worn in one of the world’s hotter regions; kosher sandwiches and cheeseburgers—all of this describes a very fun yet unpredictable city. 51 CANADA Washington, DC MEXICO UNITED STATES W A SH IN G T ON , D C No global network would be complete without a location in Washington, DC, home to 174 embassies, headquarters of international policymaking bodies, and seat of the US federal government. GU A T E MA L A C O S T A RI C A C O L O MBI A E C U A DO R BRA Z I L BO L I V I A URUGUAY CHILE ARGENTINA BU E N O S A I RE S Areas of study. l Art History l Business (Stern) l Economics l Environmental Studies l History l Journalism l Metropolitan Studies l Politics l Prelaw l Public Policy Academic center and staff. Just blocks from the White House, the World Bank, and the Smithsonian, the 12-story Constance Milstein Family Academic Center features seminar rooms, meeting spaces, and offices as well as an auditorium and an expansive lobby that doubles as a student lounge and a venue for public events. Six floors of the academic center are committed as residential floors. The building has wireless Internet access throughout. During the semester, staff members organize biweekly dinners along with day trips to the cityâ€™s galleries, museums, landmarks, and monuments that inform your experience in the US capital. Curriculum and faculty. NYU Washington, DC, offers courses year-round: in the fall and spring semesters, an accelerated summer session, and a January term. Concentrated study and research is available in an array of subjects, including economics, environmental studies, history, journalism, metropolitan studies, politics, prelaw, and public policy. Students study under the guidance of world-class faculty, pairing course work with internships offered by the wealth of nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and corporations that are headquartered here. Cultural engagement. Students receive more than an in-depth understanding of the framework of US and international governments and large institutions. In carefully selected and academically supervised internships with elected officials, government agencies, international organizations, NGOs, museums, media, and other institutions, students gain hands-on experience that will deepen their study of politics and of law and society just steps away from Capitol Hill, the White House, the World Bank, national embassies, and the Supreme Court. The center hosts an ongoing debate event called Forum Talks that encourages students to discuss topical issues with distinguished speakers. In your free time. l Visit the Smithsonian l Tour the White House, Capitol Building, and Supreme Court Building l Walk through historic Georgetown l See a performance at the Kennedy Center l Hike through Great Falls Park l Explore George Washingtonâ€™s Mount Vernon estate 53 Your Washingtonian home. NYU Washington, DC, students live within the NYU academic center, located downtown just a short walk from the White House, Smithsonian museums, and many historical monuments and memorials. The center is conveniently situated near DC Metrorail and Metrobus services and is flanked by Franklin Park, which hosts lunchtime food trucks on Fridays that offer a wide array of ethnic cuisines. Most suites are double bedrooms shared by four students. A limited number of single rooms are available. Rooms are equipped with extra-long twin beds, closets, nightstands, and a kitchen equipped with a range and convection oven, refrigerator, microwave, and dining table and chairs. Each floor has a common lounge with sofas, chairs, a table, and a television with cable service. The center provides 24-hour security, and there is always a staff member on call. A resident adviser facilitates community building, plans movie and game nights, and helps with any academic or personal concerns. Your first few days. Orientation is your guide to all of the exciting things that life in Washington, DC, offers. You learn everything from how to take the Metrorail and Metrobus system and where the nearest grocery store is to where to find the bank or secure a cell phone. There are sessions on how to make the most of an internship opportunity, to succeed academically, and to volunteer in the local community. On your first night, you attend a welcome dinner, along with faculty and staff, where you have the opportunity to meet your new classmates. You will already have registered for your courses by the time you arrive, but you can meet with an adviser to change your schedule, if necessary. Books and other materials may be purchased at local bookstores or online. You are strongly encouraged to undertake an internship while in Washington, DC. While we advise you to begin your internship search before you arrive, on-site staff may be able to help you secure a last-minute placement. 54 J E S S IC A C O LAIZ Z I Class of 2013 After studying at NYU Florence, I decided to spend another semester away at NYU Washington, DC. This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to find internships in the nationâ€™s capital. I chose to work at the Department of Commerceâ€™s International Trade Administration in the Office of Public Affairs to apply my communication skills and knowledge of global urban development to a subject that I was not familiar with: international trade and commerce. This internship enabled me to network with various professionals in the field. I also met other interns from the ITA department, and I hope to maintain connections with them in the future. My semester at NYU Washington, DC, has helped me build a stronger professional network. 