Parsons

Policies and Procedures

  • Parsons offers study abroad opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students have three options for pursuing semester study abroad: study at Parsons Paris on mobility, study through an exchange program, and study through a direct application program. Available options vary by major.

  • Eligibility and Deadlines

    Specific policies and guidelines for studying abroad vary by major. Refer to the major-specific policy for your degree program before applying to study abroad.

    All Parsons students who plan to study abroad must also meet the following criteria:

    • Cumulative GPA is 3.0 or higher. Students whose GPA is under but near 3.0 will have an opportunity to appeal the GPA requirement.  
    • Student does not have significant disciplinary actions at The New School.
    • Study abroad program aligns with the student's academic track at Parsons.
    • Application process is completed by the appropriate deadline(s).

    Application Deadlines

    Study abroad applications are reviewed by the Parsons Global Initiatives office twice a year.

    • Applications for fall 2017 are now closed.
    • Deadline for spring 2018 direct application/exchange programs and Parsons Paris: 
      Friday, October 6, 2017.
    • Students can apply through the GoAbroad link in their my.newschool.edu log-in.

    Exchange Policies

    Parsons has a growing list of exchange partner institutions located around the world. These institutions represent diverse areas of learning and are among the best international art and design universities. One of the benefits of studying abroad through an exchange program is that it allows you to maintain the scholarships you would receive if you were studying here in New York.

    Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

    While studying in an exchange program, students have the following responsibilities and resources at their home and host institutions:

    • All tuition and fees are paid to The New School.
    • Students may be responsible for additional non-tuition-related fees at the host institution.
    • Room and board may be offered by the host school for additional fees; these expenses are the student’s responsibility.
    • Scholarships provided by The New School will be awarded normally. Students also have access to the same aid that they would receive if studying in New York.

    Parsons students studying in an exchange program can apply for the Parsons Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship. Funds cannot be used to pay for tuition or other fees directly to your host school, but can be used to offset other costs associated with studying abroad. Students can complete the scholarship application in GoAbroad by the application deadline, and study abroad scholarship applications must be submitted with the internal application. Once the internal application is submitted, students no longer have access to the scholarship application.  

    How to Apply to an Exchange Program

    1. Log in to my.newschool.edu and click on GoAbroad to see programs approved for your major.
    2. Complete the two general study abroad applications in GoAbroad.
    3. Once your GoAbroad application has been approved, you will be able to see the next steps involved in applying to the exchange program of your choice.

    Current Exchange Programs

    See the Exchange Partner Institutions page for an up-to-date list of partnering schools and more information about these opportunities.

    Direct Application Programs

    Direct application programs are programs and institutions with which Parsons does not have an exchange relationship. These programs still represent an exciting opportunity to study abroad.

    Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

    While studying at a direct application program, students have the following responsibilities and resources at their home and host institutions:

    • Tuition and fees for studying abroad are paid to the host program. Students are not responsible for paying tuition to The New School during their semester abroad.
    • Students remain responsible for the student health fee at The New School during their semester abroad.
    • Students cannot receive institutional aid from The New School while studying abroad through a direct application program; this includes dean’s scholarships and any scholarships that The New School awards directly.
    • Students can apply most federal aid and loans to their semester abroad through a consortium or contractual agreement.

    Parsons students studying in an exchange program can apply for the Parsons Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship. Funds cannot be used to pay for tuition or other fees directly to your host school, but can be used to offset other costs associated with studying abroad. Students can complete the scholarship application in GoAbroad by the application deadline, and study abroad scholarship applications must be submitted with the internal application. Once the internal application is submitted, students no longer have access to the scholarship application.  

    How to Apply to a Direct Application Program

    1. Log in to my.newschool.edu and click on GoAbroad to see programs approved for your major. Refer to your major’s policies and pre-approved programs list to see which exchange partnerships are approved for your major.
    2. Complete the two general study abroad applications in GoAbroad. Complete the Internal Study Abroad application and submit it to your academic advisor by the appropriate deadline.
    3. Once your GoAbroad application has been approved, you will be able to apply directly to the program of your choice. Direct application programs manage their own admissions processes. You work directly with the program of your choice to apply.

    Please be sure to read the refund policies of direct application institutions and programs, as they may differ from those of The New School.

    Campus Change to Parsons Paris

    Students seeking to permanently change their home campus should review the Campus Change policies. The deadline to apply for a campus change for the spring 2018 semester is October 6, 2017. Applications can be found on the Academic Advising policies page.

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