Study Abroad and Summer Programs
International education is a long-standing part of New York University’s global mission which includes a wide range of initiatives both in the United States and abroad to facilitate the exchange of knowledge across international boundaries. NYU’s study abroad tradition began in 1958 when NYU in Madrid opened its doors to American students. Since then NYU’s offerings of international opportunities has expanded rapidly and includes fully staffed academic centers in eight countries, exchange partnerships with some of the world’s most prestigious universities in 18 countries, short term summer programs in 17 countries, and specialized learning programs like film directing and nursing.
NYU operates nine programs during the academic year in Berlin, Germany; Florence, Italy; Accra, Ghana; London, England; Madrid, Spain; Prague, the Czech Republic; Shanghai, China and two in Paris, France – the NYU in Paris academic center and a separate arrangement with the American University of Paris.
Travel and study abroad are no longer adventuresome notions: they are rather essential ingredients of an in-depth education. In the crossover to the new millennium, phrases such as “transnational corporations,” “global economy,” and “multicultural aesthetics” speak to realities that already form the context for business, the arts, and scholarship. For us to live, work, and create in this new world, the act of learning must become a bridge that draws together distant peoples, diverse ideas, and diverse cultures.
NYU offers summer study in over 30 locations worldwide. Diverse curriculum and settings enhance the breadth of our offerings. The Faculty of Arts and Science has established programs in Athens, Beijing, Berlin, Cape Town, Dublin, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague Rostov-on-Don and Sicily. These diverse locations reflect NYU’s singular commitment to view the world as a classroom; to provide students abroad with reasonable and comfortable living; to blend different disciplines into a single avenue of knowledge; and to give meaningful, in-depth exposure to the richness of the past and the innumerable possibilities of the future.