2020 is the perfect time to enroll at NYU Washington, DC. Being in Washington during a presidential election year provides an inside view of history in the making.
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Washington, DC, also reffered to as The District, is the capital of the United States. Founded on July 16, 1790, after the American Revolution, as the seat of government of the newly independent country. All three branches of the U.S. government are centered in the District: Congress, the president, and the Supreme Court. The city hosts 177 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profits, lobbying groups, and professional associations, including the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization of American States, AARP, the National Geographic Society, the Human Rights Campaign, the International Finance Corporation, and the American Red Cross. The District is an important world political capital. 

For students who are intersested in politics, finance, and global issues, The District provides incredible opportunities to have a front-row seat to history. With 2020 a presidential election year, students spending the fall in Washington, DC will be privey to the insiders view of the political process. 

Policy and Politics Course Offerings

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NYU DC provides public dialogues on politics, culture, business, environment, education – and more. The center convenes prominent experts of various perspectives to discuss matters most captivating to our students. Programs have ranged from jazz concerts, poetry readings, panel discussions, day-long conferences, a two-woman play, and many, many other types of events. Students are able to engage with the featured guests and ask them more about their expertise and career paths.  


Students engage in workshops both at the center and off site. These workshops provide students with up-close, personalized time to not only meet with professionals and experts but to participate in active discussion. Topics covered range from gun reform, LGBTQ+ rights, political activism, social entrepreneurship, and a multitude of others. Site visits include The Washington Post, U.S. State Department, NBC's Meet the Press tapings, Victory Institute, and others.


Washington, DC offers countless internship opportunities that NYU DC students advantage of. Past student internship placements include the U.S. Supreme Court, the Organization of American States, Human Rights Campaign, White House, various embassies, Women’s Foreign Policy Group, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, to name just a few. NYU DC staff provide guidance and support during the internship placement process along with the Wasserman Career Center.  


What better way to speak up and speak out, then to take part in the action? Students at NYU DC often participate in organized rallies and protest marches on all types of issues. Activism of this sort has taken place in the city long before this century, and continues to be a central gateway for people to gather and let their voices be heard.

What you can do in The District that you can't do anywhere else...