Student Advisement

Study Abroad for NYU Steinhardt Students

CORE Curriculum

In general, undergraduate students may use NYU study abroad course work to satisfy the Core Curriculum and/or liberal arts and/or unrestricted elective requirements. Students should consult the Study Abroad website, the Study Abroad Advisement and Registration Steps as well as the Core Curriculum Equivalency Chart.

In some cases, departmental advisers may request specialization course substitutions with study abroad course offerings. Students will receive graduation credit for course work while studying abroad upon the approval of the students' academic advisers.

Academic Guidelines

Generally, courses meet twice a week and provide 4-6 points of credit. A full course load is usually four courses (16-18 points) per semester or 32-36 points for the academic year. Students who want to carry more than 18 points per semester may do so only with permission of an academic adviser and at additional cost. A student who is excessively absent from classes may not receive credit for the course.

Students may elect the pass/fail option before the completion of the fifth week of the semester. Before selecting this option, students should consult their adviser. Students wishing to make changes in their initial program may add/drop courses during the first three weeks of the semester. A student who is unable to complete all required work by the end of a given course must receive permission from the instructor and consult with the academic adviser at the site to make arrangements for completing the course.

Preparing for Study Abroad

Students accepted into the program receive a series of electronic mailings designed to prepare them for study abroad. Initial mailings include information and forms pertaining to curriculum and registration. Detailed information about travel arrangements, visas, living costs, housing, medical care, and other matters is provided in subsequent mailings. Students should feel free to contact the Study Abroad Admissions Office if they would like any additional information.

Orientation for Study Abroad

The Study Abroad Admissions Office offers a predeparture orientation for study abroad students at the Washington Square campus prior to their semester abroad. Students attend information sessions and discuss their plans with Study Abroad Admissions staff and past participants. Students unable to attend receive a predeparture orientation packet by mail and should contact the Study Abroad Admissions Office with questions. On arrival at the NYU site abroad, students are welcomed by the site staff and attend a series of orientation seminars, which may include information on local social customs, cultural life, and NYU's academic requirements.

How to Apply

NYU students can apply online or submit the NYU Data Form (the study abroad application for NYU students). For information about non-NYU study abroad programs, contact the Office of Global Activities, 7 East 12th Street, 9th Floor, 212-992-9940.

Graduate students and upper-level undergraduates should explore our extensive summer and intersession study abroad options.