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Message from the NYU Office of Global Programs


Accra, Ghana


Buenos Aires, Argentina

12 Florence, Italy 16 Madrid, Spain 20 New York City, US 24 Paris, France 28 Prague, Czech Republic 32 Shanghai, China 36 Sydney, Australia 40 Tel Aviv, Israel 44 Questions Frequently Asked by Students 47 Participating Schools in Recent Years 48 For More Information


Message from the NYU Office of Global Programs With an expansive network that includes three degree-granting campuses and 11 academic centers—the majority of which are open to non-NYU students—in major intellectual hubs across the world, NYU offers opportunity on a global scale. Together, these locations serve numerous majors and disciplines allowing you to seamlessly complete your undergraduate degree as you experience new environments, cultures, and peoples. While living and learning at one of NYU’s global locations, you will have the chance to enjoy a variety of cocurricular activities that explore your new city and region. Whether it’s a behind-the-scenes visit to one of China’s leading internet companies, a semester-long internship at a public health organization in Ghana, or a class trip to a nearby Tuscan town to broaden your knowledge of Italian history, NYU’s global opportunities are designed to enhance the traditional college experience. Ranked No. 1 for the number of students who study internationally in the 2016 Open Doors Report by the Institute of International Education, NYU is proud to offer you academically rigorous and personally enriching educational experiences as well as the chance to expand your academic interests and learn how to thrive as a global citizen. This part of your education will undoubtedly be a transformative one that you will treasure throughout your life.


Accra The dynamic Ghanaian capital city is among the most intellectually and culturally vibrant places on the African continent. At NYU Accra, you will witness the contemporary realities of a developing nation and the ancient artifacts of a culture that transformed both Africa and the New World.

Subject Areas ▶▶ Academic Internship (for credit) ▶▶ Africana Studies ▶▶ Comparative Literature ▶▶ Creative Writing ▶▶ Global Public Health ▶▶ History ▶▶ Journalism ▶▶ Metropolitan Studies ▶▶ Nutrition and Food Studies

Academic Center and Staff Located in suburban Labone, the NYU 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, one of the most common local dialects in this English-speaking country. The NYU staff plan trips that inspire and engage students, including visits to Cape Coast and Elmina, where the first European slave-trading post was established; Kumasi, the ancient capital of the Ashanti kingdom, current home to the royal family, and the center for the weaving of Kente cloth; and Tamale, said to be one of the fastest-growing cities in West Africa.

▶▶ Psychology ▶▶ Sociology ▶▶ Twi Language

Curriculum and Faculty NYU Accra is open for the fall semester, a specialized Summer Session, and a January Term. If you are interested in creative writing, literature, journalism, history, global public health, or sociology, you will find courses relevant to your major taught by local professors and visiting faculty from New York City. 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. The university’s library, athletic facilities, and student clubs are open to all.

Cultural Engagement The majority of NYU Accra students take part in internships and/or perform community service during which they learn about the native culture and its influence on the United States. Opportunities are available at a variety of nonprofit and educational institutions, and fieldwork experiences are designed to complement course work. For example, teams of NYU and Ghanaian journalism students each design their own “beats” and then meet to challenge one another’s perspectives on the news. In an Africana Studies course, students learn documentary filmmaking. A seminar class is available to those who prefer a more formal fieldwork experience.

In Your Free Time ▶▶ Go to the National Theatre of Ghana, home to resident dance and drama companies. ▶▶ Feast on fufu, a mashed-yam side dish, or kelewele, deep-fried plantains. ▶▶ Learn about Ghana’s first president at Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Mausoleum. ▶▶ Spend a day relaxing on palm-tree-lined Labadi Beach. ▶▶ Take a day trip with friends to visit the lively shopping and dining area of Osu.


Your Ghanaian Home All students live in Church Crescent, an NYU residence hall located in Labone, within walking distance of classes. Church Crescent has four duplex units, each of which faces a common courtyard and houses seven or so students in double and triple rooms. Each unit has a shared bathroom, kitchen, and living room complete with a TV/DVD player and a landline for making local calls. The complex is air-conditioned, has 24-hour security, and is located a short distance away by car from the Makola Market, the Koala Supermarket, and the Accra Mall. Students can also enjoy dinner at two local restaurants (included in the meal plan) on weeknights. One specializes in Ghanaian, Nigerian, and Ivorian dishes, and the other offers international cuisine, including vegetarian and vegan options. Recent Ghanaian graduates work as on-site resident assistants who, along with on-call professional staff members and a healthcare provider with office hours, are available to assist students with academic and personal concerns.

Your First Few Days When you arrive you may at first experience a bit of culture shock, but you’ll never feel like a stranger in Ghana. NYU staff will meet you at the airport and take you directly to your residence hall. The next morning you’ll attend a series of orientation events that cover all the details of life in Accra. You’ll go to 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 participate in various activities that introduce you to the local languages and culture. And you’ll begin intensive language classes, where you’ll learn key phrases in Twi that you’ll use every day.