55 Questions frequently asked by students. More than 3,000 students participate in NYU global programs each year—nearly a third of this group consists of visiting students coming from colleges and universities throughout the US. These students enjoy all the advantages of attending a top-tier, US-accredited university while experiencing firsthand a culture different from their own. What is a global academic center? Academic centers are NYU facilities that offer NYU curricula outside of New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai for a semester or a full year. Some offer specialized sessions during summer and a January term. Students attend NYU courses and receive advisement from NYU’s full-time academic and student-life staff at the centers. Facilities and the number of students enrolled at each center vary. Classes are small (average size is 12 students) and taught by some of each host country’s top scholars and professionals in their fields. What is a degree-granting campus? NYU’s campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai are degree-granting institutions. Students are admitted and enroll in a four-year degree program and graduate from their home campus. New York and Shanghai have opportunities for visiting students to enroll for a semester or a three-week January term. NYU's campus in New York also offers summer courses. NYU Abu Dhabi does not offer an option for non-NYU students. Where are the centers located? Academic centers are currently in these exciting cities: Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington, DC. NYU Florence and NYU London are the largest, enrolling close to 400 students a semester. NYU Tel Aviv and NYU Washington, DC, are the smallest with up to 60 students a semester. What sets NYU’s global locations apart from other opportunities? Enrolling in courses at an NYU degree-granting campus or global academic center allows students to earn course credits from an accredited American university while having a meaningful cultural experience. Students select from courses, taught in English or in a local language of the host country, that meet NYU’s high academic standards. For example, premed majors may take science courses at NYU London or NYU Sydney that are accepted by all medical schools using the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), while business students can enroll in courses that are offered by NYU’s 56 prestigious Leonard N. Stern School of Business. Upon successful completion of the semester, students receive an NYU transcript that reflects work completed. How does transfer of course credit work? Before enrolling at NYU, you must request approval from the college or university in which you are currently matriculated. NYU asks visiting students to speak to their academic advisers and study abroad counselors at their home schools to obtain proper approval to receive credit for NYU courses. You can find the syllabus for most of the courses offered at NYU's global locations at nyu.edu/studyabroad. Print them out and show them to your advisers to confirm eligibility for credit transfer. Where do I start? Visit the Office of Global Programs website at nyu.edu/studyabroad and research all available options. Discuss your plans with your academic adviser to determine which courses and which semester or year best fits into your undergraduate plans. Of the students who are currently at an NYU global location, almost half are in their sophomore year, having applied as freshmen. About half are juniors, and some seniors spend fall or spring of their final year abroad. Three of the centers (Florence, London, Paris) host a small number of freshmen. Is there a language requirement? NYU's global locations offer courses taught in English to help students fulfill majors, minors, and elective requirements. With the exception of NYU Prague, in locations where English is not the official language, you are required to take a language course at your appropriate skill level. Many students at the global locations arrive without any background in the language of their host country. For students who are fluent, advanced language courses and subject courses taught in the local language(s) are available. How does housing abroad work? NYU-sponsored housing is guaranteed to all students at all locations. You will be asked to submit an online housing form that collects your living preferences prior to your departure. Housing options at the global locations vary and may include residence halls, apartments, and homestays with host families. How much does it cost? Tuition and fees at NYU for 2013-2014 are $22,424 per semester. In most cases, visiting students receive a bill from the NYU Office of the Bursar and pay NYU directly for their semester or year with NYU. Some schools have third-party billing arrangements with NYU, in which students continue to pay their home school tuition. If you receive government aid to fund your undergraduate education, you may be able to transfer those funds to help finance your NYU experience. 