Study Abroad
  • As an early leader in the field of international education, The New School continues to expand and improve the quality of its study abroad offerings in an increasingly global world. Studying abroad fosters deeper student and university-wide engagement with global issues and cultures.

    Why Go Abroad?

    Students who study abroad learn to look at the world in new ways; cultivate an understanding of and appreciation for other cultures; become more independent, mature, and self-aware; and acquire or improve their foreign language skills. Many discover that the skills they develop benefit their professional careers and enrich their lives.

    A wide variety of study abroad programs are available to you as a New School student, depending on your major. By studying abroad, you embark on a life-changing journey, embracing the unfamiliar, gaining new perspectives on the world, and developing greater cultural sensitivity.

    Getting Started

    To get started, review the information on this website and search the study abroad opportunities described on this site and in GoAbroad (under the Academics link in MyNewSchool). You can also schedule an appointment with a Study Abroad service in Starfish or contact your school’s or college’s study abroad coordinator or your academic advisor. Students interested in Lang programs should please email langstudyabroad@newschool.edu

  • Opportunities

    College of Performing Arts

    Jazz

    Short-Term Opportunities
    Jazz students can participate in short-term winter and summer programs offered through The New School.

    The International Field Program
    The International Field Program (IFP), offered by the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, is open to graduate and upper-level undergraduate students throughout The New School. The IFP's six-credit, two-month-long summer programs focus on international affairs–related research, seminars, and work with local organizations. More information can be found on the IFP website.

    These courses may be eligible for liberal arts elective credits counting toward Jazz degree requirements. Students should speak with an academic advisor before registering for a short-term study abroad course to ensure that the credits are approved for their degree program.

    Noncredit Opportunities
    The School of Jazz offers two extracurricular (noncredit) global opportunities for participation in jazz festivals.

    Drama

    Semester-Long Opportunities
    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree Drama students have several options for spending a semester abroad. Study abroad can be completed only during the spring semester of sophomore year, to ensure timely degree completion, and students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.6.

    Exchange Agreements
    Exchange agreements allow students to study abroad at a number of schools with which The New School has special agreements. Students pay New School tuition and retain financial aid.

    Drama students have opportunities to participate in study abroad through exchange agreements with Regent's University or Sarah Lawrence College's program with the British Academy of the Dramatic Arts in London, or NSKI in Oslo, Norway.

    In addition to offering the opportunities for Drama students described above, The New School has a number of agreements with schools around the world. These exchange partners have programs that are open to Drama students, but the courses available focus primarily on liberal arts, art, and design and may not be applicable to Drama degree requirements.

    If you're a Drama student interested in one of these programs, please speak with Academic Advising in the School of Drama.

    Short-Term Programs
    Drama students may participate in short-term winter and summer programs offered through The New School.

    The International Field Program
    The International Field Program (IFP), offered by the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, is open to graduate and upper-level undergraduate students throughout The New School. The IFP's six-credit, two-month-long summer programs are focused on international affairs–related research, seminars, and work with local organizations. More information can be found on the IFP website.

    These courses may be eligible to count toward Drama degree requirements. Students should speak with an academic advisor before registering for a short-term study abroad course to ensure that the credits are approved for their degree program.

    Mannes

    Short-Term Opportunities
    Students at Mannes are eligible to participate in The New School's short-term winter and summer programs for credit. The New School offers many such opportunities, which typically provide liberal arts elective credits counting toward their degree. Mannes students should speak with their advisor before applying to a short-term study abroad program to confirm that the coursework will apply to their degree.

    Semester-Long Opportunities
    Semester-long study abroad programs may be an option in some situations. Students who are interested are encouraged to email studyabroad@newschool.edu.

    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    Lang students interested in studying abroad can review the following information on this site and email langstudyabroad@newschool.edu.

    Lang students are required to meet with a study abroad advisor before applying for any study abroad program. Please email langstudyabroad@newschool.edu to schedule an appointment.

    Semester and Year-Long Opportunities

    Depending on major and remaining degree requirements, Lang students can pursue semester- or year-long study abroad programs nearly anywhere in the world. There are three types of semester or year-long study abroad opportunities: Lang in Paris, exchange agreements, and outside programs.

    Lang in Paris
    Lang in Paris offers Lang students the opportunity to take liberal arts coursework at Parsons Paris, The New School's campus in Paris. Each spring semester a limited number of Lang courses are offered, focused on a particular theme.

    Exchange Agreements
    Exchange agreements allow students to study abroad at a number of schools around the world with which The New School has special agreements. Students pay New School tuition and retain financial aid. Exchange schools that are appropriate for Lang students include locations in France, England, the Netherlands, Cuba, Italy, and more. For a full list of exchange schools, please visit the Exchange Partners page.

    Outside Programs
    Students who have not exhausted the maximum number of transfer credits permitted for their degree can choose to study abroad at a university with which Lang does not have an exchange agreement, either by direct application to that university or through a third-party provider. These are external opportunities, and students are responsible for researching, applying, and coordinating logistics independently, in conjunction with the third-party study abroad provider or the direct application institution. Students interested in these opportunities must meet with a study abroad advisor to discuss their plans and with their academic advisor to obtain approval for their program before initiating an application.

    Below is a list of third-party study abroad providers that are recommended by Lang.  Students are not limited to this list and are encouraged to research other opportunities through websites such as iiespassport.org, goabroad.com, and studyabroad101.com:

    SIT
    SFS
    ISA
    CAPA
    API
    ICADS
    IES
    Arcadia
    AFS

    Each outside program differs in cost, educational mission, and acceptance criteria, and students should find and consider all relevant information before applying.

