Domestic Exchange Program

"I can only attempt to make felt the need for a space like Spelman for young women of color at NYU, both cis and trans.  Never have I participated in such an affirming, nurturing, enriching, familial community institution, and I'm speaking especially of Spelman's Women Center.  Transformative to say the least, imperative to say a bit more.  Please.  Go and get your blessing."

- Joy, CAS Class of 2015

"Studying at Xavier has been a blessing and an amazing opportunity to learn more about others and myself. At first, I was nervous about going to a completely different region that I have never been to, but the faculty and students at Xavier made me feel welcomed and a part of their family. With Xavier’s small classes, I was an individual instead of a number. The faculty and professors make pre-medical students getting into medical school their top priority and provide a strong support system. New Orleans is culturally diverse and has so much to offer during the Spring. Mardi Gras was truly a spectacular time and made my time here even more memorable. I will definitely miss the friends and food here when I leave, but I am happy to have had the chance to spend a semester at Xavier."

-Jonathan, Class of 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to study at a Historically Black College and University or a Hispanic Serving Institution?

NYU students can choose to study away at one of five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institutes (HSI). The exchange program is administered through the NYU Faculty Resource Network in conjunction with the Academic Achievement Program and includes the following institutions listed below. This amazing exchange opportunity is offered during the spring semester to sophomores and juniors. Students accepted into the program reside in on-campus housing facilities and take classes that can satisfy major and other degree requirements during the exchange. NYU students participating in the exchange program pay their current tuition rate.

Potential benefits include:

  • Expanded personal and professional network through a diversified experience in the South or Caribbean
  • Enhanced academic repertoire within a unique cultural context
  • Access to faculty in your field of interest and intimate classroom settings
  • Direct contact with Senior Administration

Cost effective room and board


Morehouse College

Noteworthy: All male college.  Students can take courses at Spelman College.
Located in: Atlanta, Georgia
Great for these majors: Liberal Arts Majors (Business, Politics, Biology, Kinesiology, Psychology)
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Spelman College

Noteworthy: All female college.  Students can take courses at Spelman College.
Located in: Atlanta, Georgia
Great for these majors: Liberal Arts Majors (Psychology, Biology, Politics, English Women's Studies)
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Xavier of Louisiana

Noteworthy: Leads the nation with the most Black/African American STEM and Medical Graduates
Located in: New Orleans, LA
Great for these majors: Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (STEM), Pre-health Track
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University of Puerto Rico

Noteworthy: Graduates the largest number of Latino engineers and the second largest number of women engineers under the US flag.
Located in: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Great for these majors: Engineering
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University of the Sacred Heart in Puerto Rico

Noteworthy: Immersion coursework prepares you to be a bilingual professional
Located in: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Great for these majors: Liberal Arts, Business
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