Note: This information applies to NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai students considering a semester in New York. Students from other colleges and universities who are interested in enrolling as a visiting student at NYU's campus in New York should consider programs hosted by NYU's Office of University Programs.

New York City goes by many names: the big apple, the city that never sleeps, Gotham, the empire city, and the world’s melting pot. No matter what name you use, a semester in New York is fast-paced, exciting, and demanding. Students not only face the challenge of living in one of the world’s most dynamic cities, they also learn to navigate NYU in New York, one of the largest universities in the U.S.

Students who spend a semester at NYU New York will have access to a wide variety of courses across NYU’s undergraduate schools and programs located on the Washington Square and Brooklyn campuses. A semester in New York offers a great opportunity to explore new areas of interest both within and outside a student’s major area of study. Students may participate in a myriad of programs and activities offered by the university, including faculty-guided off-campus trips, volunteer projects, and city tours that allow students to become acquainted with the city of New York and build connections with the existing NYU New York community.