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United Kingdom: Literacy Teaching and Learning

Effective Schools for Cosmopolitan Democracies

This study abroad course is not offered at this time. To view a list of our current study abroad offerings, please visit our JanuarySpring Break, and Summer pages. Should you have questions, please send them to

Discover how diversity has impacted teaching and learning in British schools, in comparison to those in America. You’ll visit a range of schools and deepen your understanding of language development, literacy learning, multimodality and the education of young people in the world’s most diverse city. You will be provided with models and opportunities to differentiate instruction and develop multimodal approaches to working with diverse learners. Trips to cultural sites round out the program.


London, United Kingdom 

Program Dates:


Application Deadline:

  • Priority Deadline: February 5, 2025
  • Regular Deadline: March 5, 2025 (admissions continue thereafter on a space-available basis)

Find the application link and instructions on the "How to Apply" page.

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduate students who have:
    • 96+ earned credits by course start date
    • related coursework
    • approval from the faculty director as well as their academic adviser

Related Areas of Study:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • International Education
  • K-12 Education 
  • Literacy Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • English Education

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


This program is offered as a series of integrated experiences, and the themes explored cut across all courses listed below. By advisement, students register for a total of 3 to 6 points using the list of courses below:

  • CHDED-GE 2011.099 (class # XXXX) Multicultural Perspectives on Social Studying in Early Childhood (2 credits)

  • CHDED-GE 2055.099 (class # XXXX) Integrated Arts in Childhood Education (2 credits)

  • CHDED-GE 2070.099 (class #XXXX) Foundations of Curriculum (3 credits)

  • SOCED-GE 2140.099 (class #XXXX) Culminating Seminar: History and Social Studies Workshop (3 credits)

  • ENGED-GE 2191.098 (class #XXXX) New Perspectives on the Teaching of English (3 credits)

  • TCHL-GE 2300.099 (class #XXXX) Independent Study: Effective School for Cosmopolitan Democracies (1-3 credits)

  • ENGED-GE 2300.099 (class #XXXX) Independent Study: Texts and Teaching for Diverse Learning Needs (1-3 credits)

  • TESOL-GE 2039.097 (class #XXXX) Independent Study: Advanced Individual Project in Multilingual, Multicultural Studies (3 credits)

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.

A sample course syllabus and itinerary for this program are available upon request to


Dee Anne Anderson,


PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation and airfare to/from the program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing. Students are also responsible for their own accommodations 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 Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs using available online resources. Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for the summer term.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities.


Housing arranged in partnership with NYU London in university residence halls.

Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.

 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 linksUS State DepartmentUK Visas and ImmigrationCenter for Disease ControlLonely Planet GuideNYU London

Weather: In London, July temperatures tend to be cooler than in New York, usually in the 60°s (Fahrenheit). Visit BBC Weather for more information about local weather conditions in the U.K.

Pre-Departure Resources:

Visit the Steinhardt Study Abroad Resources website and get a head start on preparing for your study abroad program experience.


Visit the Office of Global Affairs Short-Term Graduate Courses Policies page.