NYU Liberal Studies Freshmen in Washington, DC

Capitol Building

No global network would be complete without a location in the US capital, the seat of the federal government, home to 174 embassies, the headquarters of international policy-making bodies, think tanks, and the site of many museums, monuments, and cultural institutions. At NYU Washington, DC, the city is your classroom, a location where students learn from a world-class faculty taking advantage of the best of DC’s distinctive intellectual, political, and cultural life. In the spring semester, first-year students have the opportunity to engage in carefully selected and academically supervised internships with elected officials, government agencies, international organizations, NGOs, museums, media, and other institutions.

Students live and attend class just blocks from the White House, the World Bank, and the Smithsonian museums at the Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center, which features seminar rooms, an auditorium, reading room, and student lounges on each floor. The center also serves as a venue for dynamic public programming featuring leaders in government, business, and culture as well as notable public figures as part of the Weissberg Forum for Discourse in the Public Square. These events encourage students to discuss topical issues with distinguished speakers and contribute to an academic environment that deepens their understanding public policy, civic activism, cultural studies, international concerns, green initiatives, media matters, political debates, legal issues and business affairs. A large NYU alumni network provides additional opportunities for students, including support for our mentoring program.