CAS International Student Community
The College has a large, diverse, and accomplished international student population. Our international students hail from all regions of the world - from India to Brazil, Turkey to Korea, Nigeria to China - and call numerous cultural, ethnic, linguistic, racial, and religious backgrounds their own. International students in CAS pursue all of our majors and make vital contributions across the campus community.
International Student Advising in CAS
We welcome all international students to the CAS Advising Center and its services. The Advising Center is located in the CAS administrative offices on the 7th floor of 726 Broadway. The College has a team of experienced academic advisors who provide individual advising for international students and assist students in adjusting to the College. The Advising Center is open for daily drop-in advising hours for all students, and the International Team hosts its own drop-in hours specifically for international student concerns and issues.
The team distributes the ‘International Edition’ e-newsletter to all CAS international students in order to highlight important academic considerations and resources for international students and to promote key campus and city-wide activities and events of special interest to the international student community.
Moreover, the International Team leads a CAS committee that evaluates international academic credentials, so that students can earn credits toward their degrees for results from qualifying exams. The team supports the enrollment of students into appropriate writing courses and collaborates with the Expository Writing Program. In addition, the team coordinates with the Office of Global Services (OGS) on visa and employment issues (e.g., visa extensions, CPT and OPT processes).
The International Team hosts orientation sessions and weekly events for international students, including social hours, cultural activities, and informative workshops, as well as topical discussions related to international student concerns. NYC cultural events have included trips to the Metropolitan Opera, excursions to professional baseball and basketball games, tours of world-renowned museums, and many more. The team also runs the annual CAS International Photo Contest, highlighting the visual artistry and global experiences of our CAS students.
The College supports the very popular CAS International Student Mentor Program. The program pairs new CAS international student ‘mentees’ (new first-year, transfer, and exchange students) with returning CAS international student ‘mentors.’ Involvement in the program offers a fun way for participants to make friends, learn about NYU and NYC, develop leadership skills, and foster community among international students in CAS. The CAS International Student Club (CAS ISC) is a very active student club that includes members from around the world. The CAS ISC plans a wide variety of events, from social outings to forums on international student legal rights. The advisors with the International Team serve as CAS ISC staff advisors.
Study Away Advising in CAS
CAS academic advisors encourage all students to spend some time studying at one of NYU's global academic centers, with world cities including Accra, Buenos Aires, Prague, and Shanghai. The global academic centers host courses from the Core program, offer academic courses from numerous CAS major departments and in many foreign languages, and administer internship-for-credit programs. There are also many programs available for summer study, including summer-only programs (e.g., Athens), and global January Term programs offered via NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai. NYU credits can be earned by taking courses at non-U.S. universities via the NYU International Exchange Program that includes relationships with universities across the globe, such as Yonsei University (Seoul, Republic of Korea), Pontificia Catholic University (Santiago, Chile), and Bocconi University (Milan, Italy). Students who wish to study away are encouraged to discuss their plans with their advisor as early as possible in their academic careers and to attend info sessions or walk-in hours at the Office of Global Programs in order to learn more. Students who plan for a study away experience early in their careers tend to have more flexibility regarding choosing a location, program, and specific courses. For more information regarding NYU's study away opportunities, including funding opportunities, site-specific details, and application deadlines, please visit the extensive Office of Global Programs website.