57 Is financial aid available? As noted earlier, students can transfer their federal financial aid to help pay for their NYU tuition. Please visit the financial aid office at your home school to learn about consortium agreements that allow transfer of government aid between US-based institutions. In addition, NYU offers merit-based scholarships for specific fields of study and scholarships to visiting students with demonstrated financial need. For more information, visit nyu.edu/studyabroad. Can I volunteer or intern while studying with NYU? Yes. All global locations encourage students to donate their time volunteering with local organizations. Internship seminars and fieldwork courses for course credit are available in Accra, Buenos Aires, London, Tel Aviv, and Washington, DC. Students may also secure their own internships as long as they abide by immigration requirements. Am I required to take a full course load? Yes. If you choose semester-long study at a global location, you will register online for 12 to 18 points, usually four courses, before you depart. You will have a drop/add period to finalize your schedule after you arrive in your host city. What is the admission process? Admission is competitive and some locations fill quickly. Students offered admission have typically earned a GPA of at least 3.0 or higher and are currently enrolled full time. You are encouraged to start the admission process early to Contact us. NYU Office of Global Programs 110 East 14th Street, Lower Level New York, NY 10003-4170 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 212.998.4433 Fax: 212.995.4103 nyu.edu/studyabroad Visit us on: ensure you have time to receive proper permission from your home school. Deadlines are generally at the start of the semester before you plan to enroll. May I speak to students who have already been abroad with NYU? Yes. The global ambassadors are a group of students who have spent one or more semesters at NYUâ€™s global locations. They are a valuable source of information for students who are contemplating studying abroad with NYU. If you would like to get in touch with a global ambassador, please email email@example.com. How do I apply? Go to the NYU Office of Global Programs website nyu.edu/studyabroad and complete an online application. Admission to a global location is based on an integrated review of your application, academic background, and university records. You are strongly encouraged to apply by the priority deadline, which can be found on NYU's website. 58 Participating schools in recent years. The following colleges and universities have had students participate in NYU global programs and/or have NYU on their approved institutions list. l American University of Paris (France) l Amherst College l Bard College l Barnard College l Bennett College l Bennington College l Boston College l Boston University l Bowdoin College l Brown University l Bucknell University l Carleton College l Carnegie Mellon University l Colby College l Colgate University l College of William and Mary l Columbia University l Connecticut College l Cornell University l Dartmouth College l Davidson College l Drew University l Duke University l Elon University l Emerson College l Emory University l Fordham University l Franklin and Marshall College l George Washington University l Hamilton College l Harvard University l Haverford College l Howard University l Johns Hopkins University l Kenyon College l Lehigh University l Loyola College in Maryland l Loyola Marymount University l Macalester College l McGill University (Canada) l Middlebury College l Mills College l Mount Holyoke College l New School University l Northwestern University l Oberlin College l Princeton University l Reed College l Rhodes College l Rice University l Rochester Institute of Technology l Rollins College l Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey l Sarah Lawrence College l Sewanee—The University of the South l Spelman College l Stanford University l St. John's University l Swarthmore College l Syracuse University l Trinity College l Trinity University l Tufts University l Tulane University l University of California—Berkeley l University of California—Davis l University of California—Irvine l University of California—Los Angeles l University of California—San Diego l University of California—Santa Barbara l University of California—Santa Cruz l University of Colorado—Boulder l University of Maryland—College Park l University of Massachusetts at Amherst l University of Miami l University of Michigan l University of Notre Dame l University of Rochester l University of Southern California l University of Texas—Austin l University of the Sciences l University of Virginia l University of Wisconsin—Madison l Vanderbilt University l Vassar College l Villanova University l Wake Forest University l Washington University in St. Louis l Williams College l Yale University l Yeshiva University 59 New York University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution. 14GP008 Photography by Jackie Chan, Bob Handelman, Nick Johnson, James Kegley, Casey Kelbaugh, and Ilene Perlman. 61