For information on all NYU summer programs, visit www.nyu.edu/summer.
For information on all NYU winter programs (the January term), visit www.nyu.edu/winter.
Students may meet with an adviser in the College Advising Center, Silver Center, Room 905 (212-998-8130) to discuss summer or January course selection. Students with a declared major/minor are required to see their department adviser for summer or winter registration approval and for advice on which courses, if any, may count toward major/minor requirements. In all cases, students need an adviser’s approval (“clearance”) for their summer or January term course selection and registration, just as they do for the fall and spring terms.
SUMMER AT WASHINGTON SQUARE
The College of Arts and Science offers a full range of courses in the summer. Over 400 arts and science courses are given on campus in the summer, in subjects ranging from social sciences to natural sciences to humanities. Qualified students may also enroll in courses open to undergraduates in the Graduate School of Arts and Science. The summer program is divided into two six-week sessions, and students may register for one or both sessions. Please visit
Students from other colleges and universities may apply to participate as visiting students for the summer session, provided they have the proper prerequisites for the courses they wish to take. Application and deadline information may be found at http://www.nyu.edu/admissions/visiting-students/apply.html.
First-year and transfer students who have been accepted for the fall term at NYU may register for courses during the summer sessions. Interested students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to begin the process for enrolling in summer courses. They will then be referred to the College Advising Center for advisement and clearance. All students registered for at least one course are guaranteed housing.
The College of Arts and Science (CAS) runs several summer abroad programs. Most programs are six weeks in duration; there are also three- and four-week programs. Led by a member of the distinguished Faculty of Arts and Science, each program meets specific academic goals in the study of the art, architecture, history, politics, language, or literature of the region. Specialized summer programs allow students to pursue concentrated work in creative writing (Florence and Paris), journalism (Ghana), and urban design (London). Study tours and weekend excursions are an integral part of each program. Program availability may vary from year to year. Admissions and curriculum information is available at www.nyu.edu/summer/abroad/cas. A priority application deadline is specified for each program. Since some programs fill very quickly, applying
CAS summer abroad programs may include:
- Summer in Athens
- Summer in Berlin
- Summer in Brazil
- Summer in Dublin
- Summer in Florence
- Writers in Florence
- Journalism in Ghana
- Summer in London
- Urban Design in London
- Summer in Madrid
- Summer in Paris
- Writers in Paris
- Summer Internship in Washington, D.C.
Summer in Athens
Summer in Athens is a six-week summer program that combines classroom study of the language, history, and culture of Greece with activities and excursions that introduce students to all aspects of Greek life. The interdisciplinary program aims to provide students with an appreciation of Modern Greek language and literature, and an understanding of how Greeks today reinterpret their classical, Byzantine, and Ottoman heritage. Field trips may include walking tours of Athens, visits to monuments and museums, evening outings to performances, and a half-day trip to Attica's beautiful coastline and Poseidon's temple at Cape Sounion. Weekend excursions may include trips to Mycenae and Epidaurus as well as Delphi, Olympia, and the Cycladic island of Santorini.
Summer in Berlin
Built around Berlin's rich culture, students are immersed in the life and language of the city. For those interested in language study, Summer in Berlin offers German courses at all levels of instruction, based on sufficient enrollment per course. In addition, content courses provide students with the option of exploring the historical past and exciting present of Germany’s capital. Through walking tours and monument visits, students delve into the palaces of the baroque, rococo and romantic periods, the monumental government buildings and workers' tenements of the Wilhelminian Empire, the massive ministries and Olympic Stadium of the Third Reich, ruins from World War II and the Cold War era, and the exciting contemporary art scene, gaining a uniquely German perspective.
