Alternative Locations to New York
The Office of Global Programs received a record number of applications to study away in New York in the 2020-21 academic year, far exceeding previous years’ totals. All students who meet general eligibility requirements and who requested to study away in New York have been approved for at least one semester there.
However, approval for two semesters in New York cannot be guaranteed and should not be expected. This applies to full-year applications as well as separate Fall and Spring applications. This page provides resources to help students identify other outstanding study away opportunities in the global network.
New Computer Science, Math, and Business Courses in London and Paris
In light of very high demand in fields such as Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, and Finance, as well as the possibility of restricted entry to the United States for International students, we are expanding course offerings at NYU London and NYU Paris as of Fall 2020. Click the links to see the full list of planned courses at each location. NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai also offer a large number of courses in these fields.
The Office of Global Programs will also host webinars to provide additional information on options for students pursuing studies in Business and Finance, Business and Marketing, Computer Science, and/or Data Science. Zoom details will be sent to students via email.
- April 13, 9:00-10:30 AM, Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4)
- April 16, 9:00-10:30 AM, Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4)
You should also contact your academic advisor to discuss your options and help you plan.
High-Demand Courses and Seat Availability
In approving study away locations, the Office of Global Programs is extremely mindful to ensure that students have a positive experience and can continue to make timely progress toward completing their degrees. Numerous courses at the New York campus do not have enough available seats to accommodate the full demand in any given semester, including key courses that serve as prerequisites to higher-level courses in certain majors. At the same time, space remains available in many of these same courses taught at other locations.
Click here for a guide to high-demand courses taught in New York and elsewhere, with projected seat availabilities by location.
Navigating Potential Restrictions on Travel
The Office of Global Programs is committed to helping you realize your study away goals and we are preparing to welcome you to your site for the Fall semester. Obviously, this is a difficult time to plan for any travel, given the constantly shifting, widespread nature of COVID-19. As we have all seen, governmental responses to the coronavirus pandemic worldwide have often limited the ability of individuals to travel internationally. There is significant uncertainty regarding the length of these restrictions and how they may affect different parts of our global student body. We are planning for study away should conditions improve, but please understand that the situation is going to be fluid across all of our sites, and between now and the start of the Fall semester, we may be forced to consider a range of alternatives, including extending the current suspensions of operations at certain sites, or potentially delaying the start of the Fall semester. However, we promise that we will remain in close contact with you throughout this period, and if for some reason you are unable to study away this Fall, we will do everything possible to accommodate you at your approved location(s) in the future. Given the nature of this unprecedented situation, please do not purchase airfare until you apply for your student visa in early summer and we can better predict the Fall semester. Please look for updates at Fall 2020 Study Away Planning. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
We deeply appreciate your flexibility in navigating the unprecedented challenges the coronavirus has created. We have been working closely with students and families to address the crisis we have been facing around the world and will continue to do so as we plan for those of you who intend to study away next year. Please know that our decision-making is first and foremost guided by the health and well-being of our student community, followed closely by our commitment to ensuring you are able to continue to make academic progress within NYU’s global network.