JOSHUA EASINGTON, 2017 Finance “My favorite memory was spending two days with a host family in Ghana’s Volta region. I was amazed by how much they were willing to share with me, despite having relatively little. My host mother was very kind and gave me the only mosquito net she had to drape over my bed. While there I helped lay the foundation for a new school building. That experience taught me that many of the things we take for granted in the United States—like abundant food, clean water, and education—are precious in Ghana. Seeing how generous my host family was inspired me to intern with Boafo Microfinance Services, a subsidiary of HFC Bank, which loans money to low- and moderate-income Ghanaians. It made me feel good to know the research I did at Boafo may have helped someone buy a home, get an education, or open their own business.”

Note: Academic and experiential learning opportunities are subject to change.


Buenos Aires At NYU Buenos Aires, located in the vibrant Argentine capital, you will live and learn in one of South America’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.

Subject Areas ▶▶ Academic Internship (for credit) ▶▶ Applied Psychology (spring only) ▶▶ Art History ▶▶ Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies

▶▶ Cinema Studies ▶▶ Creative Writing

Academic Center and Staff The NYU center is located in a striking Tudor-style building in the Barrio Norte section of the exclusive Recoleta district. Classrooms, offices, a computer lab, a lounge with wireless internet, and a dining area are just a block away from bustling Avenida Santa Fe, with its many shops and cafes. Staff members plan cultural activities—such as an authentic tango dance show and regional trips to Iguazú Falls (grander and wider than Niagara Falls), the Mendoza wine region in the foothills of the Andes, or the unspoiled forests and tiny islands of Tigre—throughout the semester.

▶▶ Economics ▶▶ Global Public Health ▶▶ History ▶▶ Journalism ▶▶ Latin American Studies ▶▶ Media, Culture, and Communication ▶▶ Metropolitan Studies ▶▶ Music ▶▶ Politics ▶▶ Social and Cultural Analysis ▶▶ Sociology

Curriculum and Faculty You may study at NYU Buenos Aires during the fall and spring semesters, a full academic year, a specialized Summer Session, and 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, and an exciting guest lecture series featuring South American artists gives you insight into the Argentine people and culture.

▶▶ Spanish Language

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 one of Argentina’s largest daily newspapers, Clarín, while music classes attended concerts by popular local bands. You may also donate your time to organizations such as the Fundación Poder Ciudadano, which promotes civic participation; the environmental group Greenpeace Argentina; and Mujeres 2000, a nonprofit that provides microfinancing to women entrepreneurs.

In Your Free Time ▶ Haggle with vendors at the Plaza Dorrego’s Sunday antiques market in San Telmo. ▶ Watch fútbol at La Bombonera Stadium, which looks like a chocolate bombón. ▶ Take tango lessons at La Catedral, with its art-covered walls and live music nightly. ▶ Drink mate, a tealike beverage that’s known as Argentina’s national drink. ▶ Admire the modern art at MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires).


Your Argentine Home NYU requires that all students live in NYU-arranged accommodations, which are homestays with local host families. Homestays are often located in the upscale residential areas of Recoleta and Palermo. In most porteño households, bathrooms are generally shared, and students either have kitchen privileges or eat meals with their host family.

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, including banking and local customs as well as how to obtain a cell phone and navigate 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.

EMMA OLSON, 2015 Nursing “The variety of health-related courses offered at NYU Buenos Aires was an opportunity to stay on track and learn more about South American perspectives in healthcare. The courses I took, Spanish for Healthcare Professionals and Epidemiology, were not required for my major, but they fulfilled my desire to study global public health through my electives. The knowledge I gained about the Argentine healthcare system and South American health habits gave me insight into the patients I work with here in New York City and deepened my interest in public health and policy. In clinical settings I’ve also been able to use my Spanish language skills to enhance care for my patients.”

Note: Academic and experiential learning opportunities are subject to change.


Florence The birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is home to a young multicultural population that can be found in the city’s bustling cafes and shops. At NYU Florence, you will explore the city’s past through your studies while engaging in contemporary Italian life.

Subject Areas ▶▶ Art and Art Professions ▶▶ Art History ▶▶ Business ▶▶ Cinema Studies ▶▶ Classics ▶▶ Comparative Literature ▶▶ Economics ▶▶ European and Mediterranean Studies ▶▶ Fashion

Academic Center and Staff Located on a stunning 57-acre estate, NYU Florence is set amidst 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 cafe. Villa Natalia houses 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.

▶▶ History ▶▶ Italian Language ▶▶ Italian Studies ▶▶ Law and Society ▶▶ Media, Culture, and Communication ▶▶ Medieval and Renaissance Studies ▶▶ Metropolitan Studies ▶▶ Music ▶▶ Photography ▶▶ Physics (spring only) ▶▶ Politics ▶▶ Religious Studies ▶▶ Sociology

Curriculum and Faculty Students may study at NYU Florence during the fall and spring semesters, the full academic year, an accelerated Summer Session, and a January Term. Concentrations in social research, public policy, law, and the humanities inform the academic program. Courses examine Europe’s extraordinary cultural legacy of art, architecture, literature, mathematics, and music as well as the political and social issues that are shaping its future. Additional courses in business and economics 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 visits to historical places into their syllabi, like the Medici Chapels; the Accademia Gallery, where Michelangelo’s David is housed; and the Museum of San Marco, a former Dominican convent.

Cultural Engagement Students may participate in a variety of noncredit volunteer opportunities. They also have the chance to attend La Pietra Dialogues, a series held in Villa La Pietra that brings together some of the world’s foremost scholars, policymakers, business leaders, public intellectuals, and artists to discuss various topics.

