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The essays that Albert Gallatin Scholars write in the Spring semester are published in an academic journal called Mosaic. Past themes have included “The Creation and Maintenance of the Nation-State” and “The Arts in Times of Social Change.”

Mosaic 2013-2014 E-Journal

Mosaic 2012 (.pdf)

Mosaic, 2011

Mosaic 2011

Mosaic

Mosaic 2010 (.pdf)

Albert Gallatin Scholars

AGS

AGS students in Istanbul

The Albert Gallatin Scholars Program (AGS) offers exceptional entering undergraduate students an enriched educational and cultural experience that includes special seminars, intellectual mentoring, and international travel opportunities. The program also offers access to cultural and social pursuits that are made possible by Gallatin's location in New York City, the artistic, financial and media capital of the world.

Offers of membership to AGS are extended as part of the admissions process prior to the first year, and students are eligible for membership through all four years of their time at Gallatin, provided they continue to meet the program's requirements.

Year-long Program

Each year, AGS explores a broad intellectual theme that provides context for the fall semester's seminars, the international study trip in January and the essays that Scholars write in the spring semester. The essays are published in Mosaic, the academic journal that Scholars produce. Past themes have included "The Creation and Maintenance of the Nation-State" and "The Arts in Times of Social Change."

In addition, throughout the year Scholars are invited to attend concerts, plays, gallery openings, films and lectures that stimulate intellectual curiosity. Gallatin subsidizes entry fees to most events. Scholars are also encouraged to make a meaningful contribution to community or public service by choosing or creating a volunteer project that benefits others and promises to be personally valuable and intellectually enriching to themselves. Some examples include volunteer work with Campus Harvest, Grand Street Settlement, the NYU Anti-Hunger League, Words Without Borders and the Bowery Mission.

International Travel

Scholars may participate in two international study trips with the group during their undergraduate years; generally, they can choose which trips. To prepare for travel, Scholars study the culture, history and economy of the country to be visited. Gallatin subsidizes the cost of international travel, with Scholars usually contributing between $400 and $500, depending on the actual expenses incurred. Recent trips have been to India, Venezuela, Turkey, South Africa, Vietnam, Spain-Morocco, and Chile-Argentina. View photos from recent AGS trips!

Biweekly Seminars

To explore the annual theme and prepare for the trips, Scholars are required to attend a series of seminars in the fall semester where they meet with guest lecturers and discuss the politics, art, language, economics, environment and culture of the country to be visited. Short readings are required for most meetings.

Membership

Entering first-year students are invited to participate in the program based on their academic record and extracurricular achievements in high school; there is no application. To remain active in the program, Scholars must maintain a 3.5 GPA at NYU and participate regularly in scheduled meetings and cultural activities. 



Faculty Profile

Chinnie Ding

Chinnie Ding
AGS Faculty Mentor, 2014-15

Chinnie Ding is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Harvard University. Her research and teaching interests include Modernism, poetry, Asia, labor, political feeling, cinema, dance, opera, and visual art. more>

 

Patrick McCreery

Patrick McCreery
AGS Administrative Director


Patrick McCreery's teaching and research interests lie in the areas of sexual politics, family life, and social space in the United States. more>

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