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 2018

Open to NYU and non-NYU students. Application Deadlines: Round 1: Dec. 1 | Round 2: Feb. 1 (priority for Gallatin Dean's Scholarship) | Round 3: March 1 [No longer accepting applications; check back in Fall 2018 for program updates]

Info sessions with course instructors:

Info sessions will not be held in Spring 2018, but come to Gallatin Global's general study away info session to learn more: Tuesday, Jan. 30, 12:30-1:30, Rm. 801, 1 Washington Pl.

  • Paris: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 11:00-12:00, Rm. 801, Gallatin (1 Washington Pl.)
  • Berlin: Thursday, Nov. 9, 11:00-12:00, Rm. 801, Gallatin (1 Washington Pl.)
  • Senegal: Monday, Nov. 6, 1:30-2:30, Rm. 801, Gallatin (1 Washington Pl.)

Berlin: Capital of Modernity

GERMANY: June 2-30, 2018. Instructors: Karen Hornick & Fredric Smoler. TRAVL-UG 9500, 4 credits

Paris: Black / City of Light

FRANCE: May 28 - June 16, 2018. Instructor: Myisha Priest. TRAVL-UG/GG 9301, 4 credits

Senegal: Urbanisms

SENEGAL: June 9-30, 2018. Instructor: Rosalind Fredericks. TRAVL-UG 9801, 4 credits

Spring 2018

Open to NYU students only. Students attend a spring semester course at NYU's Washington Square campus and travel to a location related to the course topic during Spring Break.

Application Deadline: UPDATE: extended to Nov. 7! [No longer accepting applications; check back in Fall 2018 for program updates]

Info session with course instructor:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 19, 3:00-4:00, Rm. 801, Gallatin (1 Washington Place)

London: Dickens

Spring semester at NYU Washington Square with travel to ENGLAND: March 11-18, 2018. Instructor: Sara Murphy. IDSEM-UG 1874/ELEC-GG 2690, 4 credits

January Term 2018

Open to NYU students only. Gallatin will not offer a travel course during January 2018.

Past Years' Travel Courses

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


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

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

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

Contact Info

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411 Lafayette St., 3rd Floor
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1 (212) 995-4265 fax

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