2017: The Hyper-Diverse Classroom

Location: London, England
Dates: July 5-15, 2017
  • Depart New York City July 5, 2017
  • Arrive London July 6, 2017
  • Depart London July 15, 2017


Educators in hyper-diverse cities like New York grapple with teaching to a diverse student body, one that brings a mix backgrounds, cultures, and lifestyles into the classroom -- often very different from one another. On the 2017 Astor Fellows program, educators will use London as their own classroom, to learn how teachers and schools in another hyper-diverse city contend with the matter of diverse student bodies. Educators will investigate curriculum development of culturally relevant and sustainable pedagogy, as well as social dynamics and immigrant adaptation in schools with hyper-diverse student populations.

Selected candidates will participate in pre- and post-travel activities in New York City in addition to the international study trip. Additional details will be shared upon acceptance.

Selection Procedures

In order to be eligible to apply for this opportunity, you must:

Competitive applications will address the following:

Please note: School staff other than full-time classroom teachers (i.e. substitute teachers, administrators, counselors, principals, etc.) are not eligible to apply. 

Application Deadline: January 15, 2017

After the deadline, the Astor Fellows Selection Committee, composed of NYU Steinhardt faculty and staff, will review all applications and identify a group of finalists. 


NYU Steinhardt will arrange single accommodation at three- or four-star hotels to coincide with the program dates.


The 2017 itinerary will be posted soon.


Dr. Fabienne Doucet, PhD, Associate Professor and Program Leader of Childhood Education, Department of Teaching and Learning, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.


NYU Steinhardt, through the generous support of the estate of Mrs. Brooke Astor, will cover the following participant expenses:

Participants are responsible for the following costs:



NYU Steinhardt will cover the expense of a round-trip, economy-class ticket from one of the New York City airports to London. Participants are responsible for their own ground travel to and from the airport in New York.