Plan Your Study Away

The NYU global network’s study away locations offer courses in local languages, history and cultures; academic lectures by distinguished faculty and local community leaders; opportunities for experiential learning; and co-curricular activities to explore the region, meet local students and residents, and use new language skills. Attend a Study Away Event to help with your planning.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Suggested GPA of 3.0 or higher; students with lower GPAs are encouraged to provide insight into their academic goals in a personal statement when applying for outbound study away.
  • Students on probation are not eligible to study away.
  • Chinese students are required to have completed 8 credits of English for Academic Purposes. International students are required to have completed Elementary Chinese II.
The following process will help you plan your study away and choose the NYU global network study away location(s) that is best for you.
Step 1: Complete the Checklist for Study Away Considerations -- a guideline which will help you narrow down which location(s) fits your academic, professional, and personal goals.
Academic considerations:
  1. Use Study Away Pathways to identify potential sites that offer your major courses.
  2. Explore Global Network University Minors & Cross-School Minors that complement your academic plans.
  3. Check Global Courses Satisfying Shanghai Degree Requirements for course fulfillment guidance.

Professional Considerations:

  1. Research Study Away Internship opportunities.

Personal Considerations:

  1. Review Study Away Costs & Financial Aid for financial planning.
  2. Consult Student Mobility for information about visas.
  3. Explore Housing options across different locations.
  4. Review Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging and Equity resources for each community.
Step 2: Attend Global Week -- a week of study away info sessions, during which you can also meet with the global programs team and hear about other students’ study away experiences.
Step 3: Complete the Study Away Decision Matrix to analyze your study away options.
Step 4: Consult with an academic advisor to finalize your study away decision.

Study Away Pathways

Academic Advising has developed study away pathways for different majors to help students explore potential study away locations based on their academic interest. Each of the following study away pathways documents includes:

  1. Major course offerings at site.
  2. Two sample course plans -- one for students planning to study away beginning in spring semester of their sophomore year, and another for students planning to study away beginning in fall semester of their junior year.
  3. Other considerations to think about for each pathway.