There are a number of ways for Parsons students to study abroad and for students from other schools to study at Parsons.
Study abroad opportunities are administered by Parsons' Global Initiatives office and include international options for undergraduate and graduate students. Global Initiatives also places incoming students from Parsons' exchange partner institutions and visiting students from other countries.
Please see the list of frequently asked questions below, and explore our
exchange partners, the
policies and procedures for your major, and information on studying at
Parsons offers three main ways to study abroad:
Parsons Paris: Students can study at
Parsons Paris for up to one year as a mobility student, depending on their major. Studying at Parsons Paris offers students the flexibility of taking New School courses abroad while learning in the Parisian context and having the opportunity to live in Paris.
The One Degree Two Cities (1D2C) program allows new and current Parsons students to have half their undergraduate experience in both cities. Admitted Parsons students must apply in their first year of study. Students applying to Parsons can elect this option during the admissions process.
Exchange Programs: Parsons partners with some of the best art and design institutions around the world to give our students the opportunity to study in different cultural contexts.
The majority of students who choose to study abroad do so for one semester at Parsons during their junior year. Please consult the study abroad policy for your major to learn about your options.
Depending on your major and where you would like to study, you can study abroad from one semester to one academic year.
We recommend speaking with your academic advisor in planning coursework before the semester you plan on studying abroad.
Students who plan to study abroad during summer break do not need to apply through Global Initiatives. These students should speak to their academic advisor and fill out a
Taking Courses Elsewhere form.
Each major at Parsons has different study abroad options. Pre-approved programs for all majors can be found on the GoAbroad portal. Simply search for programs approved for your major.
Parsons Global Initiatives offers events throughout the year to help you plan your experience abroad. It is never too early to start planning; students are encouraged to attend information events up to two years in advance.
To begin thinking about studying abroad, students should understand what type of programs Parsons offers and which of these programs are appropriate for their major. Most of this information can be found on this website. However, if you would like to book a one-on-one study abroad appointment, you can do this via the
Student Success Network.
Applications are reviewed for study abroad twice a year:
March 3, 2017
Parsons Global Initiatives will help direct any questions you have to the various offices, institutions, and individuals you will come across in the application process. If you have general questions, feel free to email us at
Office of Global Initiatives
66 Fifth Avenue, room 604
New York, NY 10011
T: 212.229.8950 F: 212.243.1420
Evan Iacoboni, Coordinator for Global Initiatives
Contact Evan for questions or concerns regarding study abroad logistics, including application procedures and registration.
Meredith Mullane, Associate Dean for Global Initiatives
Contact Meredith for questions about Parsons’ global partnerships and future international development.