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NYU London class

At NYU in London, you will attend NYU's Liberal Studies Freshman in London Program, taking classes and seminars with a small community of highly talented and diverse students. On completion of the first year of study, students will continue enrollment as Liberal Studies sophomores at our New York City campus.

Liberal Studies offers two programs: a two-year program that provides students with a foundation for further study at the other NYU undergraduate schools, and a four-year program leading to the Global Liberal Studies Bachelor of Arts degree. Both programs share a core curriculum, a rigorous two-year course of study in the global liberal arts in a small class setting that facilitates students' participation. Both programs encourage students to begin their study at one freshman year campuses in Paris, Florence, or London.

All courses of the Liberal Studies curriculum carry four credit hours. A normal course load is comprised of four 4-credit courses and the required 2-credit course for a total of 18 credits. Liberal Studies students studying in London are invited to attend a 2-credit course which meets once per week called "Issues in Contemporary British Politics and Culture." This course features guest speakers who highlight different areas of the daily life and historic traditions of England and lead students to an understanding and appreciation of the country around them. Information on registering for this class will be emailed to you after the May 1 deposit deadline.

Click here to learn more about NYU in London's policy on absences.

Approximately 200 upperclassmen per semester will be at the center with you studying in areas such as business, science, history, art, and politics. 

The Sophomore Year in New York

Students who have completed the Liberal Studies Freshmen in London Program will begin their sophomore year at NYU’s campus in Greenwich Village. They will join their classmates in New York and will have successfully met all of the same academic requirements.

On arrival, students will continue to be part of a community of outstanding undergraduates. The difference? They will make their home in New York City, in residence halls near Washington Square, the heart of NYU in New York. Liberal Studies sophomores continue the academic work begun in the UK. A tailor-made orientation will welcome them to New York and encourage their acclimation to their new academic home.

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