• Study Abroad

    ISSS is committed to fostering international education exchange and enhancing the ongoing intellectual, artistic, cultural, and social development of students, scholars, and exchange visitors. ISSS provides a welcoming environment where effective transitions create a vibrant global community. To that end, ISSS supports U.S. students seeking new lands to explore through study abroad. This aim is in keeping with The New School's broader mission and several initiatives to continue the internationalization of our campus, including an increased number of foreign language class offerings and extensive study abroad opportunities.

    Study Aboard Opportunities at The New School

    Parsons School of Design

    Parsons encourages students to take advantage of the many different options for study abroad. Programs lasting from one semester to one year are geared to students at the junior level, but there are summer options for students at every stage of their academic careers.

    • Parsons Paris (international students, please review the Study Abroad Checklist (PDF))
    • Chelsea College of Art and Design (London, U.K)
    • Konstfack - Contract Pending (Stockholm, Sweden)
    • Koeln International School of Design (KISD) - Contract Pending (Cologne, Germany)
    • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) (Melbourne, Australia)
    • Domus Academy (Milan, Italy)
    • Studio Art Centers International Florence (Florence, Italy)

    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    Many Lang students spend a semester, academic year, or summer abroad taking courses, interning, and pursuing volunteer projects. With proper research and planning, you could potentially study anywhere in the world.

    Lang offers affordable, short-term programs taught by Lang instructors during academic breaks. Because of special exchange agreements with certain institutions, Lang students also have the option of studying abroad for one semester up to one year.

    External Lang Programs

    These programs are pre-approved for credit transfer based on the academic structure of the program and/or previous experiences of Lang students.

    New School for Social Research

    The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) coordinates the Democracy and Diversity Institute. Widely known for creating an intimate forum for lively but rigorous debate on critical issues of democratic life, the institute offers an intensive program that is equivalent to a full semester of graduate study. We bring together an international group of civic-minded young scholars and students who work closely with expert faculty in addressing social, political, and cultural challenges to democracy and democratization in the host region and beyond.

    • Cape Town, South Africa (Winter)
    • Krakow, Poland (Summer)

    New School for Public Engagement

    An integral part of the Graduate Program in International Affairs is gaining hands-on experience working with diverse organizations. The International Field Program (IFP) provides practical field experiences through work with NGOs, IOs, and government and local agencies, as well as a unique link between its classroom curriculum and ongoing research in the world of practice.

    India-China Institute Grant

    Students receive up to $2,500 to undertake research in India or China in conjunction with the India China Fellowship Program.

    The following resources can assist with your study abroad funding and questions:

    Resources for Popular Destinations

    For visa application

    Resources for Non-U.S. Residents