“It was the best year of my life. I can feel how different I am after the year: much more confident, street smart, knowledgeable about other cultures, open to new things.” — GMS alum
The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication's Global Media Scholars (GMS) program immerses students in the study of media through NYU's academic sites abroad. The program features a combination of courses and global experiences that allows students to analyze the dynamic range of activities associated with the globalization of media and culture.
Freshmen will be invited to apply to the Global Media Scholars Program each spring. The program involves a two-semester sequence of study beginning the spring of sophomore year at either of NYU's campuses in Paris or Prague, followed by a second semester abroad in the fall of junior year at either of NYU's campuses in Buenos Aires or Shanghai.
Students then enroll in a special Senior Media Seminar capstone during the fall term of their senior year. This capstone experience is taught by an MCC faculty member in NYC, followed by travel to a third NYU global site over the January intersession. The Department funds student airfare, lodging, and excursion costs during the Senior Media Seminar capstone trip over the January term.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will fulfill the “Global and Transcultural Communication” field of study within the major and will earn a certificate of completion.
GMS alum Emily Liu captures her European travels: