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Global Study

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, gallatin.global@nyu.edu.

Hear from Gallatin Students about Study Away

See the video above on study away and the Gallatin concentration and additional videos here for more perspectives from students and NYU site directors about studying away, financial aid and support, and building community away.

Come to a Study Away Workshop to Learn More!

Thursday, September 10, 2015
12:30 - 1:30 pm, 1 Washington Pl., Room 501

Friday, September 11, 2015
3:00 - 4:00 pm, 1 Washington Pl., Room 401


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 gallatin.global@nyu.edu.

Eligible Gallatin students may participate in the study away opportunities below.

NYU Semester or Academic Year Study Away

NYU maintains global sites in Abu Dhabi, Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence (La Pietra), London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington, DC, and Gallatin offers courses at many of them. This option is available for undergraduates only. 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.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis but should be submitted early. Priority application deadlines are September 15 for the spring semester and February 15 for the fall semester. Students apply online through the NYU Office of Global Programs, and applications must be accompanied by a short statement of purpose. No faculty reference is required.

Students who apply by the above dates will receive a decision from the NYU Office of Global Programs two weeks later. Students can apply after these dates but the decision may be delayed, and fewer spots are available.  

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.

For more information and instructions on how to access the online application, visit the NYU Office of Global Programs website.

Gallatin Travel Courses

In keeping with Gallatin's interdisciplinary, individualized philosophy, the School offers several one- to four-week study away 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 a semester-long course based at NYU's campus in New York that includes a week-long spring recess trip relating to the course topic. View the current academic year's Travel Course offerings here.

NYU Summer and January Term Study Away

NYU offers summer study away opportunities in more than 25 international locations. Offered through six of the NYU schools at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, the programs may be of general academic interest or may focus on a particular subject. The programs last from three to six weeks and participants earn NYU credit. Summer study abroad programs are typically offered at the NYU's global locations as well as Amsterdam, Athens, Beijing, Cape Town, Dublin, Geneva, Nice, Venice, and other international sites. For more information, see the NYU Summer Study Away website and the NYU January Term website.

NYU International Exchange

NYU undergraduate students have the opportunity to study at one of the University’s partner institutions by participating in a student exchange. The International Exchange Program enables students to study at distinguished research universities while retaining matriculation at NYU and earning NYU credit. While on an approved exchange, students pay NYU tuition and retain their financial aid package, including grants and scholarships. Many universities offer course work in English, while others require advanced knowledge of a foreign language. To attend, students must submit a formal application after consulting with their academic adviser. For more information, visit the NYU Exchange website.

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 gauranteed. 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


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Did You Know?

New York University now operates 13 comprehensive global campuses outside New York. Gallatin students study at all of them, immersing themselves in new cultures and often learning new languages in order to enhance their concentrations, prepare for graduate school, and develop skills sought by employers.



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