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Study Abroad as an English Major

English majors gain new perspectives, whether they are studying Shakespeare in London or eco-criticism in Sydney. English majors can also receive elective credit while studying at a number of NYU global locations, including Abu Dhabi, Accra, Buenos Aires, Florence, Prague, Madrid, and Tel Aviv. In order to ensure that your study abroad plans are in accordance with proper progression towards the completion of the English major, please consult with an English Department Advisor or the DUS during the semester prior to the one you wish to study abroad.

Fall 2022 Courses

Applying to Study Abroad

To enroll in any of the courses offered abroad, students must first apply to the Study Abroad program through the Office of Global Programs. Using the call numbers available on the course listing pages, students can register on Albert. Consult the NYU Study Abroad Program Website and the Cross-School Minor Course at Global Sites Website for updates on course offerings for specific semesters. To learn more about Study Abroad, students may consult NYU’s Global Study Planner for more information about disciplines and countries.

A maximum of 3 courses (plus the internship) taken abroad can count towards the major. Please note that with advisor approval, students ordinarily may count ONE (1) NON-ENGL-UA course taken abroad. Classes must be taught in English to count toward the major.

Take courses toward the English major or minor at NYU London, where the study of literature, theatre, and art complemented by theatrical outings and museum excursions. Classes are held at the NYU London academic center, located in Bloomsbury, a famous literary district and also home to the British Museum. Outside the classroom visit historic sites beyond London, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, and Stonehenge. Pathway course offerings fulfill pre-1800 and critical theory requirements as well as advanced electives.

English courses commonly offered at NYU London include:

· ENGL-UA 9056 Gothic Literature

· ENGL-UA 9060 Major British Writers

· ENGL-UA 9133 Modern Drama and Performance in London (Lecture)

· ENGL-UA 9182 Writing London

· ENGL-UA 9412 Shakespeare and Elizabethan Stage (fulfills thepre-1800 requirement)

· ENGL-UA 9530 The English Novel in the 19th Century

· ENGL-UA 9540 English Literature of the Transition: From Victorian to Modern

· ENGL-UA 9975 Postcolonial Indian Literature (fulfills the critical theory requirement)

Students studying at Australia’s largest and most cosmopolitan city benefit from an intimate academic environment, authors’ talks, workshops, literary outings, and field trips, including to the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. English majors and minors gain a unique perspective on their field, studying the region’s literature, which spans indigenous, migrant, and diasporic writings. Students attend classes in the beautiful Science House in the historic Rocks district, just steps from stunning Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House. Pathway course offerings include advanced electives in world literature as well as a course in eco-criticism that fulfills the critical theory requirement.

English courses commonly offered at NYU Sydney include:

· ENGL-UA 9164 World Literature in English II: Australia, New Zealand and the AsiaPacific

· ENGL-UA 9735 Readings in Contemporary Literary Theory: Eco-Criticism (fulfills the critical theory requirement)

Literature Courses at Other NYU Locations

In addition to the courses previously listed, English majors may take courses offered by other departments with approval by the DUS or Director of Advisement in the Department of English. Commonly offered courses are listed below. Please note that with advisor approval, students ordinarily may count ONE non-ENGL-UA course taken abroad.

NYU Abu Dhabi

· LITCW-AD 104 Foundations of Literature II: Lyric Poetry and the Novel

· LITCW-AD 105 Problems and Methods of Literary Studies

· LITCW-AD 136 Modern Epic: Tolstoy, Joyce, and García Márquez

· AHC-AD 134 Women’s Voices

· COLIT-UA 9666 African Women Speak

· SCA-UA 9781 Colonialism and the Rise of Modern African Literature

· GERM-UA 9298 Topics in 20th Century German Literature: Traditions of City Writing

· GERM-UA 9240 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud

NYU Buenos Aires

· SPAN-UA 9766 Comparative Latin American Literature

NYU Florence

· ITAL-UA 9270 Dante’s Divine Comedy (also fulfills the Pre-1800 requirement)

· COLIT-UA 9180 Topics in 19th C Literature: Italy and Italians in English literature from Romantics to Modernism

· FREN-UA 9868 Literary Classics: French, British and Postcolonial perspectives

· FREN-UA 9808 French and Expatriate Literature

· COLIT-UA 9136 Kafka and His Contexts

· COLIT-UA 9190 American Literature from a European Perspective

· SPAN-UA 9731 Cervantes

· SPAN-UA 9761 García Lorca: Theatre and Poetry

Study Abroad Scholarships

Global Pathways Scholarship Program (GPS)

All admitted study away applicants with financial need (as determined by filing with the OFA) will be considered for an increase in their award package of up to a maximum of $4,000 – to cover the additional costs of studying away. Students will receive an award notification beginning in June (for fall semester) or in November (for spring semester). This program replaces the appeal for additional financial aid procedure.

Global Programs Merit Scholarships

A small group of students that have been admitted for a semester study at one of the NYU Academic Centers will be awarded a merit grant of $1,500. Awards will be determined based on the quality of the student’s application and academic record. Selected students will be informed shortly after notification. No separate application is required.

Additional information about Study Abroad Scholarships and Financial Aid is available on the Global Programs website.

