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Study Away and the Gallatin Concentration

Gallatin students may take advantage of several forms of global learning. Whether they spend three weeks in India as part of a Gallatin travel course or an entire semester in Paris studying French literary movements, Gallatin students return to NYU's campus in New York with expanded academic and cultural horizons.

For more information about study away opportunities, contact the Gallatin Office of Global Programs,

Come to a Study Abroad Info Session to Learn More!

Location: 1 Washington Place (Gallatin Building)

  • TBA early in the Fall semester

Hear from Gallatin Students about Study Away

  • See the video above on study away and the Gallatin concentration and additional videos for more perspectives from students and NYU site directors about studying away, financial aid and support, and building community away.
  • Visit the Gallatin Global Programs blog to read more reflections from student participants in Gallatin's travel courses and summer fellowships.



In general, students who want to study away should have a 3.0 GPA and no incomplete marks on their records. First-year students are not permitted to study away. Transfer and graduate students may not study away in their first semester at Gallatin, and second-semester seniors are greatly discouraged from doing so. For more information about eligibility, contact the Gallatin Office of Global Programs at


Financial Aid

Students are advised to search and apply early for financial aid, if needed. The NYU Office of Financial Aid offers aid based on financial need, academic merit, or both for many NYU study away programs. In addition, Gallatin offers need-based aid for Gallatin January Term and Summer travel courses. See NYU's Additional Funding website for non-NYU scholarships and fundraising ideas.

NYU Semester or Academic Year Study Away

Undergraduates may study at NYU's global sites in Abu Dhabi, Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington, DC. Gallatin offers courses at many of them. All courses count for NYU credit, and many are taught by full-time NYU faculty. At some sites, students are permitted to take courses at local universities as well. In addition, NYU Tisch offers semester-long arts-focused programs in various locations, including Havana, London, Berlin, and Prague.

Gallatin also offers the unique Program in Global Fashion during the fall and spring semesters to undergraduates at NYU London and NYU Florence, which guarantees spots in specified fashion courses. To apply, complete an NYU Semester-Long Study Abroad Application for London or Florence, choose “Fashion,” and complete the supplemental essay.

PRIORITY DEADLINES: September 15 for the spring semester and February 15 for the fall semester and academic year. Students apply online through Albert, and applications must be accompanied by a short statement of purpose. No faculty reference is required.

Students are highly encouraged to apply by the priority deadline, as many sites will fill by these deadlines. Those who apply by the priority deadline will receive a decision from the NYU Office of Global Programs two to three weeks later. Students can apply after these dates but the decision may be delayed, and fewer spots may be available.  

For more information, visit the NYU Office of Global Programs website.

Gallatin Travel Courses (Spring, Summer, & J-Term)

In keeping with Gallatin's interdisciplinary, individualized philosophy, the School offers several one- to four-week travel courses, which are small discussion-based seminars led by Gallatin faculty, designed to provide a unique and in-depth exploration of a particular cultural or historical topic found within a foreign country or region. Students experience each global site through visits to museums, galleries, and historical sites and through meetings with local artists, intellectuals, and political figures. Gallatin also offers semester-long courses based at NYU's Washington Square campus that include a week-long spring recess trip relating to the course topic.

Other NYU Summer and J-Term Study Away Courses

NYU offers summer study away opportunities in more than 25 international locations. Offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels through six of the NYU schools as well as NYU's global academic centers, the programs may be of general academic interest or may focus on a particular subject. The programs last from one to eight weeks and participants earn NYU credit. For more information, see the NYU Summer Abroad website and the NYU January Term website.

NYU Exchange Programs

NYU undergraduate students have the opportunity to study at one of the University’s partner institutions in the US or abroad by participating in a student exchange:

  • The NYU International Exchange Program enables students to study during the Fall and Spring semesters at distinguished research universities abroad. Many of the universities offer course work in English, while others require advanced knowledge of a foreign language. FINAL Deadlines February 15 (fall) and September 15 (spring).
  • The Domestic Exchange Program enables sophomores and juniors to study during the Spring semester at select top-rated historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-serving institutes (HSIs). FINAL Deadline in early October.

NYU exchange students retain matriculation at NYU and earn NYU credit, and they pay NYU tuition and retain their financial aid package, including grants and scholarships. Interested students must consult with their academic adviser before applying. Applications require letters of recommendation and adviser approval.

External Study

Gallatin students may take courses for credit at other accredited US or foreign institutions. Approval for such coursework must be obtained in advance and is by no means guaranteed. Credit awarded will be counted as transfer credit. For more information, see Gallatin's External Study policies.

Contact Us

NYU Gallatin Office of Global Programs
411 Lafayette St., 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
(212) 998-7133 phone
(212) 995-4265 fax