Study Away

New York City Program

New York City has consistently emerged as the sole metropolis in North America and one of the few in the world to be considered truly global in its impact. Few other cities can parallel its collection of art, cultural experiences, and history. Scarce American communicative, mediated, and social developments or movements occurred outside of the purview and subsequent impact of New York City. Clearly, New York has emerged as more than a mere metropolitan area but has instead become an icon of modern civic life. This program will investigate the communicative components of New York City by focusing on its neighborhoods, organizations, and institutions. Students will also undertake several courses as well as an internship as part of this experience and attend regular events and excursions. Programs available in summer.

Check out this interview with Dr. Scott Gratson, the faculty director for the New York City Summer 2014 program!

Program Dates:

Summer 2015 program dates:
May 19 – August 9, 2015 *tentative

Course Meeting Dates:
Every Saturday:  May 23 – August 8, 2015 *tentative

Application deadline: February 15, 2015

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Program Highlights

Student photos and blogs

View the photo slideshow and read the blogs below to see how the NYC students are exploring Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs:

Student Reflections and Initiatives

Student Video

New York City Summer 2013 student, Victoria Miniscalco, an MSP major, created this 28 minute documentary about the LGBT community and their narratives. To see more student made student made videos of life in New York, visit the Student Life Page.

Application Materials



  • Katie Ryan
  • Assistant Director
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  • Lezlie McCabe
  • Associate Director
  • Study Away Programs
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