Patti McGill Peterson Center for International and Intercultural Studies
New York City Apply Now!
Off-campus study is an opportunity open to sophomore, junior and senior students with appropriate academic preparation, motivation, and interest in the relevant area. Students in all major fields may participate in off-campus programs: some programs have distinctive curricular strengths, but all are designed to enable students with a variety of interests to benefit from the experience of living and studying in a different cultural setting. Students currently on disciplinary, social, or academic probation are not eligible to apply for, or participate in, off-campus study programs. In addition, students with outstanding disciplinary fines, service hours and/or education program requirements are not eligible to participate in the program. Second-semester seniors must petition to participate.
The New York City program is designed to enable students with interests in finance and the arts to benefit from the experience of studying, living, and interning in New York City. In order to be eligible to apply, candidates for the finance track must have completed Economics 251 and 252 prior to participation on the program. Candidates for the arts track must have declared a major or minor in Art &Art History, PCA, Music, Film Studies, or English Writing, and must have completed at least two courses in the department prior to participation in the NYC program. This program is only open to Juniors and Seniors (at the time of participation). All students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Please be aware that some internship placements may require a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
Admission to the program is based on the quality of the application. Candidates must present a coherent academic rationale for participation in the New York City program and a record of academic performance that demonstrates ability to meet the challenges of off-campus study. The selection committee considers closely the candidate's rationale for participation and academic record as a whole. Candidates for the New York City must also present evidence of maturity, responsibility and cultural sensitivity. All students will be interviewed by members of the selection committee before admission decisions are made.