Engage, Intern, & Study Abroad

Study Abroad and Exchange

  • Expand your horizons and develop a global perspective with liberal arts study abroad opportunities

    Lang Study Abroad

    Many Lang students spend a semester, academic year, or summer abroad taking courses, working at internships, or pursuing volunteer projects. With proper research and planning, you can study, work, or volunteer almost anywhere in the world. Lang offers liberal arts study abroad programs both through the school (in-house) and through other institutions, including:

    • Global Immersion. Through Lang's partnership with ICADS (Institute for Central American Development Studies), students combine classroom learning with practical experience through research on and analysis of Central American social and economic issues.  
    • Lang-Sponsored Faculty-Led Programs. Several short-term, relatively inexpensive programs are led by Lang faculty during academic breaks — an excellent choice if you’re short on time or funds. Students can also opt to study for a semester or academic year through specific partner schools, paying Lang tuition as usual and keeping institutional financial aid from The New School. Past programs have examined avant-garde theater at an international fringe festival; contemporary music history, with an excursion to a techno music parade; democracy and diversity; educational and therapeutic use of visual arts; and classical European literature and music.
    • Lang-Sponsored International Exchange Programs. Because of special exchange agreements with certain institutions, Lang students can study abroad for a semester or a year. They do not pay the institutions’ tuition; instead, they pay tuition to Lang and keep their institutional financial aid from The New School. Students can use earned credits toward their Lang degree.
    • Outside Programs. Students who have not exhausted the maximum number of transfer credits permitted for their degree can choose a study abroad program 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 direct application institution.

      Students interested in these opportunities must meet with a study abroad advisor to discuss their plans and obtain approval for their program before initiating an application.
      Outside programs differ in cost, educational mission, and acceptance criteria, and students should investigate all relevant information before applying.

    Read about study abroad procedures and visit our portal, where you will find an interactive program search and the application portal for study abroad programs.

    Lang Domestic Exchange

    Domestic exchange programs allow Lang students to study at designated partner schools in the United States for a semester or an academic year, paying Lang tuition as usual and keeping institutional financial aid from The New School. This opportunity exposes our students to an expanded curriculum, an alternative campus environment, and new faculty and peers. If you're interested in domestic exchange programs, speak to your Lang study abroad advisor to learn more.