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Gallatin Travel Courses

Gallatin's intensive travel courses are small, discussion-based seminars led by Gallatin faculty which are 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 location hands-on through visits to museums, galleries, and various sites of historical, cultural, and political significance.

For these courses, the School is looking for dedicated, inquisitive students who are eager to build a community with professors and fellow students while abroad. Students are encouraged to apply early since most programs are filled on a rolling basis and only completed applications are reviewed. Please note that courses vary from year to year.

To learn more about each course, including specific application requirements and tuition and fees, click on the course listings below.


Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be in good academic and disciplinary standing. Most Gallatin travel courses are open to undergraduate students of all NYU schools, and some are open to students outside NYU. Please see individual course sites for additional details regarding eligibility.

Financial Aid

Gallatin J-Term and Summer Travel Courses: Gallatin Dean's Scholarship
Eligibility: Current Gallatin students and incoming Gallatin transfer students (Gallatin admission must be confirmed) who are admitted to Gallatin January Term and Summer travel courses. Students must have good academic standing and must have a current FAFSA on file and show unmet financial need. Continuing students who will apply the course credit towards their degree requirements receive priority consideration.

The amount awarded is typically equivalent to full or half course tuition. For more information and to apply, see the scholarship section of the relevant Gallatin travel course application.

Priority Deadline for Summer 2017: TBA

Other Financial Aid Opportunities
For information on other opportunities, including NYU Summer Financial Aid (which requires summer enrollment in at least 6 credits during the summer term), please visit the NYU Office of Financial Aid webpage.

January Term 2017

Open to NYU students only. Gallatin will not offer a travel course during January 2017.

Spring 2017

Open to NYU students only. Students attend a spring semester course at NYU's Washington Square campus focusing on a global matter and travel to the relevant country during Spring Break. Gallatin will not offer a travel course during Spring 2017.

Summer 2017

Open to NYU and non-NYU students. Course details and application deadlines TBA.

Hawai'i: Island Science, TRAVL-UG 9050 Hawai'i, USA Stanley
4 credits Dates TBA
Black in the City of Light, TRAVL-UG/GG 9301 Paris, France Priest 4 credits Dates TBA
Italian Renaissance, Art and Literature: The Culture Explosion, TRAVL-GG2060 Florence, Italy Mirabella 4 credits Dates TBA
Berlin, Capital of Modernity, TRAVL-UG 9500 Berlin, Germany Hornick, Smoler 4 credits Dates TBA

Past Years' Travel Courses

January Term

Culture, Development and Globalization in India, TRAVL-UG 9700
Lukose. 4 credits. Bangalore, India

Istanbul: Mapping the Past in the Present, TRAVL-UG 9750
Franks. 4 credits. Instanbul, Turkey


Charles Dickens' Victorian London: Fictions of Urbanization, IDSEM-UG 1874
Murphy. 4 credits. London, England

James Joyce and Interdisciplinary Modernism, IDSEM-UG 1743
Erickson. 4 credits. Dublin, Ireland

Human Rights: Local and Global, IDSEM-UG 1825
Nesiah. 4 credits. Washington Square/Colombo, Sri Lanka


Postcolonial Urbanisms: Development, Environment, & Social Movements in Senegal, TRAVL-UG 9801
Fredericks. 4 credits. Dakar, Saint Louis, & Touba, Senegal

Madrid: Faces of the Changing European City, TRAVL-UG 9350
Baiocchi. 4 credits. Madrid, Spain

Dickens' Jurisdictions: Bleak House and the Social and Legal Worlds of Nineteenth-Century London, TRAVL-UG 9125
Murphy. 4 credits. London, England

Buenos Aires: In and of the City, TRAVL-UG 9400
Dinwiddie, McMeley. 4 credits. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Prague: Design as Performance, TRAVL-UG 9250
Horton. 4 credits. Prague, Czech Republic

Africa and the Politics of Aid, TRAVL-UG 9800
Polyné. 4 credits. Accra, Ghana

Machiavelli's Florence: Political and Cultural Resonances, TRAVL UG-9600
Shulman. 4 credits. Florence, Italy

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