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Outgoing Students

Parsons offers study abroad opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Parsons offers undergraduate students three study abroad options: study at Parsons Paris for up to two semesters, study for a semester in an exchange program, and study in a direct application program.

Graduate Mobility at Parsons Paris

Students in MA History of Decorative Arts and Design, MA Fashion Studies, and MA Design Studies should have at least one year in residence at their home campus and have earned a minimum of 12 credits before taking a mobility semester. In addition, students must complete their capstone at their home campus. Students should consult with their program director before submitting a mobility application.

Eligibility

For students in MFA Design and Technology, the mobility semester should generally occur during the spring semester of the first year of study. Students who wish to apply for mobility during any other semester should consult with the program director at their home campus.

New York–based graduate students studying in the MA History of Decorative Arts and Design, MA Fashion Studies, MA Design Studies, and MFA Design and Technology programs are permitted to study at Parsons Paris for up to one semester as a mobility student.

Deadlines

Deadline for  Spring 2015: 
Friday, October 3

Parsons Paris Graduate Mobility Application - Spring 2015

Parsons Paris Graduate Mobility Policy and Application Instructions

 

Undergraduate Study Abroad Options

Parsons Paris:

Students can apply to study in Paris as mobility students once they meet the following criteria:

  • They have completed at least one year at their home campus.
  • They are in at least the second semester of their sophomore year.
  • They are not in their final year of study.
  • They have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • They have no major disciplinary actions on their record.
  • They can demonstrate knowledge of or willingness to learn the French language.

Major Requirements for Mobility in Paris

Not all majors offered in New York are also offered in Paris. Parsons Paris currently offers BBA Strategic Design and Management, BFA Fashion Design, and BFA Arts, Media, and Technology. Please note the following restrictions on certain majors studying in Paris:

  • BFA Communication Design, BFA Design and Technology, BFA Illustration, BFA Fine Arts, and BFA Photography students can study at Parsons Paris only in the spring semester of their junior year.
  • BFA Integrated Design students are not permitted to study at Parsons Paris; however, other study abroad options are available. Please see "Exchange Programs" and "Direct Application" below.

Application Materials, Instructions, and Deadlines

Please fill out the linked form below by the deadline specified for the semester you wish to study at Parsons Paris. After you have submitted your application, you will be notified when it has been certified by your academic advisor.

An applicant's GPA and essay response questions are the main criteria for judging him or her. The three essay questions are (1) Why are you interested in studying at Parsons Paris? How will it help you achieve your goals? (2) What has prepared you for this study abroad experience? (3) What challenges do you anticipate facing while studying in Paris, and how do you plan to address these challenges?

Undergraduate Study Abroad Application - Spring 2015

Parsons Paris Application Instructions - Spring 2015

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring 2015:
Friday, October 3

Deadline for Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and the 2015–2016 Academic Year:
Friday, March 6

*Please note that this deadline is to fill available seats for the spring 2015 semester.

Exchange Programs

Students can apply to study abroad once they meet the following criteria:

  • They are in their junior year of study. Students in specific majors who are interested in Chiba University (Japan) and Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) can study abroad in the first semester of their senior year.
  • They have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • They have no major disciplinary actions on their record.
  • They are studying in a program that aligns with their academic track at Parsons.

Application Materials, Instructions, and Deadlines

Please fill out the linked form below by the deadline specified for the semester you wish to study in an exchange program. After you have submitted your application, you will be notified when it has been certified by your academic advisor. This is your internal application. 

You must then compile the application materials needed for the exchange program. Each exchange program has a different application and a different set of application materials. Please review the application information sheets on the Exchange Partner Institutions page.

Deadlines for exchange applications vary depending on the institution you are applying to. Please review the information in the exchange institution file above. Application materials should be handed to the exchange coordinator at least two weeks before the exchange institution's deadline in order to ensure that it is delivered in time.

Undergraduate Study Abroad Application - Spring 2015

Deadlines for Internal Application

Deadline for Spring 2015: 
Friday, October 3, 2014

Direct Application

Students can apply to study in Paris once they meet the following criteria:

  • They are in their junior year of study.
  • They have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • They have no major disciplinary actions on their record.
  • They are studying in a program that aligns with their academic track at Parsons.

Application Materials, Instructions, and Deadlines

Please fill out the linked form below by the deadline specified for the semester you wish to study a direct application program. After you have submitted your application, you will be notified when it has been certified by your academic advisor. This is your internal application. 

You are responsible for applying directly to the program of your choice. Program deadlines and application materials vary, so be sure to review the application carefully.

Undergraduate Study Abroad Application - Spring 2015

Deadline for Spring 2015: 
Friday, October 3, 2014

Partnering and Popular Direct Application Programs

API - Academic Programs International
Programs in regions including Europe and Asia.
www.apistudyabroad.com

SAI - Study Abroad Italy
Programs in Florence, Rome, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Sorrento, and Siena.
www.saiprograms.com

DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Programs in Denmark including Architecture, Furniture, and Urban Design.
www.disabroad.org

UAL - University of the Arts, London
Internationally known design university consisting of several colleges. Students looking to study Graphic at Camberwell College or Fine Arts at Chelsea College should refer to the exchange information above.
www.arts.ac.uk/study-at-ual/international/study-abroad-and-exchanges/study-abroad

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

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