In Your Free Time ▶ Visit the architecturally iconic Palazzo Pitti and the world-famous Uffizi Gallery. ▶ Climb to the cupola of the Duomo, the magnificent 13th-century Gothic cathedral. ▶ Have lunch at Mercato Centrale, a building that houses food vendors of all kinds. ▶ See an opera at Teatro della Pergola, where Verdi’s Macbeth premiered in 1847. ▶▶ Help care for the city’s green spaces by volunteering for the Angeli del Bello project.


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 and linen services. Students interested in language immersion can reside in a homestay with an Italian host family.

Your First Few Days By the time you arrive in Florence, you’ll already have selected your living arrangements and registered for your courses. NYU staff lead tours of the estate and the city, familiarizing you with the street layout and significant landmarks. You’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 intensive Italian language instruction.

RACHEL SOYK, 2016 Mathematics “As a peer adviser at NYU Florence, I listened to my classmates’ suggestions and ideas, gave them advice, and served as their voice to the administration. I was also in charge of sports, including the NYU tennis, basketball, and soccer teams and teams sponsored by the city, such as a running group called Firenze Corre. I even founded the NYU Florence running club after hearing from students that they were interested in having a running group on campus (if you can’t tell already, I love sports!). We met every Wednesday morning and did either a short run around campus or a nice long, easy run in the Italian countryside. I also took part in Sports Day, where I played competitive basketball, soccer, and volleyball.”

Note: Academic and experiential learning opportunities are subject to change.


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.

Subject Areas ▶▶ Academic Internship (for credit) ▶▶ Anthropology ▶▶ Art History ▶▶ Business ▶▶ Cinema Studies ▶▶ History ▶▶ Iberian Studies ▶▶ Journalism

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. At the academic center, you will take classes, attend cultural seminars, and use the computer lab. The center also features a secure wireless network and a patio on which to relax and hang out with friends. A reading room features a reserved book and reference collection. NYU staff host an orientation for advisement and language placement, and planned trips to Córdoba, Granada, Segovia, Toledo, and Portugal throughout the semester help you learn about the Spanish people and the surrounding region.

▶▶ Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies ▶▶ Politics ▶▶ Social and Cultural Analysis ▶▶ Spanish Language and Literature

Curriculum and Faculty NYU Madrid offers courses during the fall and spring semesters and an accelerated Summer Session. In addition to an intensive Spanish language course, students will take courses in the liberal arts and sciences that focus on the Hispanic world. Those who are 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 NYU center or, for spring semester only, up to two courses at the prestigious Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Faculty-led outings to places like the Mezquita Central de Madrid mosque, the Bolsa de Madrid (stock exchange), the Palacio Real, and the Museo Sorolla complement course work.

Cultural Engagement You can increase your Spanish fluency through the Intercambio Language Exchange Program, which pairs you with local college students. You’ll be able to meet with your Spanish counterparts as often as you like, as the goal of the program is to encourage you to improve your Spanish skills in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. For added cultural engagement, you may intern with nongovernmental organizations, businesses, and schools or volunteer with groups for the disadvantaged and underserved.

In Your Free Time ▶ See an opera at the Teatro Real, where Plácido Domingo has performed. ▶ Learn the flamenco, whose rhythmic steps are always improvised. ▶ Catch the excitement of the crowd at one of Madrid’s four fútbol clubs. ▶ Shop at El Rastro market, the most popular open-air flea market in Spain. ▶ Sample tapas in La Latina, one of Madrid’s oldest neighborhoods.


Your Spanish Home Students have the option 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. Students 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. Other housing options vary by semester, but students are generally placed in centrally located NYU-arranged housing with other NYU Madrid students. An NYU housing coordinator is on staff to help students find accommodations that best suit their needs.

Your First Few Days During orientation, you’ll attend level-appropriate language sessions complemented with lectures and activities that help you get to know your fellow students. You’ll sample Spanish cuisine, take day trips to Segovia and El Escorial, visit Madrid’s museums, and take walking tours throughout the city. Your books can be purchased at local bookstores close to campus. In the following weeks, you will have the opportunity to join the Language Exchange Program, which schedules group hikes, dance workshops, bowling parties, and trips to soccer games. You’ll also partake in a group project that may take you through the city’s many quaint neighborhoods, including visits to historic cafes and traditional farmers markets.

BECKIE HAMROFF, 2016 Global Liberal Studies “During my year at NYU Madrid, I took many courses for my Spanish minor, including Masterpieces in the Prado and Cultural and Social Anthropology. In New York City, I had been struggling with grammar, but in Madrid my subject courses were conducted in Spanish. When words had context, it was much easier to put all the pieces together. I gained enough fluency and confidence to intern at Centro de Acogida a Refugiados de Vallecas, a governmental center for refugee resettlement. I really used my language skills, interacted with Spaniards every day, and learned so much about the hardships of a vulnerable population. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had. My thesis is about Spanish identity so I went to many museums, using them as a vital resource to understand how Spaniards have represented their identity historically compared with today.�

Note: Academic and experiential learning opportunities are subject to change.


