UPDATE: The final application deadline for Go Local Spring 2021 has been extended to January 15thGraduate students interested in Go Local should contact their school for application deadlines.

12/18 application update - NYULA will be fully remote for ths Spring 2021 semester. No new Go Local at NYU Los Angeles will be accepted, but students are encouraged to enroll in NYULA remote courses.

12/1 application update - Go Local at NYU New York has moved to a waitlist. Any new applications will only be considered for a spot on the waitlist. All other locations remain available and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

NYU will offer eligible students a "Go Local" option for the Spring 2021 semester. Go Local is designed for undergraduates who may not be able to travel to their home campus for the upcoming spring semester. Students who meet certain requirements may enroll and take a number of in-person classes at another NYU location and/or live in NYU-arranged housing (where available), 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 and student housing in Spring will reflect local governmental and public health guidance, among other factors.

To be eligible for Go Local at any NYU location, students must be able to reside 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 application.

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 meet the needs of as many students as possible. Once you receive a location approval, you will need to confirm by *December 1. You should not purchase any travel 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.

*The NYU Shanghai confirmation date is December 1, 2020.


Eligibility

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

  • Students must be able to legally reside and study in a location without obtaining a new student visa or other University-provided documentation. Note: Undocumented students attending NYU in New York are eligible to Go Local within the United States.
  • Be eligible to enroll for the Spring 2021 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 Spring semester begins. Notes:  1) The Go Local option at NYU Shanghai gives priority in enrollment to students already physically present in China.  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 Spring semester begins.

First Year and New to NYU Transfer Students

Incoming first-year students and new transfer students entering NYU in Spring 2021 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

Graduate students interested in a Go Local option should contact their school.

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 able to be physically present in the United States by the start of Spring 2021 semester
NYU Abu Dhabi Campus (United Arab Emirates) Citizens and permanent residents of the UAE
NYU Shanghai Campus (China) 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
NYU Athens (Greece) Citizens of European Union member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland; permanent residents of Greece
NYU Berlin (Germany) Citizens of European Union member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland; permanent residents of Germany
NYU Buenos Aires (Argentina) Citizens and permanent residents of Argentina provided they are already in the country
NYU Florence (Italy) Citizens of European Union member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland; permanent residents of Italy
NYU London (United Kingdom) Citizens of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland; 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 able to be physically present in the United States by the start of Spring 2021 semester
NYU Madrid (Spain) Citizens of European Union member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland; permanent residents of Spain
NYU Paris (France) Citizens of European Union member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland; permanent residents of France
NYU Prague (Czech Republic) Citizens of European Union member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland; permanent residents of the Czech Republic
NYU Sydney (Australia) Citizens and permanent residents of Australia; citizens of New Zealand if the travel corridor between New South Wales and New Zealand is in effect
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 able to be physically present in the United States by the start of Spring 2021 semester

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 application.


Locations

Some NYU locations may not be able to open for the Spring 2021 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.

All open locations will operate with social distancing arrangements and other public health measures that will likely limit opportunities to small 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 Spring 2021.


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 may take one in-person course (of two or more credits, 3 or more credits required at NYU Shanghai) 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 once classes are announced, 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.

If you are approved to Go Local, you will receive instructions for next steps.

View the Full List of Global Site Courses Here

View Courses by Location


Housing

NYU will make University-arranged housing available to the extent possible. You should indicate your interest in receiving a NYU housing assignment in the Go Local application. Housing priority will be given to students enrolled in at least one in-person course. However, students can apply for housing without being enrolled in an in-person course (as long as they are enrolled as a full-time NYU student in a remote schedule) in Accra, Berlin, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington, DC. 

Additional information about housing options will be provided to students who are approved to Go Local when the housing application goes live later in the semester.


Sign Up for Facilities and Resources

For students who may live near a global site but do not wish to participate formally in the Go Local program, we invite you to stay connected with the NYU community by signing up to receive updates on virtual and in-person programming and to visit the site, where possible, for occasional use of NYU facilities and resources. 

Any student wishing to visit a global site will be required to follow the same guidelines as other students at the site, such as the use of a daily health screener and proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken right before your anticipated arrival.

Currently matriculated NYU undergraduate students may email global.admissions@nyu.edu to receive updates with information about opportunities by NYU location closer to the start of the Spring semester.

Note: Due to capacity concerns, we will not be able to provide access to NYU's degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai to students who are not enrolled in at least one locally-offered class.


Calendar

Update as of 12/18: The deadline to new applications for Go Local Spring 2021 is January 8th.

Update as of 10/31: Following the first deadline, Go Local at NYU Shanghai has moved to a waitlist. Any new applications will only be considered for a spot on the waitlist. All other locations remain available and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

Date Action
Beginning October 5 Submit Go Local Application
October 30

Deadline to apply to Go Local (and Internship Track, where available)

The application will remain available after this date only for locations that are able to enroll additional students.

Beginning November 2 Receive response from Office of Global Programs
Late November (TBD) Submit housing application (optional)
Week of December 7 Register for classes according to your scheduled appointment time

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


Submit an Application

Students with a Spring 2021 Study Away application interested in applying for Go Local must submit a new application.


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.

Academic FAQs Page

Use the button below to access more detailed academic FAQs.

Go Local FAQs

The following information is applicable to all Go Local students.

Contact Us

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