New York City

St. Lawrence University students participating in the New York City Semester will have the opportunity to study and intern in one of the largest and most dynamic cities in the world. Students will select either a finance or arts academic concentration and will spend three full days each week gaining a deeper understanding of their selected field through an internship experience.  Field trips and classes will round out the remainder of each week. 

  • Based in Manhattan
  • Fall or Spring semester
  • Pre-requisites: 3.0 GPA and Econ 251 and 252 (Finance track) OR declared major/minor in Art & Art History, PCA, Music, Film Studies or English Writing (Arts track)
  • Required internship
  • Live in student dorm


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A semester in New York City gives St. Lawrence students the opportunity to experience all that the Big Apple has to offer. Students will have the opportunity to attend the plays and concerts, visit the museums and galleries, watch the games and parades for which the city is famous. 

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St. Lawrence University students will have the opportunity to participate in a dynamic semester-long internship program in New York City.  Students will select either a finance or arts academic concentration and will spend three full days each week gaining a deeper understanding of their selected field through an internship experience.  Field trips and classes will round out the remainder of each week.

Required Courses:

Encountering New York: History, Political Economy, Cultures

Cultural Encounters

Internship Placement 

Electives (chose 1):

ECON 313: Financial Economics

Arts Management

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Students are expected to research organizations of interest and to develop a plan for obtaining an internship.  Students will be given assistance in finding and obtaining a position through SLU contacts, research techniques, resume reviews, interview workshops and individual mock interviews.   Notifications of acceptance into the NYCS program are generally sent in mid-March for fall semester and in early October for spring semester.   Internship arrangements are often finalized after these dates.

SLU has a diverse network of organizations interested in interviewing NYC Semester students for internships.

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Students will be housed in double-occupancy rooms at the 92nd Street Y, located at the corner of 92nd Street and Lexington.  Single rooms may be requested for an additional fee.  Students will be required to participate in and attend several of the many lectures, dance and theater performances, literary readings and workshops sponsored by the 92nd street Y.

Students will be provided with a meal stipend to cover all meals while on the program. Cooking facilities are available.

The de Hirsch Residence at the 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128

The 92nd Street Y is located in the historic Carnegie Hill section of Manhattan's Upper East Side and is just three blocks from Central Park and Museum Mile.  The 92nd Street Y is one of New York's finest cultural and community centers with weekly events including concerts, lectures, art, music, dance, and language classes. 

The deHirsch Residence houses students and interns throughout the year. The facility includes a Health, Fitness & Sport Center, featuring a 75-foot swimming pool, ultra-modern cardiovascular conditioning equipment, Cyber and free weights, aerobics classes, steam room, and sauna.  Other amenities include:

  • Shared, single-sex bathrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen/dining rooms with flat screen TVs on each floor
  • Laundry rooms located throughout the residence
  • 24-hour security
  • Free Wi-Fi

Located in a residential area, there are numerous groceries, delicatessens, restaurants and other services in the immediate neighborhood.

For more information visit the 92nd Street Y student site:

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Fall 2014

  • Move-in: September 1
  • On-site orientation: September 2-3
  • Classes begin: September 4
  • Internships begin: September 8
  • Alumni Council Welcome Reception: September 12
  • Optional - Young Alumni in Finance Panel: October 9
  • Internships end: November 26
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 27-28
  • Classes end: December 12

Spring 2015

  • Move-in:  Monday, January 5
  • On-site orientation:  January 6-7
  • Classes begin:  Thursday, January 8
  • Internships begin:  Monday, January 12
  • Mid-Semester Break:  February 12-13
  • Internships end:  Wednesday, April 1
  • Classes end:  Friday, April 24
  • Move-out: Sunday, April 26

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Pre-departure: The CIIS office organizes in depth orientation sessions on-campus prior to the students participation in the program. This includes a program specific session(s) in which the students will learn more about the program, local culture, academic expectations, and any other important information. There is also an orientation session lead by the CIIS office on culture shock, and what to expect, as well as safety and security while abroad.

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Program Contacts

If you are interested in learning more about the New York City program please contact one of the following people.

CIIS Office: Drew Pynchon, Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs- Questions about eligibility, program logistics, and other off-campus opportunities.

Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Aswini Pai - Questions about program academics.

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