The Lowdown on Studying Abroad

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Washington Square News: While most students flocked to the Washington Square campus to start the 2016-2017 year, some 1,500 undergraduate students opted to book a different flight by beginning the school year at study away locations.

In addition to NYU’s three degree-granting campuses at New York, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, NYU also boasts 11 study away sites: Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, London, Florence, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Tel Aviv and Washington D.C.

According to statistics from the Global Program Office, London is the largest site and can accommodate 450 students; the second and third largest are Florence and Paris, which hold 350 and 260 students, respectively.

Christopher Nicolussi, senior director of student services in NYU Global Program Office, said that students normally choose sites based on classes for their programs, since studying abroad should not impede a student’s academic career. The decision ultimately comes down to a compromise between location preference and academic interests, Nicolussi said.  Read more