Arts and Science Summer and Winter Programs

For information on all NYU summer programs, visit www.nyu.edu/summer.

For information on all NYU winter programs (the January term), visit www.nyu.edu/winter.

Students may meet with an adviser in the College Advising Center, Silver Center, Room 905 (212-998-8130) to discuss summer or January course selection. Students with a declared major/minor are required to see their department adviser for summer or winter registration approval and for advice on which courses, if any, may count toward major/minor requirements.

SUMMER AT WASHINGTON SQUARE

The College of Arts and Science offers a full range of courses in the summer. Over 500 arts and science courses are given on campus in the summer, in subjects ranging from social sciences to natural sciences to humanities. Qualified students may also enroll in courses open to undergraduates in the Graduate School of Arts and Science. The summer program is divided into two six-week sessions, and students may register for one or both sessions. Please visit www.nyu.edu/summer for more information.

Students from other colleges and universities may apply to participate as visiting students for the summer session, provided they have the proper prerequisites for the courses they wish to take. Application and deadline information may be found at www.nyu.edu/admissions/summer-sessions/summer-in-nyc.html.

First-year and transfer students who have been accepted for the fall term at NYU may register for courses during the summer sessions. Interested students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to begin the process for enrolling in summer courses. They will then be referred to the College Advising Center for advisement and clearance. All students registered for at least one course are guaranteed housing.

SUMMER AWAY

The College of Arts and Science (CAS) runs several summer away programs. Most programs are six weeks in duration. Led by a member of the distinguished Faculty of Arts and Science, each program meets specific academic goals in the study of the art, architecture, history, politics, language, or literature of the region. The specialized summer programs allow students to pursue concentrated work in creative writing (Florence and Paris), journalism (Ghana), and urban design (London). Study tours and weekend excursions are an integral part of each program. Admissions and curriculum information is available at www.nyu.edu/summer/abroad/cas. A priority application deadline is specified for each program. Since some programs fill very quickly, applying before this deadline is strongly encouraged.

CAS summer abroad programs are:

  • Summer in Athens
  • Summer in Berlin
  • Summer in Dublin
  • Summer in Florence
  • Writers in Florence
  • Journalism in Ghana
  • Summer in London
  • Urban Design in London
  • Summer in Madrid
  • Summer in Paris
  • Writers in Paris 

Summer in Athens

Summer in Athens is a six-week summer program that combines classroom study of the language, history, and culture of Greece with activities and excursions that introduce students to all aspects of Greek life. The interdisciplinary program aims to provide students with an appreciation of Modern Greek language and literature, and an understanding of how Greeks today reinterpret their classical, Byzantine, and Ottoman heritage. Field trips may include walking tours of Athens, visits to monuments and museums, evening outings to performances, and a half-day trip to Attica's beautiful coastline and Poseidon's temple at Cape Sounion. Weekend excursions may include trips to Mycenae and Epidaurus as well as Delphi, Olympia, and the Cycladic island of Santorini.

Summer in Dublin

The focus of the summer program in Dublin is contemporary Ireland and its culture. The program is centered at Trinity College, Ireland's oldest university, situated in the heart of Dublin, where students reside and take classes. Courses include Irish literature, history, politics, visual and performing arts, creative writing, popular culture, and the Irish language. The academic program is complemented by a series of field trips and cultural and social activities designed to broaden students' knowledge of Ireland. Among the typical evening activities are outings to the theatre, poetry readings, screenings at the new Irish Film Center, and traditional music sessions. Weekend excursions vary, but often include Donegal and Galway.

Summer in Florence

Summer in Florence is an undergraduate six-week summer program that offers courses in language, literature, culture, history, art, and architecture, providing students with a framework for understand­ing both the traditions of the past and the richness of contemporary culture in Florence. Lectures are supplemented with field study in museums and sites in and around the city.

Writers in Florence

The College of Arts and Science Creative Writing Program offers Writers in Florence, a specialized program at the NYU Global Academic Center in which students focus on either poetry or fiction and participate in daily workshops and craft classes where they receive guidance from accomplished professional writers. Course work includes readings and lectures by Florence-based writers and publishing professionals. Program faculty and staff plan literary walking tours as well as visits to parks, restaurants, cafés, and historic homes of famous writers.

Journalism in Ghana

Arts and Science offers a summer journalism program for undergraduate students in which students spend six weeks reporting on local issues and culture, both individually and in teams. Seminars are held with local scholars, elected officials, community leaders, artists, and journalists.

Summer in London

CAS's six-week summer program offers students the opportunity to pursue study of British drama, visual arts, literature, and politics with distinguished NYU and local faculty. Students register for 8 points of coursework. The program includes excursions around London and further afield to Canterbury, Bath, Dover Castle, and Stonehenge.

Urban Design in London

CAS also offers a specialized three-week summer program called Urban Design in London, a summer study program intended for students interested in a career in architecture, architectural history, art history, urban planning, or architec­tural preservation. Contemporary British architecture and urban issues are engaged within the context of history and tradition. The course is intensive and involves daily trips over a three-week period throughout London and its environs.

Summer in Madrid

The CAS six-week summer session provides instruction at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels of spoken and written Spanish; contemporary Spanish culture and literature; and Spanish theatre, cinema, and art history. Students can also take advantage of the cultural activities and excursions organized by the program.

Summer in Paris

Summer in Paris is summer program held at the NYU Paris Global Academic Center. The undergraduate program combines the study of language, literature, contemporary French culture, theatre, and cinema with extracurricular activities and outings to expose students to all aspects of French life. Weekend excursions are also part of the program, which may include the famous Avignon Theatre Festival.

Writers in Paris

The College of Arts and Science Creative Writing Program offers Writers in Paris, a specialized program at the NYU Global Academic Center in which students focus on either poetry or fiction and participate in daily workshops and craft classes where they receive guidance from accomplished professional writers. Coursework includes readings and lectures by Paris-based writers and publishing professionals. Program faculty and staff plan literary walking tours as well as visits to parks, restaurants, cafés, and historic homes of famous writers.

JANUARY TERM

The College of Arts and Science offers a selection of courses during the three-week January term held at the Washington Square campus. These shorter-format courses allow students to focus intensively on specific academic interests. January term courses also take advantage of the many cultural resources New York City has to offer to enhance the classroom experience. Recent winter course offerings include: Contemporary Art in NYC; Creative Writing: Intro Fiction & Poetry; Film as Literature; and Music of New York. Please visit www.nyu.edu/winter for more information.