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Service Learning Experience for Transfer and Visiting Students



The TransferMation Program is designed to empower and challenge service-minded transfer and visiting students as they participate in NYC service projects, leadership activities and an Alternative Spring Break trip. The program will bring together new and returning transfer students for an opportunity to develop leadership skills through direct service, education and reflection; while encouraging personal growth, social awareness, and active citizenship. The TransferMation program is advised by returning transfer students from the Transfer Student Programs. 

Applications for the 2016-2017 TransferMation Alternative Break Trip will open this fall!

Contact Amber Lodman, for more information or if you have any questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

TransferMation is open to all students who have transferred to NYU from another college or university. Priority will be given to students who are starting their first semester at NYU Washington Square.

Students will hold weekly planning meetings, host fundraisers throughout the semester, and engage in monthly community service projects. Time commitments will vary depending on each month’s project but students should be prepared to dedicate approximately 10-12 hours a month to the TransferMation program. Participants also travel on an Alternative Spring Break trip. Participants' commitment is for one full academic year.

An Alternative Break is a trip where a group of students engage in volunteer service, typically for a week. The trip focuses on a specific community or social issue, such as poverty, education, hunger, environment and so on. For TransferMation, students will participate in an Alternative Spring Break.  For more information, visit NYU Alternative Breaks.

The Alternative Weekend Break is mandatory and a highlight of the TransferMation experience. The cost of the Alternative Break varies depending on the location. Participants will create and host fundraisers throughout the year to raise finances for the Alternative Break.

The trip is led by two former TransferMation participants and advised by a graduate student from the Student Resource Center.


Applicants will be notified via email by early October.


Spring 2015 | West Virginia

Spring 2014 | Oklahoma

Spring 2013 | Philadelphia, PA

Fall 2012 Group | Philadelphia, PA

Fall 2011 | New Jersey

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