Summer in Brazil
Summer in Brazil students benefit from all the advantages of the program host city, Recife, one of Brazil's most innovative artistic and cultural hubs. Located in the northeast of the country, it is well known for its cultural diversity and vibrant art scene, especially independent cinema. Offering a unique perspective outside of the more visited cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Recife also boasts a world-renowned contemporary music scene, including popular musical forms such as forró, maracatu, and frevo. In co-curricular programming, students will have the opportunity to experience the aquatic natural resources of Porto de Galinhas, to undertake museum visits, to explore the cultural roots of Brazil, and to visit other historic sites in the Northeast, including Recife's sister city, Olinda, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Summer in Dublin
The focus of the summer program in Dublin is contemporary Ireland and its culture. The program is centered at Trinity College, Ireland's oldest university, situated in the heart of Dublin, where students reside and take classes. Courses include Irish literature, history, politics, visual and performing arts, creative writing, popular culture, and the Irish language. The academic program is complemented by a series of field trips and cultural and social activities designed to broaden students' knowledge of Ireland. Among the typical evening activities are outings to the theatre, poetry readings, screenings at the new Irish Film Center, and traditional music sessions. Weekend excursions vary, but often include Donegal and Galway.
Summer in Florence
Summer in Florence is an undergraduate six-week summer program that offers courses in language, literature, culture, history, art, and architecture, providing students with a framework for understanding both the traditions of the past and the richness of contemporary culture in Florence. Lectures are supplemented with field study in museums and sites in and around the city.
Writers in Florence
The College of Arts and Science Creative Writing Program offers Writers in Florence, a specialized program at the NYU Global Academic Center in which students focus on either poetry or fiction and participate in daily workshops and craft classes where they receive guidance from accomplished professional writers. Course work includes readings and lectures by Florence-based writers and publishing professionals. Program faculty and staff plan literary walking tours as well as visits to parks, restaurants, cafés, and historic homes of famous writers.
Journalism in Ghana
Arts and Science offers a summer journalism program for undergraduate students in which students spend six weeks reporting on local issues and culture, both individually and in teams. Seminars are held with local scholars, elected officials, community leaders, artists, and journalists.
Summer in London
CAS's six-week summer program offers students the opportunity to pursue study of British drama, visual arts, literature, and politics with distinguished NYU and local faculty. Students must register for 8 points of coursework. The program includes excursions around London and further afield to sites such as Bristol, Bath, and Stonehenge.
Urban Design in London
CAS also offers a specialized four-week summer program called Urban Design in London, a summer study program intended for students interested in a career in architecture, architectural history, art history, urban planning, or architectural preservation. Contemporary British architecture and urban issues are engaged within the context of history and tradition. The course is intensive and involves daily trips over a three-week period throughout London and its environs.
Summer in Madrid
This CAS six-week summer session provides instruction at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels of spoken and written Spanish; contemporary Spanish culture and literature; and Spanish theatre, cinema, and art history. Students can also take advantage of the cultural activities and excursions organized by the program.
Summer in Paris
Summer in Paris is held at the NYU Paris Global Academic Center. The undergraduate program combines the study of language, literature, contemporary French culture, theatre, and cinema with extracurricular activities and outings to expose students to all aspects of French life. Weekend excursions are also part of the program, which may include the famous Avignon Theatre Festival.
Writers in Paris
The College of Arts and Science Creative Writing Program offers Writers in Paris, a specialized program at the NYU Global Academic Center in which students focus on either poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction and participate in daily workshops and craft classes where they receive guidance from accomplished professional writers. Coursework includes readings and lectures by Paris-based writers and publishing professionals. Program faculty and staff plan literary walking tours as well as visits to parks, restaurants, cafés, and historic homes of famous writers.
Summer Internship in Washington, D.C.
Students enroll in a 4-credit internship course that meets weekly to accompany a full-time internship. Classroom discussion informs experiential learning as students intern at one of the many government agencies, international organizations, NGOs, museums, and media companies that call Washington, D.C. home.
The College of Arts and Science offers a selection of courses during the three-week January term held at the Washington Square campus. These shorter-format courses allow students to focus intensively on specific academic interests. January term courses also take advantage of the many cultural resources New York City has to offer to enhance the classroom experience. Recent winter course offerings include: Creative Writing: Introduction to Fiction and Poetry; Cinema and Urbanism; and Music of New York. Please visit www.nyu.edu/winter for more information.