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  • The New School is pleased to offer eligible students a Global Offsite Semester option for Fall 2020. This opportunity is designed for new students who currently reside outside the United States and cannot travel to our New York City campus this fall due to the impact of COVID-19. Through the Global Offsite program, students may enroll as a New School student and take online courses with us while gaining access to space resources and/or select courses at the partner institution, provided that the partner school remains open, that students can safely travel there from surrounding areas, and that there is capacity within the program negotiated with the partner by The New School. 

    Although we cannot enable the Global Offsite Semester to accommodate all students in every country, our goal is to build options for as many of our students as possible in this challenging time. This site will be continually updated to provide the latest information on the Global Offsite option. 

    Please review all of the eligibility requirements and other information on this page. If you filled out an expression of interest form, note that a formal application is still required.

    You may continue to express interest in other locations to receive a notification if an application is made available.  

    Eligibility

    General Requirements

    • Have citizenship, residency, or other status that permits you to study in the country of your requested location without the issuance of a student visa. In the case of Parsons Paris, eligibility is extended to all citizens of the Schengen area.
    • Be an incoming first-year undergraduate (freshman) or first-year graduate student for the Fall 2020 semester. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate AAS degree students.
    • Be physically located in the country in which you wish to study, or be able to travel to that country for the full period of in-person instruction in Fall 2020 (see dates in FAQs).

    Note that restrictions on international travel are currently in place around the world. Commercial air travel to reach your desired location may not be available before the Fall semester begins.

    The table below highlights the groups eligible for the Global Offsite Semester option at each partner institution location. This list will be updated if additional partners are confirmed.

    Institution Name and Location

    Eligible Students 

    Application Link

    Parsons Paris – Paris, FranceUndergraduate first-year students from select Parsons programs* and LangApplication closed
    Shenzhen University – Shenzhen, ChinaUndergraduate first-year students from Parsons and LangApplication closed
    Tongji University – Shanghai, ChinaGraduate first-year students from select Parsons programs**, with priority for students currently residing in ShanghaiApplication closed
    Tsinghua University – Beijing, ChinaGraduate first-year students from select Parsons programs**, with priority for students currently residing in BeijingApplication closed
    Hongik University – Seoul, South KoreaUndergraduate first-year students from Parsons and Lang; graduate first-year students from select Parsons programs**Application closed
    Yonsei University – Incheon, South KoreaUndergraduate first-year students from Parsons and LangApplication closed
    Yonsei University – College of Music - Seoul, South Korea Undergraduate first-year students and graduate first-year students from select Mannes programs*** Application closed
    Center for Jazz Studies – Tel Aviv, IsraelNew incoming Jazz studentsApplication closed

    * Eligible majors for Parsons First Year students who wish to study in Paris are: Fashion Design, Communication Design, Design and Technology, Illustration, and Strategic Design and Management.

    ** Eligible Parsons graduate programs are: M.Arch., MFA Design and Technology, MFA Industrial Design, MFA Interior Design, MFA Lighting Design, MPS Communication Design, MS Data Visualization

    *** Eligible Mannes programs are: Bachelor of Music and Master of Music

    Must have citizenship, residency, or other status that permits you to study in the country of your requested location without the issuance of a student visa.

    Housing

    Housing is generally not provided through the Global Offsite partners, with two exceptions:

    1. Parsons Paris can offer housing options to those undergraduate students who need to relocate to Paris. Please review options through our partner API Abroad here.
    2. The Shenzhen University program for undergraduate New School students can offer a limited number of housing accommodations. Please indicate your need when completing the Offsite application.

    Contact

    For queries about the international partner schools or program logistics, please contact globaloffsite@newschool.edu.

    For queries about your New School curriculum or path of study, please contact your academic advisor.

    FAQs

    To learn more about requirements, processes, and opportunities available through the Global Offsite Semester option, please review our FAQs.

  • Contact Us

    Global Offsite Inquiries  
    globaloffsite@newschool.edu

    Office of Admission
    admission@newschool.edu
     
    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040

    International Student & Scholar Services
    iss@newschool.edu
     
    212.229.5592 

    Academic Advising
    Contact your advisor

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Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

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