Lang

Faculty-Led Programs

  • Do you want to study abroad for less than a full semester? Consider a short-term summer program taught by a Lang professor. In order to participate in any of these programs, you must be in good academic and disciplinary standing. If you choose to enroll, you are responsible for the program fee, airfare, and incidentals. All short-term courses have different program costs, so be sure to inquire in advance. For more information, please contact the faculty leading the course or the Dean's Office of Student Engagement and Global Programs at langstudyabroad@newschool.edu. To learn more and apply, please log in to MyNewSchool and click the red Go Abroad link under the Academics tab.

    Application Deadlines

    October 1 (spring programs)
    March 1 (summer and fall programs)
    Important note: Once you are accepted into a study abroad program, apply for your passport immediately to ensure that you receive it before the departure date. Do not apply for a travel visa (where applicable) until your program has been confirmed.

    Summer 2019 Programs 

    France

    Paris — James Baldwin: Reading and Writing in France
    Summer (4 weeks), June 3-June 28, 6 credits
    Presented in collaboration with our colleagues in Parsons Paris, which has had a presence in the city since the early 20th century, this study abroad seminar considers the life, work, and legacy of novelist, essayist, playwright, and poet James Baldwin (1924-1987). Baldwin fled the menace of Jim Crow America for the comparative freedom of post-war Paris in 1948 with only forty dollars in his pockets. Reading his major fiction and nonfiction as well as other materials, we consider the complex factors that led to his self-imposed exile and explore his career as a writer in a city that also sheltered his one-time mentor, Richard Wright, and other African-American writers and artists. We also explore what compelled Baldwin to return to the United States in 1957 and what finally prompted him to settle in the south of France after his turbulent involvement with the civil rights movement more than a half a century ago. Students are asked to write two major pieces in response to Baldwin’s work, each of which is workshopped. In addition to guest speakers, the seminar also includes excursions to points of interest throughout the city as well as visits to salons of contemporary members of the African-American and American expatriate communities in Paris. Prerequisites: 3.0 minimum GPA and at least sophomore status by the start of the program. For more information on the content of the program, please contact Professor Richard Blint (blintr@newschool.edu).

    Germany

    Berlin Kabarett at the Freie Universität Berlin
    Summer (6 weeks), May 26-July 7, 6 credits

    Professor Zishan Ugurlu will offer Creating a Solo Performance: Berlin Cabaret/Kabarett, an acting course that introduces students to the research, writing, and performance techniques of solo performers. In German, the word Kabarett (“cabaret”) has two meanings. The first meaning is the same as in English: “a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theater.” The second meaning is “a kind of political satire.” Kabarett artists focus primarily on political and social topics, which they criticize using cynicism, sarcasm, and irony. At the time of German reunification in the 1980s, Kabarett experienced a minor boom in response to new social problems such as unemployment, privatization, and rapid changes in society. Students create a solo performance based on research using sources such as diaries, letters, memoirs, and autobiographies combined with field trips to notable Kabarett venues in the city. Freie Universität in Berlin also offers a variety of other classes that students can take at an additional expense. This course will include a 1.5-credit pre-departure course in the spring. Prerequisites: 3.0 minimum GPA and at least sophomore status by the start of the program. For more information on the content of the program, please contact Professor Zishan Ugurlu (ugurluz@newschool.edu).

    Italy

    Politics, Kinship, and Love
    Summer (4 weeks), June 24-July 19, 6 credits
    Verona is one of Italy's most beautiful provincial capitals, with a rich and varied artistic and architectural heritage. The Lang program consists of two courses: Romeo and Juliet: Politics, Love, and Kinship, taught by Professor Paul Kottman; and an Italian literature and language course, taught by a professor from Italy. Students explore sites in Verona and around Veneto. Optional excursions may include performances at the Verona Opera and the Shakespeare festival and a day trip to Venice. Arrangements are made for students to stay in with host families. Prerequisites: 3.0 minimum GPA and at least sophomore status by start of the program. Prior knowledge of Italian is preferred but not required. For more information on the content of the program, please contact Professor Paul Kottman (kottmanp@newschool.edu).

    Scotland

    Studying Theater in Edinburgh
    Summer (2 weeks), August 2-16, 6 credits
    Under the guidance of Theater faculty Zishan Ugurlu, students delve into the field of dramatic criticism through the lenses of the actor, director, and playwright. Every night in this two-week course, students see cutting-edge performances at the Edinburgh Fringe and International Festival and record their impressions. Integrating performance terminology, students investigate the choices presented in each production. This class challenges students to not only appreciate art but also develop their own critical voices. No acting experience is necessary. Prerequisites: 2.5 minimum GPA and at least sophomore status by the start of the program. For more information on the content of the program, please contact Professor Zishan Ugurlu (ugurluz@newschool.edu).

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