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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 2016: February 1

UPDATE for Gallatin Spring 2016 Travel Courses: Program Fee Waiver
Eligibility: Current Gallatin students and incoming Gallatin transfer students (Gallatin admission must be confirmed) who are admitted to Gallatin Spring 2016 travel courses. Students must have good academic standing, must have a current FAFSA on file, and must show unmet financial need. A limited number of full program fee waivers are available. Students will receive application details in the course acceptance letter. Requests will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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 2016

Open to NYU students only. Gallatin will not offer a travel course during January 2016.

Spring 2016

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. Click on the course links below for details and more information on eligibility. We are no longer accepting applications for London or Dublin.

Charles Dickens' Victorian London: Fictions of Urbanization (IDSEM-UG 1874) Washington Square/London, England
Murphy 4 credits March 13-20
James Joyce and Interdisciplinary Modernism (IDSEM-UG 1743)
Washington Square/Dublin, Ireland Erickson
4 credits
March 13-20

Summer 2016

Open to NYU and non-NYU students. Click on the course links below for details and more information on eligibility. Apply online by February 1 (priority for Gallatin Dean's Scholarship, Gallatin students only); March 1 (final). We are no longer accepting applications for Senegal or Berlin.

Postcolonial Urbanisms: Development, Environment, & Social Movements in Senegal (TRAVL-UG 9801) Dakar, Saint Louis, & Touba, Senegal Fredericks
4 credits May 24-June 15 (3 weeks)
Berlin, Capital of Modernity (TRAVL-UG 9500) Berlin, Germany Hornick, Smoler 4 credits June 4-July 1 (4 weeks)

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


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


Italian Renaissance, Art and Literature: The Culture Explosion, TRAVL-GG2060
Mirabella. 4 credits. Florence, Italy

Hawai'i: Island Science, TRAVL-UG 9050
Stanley. 4 credits. Hawai'i, USA

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

Black in the City of Light, TRAVL-UG/GG 9301
Priest. 4 credits. Paris, France

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

Gallatin Travel Course in Istanbul, 2011: