What happens if I elect to spend my first year at an NYU global academic center in Florence, London, Paris, or Washington, DC?
NYU encourages every undergraduate to participate in our extensive global network that boasts 13 global sites on five continents. Most NYU students must achieve sophomore standing before studying away from New York, but Liberal Studies students have the unique opportunity to begin their academic careers at one of NYU’s global academic centers in Florence, London, Paris, or Washington, DC. Many students benefit from a full year of international study before they have chosen their major or minor, in a setting where they are completing general education classes that meet requirements in all NYU bachelor’s degrees. If you complete your first year at NYU Florence, NYU London, NYU Paris, or NYU Washington, DC, you will join your peers at NYU’s New York City campus for the sophomore year. By the end of the sophomore year at NYU, you will have completed 64 credits, one-half of the 128 credits required for an NYU bachelor’s degree.
What classes will I take in Florence, London, Paris, or Washington, DC?
All LS first-year students at the global academic centers take the same core curriculum classes as LS students who are enrolled at NYU’s New York City campus. Students at Florence and Paris also will study the language spoken at the site (unless they are already proficient in the language).
I have AP/IB credit—will it count toward my core curriculum requirements?
All core curriculum classes count toward completion of NYU’s general education requirements. In general, AP and IB credits, or other advanced standing credits (like college courses at another school) will count toward the 128 credits required for graduation. For the most part, however, advanced standing will not substitute for any classes in the core curriculum, though it may satisfy other degree requirements (for example, in science), and it may place you in a higher-level class (for example, in foreign language). Upon your arrival, your academic advisor will meet with you to discuss your advanced standing and how the credits may be applied.