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Global Network University

NYU has embarked on the project of becoming a Global Network University, a university that challenges the idea that a university can only deliver education at a single home campus. Instead, we have created a structure that allows students and faculty to gather in a set of key locales around the globe to forge new ideas, advance the questions we ask about the world, and create solutions for the problems that beset us all.


This Global Network University model has emerged as a natural and logical extension of NYU’s research and teaching agendas; flowing from our eco-systemic relation to New York City, the diversity of thought represented by all of our schools, colleges, and programs—and our internationally connected and collaborative faculty. Students and faculty interact with their urban environment in countless meaningful and essential ways, using these locations as a major asset.

Students and faculty alike broaden the scope of vision and knowledge through international learning. Opportunities include study abroad programs, direct-exchange programs with world-renowned institutions, and curriculum-driven international programming offered through the specific schools or departments. All locations within the network are also accessible for individual research that springs from individual academic ideas and goals.

Part of NYU’s teaching mission consists in preparing students for lives in a diverse world, and faculty at NYU believe that such preparation is most effective when the outside world is not held at bay. This same principle holds true as we create a Global Network University that is both “in and of the city” and “in and of the world.”  Around the world, students work closely with faculty and with their peers on shared commitments.  They apply what they learn and develop the skills and qualities—both needed and expected in this increasingly integrated, global climate—to make a real difference in the world. 

Graduate Programs:

Through immersion in local culture and society, NYU Silver’s global learning opportunities provide students with the ability to examine social policy and social work practice as well as contemporary social, political, and economic issues from a global perspective while gaining a deeper understanding first hand of diverse cultures.

Through an international lens, students can focus on:

  • Advanced clinical theory
  • Community engagement
  • Health and social welfare issues
  • Social justice and social movement
  • Global mental health
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma

Several study abroad options allow for language immersion and residing with local families. Students are encouraged to reflect on social conditions and the multicultural values, ethics, ideologies, and approaches used in social work practice.

For more information visit NYU Silver’s Global Learning website.

Designed for both the busy working professional and full-time graduate student the Steinhardt School of Education offers an international study component to complement many degree programs. Intensive study programs between semesters and during spring break as well as summer allow students to obtain credits towards their degree through exciting opportunities abroad.

The Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University offers complete degree programs abroad in Florence, Madrid, and Paris.

New York University Spain offers a unique one-year graduate program leading to an M.A. in Hispanic literature or Hispanic civilization. Students are admitted for the academic year and courses are taught by distinguished NYU and Spanish university faculty, poets, writers, and filmmakers.

Two distinct M.A. programs are offered at New York University Paris by the Graduate School of Arts and Science at NYU. One leads to the M.A. degree in French Literature, and the other to the M.A. degree in French Language and Civilization.

NYU’s Department of Italian Studies offers a one-year M.A. program in Italian Studies at its site in Florence, the historic Villa La Pietra.  The 12-month program includes the possibilities for internships and independent studies as well as seminars and coursework at the Università di Firenze, the Istituto italiano di scienze umane, and NYU in Florence.

The Rory Meyers College of Nursing offers a 3-point winter intersession course in Florence, Italy. Aspects of current health care delivery issues with comparisons to the United States and those in Italy and Western Europe will be studied. The program is open to both graduate and undergraduate NYU students.


NYU Stern partners with leading academic institutions in Europe and Asia to deliver joint degree programs for global managers.

The TRIUM Global Executive MBA is a joint degree that seamlessly blends thought leadership and world class business instruction from three world renowned universities:

For more information please visit the TRIUM Executive MBA web site

Stern offers a joint M.S. degree in Global Finance from NYU Stern and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  This one-year, part-time program is underpinned with a global perspective and the latest insights from Wall Street and the emerging Asian market. Participants will emerge with the skills to contribute to the economic development of the region, and to cope with the rapid changes underway there.

For more information please visit the NYU/HKUST M.S. web site.

Students can pursue an Executive Master of Science in Risk Management with Stern and Amsterdam Institute of Finance.  Participants in the AIF-NYU Stern Executive Master of Science in Risk Management program will gain a global perspective of risk management from an international faculty and participants and through courses held in Europe and the US, with ample opportunity to cross-learn and share best practices.

For more information please visit the AIF-NYU M.S. web site.

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