The Pathways program is part of an effort to provide opportunities for new incoming (both transfer and first-year) commuter students to engage in experiential learning outside the classroom. The program has themed learning communities that allow you to discover different topics with an NYU Faculty Member and either a Commuter Assistant or Transfer Ambassador as your guide. The program combines formal teaching, informal learning, creative activities, and personal support to bring students together to build a shared community while delving into all that New York City has to offer.
INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN: NYC IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT (freshman only):
Within the Internationally Known learning community, students will visit various New York City neighborhoods that have a significant immigrant cultural identity. During the year, students will visit distinct cultural enclaves in NYC with their Faculty Affiliate and Commuter Assistant as their guide. This program will afford an enhanced learning experience on the subject of immigration, New York City, and it’s relation to the past, present and future of New York City.
SCIFYI: EXPLORING SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (freshman only):
Within this learning community, students will participate and engage with a science and technology focused curriculum. Students will go on outings with their Faculty Affiliate and Commuter Assistant for an innovative way to explore science outside of the traditional classroom context. Students will be introduced to museums, science centers and other interesting locations throughout New York City to enhance their learning of science and technology in a fun and unique approach.
BOROUGHS AND BEYOND: CULTURE, ARTS AND THE CITY (transfers students only):
The Boroughs and Beyond learning community will allow for students to discover the rich cultural aspects of New York City through the lens of a broad range of arts. With both a Faculty Affiliate and Transfer Ambassador as their guide, students will travel to various neighborhoods within the five boroughs to explore how the arts (film, theatre, literature, culinary arts and other mediums) has shaped and developed the storied history of New York City and it’s residents.