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Remote Global Learning Opportunities

Steinhardt Global Affairs is working closely with academic departments to transition the following international learning opportunities to a remote format. 

Standard graduate tuition and fees apply, but there will be no additional housing and activity fees.

Student Next Steps

  • Current NYU students can request to enroll in a remote global learning course by submitting this add form to Steinhardt Global Affairs at

  • Non-NYU students must submit a request form to be approved and receive further instructions from a Global Affairs staff on registration.

Don't forget to meet with your academic adviser to ensure that the course you are registering for will meet your degree requirements.

Info Sessions

  • Friday, May 1st, 3:00 - 4:00 PM (EDT), via Zoom, RSVP

Drama and Youth

Students may choose to take one or both of the following courses. The courses will run during the same dates but we will separate synchronous content in both courses so that they are manageable comprehensively and do not overlap.  Students may choose to take one or both of the following courses:

Drama and Youth: Theoretical Perspective

The Drama and Youth course will focus on the many applications of drama education and theatre with and for young people. Students will explore how to devise, implement and evaluate drama for diverse audiences, learning from preeminent leaders in the field like Will Barlow and Cecily O’Neill, among others. Students will explore the issues and values informing drama activity across the curriculum and create a curriculum plan, informed by the UK inputs, that can be adapted for young audiences in the US.  Additionally, students will examine recent developments in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) and explore British trends in the creation and presentation of theatre for young people. Guest lecturers in this area will include Tim Webb from the Oily Cart Theatre Company, an expert in devising new work Liselle Terret, British playwright Carl Miller, and prominent TYA play director Tony Graham. The goal is for students to develop their own aesthetic sensibility in theatre-making with and for youth, which students enrolled in MPAET-GE.2076 (see below) will have the opportunity to further develop through practice.

By the conclusion of this program students will have:

  1. Analyzed British trends in drama and youth, particularly drama in education and TYA practices
  2. Demonstrated competence in the four assessment tasks (participation, tutorials, curriculum plan, and reflections)

Course Number: MPAET-GE 2075 Section 099 (Class #4294) - Drama and Youth: Theoretical Perspectives (3 points)

Course Dates:  6/30 - 7/17/2020

Meeting Pattern: 

  • TUE & WED: 6/30/20 - 7/15/20  (4:30PM-6PM, EDT)
  • THU & FRI: 7/2/20 & 7/17/20  (12PM-3PM, EDT)

David Montgomery

Program Director, Educational Theatre; Clinical Assistant Professor

Drama and Youth: Practical Implications

With a commitment to access, inclusion, & artistry at the foreground, Drama and Youth II: Practical Implications will, in conjunction with Looking for Shakespeare (LFS)—an intensive classical theatre program for high school students across the country—immerse course participants in a dynamic, interrogative, & remarkably generative production process. All faculty, staff, & NYU students will participate in professional development workshops featuring leaders in arts-based diversity/inclusion efforts; topics include (but are not limited to): aesthetics of access, asset-based and responsive praxis, community vision-setting, standards of excellence, inclusive language/culture, and ongoing critical/regenerative assessment processes. This summer will be unique, in that ensemble members will meet virtually, via online video platforms, to work with the director, production team, and graduate assistants to mount a full virtual production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. To that end, LFS is seeking neuro/psychodiverse actors, movers, and musicians to join an inclusive ensemble. Offering individualized support and trained staff, the LFS program aims to advance essential skills and spotlight the natural aptitudes of each performer. This exciting new model will provide a rewarding, collaborative experience for participants of all abilities, gender identities, and/or racial, ethnic, or national backgrounds.

Course Number: MPAET-GE 2076 Section 099 (Class #4295) - Drama and Youth: Practical Implications (3 points)

Course Dates:  6/27 - 7/22/2020

Meeting Pattern: 

  • SAT: 6/27/20  (12PM-5PM, EDT)
  • SAT: 7/11/20 & 7/18/20  (1PM-4:30PM, EDT)
  • MON, TUE, & WED: 6/27/20–7/22/20  (1PM-3:30PM, EDT)

Amy Cordileone

Clinical Assistant Professor in Educational Theatre

International Development and Education

How do local and international actors think about the role of education in international development, and how does this translate to practice? What are the practical challenges and opportunities of implementing education programming in the global south? What programs and approaches are most successful and why?

Participants in this online summer intensive course will attempt to find answers to these questions while also contemplating the specific challenges and opportunities that face organizations in the time of COVID-19. Through discussions with professionals in the field, student interviews with international practitioners, and case studies from multiple countries, students will learn how international development education actors engage in their work, reflect on the importance of flexibility and context, and deepen their understanding of education and international development. 