New York City NYU’s campus in New York City is located in historic Greenwich Village, a haven for cultural freedom and creative lifestyles, and in Downtown Brooklyn, in the heart of the borough’s burgeoning Tech Triangle.

Undergraduate Schools, Colleges, and Programs ▶▶ College of Arts and Science ▶▶ Gallatin School of Individualized Study ▶▶ Liberal Studies ▶▶ Meyers College of Nursing ▶▶ School of Professional Studies ▶▶ Silver School of Social Work ▶▶ Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

▶▶ Stern School of Business ▶▶ Tandon School of Engineering ▶▶ Tisch School of the Arts

Campus Facilities and Staff New York University is the largest private research university in the United States, with course work in almost every professional field imaginable. Here, you have access to the extensive collections of Bobst Library, the flagship of an 11-library, 5.9 million-volume system. You also have the opportunity for career advisement at the Wasserman Center for Career Development along with sports and recreation at our athletic facilities. Modern laboratories and research centers—such as the Applied Dynamics and Optimization Laboratory and the Leslie eLab— performance studios, photography labs, music recording facilities, and dance studios serve an undergraduate student population of more than 25,000. Our support network includes more than 15,000 full-time faculty, administrators, and staff.

Curriculum and Faculty You can take courses at NYU’s main campus in New York City during the fall and spring semesters, the full academic year, specialized Summer Sessions, and for a January Term. If you’re interested in studying over the summer, you may choose from three-week, six-week, and 12-week sessions. NYU’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 lecturers are regularly invited to speak in the classroom. For more information, please visit

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, overlooking the East River; the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street; or the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Guggenheim Museum. During the fall and spring semesters, you can volunteer at organizations such as Bideawee, a local animal shelter; the Ali Forney Center, a safe haven for homeless LGBTQ youth; and The Door, an organization that provides tutoring to underprivileged children. Students have interned at Comedy Central, JPMorgan Chase, Engineers Without Borders USA, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

In Your Free Time ▶▶ Marvel at the classic masterpieces at the Met and modern masterpieces at MoMA. ▶▶ Attend a Broadway show at one of the 40 theatres on the Great White Way. ▶▶ Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and admire the skyline of Lower Manhattan. ▶▶ Sample a slice of New York­–style pizza, said to have originated in Little Italy in 1905. ▶▶ Stroll through Central Park, the most frequently visited urban park in the United States.


Your New York City Home Most students live in residence halls around Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village and Union Square Park. NYU Tandon School of Engineering students may live in one of two residence halls near the academic buildings in Downtown Brooklyn. With a multitude of dining venues on campus—food courts, cafes, 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, 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 for University Life, 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 3.0, the official NYU mobile app available on iTunes, to help navigate the campus, find out about university events, and look up NYU contacts.

BEATRICE IONASCU, 2016 Electrical Engineering “I’d always dreamed about living in New York City—its spirit, skyscrapers, and people—and for an engineering student, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering is the place to be! All of the courses I took were directly related to my electrical engineering major or my math minor. Before classes started in the fall, I participated in the Undergraduate Summer Research Program, where I worked on a project involving authentication mechanisms for Google Glass. We proposed new methods, tested them in a user study, and wrote a paper, which I even got to present at a workshop the following spring.”

Note: Academic and experiential learning opportunities are subject to change.


Paris Steeped in history, Paris is a lively and fast-paced capital city. At NYU Paris, you will experience the thrill of living in the dazzling City of Light while immersing yourself in the study of French art, culture, history, language, and politics.

Subject Areas ▶▶ Academic Internship (for credit) ▶▶ Africana Studies ▶▶ Anthropology ▶▶ Art and Art Professions ▶▶ Art History ▶▶ Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies

▶▶ Cinema Studies ▶▶ Comparative Literature ▶▶ Dramatic Literature

Academic Center and Staff NYU Paris 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, the horse-racing capital of France; Giverny, Claude Monet’s house and garden; and the palace at Versailles as well as weekend excursions to Avignon, the Loire Valley, Mont Saint-Michel, and La Rochelle, which in mid-July holds Francofolies, a huge music festival.

▶▶ European and Mediterranean Studies

Curriculum and Faculty

▶▶ French Language and Literature

NYU Paris is open for study during the fall and spring semesters, the full academic year, and a specialized Summer Session. The curriculum focuses on the language, art, history, literature, and politics of France and its relationships with the wider world. If you have a 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 all students are required to enroll. To advance your language skills, you participate in workshops and one-onone tutorials at the center. A world-class faculty provides context and support in your academic explorations. Professors introduce you to the city’s dynamic arts scene with trips to the Louvre, the Musée Picasso, the opera, and ballet and theatre performances. Upon arrival all students take the Workshop in French Language and Culture.

▶▶ History ▶▶ Media, Culture, and Communication ▶▶ Music and Performance Arts ▶▶ Philosophy ▶▶ Politics

Cultural Engagement Through long-standing affiliations, students may enroll in the French university system (Paris 1, 2, and 7). 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 ▶▶ Visit the Louvre and view the Mona Lisa and the statue Venus de Milo. ▶▶ Shop in the boutiques along Les Grands Boulevards in the 9th Arrondissement. ▶▶ Savor a croque monsieur (natives simply refer to it as a croque) at a sidewalk cafe. ▶▶ Spend a day at the Château de Versailles, the gilded palace of Louis XIV. ▶▶ Wander the streets of the bohemian Latin Quarter and visit quaint galleries in Le Marais.


