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Academic Program

At NYU Florence, you will attend NYU's Liberal Studies First Year in Florence Program, taking classes and seminars with a small community of highly talented and diverse students. On completion of the first year of study in Florence, students will continue enrollment as sophomores at our New York City campus.

Liberal Studies offers two courses of study: a two-year Core Program that provides students with a foundation for further study at the other NYU undergraduate schools, and a four-year program leading to the Global Liberal Studies Bachelor of Arts degree. Both programs share a core curriculum, a rigorous two-year course of study in the global liberal arts in a small class setting that facilitates students' participation. Both programs encourage students to begin their study at one of the first year program locations in Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, and Washington, DC. 

In Florence, approximately 250 upperclassmen will be at the center with you, studying the history of Europe and its extraordinary cultural legacy of art, literature and philosophy at the NYU center in Florence.

All students take intensive Italian at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level in both semesters of study.

Sophomore Year in New York

Students who have completed the Liberal Studies First Year in Florence Program will begin their sophomore year at NYU’s campus in Greenwich Village. They will join their classmates in New York and will have successfully met all of the same academic requirements.

On arrival, students will continue to be part of a community of outstanding undergraduates. The difference? They will make their home in New York City, in residence halls near Washington Square, the heart of NYU in New York. Liberal Studies sophomores continue the academic work begun in Italy. A tailor-made orientation will welcome them to New York and encourage their acclimation to their new academic home.

For more details about how the sophomore year will look, students can visit the Liberal Studies website