Election Season in Washington, DC

At NYU Washington, DC, students have the exciting opportunity to earn credits toward their degree while experiencing a U.S. presidential election from the nation's capital. During the fall 2020 semester students will have access to public dialogues with distinguished speakers, special programming and workshops, a robust internship program, and more. There are numerous opportunities for students with an interest in activism or public policy. 

No global network would be complete without a location in the U.S. capital - the seat of the federal government; home to 177 embassies; headquarters of international policy-making bodies and 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 more!

Students live and attend class at the Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center, which features seminar rooms, an auditorium, reading room, and student lounges and is located just blocks from the White House, the World Bank, and the Smithsonian museums. 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 also provides personal and professional development opportunities. 

Support the Washington, DC Center

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 the Office of University Development and Alumni Relations at (212) 998-6411.

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Partnerships & Affiliations

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
- History
- International Relations
- Journalism
- Politics
- Public Policy

Liberal Studies
NYU Wagner
School of Global Public Health


Faculty of Arts & Science

- Art History
- College Core Curriculum
- English
- Social and Cultural Analysis (American Studies, Metropolitan Studies)

Social Work
NYU Stern

- Business and Political Economy (BPE)

Fast Facts

Academic Calendar: Fall/Spring/J-Term

Credits: 12-16 NYU credits

Faculty and Staff: 31 instructors, 15 administrative staff 

Course Language: English

Student Body: Up to 119 students each semester

Currency: US Dollar 

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

Meals: Each student apartment has its own kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, toaster oven, and basic set of pots and pans.

Internship Placements

intern with one of numerous organizations including NGOs, media outlets, or museums and experience first hand the close connection between international affairs and everyday life.
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NYU Washington DC

Global Leadership Program

This unique program fosters the practice of ethical and inclusive leadership and will prepare students to assume leadership roles in the public and private sectors.
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Public Events

The academic center hosts a variety of events that feature leaders in government, business, and culture as well as notable public figures as part of DC Dialogues.
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