Your Parisian Home NYU Paris offers several student housing options: If you prefer living with other students, you can stay in one of two residence halls that are located in the 11th and 13th Arrondissements. Resident advisers live on-site to help you acclimate to life in Paris. A homestay gives you the chance to have a personal experience with a French family. In most households you either have kitchen privileges or share your meals with the host family. Additional housing options can vary by semester and may include furnished apartments available for rent in the city.

Your First Few Days By the time you arrive in Paris, you will already have registered for your courses, though you’ll also have an opportunity to speak to an adviser to be sure you are signed up for the courses best suited for your interests and language level. You’ll spend your first few days in orientation meetings intended to help you find your way around Paris, get acclimated to the city, and learn about special programs like those offered at the University of Paris. Through the required Global Orientations program, you’ll attend lectures and walking tours designed to provide some context for all the new things you’ll be taking in. Orientation assistants will be on hand to answer questions and to help you get settled before classes begin.

GREGORY TOMY, 2018 Economics “I decided to spend my first year at NYU Paris because I had visited the city with my family and absolutely loved it. It was also a great opportunity to learn French and live in a truly cosmopolitan city. Paris is extremely student-friendly, and the NYU academic center in the Latin Quarter puts you in what is both a great historic and contemporary background. The NYU staff are easily accessible and helpful, and they are always looking out for the students. Studying there was a great opportunity because courses intertwined with the resources of the city. It was wonderful to experience the plays and stories we discussed in class as live performances and to see the artwork we were learning about in museums, which were all free. I thoroughly enjoyed my year in Paris, and I hope to return to this wonderful city.�

Note: Academic and experiential learning opportunities are subject to change.


Prague The crown jewel of Central 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, German, and Jewish.

Subject Areas ▶▶ Academic Internship (for credit) ▶▶ Anthropology ▶▶ Art History ▶▶ Business ▶▶ Comparative Literature ▶▶ Czech Language ▶▶ Drama and Dramatic Writing ▶▶ Economics

Academic Center and Staff Situated on Malé Námestí 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 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 to such places as the medieval villages of Moravia, the Karlštejn Castle in Ceský Krumlov, and the Sedlec Ossuary—also known as the Church of Bones, which is decorated with more than 40,000 human skeletons—in Kutná Hora.

▶▶ European and Mediterranean Studies ▶▶ Film and Television ▶▶ German Language ▶▶ Hebrew and Judaic Studies ▶▶ History ▶▶ Journalism ▶▶ Law and Society ▶▶ Media, Culture, and Communication ▶▶ Music and Performance Arts ▶▶ Photography ▶▶ Polish Language ▶▶ Politics

Curriculum and Faculty You may study at NYU Prague during the fall and spring semesters, a specialized Summer Session, and a January Term. Ideal for students in art history, film, journalism, 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 movement that helped put an end to communist reign in the country 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.

▶▶ Religious Studies ▶▶ Russian and Slavic Studies ▶▶ Russian Language ▶▶ Sociology

Cultural Engagement A unique program in music and performance 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 Philharmonic Children’s Choir offer public relations and fundraising internships to Music Business majors. Students also may volunteer at a local orphanage, teach English to schoolchildren, or work for Amnesty International.

In Your Free Time ▶▶ Walk across the 14th-century Charles Bridge and up to Prague Castle. ▶▶ Hike the rolling hills of the Bohemian countryside, just an hour’s drive from the city. ▶▶ Sample the savory dumplings known as knedlíky, made from bread or potatoes. ▶▶ See the graffiti-covered John Lennon Wall, an unofficial memorial to the slain Beatle. ▶▶ Visit the historic Estates Theatre, where Mozart conducted Don Giovanni in 1787.


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. If necessary, additional housing will be provided through a recently renovated hotel located next to the loft apartments. The hotel is a secure building with 24-hour reception, a live-in resident assistant, and furnished rooms. Travel time from all the residences to the academic facility 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 site, 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.

MELISSA J. LAWRENCE, 2016 Media, Culture, and Communication “Prague is a culturally rich city with a very interesting history. Some believe its magical architecture still stands today because even Hitler found the city too beautiful to destroy. In a class called Collective Identity in a Totalitarian Regime, we visited the Great Strahov Stadium, a symbol of Prague’s communist history, and I gained a better understanding of the thick thread of communism that is still woven throughout Czech culture. My Advertising and Society class got an inside look at the Czech media landscape on a field trip to an advertising agency. Our NYU resident assistants, who were Czech college students, took us on immersive trips, such as caving in Brno or hiking the border between the Czech Republic and Poland. We ate all kinds of food, experienced the striking landscapes of the region, and had the chance to bond with the locals.”

Note: Academic and experiential learning opportunities are subject to change.


Shanghai NYU Shanghai is the newest of NYU’s three degreegranting campuses that form the backbone of the University’s fully interconnected global network. Shanghai, an incredibly modern, fast-moving, and cosmopolitan city, is quickly becoming a major player on the world stage.

