Global Affairs

UK: Transnational Communities and Media Cultures

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


London, United Kingdom

Program Dates:

January 3 - 16, 2016. 

Application Deadlines:

This program is no longer accepting applications.

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • 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.


E58.2165.095.SP11 - Transnational Communities and Media Cultures

Offered through Media, Culture, and Communication

Draft course syllabus 


Radha S. Hegde,  PhD

Associate Professor, Media, Culture, and Communication


2014 Graduate Tuition: $1,422 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 2014 course load and tuition.

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2014.

Bursar’s payment deadline dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2014 Housing Fees: $700

2014 Activity Fees: $150

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.

Student 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: KayakHipmunkVayama Google Flights and for student rates.


Housing arranged in partnership with NYU London 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 London 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    with their respective visa requirements

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

Weather: In London, January temperatures tend to be milder than in New York, usually in the 40°s (Fahrenheit). There is occasional rain and very little chance of heavy snow

Helpful Links: BBC Weather