    Short-Term Opportunities

    Lang students can participate in short-term winter and summer programs offered through The New School.

    The International Field Program
    The International Field Program (IFP), offered by the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, is open to graduate and upper-level undergraduate students throughout The New School. The IFP's six-credit, two-month-long summer programs focus on international affairs–related research, seminars, and work with local organizations. More information can be found on the IFP website.

    These courses may count toward degree requirements. Students should speak with an academic advisor before registering for a short-term study abroad course to ensure that the credits are approved for their degree program.

    Gural Scholars Program
    Lang students may also be interested in the Gural Scholars Program, a four-year scholarship program for Lang students; the third year includes an international study trip.

    Parsons School of Design

    Parsons students interested in studying abroad can review the following information, visit Parsons’ Study Abroad page, and email parsonsglobal@newschool.edu.

    Semester and Year-Long Opportunities

    Parsons Paris
    Parsons students can study at Parsons Paris for up to one year, depending on their major. Studying at Parsons Paris offers students the flexibility of taking New School courses abroad while living and learning in Paris. For more information can be found on the Parsons Paris Mobility page.

    Exchange Agreements
    Exchange agreements allow students to study abroad at a number of schools around the world with which The New School has special agreements. Students pay New School tuition and retain financial aid.

    It is important to note that not all exchange programs are open to every major. Students should review options for their major.  

    Outside Programs
    Students who have not exhausted the maximum number of transfer credits permitted for their degree can choose to study abroad at a university with which The New School does not have an exchange agreement, either by direct application to that university or through a third-party provider, with the approval of their program. These are external opportunities, and students are responsible for researching, applying, and coordinating logistics independently, in conjunction with the third-party study abroad provider or the direct application institution. Students interested in these opportunities must meet with their academic advisor to discuss their plans and obtain approval for their program before initiating an application.

    Each outside program differs in cost, educational mission, and acceptance criteria. Students should find and consider all relevant information before discussing options with their academic advisor.

    Short-Term Opportunities

    Eugene Lang College
    Short-term summer and winter programs sponsored by Eugene Lang College, and led by New School faculty, are open to all Parsons students. These short-term courses count as liberal arts elective credits.

    International Field Program
    The International Field Program (IFP), offered by the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, is open to graduate and upper-level undergraduate students throughout The New School. The IFP’s six-credit, two-month-long summer programs focus on international affairs–related research, seminars, and work with local organizations.

    Decorative Arts Graduate Seminar
    Graduate students can participate in the Decorative Arts graduate seminar held in the Netherlands each summer.

    Students should speak with their academic advisor before registering for a short-term study abroad course to ensure that the credits are applicable to their remaining degree requirements.

    Schools of Public Engagement

    Many study abroad opportunities exist for students enrolled in a degree program through the Schools of Public Engagement, depending upon major and program of study.

    Bachelor's Degree Programs

    Students in these programs have a wide range of options.

    Exchange Agreements
    Exchange agreements allow students to study abroad at a number of schools around the world with which The New School has special agreements. Students pay New School tuition and retain financial aid.

    If you are interested in one of these exchange agreements, speak with your academic advisor or the director of Experiential Learning. Students must receive approval from their advisor before applying for an exchange program.

    Outside Programs
    Students who have not exhausted the maximum number of transfer credits permitted for their degree can choose to study abroad at a university with which The New School does not have an exchange agreement, either by direct application to that university or through a third-party provider. These are external opportunities, and students are responsible for researching, applying, and coordinating logistics independently, in conjunction with the third-party study abroad provider or the direct application institution.

    Students interested in these opportunities must meet with their academic advisor to discuss their plans and obtain approval for their program before initiating an application. Students can research these opportunities on websites such as:

    Each outside program differs in cost, educational mission, and acceptance criteria, and students should find and consider all relevant information before applying.

    Short-Term Opportunities
    Students can participate in short-term winter and summer programs offered through The New School.

    The International Field Program
    The International Field Program (IFP), offered by the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, is open to graduate and upper-level undergraduate students throughout The New School. The IFP's six-credit, two-month-long summer programs focus on international affairs–related research, seminars, and work with local organizations. More information can be found on the IFP website.

    These courses may count toward degree requirements. Students should speak with an academic advisor before registering for a short-term study abroad course to ensure that the credits are approved for their degree program.

    Master's Degree Programs

    Depending on their specific program, master's degree students at SPE may be eligible to participate in The New School's short-term winter and summer programs for credit. The New School offers many such opportunities, which typically provide liberal arts elective credits counting toward their degree. Students should speak with their advisor before applying to a short-term study abroad program to confirm that the coursework will apply to their degree.

    International Affairs students are encouraged to participate in the International Field Program (IFP). Offered by the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, the program is open to graduate and upper-level undergraduate students throughout The New School. The IFP's six-credit, two-month-long summer programs focus on international affairs–related research, seminars, and work with local organizations.

    The New School for Social Research

    Short-Term Programs

    Transregional Center for Democratic Studies
    Students from The New School for Social Research can participate in the summer and winter sessions in Kraków, Poland, and in Cape Town, South Africa, coordinated by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (when offered).

    Berlin Summer School
    NSSR students can participate in the Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences, a two-week research program in Germany with our educational partners at Humboldt University in Berlin. Three NSSR students are invited to attend and have their fees covered and are offered a living stipend. For information about this program and application procedures, contact NSSR Academic Affairs at nssracademicaffairs@newschool.edu.

    Parsons Paris

    Parsons Paris is The New School’s global campus located in the heart of Paris.

    Visit the Parsons Paris page to learn more about studying abroad at Parsons Paris.

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