Subject Areas ▶▶ Art and Art Professions ▶▶ Biology ▶▶ Business ▶▶ Chemistry ▶▶ Chinese Language ▶▶ Comparative Literature ▶▶ Computer Science Systems ▶▶ Creative Writing ▶▶ Economics ▶▶ Electrical Engineering Systems ▶▶ Environmental Studies ▶▶ Global China Studies ▶▶ History ▶▶ Humanities ▶▶ Interactive Media Arts

Campus Facilities 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 main campus in New York City and NYU Abu Dhabi to become a four-year degreegranting campus. It has attracted an international student body, with half coming from China. The brand-new NYU Shanghai campus is located on Century Avenue in Pudong, the heart of a thriving economic zone and Shanghai’s commercial center. Located in a 15-story building, NYU Shanghai is generously equipped with classrooms and includes an expansive library, a 300-seat auditorium, a 150-person colloquium space, dance rooms, music practice rooms, kitchen and dining facilities, and a fitness center. The NYU staff introduce Chinese culture through lessons in cooking, painting, calligraphy, martial arts, and playing the erhu, a two-stringed, bowed musical instrument used in traditional Chinese music. NYU Shanghai is affiliated with East China Normal University (ECNU), which offers a renowned program for teaching Chinese as a foreign language.

▶▶ Journalism

Curriculum and Faculty

▶▶ Law and Society

NYU Shanghai offers rigorous courses during the fall and spring semesters, an accelerated Summer Session, and a January Term. NYU Shanghai’s 18 majors and liberal arts curriculum allow you to take courses that count toward your degree requirements. Outstanding faculty teach humanities, social science, and STEM courses in English. In addition, courses draw on faculty experiences in Asia and across the globe to bring 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.

▶▶ Literature ▶▶ Mathematics ▶▶ Media, Culture, and Communication ▶▶ Metropolitan Studies ▶▶ Music ▶▶ Neural Science ▶▶ Philosophy ▶▶ Physics ▶▶ Politics ▶▶ Psychology

Cultural Engagement

▶▶ Religious Studies

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 local community gardens. The Chinese language program pairs up nonfluent Chinese speakers with fluent students to further both parties’ language skills.

▶▶ Social Foundations ▶▶ Social Science ▶▶ Sociology ▶▶ Studio Art

In Your Free Time ▶▶ Take in the view from the 100th floor at the Shanghai World Financial Center. ▶▶ Check out ShanghART, a warehouse space highlighting the work of local artists. ▶▶ Sample xiaolongbao, also known as XLB or soup dumplings, a Shanghainese staple. ▶▶ Visit the Jade Buddha Temple and see the two statues made entirely of rare white jade. ▶▶ Walk along the Bund, the famous waterfront on the west bank of the Huangpu River.


Your Chinese Home All NYU Shanghai students live in newly constructed NYU housing located in the iconic Pudong district. Students occupy single, double, or triple rooms, and amenities on each floor include a shared kitchen and washer/dryer units. The residence halls are located 30 minutes away from campus by university-provided shuttles. Students live in close proximity to the Jinqiao International Commercial Plaza and a host of shopping and dining options. NYU Shanghai residential life staff are there to provide support and guidance.

Your First Few Days A student orientation helps you become acquainted with Shanghai and its culture. 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 Chinese customs, and begin to navigate the city’s extensive transportation network, which includes 14 metro lines and over 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 high-speed train, the 400-year-old Yùyuán Garden, and the City God Temple, where Taoist religious festivals are held. 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.

CHRIS TAI, 2017 Sports Management “I decided to go to China because it is a country that has experienced massive growth, and Shanghai is currently one of the most international cities in the world. I think exploring places all over the city with my Shanghainese friends and on my own was what really allowed me to understand the community and culture. I immersed myself locally and also traveled around the country almost every other weekend. Many of us used our time in Shanghai as an opportunity to see rural parts of China we normally would not have traveled to. It was a very enlightening experience and provided a much more holistic impression of Chinese society.�

Note: Academic and experiential learning opportunities are subject to change.


Sydney NYU Sydney is located in Australia’s most populous and internationally sophisticated 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 culture, commerce, and communication in the Asia-Pacific region.

Subject Areas ▶▶ Academic Internship (for credit) ▶▶ Anthropology ▶▶ Applied Psychology ▶▶ Asian/Pacific/American Studies ▶▶ Biology ▶▶ Business ▶▶ Chemistry ▶▶ Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies

▶▶ Creative Writing

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 beautiful Sydney Harbour. The building houses classrooms, faculty and staff offices, a computer lab, a lounge, and a kitchen stocked with dishes, two refrigerators, a microwave, and a sandwich press. Wi-Fi is available throughout. A beautiful large auditorium offers a 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 to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park to view indigenous Australian rock engravings. Regional overnight trips may include visits to scenic Armidale; the Blue Mountains; Canberra, Australia’s capital city; and tropical Cairns.

▶▶ English ▶▶ Environmental Studies ▶▶ Film and Television ▶▶ Global Public Health ▶▶ History ▶▶ Journalism ▶▶ Media, Culture, and Communication ▶▶ Physics ▶▶ Psychology

Curriculum and Faculty NYU Sydney offers courses during the fall semester, an accelerated Summer Session, and a January Term. While you explore indigenous Australian art and the culture of the longest continuous civilization on the planet, you also take courses in anthropology, business, environmental studies, journalism, media and communication, and psychology. Faculty-led outings to remote regions and communities not generally accessible to tourists are an important part of the academic program and inform your global experience.

