Hot Student Stories

Can anyone enlighten me on the NYU study abroad program and how it works?

I’m in the process of applying to colleges after getting my GED. I’m not sure what to settle on. I’m looking for an international institution either at home or abroad but I am having a challenge understanding how some of these institutions work. I’ve heard about the program and researched on it but I still don’t understand fully how it works. I’d like to study in Australia although I’m open to other places including the US and Europe. What are the top universities in Europe?

Whitney Matthews

in Study Abroad

1 answer

1 answer

Chelsea Hayes on January 25, 2018

Most top-level universities usually have study abroad programs and learner-exchange programs such as those offered by NYU and others. New York University study abroad is a learner and college-affiliate program where students in other countries who are in an NYU partner institution can take NYU courses and obtain credits from the university. This assists as one has the opportunity to attend a prestigious college like NYU without necessarily having to travel all way to New York. It also means that a student can access the same benefits as one who is a full NYU student, such as financial aid and scholarships, although my info may not be totally accurate.

The beauty of the study abroad program is that once enrolled, in whatever location, you can participate in their exchange program. I am aware that NYU has affiliate campuses in different cities like Shanghai, Accra, Buenos Aires and Tel Aviv. I also think (speculatively) that Melbourne is a part of that list, if you are interested in studying in Australia, though you’d need to confirm this. The NYU website is a good place to start if you are really interested in joining the program. NYU also has partnerships with some of the best universities in Europe and you’d also need to confirm this from their website. I would advise that you do some soul searching with regards to what you want to pursue in college, then pickup the application from there. Many a times students put in lot of effort applying to different colleges and then end up getting rejected, not because they aren’t great students, but because they aren’t the best fit for those institutions. It would be wise to do a lot of research on the institution you are interested in then start working your way through the application process. If you can connect with an alumni association of the school, you’d be in a much better position to know how to go about the application process. Depending on what country you are from, there are other specific requirements that you may need to fulfill. For example, language is always a barrier for some countries and students from these countries need to prove that they are competent in the language of instruction for the university they are applying to. In summary, do research on the available programs and talk to someone who has been through the same process.

Kyle Mckinney2 years ago

As a potential student, you need to ask yourself several questions:

  • What geography are you most interested in?
  • What kind of culture do you want to be a part of?
  • Is the major you wish to pursue college-specific?
  • What other skills are you looking to gain from the college experience?
  • What are your financial limitations?

As a student who’d just finished high school, I was always interested in doing a major that would lead to a software engineering degree. The US looked like the best option for me at the time. I ended up going to Caltech and was even luckier because I qualified for full financial aid. I had to do SATs and fill out the common app and also fill out the university application. NYU study abroad is a great option if you have some of these limitations but still desire to go through a world-class college program.

Add you answer