Gallatin offers small, intensive, discussion-based seminars led by Gallatin faculty away from NYU's Washington Square campus. These travel courses are designed for students to explore particular cultural or historical topics in-depth in another country or region. Students experience the location hands-on through visits to museums and sites of historical, cultural, and political significance.
Courses and topics vary each year. For these unique courses, the School seeks dedicated, inquisitive students who are eager to build a community with professors and fellow students. Interested students are encouraged to apply early, as most programs fill on a rolling basis.
Minimum 3.0 GPA and good academic & disciplinary standing. Most Gallatin travel courses are open to undergraduates of all NYU schools, and some are open to graduate students and students outside NYU. See course pages for additional details.
Students are advised to search and apply early for financial aid, if needed. See our Financial Aid for Study Away page for opportunities.
Open to NYU students only. Students attend a spring semester course at NYU's Washington Square campus and travel to a location related to the course topic during Spring Break.
Application Deadline: October 1
(NOTE: Students are admitted on a rolling, first-come-first-served basis; early application is strongly advised)
Location: 1 Washington Pl. (Gallatin building), The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Open to NYU and non-NYU students.
(NOTE: Space is limited and some programs close before the final deadline; early application is strongly advised)
Open to NYU students only. Gallatin will not offer a travel course during January 2020.
ITALY: Italian Renaissance, Art, and Literature: The Culture Explosion
Bella Mirebella. TRAVL-GG 2060, 4 credits. Florence
FRANCE: Black in the City of Light
Myisha Priest. TRAVL-UG/GG 9301, 4 credits. Paris
SENEGAL: Postcolonial Urbanisms: Development, Environment, & Social Movements in Senegal
Rosalind Fredericks. TRAVL-UG 9801, 4 credits. Dakar/Touba/Saint-Louis
USA: Hawaii: Island Science
Matthew Stanley. TRAVL-UG 9050, 4 credits. Hilo, HI
SPAIN: Madrid: Faces of the Changing European City
Gianpaolo Baiocchi. TRAVL-UG 9350, 4 credits. Madrid
ENGLAND: Dickens' Jurisdictions: Bleak House and the Social and Legal Worlds of Nineteenth-Century London
Sara Murphy. TRAVL-UG 9125, 4 credits. London
ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires: In and Of the City
Michael Dinwiddie & Mark McMeley. TRAVL-UG 9400, 4 credits. Buenos Aires
CZECH REPUBLIC: Prague: Design as Performance
Kristin Horton. TRAVL-UG 9250, 4 credits. Prague
GHANA: Africa and the Politics of Aid
Millery Polyné. TRAVL-UG 9800, 4 credits. Accra
ITALY: Machiavelli's Florence: Political and Cultural Resonances
George Shulman. TRAVL UG-9600, 4 credits. Florence
ENGLAND: Charles Dickens' Victorian London: Fictions of Urbanization
Sara Murphy. IDSEM-UG 1874/ELEC-GG 2690, 4 credits. London
SRI LANKA: Human Rights: Local and Global
Vasuki Nesiah. IDSEM-UG 1825, 4 credits. Colombo
USA: The Detroit Cycle: 21st-Century Reinvention(s)
Michael Dinwiddie. IDSEM-UG 1993, 4 credits. Detroit, MI