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  • Study abroad is an excellent way for undergraduate or graduate students to enhance their academic studies. Learn more about The New School's study abroad programs. International students and exchange visitors may also participate in study abroad or international research while completing a dissertation or thesis preparation.

    If you engage in study or research abroad for an academic semester or longer (not including academic break periods such as summer vacations), you must inform ISSS of your study or research abroad plans and take the proper steps to avoid risk to your F-1 or J-1 status.

    The Five-Month Rule

    International students are not permitted to be outside of the United States for more than five consecutive months. If a student is outside of the United States for more than five months, their SEVIS record will be terminated and their F or J status will end. If you do research or study abroad, you are exempt from this rule if you follow the instructions below to maintain your F or J status.

    Please note that during the COVID pandemic, the five-month rule has been suspended.

    Steps to Maintain Status

  • Contact Us and Office Hours

    International Student and Scholar Services
    72 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
    New York, NY 10011
    [email protected]

    212.229.5592

    Front Desk and Phone Hours
    Mondays: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 
    Wednesdays: Closed for processing
    Thursdays: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Fridays: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

    ISSS One-on-One Virtual and In-Person Advising
    Enrolled students: Sign up through Starfish.
    Non-enrolled students: Call the office to schedule.

    Virtual Drop-In Advising
    Tuesdays 2:00–4:00 p.m. Enter meeting here.

    In-Person Drop-In Advising 
    Thursdays 2:00–4:00 p.m.

    Emergency Phone (After Hours Only)
    212.229.7001 

    Closed
    Monday, September 5

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

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

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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