Current NYU Students


Often time the fall and spring semesters can be overly hectic for students — a full-time course load, student club responsibilities, work, internship commitments and social obligations. This busy time forces students to focus mainly on their academic progress which doesn't always allow freedom to explore a new interest or take advantage of the many cultural resources that originally drew them to New York City.

January Term provides an array of courses enabling students to earn academic credit in courses that can help you accelerate your degree completion or concentrate on personal interests. Use Albert to search for courses and make the most of your winter break.

In need of financial aid for January Term?

Current undergraduate students may qualify for financial support while taking January Term classes. Review the Financial Aid and Tuition Page for more information.

Housing Information

Housing may be available for current NYU students looking for accommodations during January Term. Please refer to the January Term Housing website for more information.

NYU Abu Dhabi January Term

NYU Abu Dhabi offers January Term (J-Term) courses in locations around the world, all of which are open to full-time NYU undergraduates in their sophomore, junior or senior year. These courses give students from Abu Dhabi, New York, & Shanghai the opportunity to study together & experience the rich diversity of the NYU Global Network.

NYU Shanghai January Term

NYU Shanghai offers January Term (J-Term) courses at the NYU Shanghai campus in Shanghai, China. These courses give students the opportunity to study away in Shanghai and experience the excitement and wonder of Shanghai, one of the most dynamic cities in Asia.

NYU Washington, D.C. January Term

Get to The Nation's capital and experience The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Causes and Consequences course. Students will undertake an in-depth examination of the election and consider together how the nation's newly elected president will govern. In class learning will be complemented with guest speakers, opportunities to meet government employees, and visits to national museums and monuments.