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Goree Island, Senegal

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New York University now operates 14 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.


Global Study

Gallatin Students explore West Africa

Gallatin students in Dakar, Senegal, March 2013


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 Washington Square with expanded academic and cultural horizons.

For more information about study away opportunities, contact the Gallatin Office of Global Programs, gallatin.global@nyu.edu.

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

NYU Semester or Academic Year Study Away

NYU maintains sites in Abu Dhabi, Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence (La Pietra), London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington, D.C., and 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.)

Applications are decided on a rolling basis and should be submitted early. Priority application deadlines are Sept. 15 for the Spring semester and Feb. 15 for the Fall semester. Students apply on-line through the NYU Study Away Office, and a short statement of purpose is required. No faculty reference is required.

Students who apply by the above dates will receive the NYU Office of Study Away's decision two weeks later. Students can apply after these dates, but the decision may be delayed, and fewer spots are available.  

For more information and instructions on how to access the online application, visit the NYU Study Away Office. 

Gallatin Travel Courses

In keeping with Gallatin's interdisciplinary, individualized philosophy, these one- to  four-week study away courses are small discussion-based seminars with Gallatin faculty that 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 historical sites and through meetings with local artists, intellectuals, and political figures. Begnning in Spring 2014, Gallatin will offer a semester-long course based in Washington Square 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 & 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 Academic Centers as well as Amsterdam, Athens, Beijing, Cape Town, Dublin, Geneva, Nice, Venice, and other international sites. For more information, visit the NYU Summer Study Away and NYU January Term web sites.

NYU International Exchange

NYU 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 Away

With prior approval, students may select a study away program offered by an accredited American or overseas institution other than NYU. Approval for the course of study must be obtained in advance and the credit awarded is counted as transfer credit. Undergraduate students should be aware that the final 32 credits toward the degree should be completed at NYU, although this may occur at an NYU academic center away. For more information, visit Gallatin's External Study page.


In general, students who want to study away should have a 3.0 GPA and no incompletes. First-year students are not permitted to study away and second-semester seniors are greatly discouraged. For more information about eligibility, contact the Gallatin Office of Global Programs, gallatin.global@nyu.edu

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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