NYU in London. The student experience of a small liberal arts college. The quality and resources of a major research university.
Study Abroad can be an experience that transforms one's life: opening up new horizons, new possibilities, and new ideas. In a foreign country, things are done differently and that by itself can impact a student in many unpredictable ways. The important requirement for a successful experience is not to expect things to be 'just like home'.
NYU in London is committed to providing for its students every opportunity to be part of their host society and to take full advantage of the abroad experience. Its very full and diverse courses are taught by local professors, usually having full time posts in one of the colleges of the University of London.
Students become members of the University of London Student Union and the University of London Library (which maintains a course collection specifically for NYUL student use). As members of the Student Union, students have access to a wide array of clubs and associations in which they can participate.
A special arrangement with the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS), allows NYUL students to take up to two of their courses at SOAS, and brings SOAS students into any of three NYUL courses.
Students also take a special 2 credit course which introduces them to issues and problems of contemporary life in the UK, by bringing in each week a different speaker involved in UK social life, politics, culture, sport, religion, or science.