Connecting to New York City

Studying at Lang means you have access to opportunities unique to New York City. Lang has developed relationships with many leading cultural and civic organizations that will enable you to use the city as a learning laboratory in which you look at the city as a way of looking at yourself. Internship and community activism options allow you to do that metaphorically—and sometimes literally—get your hands dirty. Co-curricular programs will take you behind the scenes of some of our great cultural institutions like the Museum of Modern Art, the Public Theater, and the New-York Historical Society.

Our first semester Reading New York City courses help open your eyes to the fabric of life here. Use performance to understand the immigrant experience at Ellis Island; learn how to view the art of the subway; explore religious diversity through diverse communities throughout the boroughs; look at Greenwich Village through the eyes of the Beat poets. You’ll never see the city the same way again.

In addition, each academic program has connections to major New York organizations that provide opportunities for Lang students. In history, you can take a course with the curators of the latest exhibition at the New-York Historical Society and work directly with archival materials. In the arts, you can take a mini-course on a new exhibition at MoMA and meet with the curators to learn how they make decisions. In urban studies, discover why many New Yorkers hate Robert Moses … and why he warrants a major retrospective at the Museum of the City of New York. New opportunities are being added all the time. Keep an eye out for them!