▶▶ Social and Cultural Analysis

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 interact with students from the city’s many universities through social activities that include weekly barbecues, beach hikes, and movie nights. NYU Sydney students may choose to volunteer at one of the city’s many arts and culture festivals, teach creative writing to school-age children, or donate time to an environmental organization. They can also gain work experience through for-credit internships. Placements include journalistic, financial, advertising, and environmental science organizations.

In Your Free Time ▶ Go to beautiful Bondi Beach, one of Sydney’s most visited beaches. ▶ Attend a performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House. ▶ Catch an Aussie-rules football game at the 48,000-seat Sydney Cricket Ground. ▶ Plan a barbecue with friends at Sydney’s Centennial Park, the city’s largest green space. ▶ Explore the Australian Museum, whose collection contains over 18 million objects.


Your Australian Home All students live in NYU-arranged housing in Sydney’s buzzing Chinatown, just minutes from downtown 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 pool and Ping-Pong tables. Residential life staff provide support and information on living in Sydney and arrange many fun activities. Students may prepare their own meals or eat out with friends at any of the neighborhood’s many cafes 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, health, and safety as well as how to obtain a cell phone and navigate the city. At orientation you meet with faculty and staff and finalize your course schedule. You will also be invited to attend such activities as a harbor cruise and a tour of the Rocks, the neighborhood where the NYU academic center is located, that will give you ample opportunities to become acquainted with your classmates and residence hall staff.

DALANEE HESTER, 2016 Food Justice “In Sydney we had a great group of students that truly became a family. On the first night of our orientation trip to Milson Island, we all sat around a campfire, ate s’mores, and sang songs together, including ‘Waltzing Matilda,’ Australia’s unofficial national anthem. My Australian Experience course included field trips and guest lectures that really enhanced my understanding of the concepts we were learning. The professor introduced us to topics like how racism and LGBTQI issues affect Australian culture and then encouraged us to discuss them as a class. Studying abroad has truly been the best experience of my life.”

Note: Academic and experiential learning opportunities are subject to change.


Tel Aviv The financial and technological center of Israel, Tel Aviv is a vibrant seaside metropolis located in one of the world’s most intriguing and multidimensional regions. At NYU Tel Aviv, you will acquire a deep understanding of Israel and the interrelationships between the cultures, politics, and religions of the Middle East.

Subject Areas ▶▶ Academic Internship (for credit) ▶▶ Arabic Language ▶▶ Biology ▶▶ Business ▶▶ Chemistry ▶▶ Cinema Studies ▶▶ Dramatic Literature ▶▶ Hebrew and Judaic Studies

Academic Center and Staff NYU Tel Aviv sits across from HaYarkon Park in a residential neighborhood near the beach. Here, you will find classrooms, a computer lab and lounge, and administrative offices, all connected to a secure Wi-Fi network. The site 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 of modernist buildings and excursions to nearby places like a Druze village outside of Haifa. They also plan day and weekend trips that may take you on a hike to the Golan Heights, also called the Israeli Texas because of its enormous size, or to visit and explore the Roman ruins in the 2,000-year-old city of Caesarea.

▶▶ Hebrew Language ▶▶ History ▶▶ Journalism ▶▶ Metropolitan Studies ▶▶ Middle Eastern Studies ▶▶ Physics ▶▶ Politics

Curriculum and Faculty Courses at NYU Tel Aviv are available during the fall semester. The curriculum is well suited for majors in politics, cinema studies, business, journalism, and the sciences or for any student in the social sciences who wants a greater understanding of the complexities of a region claimed by the three great monotheistic religions of the world. You are required to take either Arabic or Hebrew or the Languages of Israel, a course that combines elements of both languages with the study of language use and practice in Israel. 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 (the Israeli parliament) in Jerusalem or participation in discussions with Israeli students. You also have the opportunity to take courses at Tel Aviv University, where you will have the use of its libraries and laboratories for research and study.

Cultural Engagement Courses and projects rooted in the community, internship opportunities, and field trips allow students to enter the domains of local society and culture that casual visitors or academic tourists rarely see. Most courses integrate site visits and field trips into their curricula, and guest lecturers are invited to visit and share their knowledge with students at the site. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous local cultural and performing arts events, and they can also opt to partake in planned excursions, such as a tour of the Old City of Jerusalem and trips to the Dead Sea, led by NYU Tel Aviv staff.

In Your Free Time ▶▶ Haggle with vendors and snag some souvenirs at Shuk Ha’Carmel Marketplace. ▶▶ Snack on authentic chickpea-based falafel, Israel’s most popular street food. ▶▶ Admire the work of emerging Israeli artists at the Raw Art Gallery. ▶▶ Visit Jerusalem, whose history dates back more than 6,000 years. ▶▶ Float in the Dead Sea, the lowest and saltiest spot on earth.


Your Israeli Home All students live in residences near the NYU center, located in a quiet neighborhood across from HaYarkon Park (often compared to Central Park in New York City), 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 has its own refrigerator, desks, and bathroom with shower. In addition to on-site security personnel, a live-in resident assistant helps students adjust to the local culture.

