First Year Immersion Program

  • Between 2010 and 2015, Eugene Lang College partnered with Global Citizen Year, an internationally recognized organization that seeks to unleash the potential of the next generation of global leaders. During this time, Lang/Global Citizen Year Fellows participated in an intensive ten-month “bridge year” of service learning and leadership training in the developing world, earning up to a year’s worth of credit toward graduation from The New School.

    Beginning in fall 2016, we will launch a Lang-designed first-year-abroad program that exposes first-year students to issues of development, social justice, and sustainability.

    Lang First-Year Immersion: Costa Rica

    This program allows students to earn 30 academic credits while gaining a deep understanding of Central American social and environmental issues with a group of dedicated students and professors. Learn about economic development, politics, the environment, sustainable development, the rights of women, education, and human rights in the Central American context. Participants live with a Costa Rican family while taking courses and gaining hands-on experience with students from Lang and other universities across the United States. Highlights include language immersion, field experience, independent research, and an internship. Read more (PDF) about the program. Application deadline: June 17, 2016.

    Students with questions about First-Year Immersion should contact Maria Ferroni, Program Coordinator for Student Affairs and Global Initiatives.