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Because of its proximity to Philadelphia and classes that meet all day on Saturday for the duration of the summer, the NYC program allows for a great deal of flexibility for students to choose where they want to live and how they would like to fulfill the Internship/Experience course requirement.


Many students are interested in a traditional internship and expect to intern full-time, or close to it, in an industry that matches their academic and/or personal interests.  Other students prefer the flexibility and opportunity to research an aspect of life in New York City by completing an independent project pertaining to their academic or personal interests.

Either choice is welcome.

Completing either an internship or an experience project is mandatory for the Internship/Experience course.


It should be noted that internships in New York City are extremely competitive, especially during the summer months when it seems that the best and brightest from around the world convene in the city that never sleeps to pursue the internship of their dreams.  If you are nervous about securing an internship and housing on your own, you will also have the option of a guaranteed internship through Dream Careers Incorporated (DCI), our partner organization in NYC.  DCI will also arrange for your housing on the campus of New York University.


The New York Study Away deadline is February 15, 2014.  Now, think about how fast last semester flew by– February 15th will be here in no time.  At the time of application, students are asked to select the Independent Plan or Assisted Plan.  Important details such as housing, meals, events, excursions, transportation, and internship experience will vary depending upon the plan selected.  Specific information related to the expenses for the Independent Plan and Assisted Plan can be found on the Financial Information page.


All students, regardless of whether they select the Independent Plan or Assisted Plan will be encouraged (and expected) to experience the city beyond their internship and classroom responsibilities.  Organized activities such as neighborhood bike tours and group excursions will be arranged by the program staff.  New York City is filled with free events throughout the summer season in all five boroughs.

For more information, students can consult the following links:


Independent Plan – NOT included: Housing, Meals, Transportation and Internship

If choosing the Independent Plan, it helps to have an internship and/or housing lined up for the Summer in New York.  Otherwise, you’ll need to find housing independently.

For students who haven’t found housing, they have the option to live at New York University throughout the summer.  The NYU Summer housing application is typically available in late February and they recommend that students sign up for the Summer Interest Form, which can be found here.  The Summer interest form will keep you updated on informational events and the application process.

There are also a number of organizations centered around New York City summer interns.  Properties are accessible throughout Manhattan and nearby Brooklyn, none of which are more than a direct, 35 minute subway ride away from the Study Away Program’s base at Manhattan Marymount College.

Visit the Study Away office in Room 6 of Annenberg Hall to learn more about the program.  Information on housing, transportation, and commuting from nearby locales, including Philadelphia, are always available.

Assisted Plan – Included: Housing, Meals, Transportation, an Internship

Students are provided:

Housing and Meals at New York University

  • Summer at NYU: Housing, Meals, Campus Cash
    • Transportation throughout NYC
  • You’ll receive a Metro Card to explore the city and all 5 boroughs
    • An Internship of preference
  • The New York City experience provided by Dream Careers Incorporated



Exploring New York (included in both plans)

All students, regardless of the option they select will participate in course sponsored visits and excursions.

Throughout their stay in New York, students will be able to explore the city through several different field trips led by faculty director Scott Gratson.  The trips will introduce students to the city and culture that surround them. Past excursions have included:

Central Park

Washington Square Park

The Brooklyn Bridge

Battery Park City

Museum of the City of New York

Union Square

Brooklyn Art Museum

Museum of Modern Art

South Street Seaport

The New York Public Library

Grand Central Terminal

Library Walk

Caffe Reggio

Christopher Street

The Stonewall Inn

Chelsea Piers

Students will also have the opportunity to bike between Manhattan and Brooklyn, attend a sporting event and enjoy a special farewell meal.

To find out about even more events occurring throughout your stay in New York City, visit the public calendar here.


Additional Perks of the Assisted Plan:

  • Networking Events
  • Speaker Series
  • City Tour
  • Yankees Game
  • Broadway Show or Comedy Club Evening
  • Washington, DC Overnight Trip
  • Dinner Dance Cruise on the Hudson