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Gallatin Travel Courses


Gallatin offers small, intensive, discussion-based seminars led by Gallatin faculty away from NYU's Washington Square campus. These travel courses are designed for students to explore particular cultural or historical topics in-depth in another country or region. Students experience the location hands-on through visits to museums and sites of historical, cultural, and political significance.

Courses and topics vary each year. For these unique courses, the School seeks dedicated, inquisitive students who are eager to build a community with professors and fellow students. Interested students are encouraged to apply early, as most programs fill on a rolling basis.


Minimum 3.0 GPA and good academic & disciplinary standing. Most Gallatin travel courses are open to undergraduates of all NYU schools, and some are open to graduate students and students outside NYU. See course pages for additional details.

Financial Aid

Students are advised to search and apply early for financial aid, if needed. See our Financial Aid for Study Away page for opportunities.

Summer 2022 Travel Courses

The summer 2022 study abroad programs are currently planned to run; The university continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on future travel. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our first priority.


The application for Summer 2022 Gallatin travel courses is now open. Apply here


Application deadlines

  • Round 1: Feb. 15, 2022
  • Round 2: March 10, 2022*

*Admission on a rolling basis after March 10 pending space availability.


Attend a virtual information session to learn more about our upcoming summer travel courses. Click on a link below to RSVP:


Non-NYU Study Away Summer 2022

SOUTH AFRICA | Art in the Anthropocene (Georgetown University) is being co-taught by Gallatin Professor David Brooks. Gallatin students can receive transfer credit for this external program and are encouraged to apply.  Interested students should apply to this program on the Georgetown program website, and also complete the Gallatin International external study application found on the Non-NYU Study Abroad program webpage

Past Years' Travel Courses


ITALY: Italian Renaissance, Art, and Literature: The Culture Explosion
Bella Mirabella. TRAVL-GG 2060, 4 credits. Florence

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

GERMANY: Berlin: Capital of Modernity
Karen Hornick & Fredric Smoler. TRAVL-UG 9500, 4 credits. Berlin

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

USA: Hawaii: Island Science
Matthew Stanley. TRAVL-UG 9050, 4 credits. Hilo, HI

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

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

ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires: In and Of the City
Michael Dinwiddie & Mark McMeley. TRAVL-UG 9400, 4 credits. Buenos Aires

CZECH REPUBLIC: Prague: Design as Performance
Kristin Horton. TRAVL-UG 9250, 4 credits. Prague

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

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


ENGLAND: Charles Dickens' Victorian London: Fictions of Urbanization
Sara Murphy. TRAVL-UG 9130, 4 credits. London

IRELAND: James Joyce and Interdisciplinary Modernism
Greg Erickson. IDSEM-UG 1743, 4 credits. Dublin

SRI LANKA: Human Rights: Local and Global
Vasuki Nesiah. IDSEM-UG 1825, 4 credits. Colombo

USA: The Detroit Cycle: 21st-Century Reinvention(s)
Michael Dinwiddie. IDSEM-UG 1993, 4 credits. Detroit, MI

January Term

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

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

Contact Info

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