Students of NYU Liberal Studies or Global Liberal Studies have the unique opportunity of completing the first-year degree requirements at one of NYU's exciting centers in Florence, London, Madrid, or Washington, DC. All students follow the same rigorous Liberal Studies curriculum whether enrolled at one of NYU's study away centers or on NYU's Washington Square campus.

Liberal Studies First Year Students in Florence begin their NYU career in the capital city of the Renaissance. The program is located at La Pietra, NYU's stunning 57-acre estate.


Through the Liberal Studies in London Program students spend their first year with NYU in one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. The NYU academic center is centrally located in the Bloomsbury neighborhood.

NYU Madrid

As a Liberal Studies student in Madrid you will experience all of the history and culture of this modern capital city. A short walk  of the city's most popular museums and parks, NYU Madrid is located in the city center. 


Liberal Studies students entering the university through the First Year Away Program in Washington, DC, lay the foundation of their undergraduate studies in our nation's capital. The NYU center is located a short walk from the National Mall and numerous mouments and museums.