Internationalization at NYU Steinhardt
Founded to be "in and of the city," NYU defines its cosmopolitan character as the first truly global university, fulfilling a commitment to increase the flow of ideas to be "in and of the world." Our programs and resources support the cultural engagement of students with the international environment in which they live and learn.
Below are highlights of our recent accomplishments in internationalization.
- Assessment of the sustainability of community-based schools in Afghanistan
- Ghanaian Institute for the Future of Teaching and Education (GIFTED Women Project)
- New undergraduate minor in global and urban education
- New undergraduate minor in global visual art
- Global Media Scholars Program in Media, Culture and Communication
- Global pathways in undergraduate majors
- The joint-Graduate School of Arts and Science and Steinhardt master's degree in teaching French as a foreign language takes place in Paris (year one) and New York (year two).The MA in teaching Spanish as a foreign language uses a similar model in Madrid and New York.
- New three-summer global option for the educational theater master's degree
Partnerships and Agreements
- Agreement with Luleå University of Technology to enroll a group of their advanced students in in our dance education master's program
- Partnership with the Guggenheim Museum Foundation and Deusto Business School to offer the International Leadership Program in visual arts management
- Partnership with the Institute of Education in London to exchange graduate students in English education
Fellowships and Scholarships
- Astor International Fellowship for New York City teachers
- New graduate global study scholarships in international education, educational theatre, and sociology of education
Internationalization of Existing Degree Programs
- Our popular three-summer option for the 36-credit MA program in Educational Theatre for Colleges and Communities attracts teachers, teaching artists, theatre directors, actors, language and speech arts specialists, community leaders, college instructors, and other students and professionals who can devote their summers to immersive experiences and intensive study.
- The Art and Art Professions Program is closely tied to the international art world. The coursework is deeply informed by these connections, and the program offers a wide array of opportunities for global engagement, both in New York and abroad. The global visual art minor combines coursework from our founding campus in New York City as well as our global academic centers. The undergraduate BFA program has a global art site in Berlin. Graduate students take advantage of intensive studio-based programs Berlin and study art therapy in Ghana and arts administration in the Netherlands and Germany.
- Our programs in bilingual education affirm the value of heritage, languages, and cultures and take an additive view of second language acquisition. We prepare teachers to engage with students around the world and in New York City’s multicultural and multilingual classrooms. The program features a summer study abroad opportunity in Shanghai and a January course in the Dominican Republic.
- Our programs in foreign language education prepare teachers, researchers and curriculum developers at all levels and include a substantial field-based component. The coursework is based on communicative methods of second language pedagogy and a reflective model of teaching which incorporates collaboration with colleagues, students, and community. Programs are available for Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish.
- As higher education institutions undergo a radical transformation in the age of globalization, our program in higher and postsecondary education explores current trends through cutting-edge courses such as Globalization and Higher Education Reforms. Study abroad options include Global Perspectives in Higher Education, a course that has taken place in India, Israel, Brazil and Cuba; and Educational and Social Reform in South Africa.
- Our master’s and doctoral degree programs in international education prepare leaders for study abroad, cross-cultural exchange, and international development education. Courses at our founding campus and global academic centers include Globalization and Education, Teaching Toward International Understanding, and United Nations at Work. A new field-based internship program allows students to do international development work connected to NGOs in Jodhpur, India.
- Students from around the world come to NYU for our Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, where they study classic American art forms such as jazz and musical theatre and train in international art forms of classical music and performance. We have a cutting-edge undergraduate music program in Prague, where students engage in specialized music training in symphonic and ensemble music performance, opera, theatre, jazz, composition, film scoring, music business, and music technology. Graduate students in the Music Business program engage with the fast-paced and ever changing world of global music management in London and Rio de Janeiro.
- Our Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Program prepares teachers for careers around the world and in the United States. A distinguishing study abroad option allows graduate students to pursue coursework in Culture and Language Learning in Real Time in the Dominican Republic.
- Our Department of Media, Culture, and Communication is at the forefront of innovative scholarship and teaching, emphasizing the study of global media and culture, digital media and new technologies, visual culture, and globalization. Undergraduate students can study issues of culture, media, globalization at NYU’s centers in Paris, London, Prague and Buenos Aires, and may also pursue the Global Media Scholars Program. Graduate students can enroll in intensive summer and intersession courses in Paris.