At NYU Global Academic Centers, students have the incomparable opportunity to experience the culture of a foreign city firsthand with access to some of the country's most influential politicians, top journalists, distinguished musicians, and accomplished scholars. The curriculum offers content courses that explore the history, culture, and economy of the city.
NYU may already have approved certain courses offered for major or minor credit. Course equivalence charts are available for every semester. Please review them carefully. Helping advisees keep track of their academic progress—satisfying requirements, maintaining an adequate GPA, accumulating sufficient credits—is a basic part of the adviser’s job. Discussing your student’s progress avoids major problems later in the program, and shows them that you care. You should instruct students to check the statement of their academic progress through Albert—NYU’s online student information system—before coming to see you, or while they are in your office.
NYU's administrative staff and faculty in the destination city will help your student find their way around the city, as well as support them academically. Of course, NYU encourages all students enrolled abroad to remain in contact with their home adviser during their semester away from campus if they have any specific academic questions or concerns.
Study Abroad Advisers from Other Schools
NYU Global Programs enjoys working with students and study abroad advisers from colleges and universities throughout North America. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to better accommodate you or your students. Services we are happy to provide you include:
Each NYU Study Abroad program offers a unique curriculum that makes ample use of the city's resources. Most classes include field trips and site visits. In most locations, there is a required course in either the host country language or on the history and politics of the host country. Courses are taught in English, but students who are proficient in the language of the host country have opportunities to take courses in the local language. Site specific course offerings and academic programs can be found on the academics section of each Global Academic Center section on this site. You can also find a list of all course offerings, organized by department here.
Many of our sites offer students an opportunity to directly enroll in local universities. This not only expands the variety of courses available to students, but also allows more interaction with local students and introduces students to a new perspective on teaching and learning.
NYU Accra enjoys a strong multicultural exchange with scholars and students at our partner university in Accra, the University of Ghana-Legon. Many students compliment their studies at the NYU academic center by enrolling directly in one or two courses at Ghana-Legon.
NYU London has a partnership with the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), one of the world's preeminent centers for research in African studies. This exciting program is open to both NYU and non-NYU students during the fall term.
Students at the advanced Spanish level who study at NYU Madrid may take a course at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid for a full academic year or spring semester.
NYU Paris has a formal student exchange arrangement with the University of Paris VII (Denis Diderot), which permits NYU in Paris students to take courses at other branches of the University (Paris I, III, X) and specialized institutions such as the Institut d'Études Politiques, Ecole Normale Supérieur, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and Institut Catholique. Students who are at the advanced French level may take courses in French at all branches. Students who are not proficient in French may take courses in English in the Departments of Anglo-American Studies at the Universities of Paris III, VII and X.
NYU Tel Aviv students are allowed to enroll in courses for NYU credit at Tel Aviv University. Tel Aviv University is Israel's largest higher education institution and is home to 30,000 students studying in the academic areas of science, humanities and the arts.
Dates for the semesters vary. The calendars at NYU's Global locations may start earlier or later than NYU in New York due to program orientations and the observance of local holidays. The number of classroom hours, however, is the same at all locations. The arrival dates, start of classes, and end dates, and important academic deadlines for the current semester at each global site can be viewed on the calendars page.