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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 2019

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

Application is now closed; please check back in Fall 2019 for updates

Info sessions with course instructors:

  • Berlin: Thursday, Feb. 14, 3:00 - 4:00, 1 Washington Pl. (Gallatin building), Rm. 801
  • Florence: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, 1 Washington Pl. (Gallatin building) Rm. 801
  • Paris: Thursday, Feb. 14, 10:00am - 11:00am, 1 Washington Pl. (Gallatin building), Rm. 801

Spring 2019

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: October 26 - EXTENDED to November6!

Info session with course instructor:

  • UPDATE: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2:00 - 3:00, 411 Lafayette St., Rm. 354 (conference room)

January Term 2019

Open to NYU students only. Gallatin will not offer a travel course during January 2019.

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


ENGLAND: Charles Dickens' Victorian London: Fictions of Urbanization
Sara Murphy. IDSEM-UG 1874/ELEC-GG 2690, 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


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

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

NYU Gallatin Office of Global Programs
411 Lafayette St., 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
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1 (212) 995-4265 fax

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