Participants travel to Berlin to examine recent patterns of migration and the role of media in redefining culture and national belonging.  Site visits will explore Berlin as a global city with a focus on the culture and identity of diasporic communities.  Discussions and lectures will dissect the role of media and technology as it relates to cultural politics, nationalism, and various aspects of immigrant lives.   


Berlin, Germany

Program Dates:


Application Deadlines:

Priority Deadline: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Regular Deadline 1: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Admissions rolling thereafter as space remains available

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU Undergraduates who have:
    • 96+ earned credits
    • Related coursework
    • Approval from the faculty director as well as their academic advisor
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Related Areas of Study:

  • Area Studies
  • International Education
  • Media, Culture, and Communication 
  • Sociology

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


Students register for the summer 2018 course number listed below for a total of 4 points:

Transnational Communities-Berlin-Sample Syllabus .pdf

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.


Radha S. Hegde,  PhD

Professor, Media, Culture, and Communication


2019 Graduate Tuition: $1,726 per point plus registration and services fees

Undergraduate Tuition: If enrolling in an undergraduate course number, your tuition will reflect the current undergraduate cost per point

NYU students: this course counts toward your Spring 2019 course load and tuition

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2019.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2018 Housing Fee: $600

2018 Activity Fee: $600

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar billing schedule. 

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.

Students will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayamaGoogle Flights and for student rates.


Housing arranged in partnership with NYU Berlin in university residence halls. Accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights arriving into Berlin typically depart New York a day in advance.

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: US citizens require a valid passport and do not require a visa for visits to the UK of less than six months in duration.  All other passport holders should check their respective visa requirements.

Helpful links: US State Department, UK Border Agency, Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide, NYU in London

Weather: In Berlin, summer temperatures tend to be milder than in New York, usually in the mid 50°s to mid 60°s (Fahrenheit).