Student Life

  • Life in a big city has its challenges, but with a little guidance and self-motivation you can learn to take advantage of its unrivaled opportunities. To help make the transition to living and learning in New York, we offer the First-Year workshop, led by an upper-class seminar fellow, in which you’ll learn everything from how to navigate the subways to how to budget your time. The office of Student Success offers assistance through a wide range of integrated services. To find out about news and events hosted by Student Success as well as other offices and programs across the university, visit the Student Success blog

    By every measure, New York City is a remarkable place. More than 140 languages are spoken here. The city has the largest subway system in the world; more than 2,000 arts and cultural nonprofit institutions, museums, and performance halls; and more than 500 art galleries. New York offers excellent opportunities to get involved in the issues that matter to you, and you can even earn credit for doing it, whether in class work or an internship.

    New York’s Greenwich Village — the historic heart of America’s alternative culture—is where you’ll study, play, and live as a Lang student. Although the Village pulses with energy day and night in its music clubs, bookstores, performance spaces, theaters, restaurants, and cafes, the neighborhood also has its relaxed side, including a riverfront park, small shops, and narrow tree-lined streets, making it feel much of the time not like a major metropolis but, well, a village.