New Study Away Program in Los Angeles

A new type of study away program

Over the past year, faculty from five schools (Abu Dhabi, Gallatin, Steinhardt, Stern, and Tisch) have collaborated on the development of a new type of study away program in Los Angeles, which will open in Fall 2019. The new program, which builds on one that Tisch has been running since 2015, will give undergraduates who may be planning for careers in the entertainment and media industries the opportunity to gain professional experience (via an internship or other experiential opportunity) while maintaining a full course load. Initially, the program will offer a tightly focused set of about 10 courses per term. More information is available at nyu.edu/la-program.

The Los Angeles skyline

Site Director Searches for Madrid and Accra


Apply with your CV and a cover letter


A search is underway to succeed outgoing site director Professor Robert Lubar Messeri (IFA) in Madrid. All tenured faculty from New York, Abu Dhabi, or Shanghai, and all full-time contract faculty from New York, Abu Dhabi, or Shanghai with at least five years of full-time appointments with NYU are eligible to apply; fluency in Spanish and extensive experience in the country or region are required. Please indicate your interest by sending your CV and a cover letter to Nancy Morrison (nancy.morrison@nyu.edu), Vice President of Global Programs, no later than January 11, 2019. Please first speak with your chair or dean if you are considering applying for this position. Interviews will take place in January/February 2019 and we hope to announce the appointment by March 2019.

The search for a new site director for Accra will be announced in February 2019. If you would like notification of this search, please email global.feedback@nyu.edu.

New Site Directors in Paris and Florence

Bienvenue and benvenuto!

We are excited to welcome new faculty site directors at two of our European sites. In Paris, Professor Alfred Galichon (Economics and Mathematics) became director in September 2018, while in Florence, Professors Perri Klass (Journalism and Pediatrics) and Larry Wolff (History and European and Mediterranean Studies) will become co-directors in January 2019.

Left: New Site Directors. Center: Eiffel Tower. Right: La Pietra, Home of NYU Florence

New Academic Offerings at the Global Sites

New Courses

Browse the full list for 2018-19


Schools and departments continue to expand their offerings at the sites. Some of the new offerings this year are highlighted below, and you can browse the full list of new courses.

Computer Science and Mathematics in Paris
Over the next year, Courant is ramping up to six courses per term in Paris, including Introduction to Machine Learning, Data Structures, and Linear Algebra. This marks the first time Computer Science courses have been taught at the global sites, and we are already seeing strong student interest across multiple schools and majors.

Emerging Media in Berlin
Growing out of a multi-disciplinary faculty site visit last January, a newly developed Emerging Media course, Augmenting the Gallery, will launch in Berlin in Spring 2019.

Engineering in London
Tandon will sponsor its first courses at a global site — in London — in Spring 2019. Sophomore engineering majors can now take three key courses in Physics and Mathematics, along with an open elective, ensuring that they can continue to make progress toward the degree while studying in London.

New Academic Partnerships in London

New partnerships with exceptional local institutions

Legal Studies with Birkbeck
NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has partnered with Birkbeck, University of London, to offer a unique opportunity for students in NYUAD’s new Legal Studies major. By combining focused studies in Abu Dhabi with a year in London, students in the major will take courses that prepare them for qualifying as solicitors in the UK legal system, recognized in dozens of countries around the world. The program will begin in Spring 2019.

Film and Television with the National Film and Television School (NFTS)
NFTS will be teaching Directing the Actor, a course for select NYU London students starting Spring 2019, at their state of the art facilities in Beaconsfield. NFTS is one of the world’s top international film schools, and was honored to receive both the 2018 BAFTA for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

Exterior of Birkbeck, the University of London

New Faculty Fund for NYU/Birkbeck Collaborations

New Grants

Faculty funding to support scholarly activity and collaboration between NYU and Birkbeck


New York University and Birkbeck, University of London, are announcing the establishment of a new fund for faculty from both institutions, designed to support scholarly activity that will deepen research and pedagogical collaborations between the two universities. Recipients of these grants can use their awards for travel and other expenses related to annual lectures, conferences, workshops, faculty exchanges or meetings for "works in progress" between the two universities. The application for funding can be found here.

The creation of this new fund is a natural evolution of already established connections between NYU and Birkbeck. A number of faculty affiliated with Birkbeck teach at NYU London, and there are several burgeoning scholarly connections between the two faculties in the areas of Victorian Studies, Neural Science/Psychology, Jewish Studies, Medieval Studies, and Cities/Urban Culture. By tapping this fund, we anticipate that faculty will find new areas of interest to both Birkbeck and NYU.

New Academic Center in Madrid

NYU Madrid will be moving to a new home in the central Chueca district as of January 2019. The new center will triple our academic space — including 13 classrooms — to support an increase in scholarly and student interest in the site.

Exterior photo of the NYU Madrid Global Academic Site and a photo of the Madrid cityscape.

Student Participation in Study Away Continues to Grow

NYU ranks #1 for the number of U.S. students abroad.

Setting a new high, 46% of bachelor’s degree recipients in NYU’s Class of 2018 spent at least one term away from their home campus. This reflects steady growth from 40% in the Class of 2015, and NYU continues to rank #1 for the number of U.S. students studying abroad, according to the Institute for International Education’s annual Open Doors Report. (NYU also ranks first in hosting the most international students of any American college or university.) It is noteworthy that more than 80% of NYU’s incoming first-year students report that they plan to study away before graduating; we are likely to see continued growth and appreciate our partnerships with academic departments in building these programs.

Spotlight On... Sydney

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The fourth issue of Observatory, NYU Sydney's online periodical, has hit the (metaphorical) stands! The current issue includes an article about the site's development of a "reconciliation action plan," which is designed to increase engagement with Sydney's Indigenous communities, and is part of a broader national movement to strengthen relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The 50-page publication, written by staff and students, is designed to give students — prospective, current, and past — an up-close glimpse of what life is like at the site, ranging from stories on conferences, to course projects, to travel in Australia, and beyond.

Contact Information for Global Network Faculty Leaders

Get in Touch

You can also send questions to global.feedback@nyu.edu


Several senior faculty members have full- or part-time leadership roles related to the global network at the University level. Please reach out to any of us with questions about starting a study away program for your students, enhancing current offerings, connecting with the sites to support your research, or any other issue. We will answer directly or connect you to others who can best answer your question(s). If you’re unsure of whom to contact, you can also always reach the Office of Global Programs at global.feedback@nyu.edu.

Linda G. Mills, Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice Provost for Global Programs and University Life
Silver School of Social Work

Eliot Borenstein, Senior Academic Convenor for the Global Network
Russian and Slavic Studies and East Asian Studies, FAS


Marianne Petit, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Network Academic Planning
ITP/IMA, Tisch

Gbenga Ogedegbe, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Network Academic Planning
School of Medicine; College of Global Public Health

Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Network Faculty Planning
History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, FAS