NYU Paris students at museum

The Academic Program

At NYU Paris, you will participate in the Liberal Studies Freshmen in Paris program, taking classes and seminars with a small community of highly talented and diverse students. On completion of the first year of study, students will continue enrollment as Liberal Studies sophomores at our New York City campus.

Liberal Studies offers two programs: a two-year 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 freshman year campuses in Paris, Florence, or London.

Approximately 150 upperclassmen and graduate students per semester will be at the center with you, studying the history of Europe and its extraordinary cultural legacy of art, literature and philosophy in Paris. All students take intensive French at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level in both semesters in Paris.

The Sophomore Year in New York

Students who have completed the Liberal Studies Freshmen in Paris 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 France. A tailor-made orientation will welcome them to New York and encourage their acclimation to their new academic home.