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NYU Washington, DC

Washington, DC

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. Concentrated study and research in an array of subjects, including American studies, art history, business, environmental studies, history, journalism, metropolitan studies, politics, prelaw, and public policy is enhanced by access to Washington’s distinctive intellectual, political, and cultural life. Students learn under the guidance of a world-class faculty, and 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 of 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. 

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Fast Facts

Academic Calendar: Fall/Spring/J-Term

Credits: 12-16 NYU credits

Faculty and Staff: 31 instructors, 12 administrative staff

Course Language: English

Student Body: 70 students for fall 2015 term, enrollment expected to grow to over 100

Currency: US Dollar


Student Housing: Most students reside within doubles in a residence hall; a limited number of singles are available

Meals: Students have access to kitchens with pots and pans within their suites

NYU Washington, DC has been made possible through the generous leadership and support of alumni and friends, who have facilitated the University's purchase of this global academic site. To insure that the Center reaches its full potential, NYU will need additional capital, programming and endowment support. Naming opportunities are available for a variety of spaces within the Center. For more information, please contact Debra A. LaMorte, Senior Vice President, Office of University Development and Alumni Relations, at (212) 998-6411.

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The following NYU departments are key contributors to the NYU Washington, DC curriculum. Partnerships indicate departments with a significant curricular stake. Affiliations indicate the offering or development of at least one course.


Faculty of Arts & Science
    Environmental Studies
    International Relations
    Public Policy

Liberal Studies


College of Global Public Health


Faculty of Arts & Science
    Art History
    College Core Curriculum
    Social and Cultural Analysis (American Studies,                            Metropolitan Studies)



Social Work

    Business and Political Economy (BPE)


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