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  • Study Abroad

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  • Take your studies abroad for a semester or a summer. Choose from programs in more than 50 countries.

    We are no longer accepting applications for fall 2020, summer 2020, and spring 2021.

    COVID-19 Update: Preparing to Go Abroad

    Because of uncertainties related to COVID-19, international programs continue to monitor travel restrictions and safety on the ground and are adopting new instructional models. As a result, you should prepare for study abroad keeping specific factors in mind: 

    • Stay Abreast of Program Updates: Be aware that decisions about program modification, including whether a program will offer instruction online or on-site, will be communicated to you directly by the program. It is your responsibility to monitor the communication; check and read your email to make informed decisions about your travel and the suitability of the modified program to your academic interest. If you decide to withdraw at any point before you leave to study abroad, please contact the Lang Global Program Office and your academic advisor immediately. Making a timely decision to withdraw is important and allows your academic advisor to assist you with alternative plans for the semester, including registering for Lang classes. Be sure to check the program’s withdrawal policy and deadlines to avoid financial penalties for withdrawing late.

    • Modified Program: Currently study abroad programs are changing their curricular structure, term duration, program schedule, and number of contact hours for class sessions. Some programs are offering only a set number of courses, limiting the choice available. It is important for you to discuss your program’s academic structure and courses with your academic advisor to ensure that the courses align with your degree plan and, most important, that the modified program will be eligible for mobility course credits. Other program changes may include housing options, price, billing, on-site orientation sessions, and in-country community engagement opportunities such as internships and excursions.

    • Travel and In-Country Challenges: Please be aware of COVID-19-related restrictions on travel and immigration, including possible quarantines upon arrival in the destination country. Depending on the ongoing situation in the country, there is also the possibility that your program will be suspended in the middle of the semester and the program will ask you to return to Lang. Program interruption comes with associated financial, logistical, and emotional costs.

    The Lang Global Programs office is working remotely until further notice due to the ever-evolving situation with COVID-19. Our phone lines will not be monitored during this period, but we will keep supporting you by email. Because of the high volume of incoming emails, our response to messages will likely be delayed. We prioritize our communication as follows: students currently studying abroad and exchange students studying at Lang for spring 2020, students planning to study abroad for fall 2020, and then all others.

    Fall 2020 study abroad: If you are a Lang student slated to study abroad in fall 2020 and you need assistance, please schedule an appointment with a Global Programs advisor through Starfish.

    Spring 2021 study abroad: If you are a Lang student slated to study abroad in spring 2021, please contact Global Programs in early August 2020.

    Incoming exchange students: If you are a student who has been nominated by your home institution to study at Lang in fall 2020, please contact the exchange advisor at your institution for updates on your application to Lang.

    Please keep checking The New School's updated information and advice on COVID-19 and the university's response. For Lang-specific notifications from Dean Stephanie Browner, please check Lang's COVID-19 announcements. Find additional resources (PDF) at program websites. 

    Lang Study Abroad

    The Office of Global Programs, located in the dean’s office at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, is dedicated to promoting the academic and personal growth of undergraduates through international education. Each year, many Lang students study abroad, usually for one semester, in more than 50 pre-approved programs, including faculty-led programs during the summer.

    Get Started:

    1. Review the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).

    2. Meet with your Student Success advisor and complete the required form: Lang Study Abroad Academic Review Form 1 (PDF).

    3. Schedule an appointment with an advisor at the Lang Global Programs Office for one-on-one advising. Complete the following forms and bring them to your appointment:

    Students may begin to think about study abroad in their first year and are welcome to visit the Study Abroad Resource Rack, conveniently located in the Lang Academic Advising office, at 64 West 11 Street, ground floor, and in the dean's office, at 65 West 11th Street on the third floor. Learning more about study abroad and deciding whether to apply and where to study is an important part of your sophomore year. As you focus your academic interests, consider incorporating study abroad into your path of study. In the second semester (before completing 60 credits), sophomores are expected to declare a major. As a sophomore, you will meet with the departmental faculty advisor for your declared major and continue consulting your Student Success advisor. Discussing your intention to study abroad during your consultations with them will provide valuable guidance.

    Information Sessions

    Information sessions are offered during the academic year. They are a mandatory part of the study abroad process. If you are a student considering studying abroad, we strongly recommend that you attend these sessions to ensure that you have all the information you need to make a decision. Information about other events, including pre-departure meetings, and financing study abroad can be found at Narwhal Nation.

    SMART Conversations

    Share your Skills, Memories, Adventures, Research, and Thoughts.
    Launched in fall 2019, SMART Conversations is an initiative of Lang’s Office of Global Programs. This program offers students a space in which to engage in conversation about their education, leadership, and cross-cultural engagement abroad. Instructors from Lang faculty-led summer study abroad programs are invited to collaborate with their students to showcase the students' accomplishments during this event. SMART Conversations occur twice in the academic year: once in the fall, for students who went abroad in the previous spring semester and summer, and once in the spring, for students who went abroad in the previous fall semester. Check back for dates. 

    Lang Global Programs

    Lang offers the following liberal arts study abroad programs:

    • Faculty-Led Programs. Several short-term, relatively inexpensive programs are led by Lang faculty during academic breaks — an excellent choice for students who are 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.
    • Exchange and Partner 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.

    View our portal, where you will find an interactive program search and the application portal for study abroad programs.

  • Contact Us

    Office of Global Programs 
    Eugene Lang College Dean's Office
    65 West 11th Street, 3rd floor 
    Phone: 212.229.5100 

    Office of Admission
    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts 
    79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor 
    New York, NY 10003 
    Phone: 212.229.5150 or 
    Fax: 212.229.5355

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