Tisch Study Abroad

Explore the cinematic, performing and media arts through a different lens and become a more well-rounded artist.

Our undergraduate study abroad programs are open to NYU and visiting college students.

January Term Programs

Spring/Fall Programs

Los Angeles

Summer Programs

Los Angeles

Students in need of accessibility-related information who are considering a study abroad/away program with Tisch or a global opportunity at an NYU site Tisch course in New York City should contact the Moses Center for Student Accessibility. An Accessibility Specialist is able discuss accessibility and possible accommodations at NYU. Additional information and resources are available on the Moses Center for Student Accessibility website.

Writing Florence

The summer 2022 study abroad programs are currently planned to run; however, we must remain flexible in our response to changing developments due to COVID-19. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our first priority.

Unlock your creativity and draw inspiration from the history and landscape of Florence.

Florence was home to Dante, Boccaccio, Michelangelo, and Botticelli and remains a city with a vibrant cultural life. You will have the opportunity to draw on these artistic wellsprings, while benefiting from the peace and inspiration offered by NYU’s Villa La Pietra, surrounded by 57 acres of gardens and olive groves, where you will live and work.

Program Overview

Get inspired and integrate the knowledge and firsthand experiences of Florence in your writing through the two courses that make up this program. In “Developing the Dramatic Script for Film or Theatre” you will do all the necessary preparatory work before writing a feature length screenplay or full-length play. In “History of Italian Cinema” you will study the history and aesthetics of Italy’s renowned cinematic history.


Students will enroll in the following two courses for a total of 8 units.

Please Note: Students studying abroad on a Tisch track are not eligible to pursue an internship (except for Theatre in Ghana). Tisch programs do not provide work visas.

Developing the Dramatic Script for Film or Theatre

IDWPG-UT 1410 | 4 units | Instructor: Jessie Keyt

In this script development tutorial and writing retreat students will develop, write and revise a full-length stage play or feature-length screenplay through a series of lectures and one-on-one consultations with the instructor, rigorous writing exercises, and sustained writing time. The course focuses on the basic techniques of dramatic writing, including developing the story, dramatic action, conflict, characterization, plot, dialogue, and the revision process in film and theatre. The class includes lectures, discussion, analysis, writing exercises, workshop and individual conferences. The summer session culminates in table readings at La Pietra of scenes from the completed work.

History of Italian Cinema

ICINE-UT 1103 | 4 units | Instructor: Local Faculty

The course is an historical overview of the Italian Film, from the origins up to today, through the debate on some crucial moments. There is a large re-vision of Italian Cinema, concerning some Italian history periods which are being re-discussed, such as the Fascist era and the so called Boom (the economic growth). The scholars are changing some judgments and the spectators are changing their taste. As matter of fact, the course will analyze some “crossing points” of the Italian film history and investigate the major debates on some crucial moments of Italian society.

The Italian Cinema is a good way to study the whole Italian history, society, ideology and behaviours. The students will have the opportunity to know such authors as Rossellini, De Sica, Fellini, Antonioni, Visconti, Pasolini, and Bertolucci, who are well known even in the US. They will deal with the national mode of production, the notion of “auteur film”.

The main historical periods are the following: the shift between Fascism and the Post-war period, the so called “Neorealism”, the economic growth, the sixties and seventies, and the contemporary time. Main areas of interest will be film history, the relationship between cinema and the social-political context, and the different theoretical approaches to film.


Tisch Special Programs – Study Abroad

Program Dates

Summer 2022

Student Arrival: Monday, May 23, 2022
Student Departure: Friday, July 1, 2022



Tisch Film and TV Majors: Storytelling Strategies (FMTV-UT 20)

Non-Film and TV Majors: Storytelling Strategies or an introductory dramatic writing course, such as OART-UT 35 Fundamentals of Developing the Screenplay or OART-UT 1040 Playwriting Practicum

The summer 2022 application is closed.

Application: Please read the following admissions information before starting your application.

Note: Students should wait to receive their admissions notification and confirmation that the program is running prior to purchasing airline tickets. Students accepted to the program should purchase refundable airline tickets and/or travel insurance in the event the program is canceled or program dates are changed due to world events. It is strongly recommended that students purchase insurance for trip cancellation, flight cancellation, luggage loss or damage, as well as medical and accident coverage.


Summer 2022

  • Undergraduate summer 2022 tuition: $12,664
  • Registration and Services Fee: $1,021
  • Program fee: $688
  • Housing:
    Single on-campus villas w/ meal plan: $3,939
    Double on-campus villas w/meal plan: $3,432
    Triple on-campus villas w/meal plan: $3,237
    Quad on-campus villas w/meal plan: $3,120
  • Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to/from the program.

Students are responsible for any COVID-19 testing required to travel to the program location and to return home. For the length of the program, students will be enrolled in GeoBlue Health Insurance. Students traveling beyond the dates of the program are encouraged to enroll themselves in GeoBlue Health Insurance.

Scholarship and Financial Aid

There are opportunities for financial assistance to study abroad.


Housing for this program is mandatory. Please note: Your choice of room preference or residence hall preference (if available) is not guaranteed.