Your First Few Days An in-depth orientation addresses all topics pertinent to everyday life in Tel Aviv, including banking, health, and security as well as how to obtain a cell phone and navigate the city. Orientation includes a crash course in Hebrew, a neighborhood tour, and a 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 texts are available at the NYU site. If you’re interested in an internship, you have the opportunity to review organizations and interview for placement.

JAMES DAVYDOV, 2017 Biology “I chose to go to Tel Aviv because, as a Biology major who plans to go to medical school, I could take Molecular Biology there and stay on track with my requirements. I was one of only four students in the course, so we were able to go at a pace where everyone really understood the material. I also interned with the microbiology department at Tel Aviv University, assisting one of the principal investigators with her preliminary research on the microbiome of Egyptian fruit bat fur. Working in a laboratory and researching bacterial cells gave me hands-on experience with the lessons I was learning in Molecular Biology. Studying in Tel Aviv exposed me to many people in the biology department who were able to help me with my studies and taught me that, in Israel, they have a more relaxed but still focused outlook on things like becoming a doctor. Tel Aviv was amazing, especially for a science major.�

Note: Academic and experiential learning opportunities are subject to change.


QUESTIONS FREQUENTLY ASKED BY STUDENTS More than 3,000 students participate in NYU global programs each year—including visiting students coming from colleges and universities throughout the United States. 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 City, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai for a semester or a full academic year. Some also offer specialized Summer Sessions and a January Term. Students take 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 the host country’s top scholars and professionals in their fields.

What is a degree-granting campus? NYU’s campuses in New York City, 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 City and Shanghai have opportunities for visiting students to enroll for a semester, a specialized Summer Session, or a three-week January Term. NYU Abu Dhabi does not offer an option for non-NYU students.

Where are the centers located? Global academic centers open to visiting students are currently in these exciting cities: Accra, Ghana; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Florence, Italy; Madrid, Spain; Paris, France; Prague, Czech Republic; Sydney, Australia; and Tel Aviv, Israel. NYU Florence is the largest, with enrollment ranging from 300 to 450 students per semester. NYU Accra and NYU Tel Aviv are the smallest, with up to 30 students per 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 credit 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, Prehealth students may take science courses at NYU Tel Aviv 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 prestigious 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 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 and research all available options. Discuss your plans with your academic adviser to determine which courses and which semester or year best fit 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 first-year students. About half are juniors, and some seniors spend fall or spring of their final year abroad.

Is there a language requirement? NYU’s global locations offer courses taught in English to help students fulfill major, minor, 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 2016–2017 are $24,531 per semester. Housing costs are additional and vary by location. In most cases, visiting students receive a bill from the NYU Office of the Bursar and pay NYU directly for their semester or year at an NYU global location. 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 abroad.


Is financial aid available? Students can transfer their federal financial aid to help pay for their NYU tuition at our global locations. 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.

Can I volunteer or intern while studying with NYU? Yes. All NYU 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, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Sydney, and Tel Aviv. 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 an NYU global location, you will register online for 12 to 18 credits, 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 admissions process? Admission is competitive, and some locations fill quickly. Students offered admission have typically earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher and are currently enrolled full-time. You are encouraged to start the admissions process early to 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 peer mentors are a group of students who have spent one or more semesters at NYU’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 peer mentor, please email

How do I apply? Go to the NYU Office of Global Programs website at 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.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS IN RECENT YEARS The following colleges and universities have had students participate in NYU global programs and/or have NYU on their list of approved institutions. American University of Paris (France)

Princeton University

Amherst College

Reed College

Bard College

Rhodes College

Barnard College

Rice University

Bennett College

Rochester Institute of Technology

Bennington College

Rollins College

Boston College

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Boston University

Sarah Lawrence College

Bowdoin College

Sewanee—The University of the South

Brown University

Spelman College

Bucknell University

Stanford University

Carleton College

St. John’s University

Carnegie Mellon University

Swarthmore College

Colby College

Syracuse University

Colgate University

Trinity College

College of William and Mary

Trinity University

Columbia University

Tufts University

Connecticut College

Tulane University

Cornell University

University of California—Berkeley

Dartmouth College

University of California—Davis

Davidson College

University of California—Irvine

Drew University

University of California—Los Angeles

Duke University

University of California—San Diego

Elon University

University of California—Santa Barbara

Emerson College

University of California—Santa Cruz

Emory University

University of Colorado—Boulder

Fordham University

University of Maryland—College Park

Franklin and Marshall College

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

George Washington University

University of Miami

Hamilton College

University of Michigan

Harvard University

University of Notre Dame

Haverford College

University of Rochester

Howard University

University of Southern California

Johns Hopkins University

University of Texas—Austin

Kenyon College

University of the Sciences

Lehigh University

University of Virginia

Loyola College in Maryland

University of Wisconsin—Madison

Loyola Marymount University

Vanderbilt University

Macalester College

Vassar College

McGill University (Canada)

Villanova University

Middlebury College

Wake Forest University

Mills College

Washington University in St. Louis

Mount Holyoke College

Williams College

New School University

Yale University

Northwestern University

Yeshiva University

Oberlin College


CONTACT US NYU Office of Global Programs 383 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10003-7011 Email: Telephone: 212.998.4433 Fax: 212.995.4103


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