Course Number: INTE-GE 2862 Section 099 (Class # 1713) - International Development Education (3 points)

Course Dates: 6/1 - 6/12/2020

Meeting Pattern: M/W/F, 1:00 - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Elisabeth King

Associate Professor of International Education

Intercultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning: A Multinational Approach

Examine intercultural perspectives on teaching and learning across diverse national borders around the world. Explore the role that class, race, gender, economics, politics, religion and cultural heritage play in the evolving dynamics in language policy, foreign and bilingual language education, and international education. Program participants critically reflect upon the ramifications of current world events – such as the global pandemic of COVID-19 and the impact of cross-border migration of refugees due to political conflicts – on intercultural education, civic engagement, national development, and globalization. We will share insights with scholars, teachers, policy-makers, writers, administrators, and program developers in intercultural studies from a sample of countries across the continents, including but are not limited to faculty members at NYU’s global portal sites. Diverse learning experiences consist of asynchronous online instructions, synchronous online lectures, and special guest presentations, real-time discussions, supervised small-group or individual research projects off-line, etc. Collaborative projects with participants from different countries are also being planned.

Course Number: Students register for 3 to 6 credits from a list of options:

  • LANED-GE.2005.099 (class # 1487) Intercultural Perspectives in Multilingual, Multicultural Education (3 credits)
  • TESOL-GE.2039.095 (class #1549) Advanced Individual Project in Multilingual, Multicultural Studies (3 credits)
  • FLGED-GE.2914.099 (class #1491) Workshop in Foreign Language Education (3 credits)
  • LANED-GE.2300.099 (class #1490) Independent Study in MMS (3 credits)

Course Dates: 6/28 - 7/18/2020

Meeting Pattern: T/W/Th 9:30 AM -11:30 AM (EDT); synchronous sessions supplemented by asynchronous learning and interactivity among participants throughout. 

Instructor: Dr. Casey Lum (
Department of Teaching and Learning, New York University

Italian Cuisine and the Mediterranean Diet

Explore Italy and the Mediterranean diet, one of the healthiest diet patterns in the world.  We will examine food and nutrition from historical, journalistic, political, health, agricultural, cultural, and culinary perspectives. This class will include a range of experiences for exploring and writing about food in this context: Participate in interactive cooking classes and wine class from a culinary school in Florence. Take virtual tours of Pompeii, gelato producers, wineries, La Pietra, marketplaces, artisanal cheese producers and ancient grain farms. Read and discuss a range of the best food writing on the topic, and learn from expert guest speakers from Italy and the US such as renowned archeologists, food writers, journalists, cookbook authors, restaurant reviewers, olive oil experts, sommeliers, food historians, and other leaders in food, nutrition, and health. Possible writing topics will range from the historical to the extremely current: examine the origins of Italian restaurants and discuss the changing role of restaurants in response to COVID-19; we will consider the extraordinary range of possible sources and ways of researching and reporting food-related topics. The goal is to use Italy as a case study, for nutrition, for cultural analysis, and for writing about all those subjects, in order to experience
a separate and distinct food and nutrition culture and to provide a window of understanding into our own.  

Course Number: 

  • Graduate Students: NUTR-GE.2208.099 (Class #5158) International Study in Nutrition and Food (3 credits)
  • Undergraduate Students: NUTR-UE.1208.099 (Class #6371) International Study in Nutrition and Food (3 credits)

Course Dates: 6/15 - 7/02/2020

Meeting Pattern: The class will meet from around 9-11:30 AM (EDT) every morning during the following days:

  • Week 1 - (June 15th) - Mondays through Friday 
  • Week 2- (June 22nd) Monday through Thursday 
  • Week 3(June 29th) Monday through Wednesday 

Lisa Sasson

Associate Dean for Global Affairs and Experiential Learning; Clinical Professor, Nutrition and Food Studies

Race, Class, and Equity in Higher Education

This course analyzes the emergence and impact of race and social-class-based affirmative action policies in the US and around the world in the context of contemporary debates about equity and higher education. Case studies and guest speakers will be drawn from Brazil, India, China, France, Israel, and others.

Course Number: HPSE-GE 2153 Section 099 (Class #4966) - Global Perspectives in Higher Education: Affirmative Action in Comparative Perspectives

Course Dates: 05/26 - 6/12/2020 

Meeting Pattern: M, W, Th 5:00-8:30 PM

Erich Dietrich

Clinical Professor of Higher Education and International Education