NYU will offer eligible students a unique "Go Local" option for the Fall 2020 semester. Go Local is designed for undergraduates who may not be able to travel to their home campus this fall due to the uncertainties and restrictions on travel that COVID-19 has generated around the world. Students who meet certain requirements may enroll and take a number of in-person classes at another NYU location, provided that the location opens, that students can safely travel there from surrounding areas, and that there is available space. Decisions about opening each NYU global location for in-person classes in Fall will reflect local governmental and public health restrictions, among other factors.

To be eligible for Go Local at any NYU location, students must be able to live and study in that country for the duration of the semester without the issuance of a student visa. 

Please review all of the eligibility requirements and other information on this site, and if you are interested in the Go Local option, complete the Go Local Indication of Interest Form.

Although we cannot guarantee that we will be able to make Go Local available at every NYU location or to accommodate all students who may be interested, our goal is to build a program that meets the needs of as many students as possible. Once you receive a location approval, you will need to confirm by July 1 so that we know how many students have committed to each Go Local location and can plan accordingly. You should not purchase any travel or make changes to course registrations until directed to do so by the Office of Global Programs.

This site will be continually updated to provide the latest information on the Go Local option. Please note that Go Local is a special program for the Fall 2020 semester only.


Eligibility

In order to take advantage of the Go Local option, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have citizenship, residency, or other status that permits you to study in the country of your requested location without the issuance of a student visa. Note: Undocumented students attending NYU in New York are eligible to Go Local within the United States.
  • Be enrolled for the Fall 2020 semester as an NYU undergraduate in good standing.
  • Be physically located in the country in which you wish to study, or be able to travel to that country before the Fall semester begins. Notes:  1) The Go Local option at NYU Shanghai is open only to students already physically present in China as of May 15.  2) Restrictions on international travel are currently in place around the world. Commercial air travel to reach your desired location may not be available before the Fall semester begins.

First Year and New to NYU Transfer Students

Incoming first-year students and new transfer students entering NYU in Fall 2020 may be eligible for the Go Local option, depending on your school and your desired location. Not every location will be able to support first-year and new transfer students who seek to Go Local.

Graduate Students

Information about any Go Local options for graduate students will be posted here as it becomes available.

The table below highlights the groups most likely to be eligible for the Go Local option at each NYU location, although at this time, many borders remain fully closed to international travelers. This list will be updated as additional information about travel and visa policies becomes available.
NYU Location Potentially Eligible Groups
NYU New York Campus (United States) Citizens and permanent residents of the United States; F-1 and J-1 visa holders physically present in the United States as of June 1, 2020
NYU Abu Dhabi Campus (United Arab Emirates) Citizens and permanent residents of the UAE
NYU Shanghai Campus (China) If physically present in mainland China as of May 15, 2020: Citizens and permanent residents of mainland China; Mainland Entry Permit holders from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan
NYU Accra (Ghana) Citizens and permanent residents of Ghana; this could extend over the summer to ECOWAS member states, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
NYU Athens (Greece) Citizens of European Union member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom; permanent residents of Greece
NYU Berlin (Germany) Citizens of European Union member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom; permanent residents of Germany
NYU Buenos Aires (Argentina) Citizens and permanent residents of Argentina
NYU Florence (Italy) Citizens of European Union member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom; permanent residents of Italy
NYU London (United Kingdom) Citizens of the United Kingdom, European Union member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland; permanent residents of the United Kingdom
NYU Los Angeles (United States) Citizens and permanent residents of the United States; F-1 and J-1 visa holders physically present in the United States as of June 1, 2020
NYU Madrid (Spain) Citizens of European Union member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom; permanent residents of Spain
NYU Paris (France) Citizens of European Union member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom; permanent residents of France
NYU Prague (Czech Republic) Citizens of European Union member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom; permanent residents of the Czech Republic
NYU Sydney (Australia) Citizens and permanent residents of Australia; this could extend to New Zealand over the summer
NYU Tel Aviv (Israel) Citizens and permanent residents of Israel
NYU Washington, DC (United States) Citizens and permanent residents of the United States; F-1 and J-1 visa holders physically present in the United States as of June 1, 2020

Note: Some other groups may have rights to live and study in a selected Go Local country. You can provide relevant documentation in the Go Local interest form.


Locations

Some NYU locations may not be able to open for the Fall 2020 semester, due to local public health conditions, governmental restrictions, and other factors. NYU’s ability to offer a Go Local option at any location is subject to change or cancellation due to these considerations. This page will be updated as decisions are made for each location.

All open locations will operate with social distancing arrangements and other public health measures that will likely limit opportunities for large in-person gatherings and events. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.

To learn more about NYU’s global locations, click on the links below. Please keep in mind that some of the programs and offerings on these pages may not be possible to offer in Fall 2020.


Courses

Each open location will offer a range of courses. Under the Go Local option, we anticipate that you will construct a schedule that includes some courses that you take in-person and some that you take remotely. The courses you take remotely could be taught from your normal home campus and/or from other NYU locations, which could offer more convenient timings.

Wherever offered, students participating in the Go Local option will take at least one in-person course and, ideally, will have the opportunity to take at least two in-person courses from the local offerings. In some locations, you will likely be able to take more than two in-person courses, depending on availability.

Please note that class times listed in Albert reflect the local time zone of the location where they are taught. This may generate apparent scheduling conflict errors. The Office of Global Programs will assist Go Local students to override these errors in Albert.

In the meantime, do not drop any of your existing classes. If you are approved to Go Local, you will receive instructions for next steps.


Housing

For Go Local students, we will make NYU housing available to the extent possible. You should indicate your preference for housing in the Go Local interest form but be prepared to make your own arrangements if necessary. 

Additional information about housing options will be provided when you receive your approval to Go Local.


Calendar

Date Action
beginning May 19 Submit Go Local Interest Form (The original June 1 deadline has been extended. The Interest Form will be open as space remains available.)
beginning June 17 Receive response with location approval, where possible. Responses will be sent on a rolling basis.
July 1 Commit to enroll in Go Local (by 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time)
July TBD Register for class(es) at your Go Local location
Late July TBD Submit housing application (optional) 
August 1 Final day to submit Go Local Interest form

Note: Dates are subject to change, and any changes will be announced.


Submit an Interest Form

If you have already submitted a Fall application to study away and are interested in the Go Local option, click on your Fall 2020 application to submit an interest form.


FAQs

General FAQs

The following FAQs are applicable to all students including those not participating in Go Local or Study Away.

For information regarding Albert and Time Zone Navigation please refer to the questions under those categories in the Academic FAQs page below.

Go Local FAQs

The following information is applicable to all Go Local students.

Academic FAQs Page

Use the button below to access more detailed academic FAQs. Read the language on the FAQs page carefully as some information may not apply to all cohorts.

Contact Us

For more information about Go Local please email global.admissions@nyu.edu.