Paris is one of the most exhilarating cities in the world and an exciting setting for study abroad. At NYU Paris, the city is your classroom. You’ll acquire or improve your French language skills while exploring the art, literature, politics, and history of this unparalleled city. And forget about your stereotypes.

NYU Center in Paris is located on the Right Bank near the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero. Courses are available at the NYU Center, at the University of Paris, and at the Institut d’Études Politiques. All students take a required workshop in French Language and Culture, which is an intensive two-week, 0-2 credit French class at the start of the program and continue to study French for the rest of the semester. All courses maintain a tight focus on France – its history, politics, literature, and arts – and are offered in both French and English. The wealth of in-class and extra-curricular cultural activities allow for a truly engaging experience.

Paris is melting pot and hot spot

Paris is more than just a city – it’s a living, breathing museum on a monumental scale.  Paris  celebrates its history on every boulevard and in every arrondissement. From the 12th-century Notre Dame de Paris to the Musee d’Orsay to the street artists in Montmartre, the opportunity for artistic enrichment is inexhaustible.

The courses offered at NYU Paris are designed to take advantage of the diverse selection of museums and the many styles of architecture.  In one course, students focus on the great Gothic cathedrals; in another they study the history of photography in France, beginning in the early 19th century with the invention of the daguerreotype. Another course focuses on the 19th century French art world, drawing on the rich collections of neoclassical, romantic, realist, and impressionist art that can be found in the museums and galleries of Paris. Other courses focus on the cityscape itself. Famed for its commitment to urban planning, Paris is peppered with magnificent monuments, palaces, gardens, and sculptures-all designed to complement the layout of the city.

In Paris you learn about ethnic diversity

Paris has always been at the cutting edge of art, architecture, and ideas.  It is an ideal place to study global media. At NYU in Paris, you take courses taught in English offered by Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication while advancing your French language skills. A curriculum focused on French culture along with a wealth of extracurricular activities allows you to engage with the city in ways not available to the casual tourist.

The Media program in Paris is part of Media, Culture, & Communication’s Global Media Scholars program. Students in this program study Media at multiple NYU campuses while earning a Global Media Scholar certificate along with their diploma. Learn more by visiting theGlobal Media Scholars Program website