Languages & Literature

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A Nobel Laureate Teaches Curiosity and Culture at NYU Abu Dhabi

Professor Wole Soyinka brings his experience as an artist, playwright, activist, novelist, musician, and Nobel laureate to everything he does—including teaching at NYU.

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Fall in Love with Romance Languages at NYU

NYU’s Romance Languages major prepares you for careers in our interconnected world, where three languages are better than two.

NYU Shanghai Sophomore Wins FAIT Fellowship and Future US Diplomatic Placement

At NYU Shanghai, Ariana figured out how to combine her love of languages and technology and was inspired to apply for the United States Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship. Now, she's headed for a career in diplomacy.

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A Creative Writing Minor Complements Any Major

Across majors and around the world, NYU students find the value in a Creative Writing minor.

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Language Learning at NYU

See how learning another language can improve career prospects and expand your brain.

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A Reading Series with Something for Everyone

The world's best writers flock to New York City, and you can meet them and hear them read right on campus.

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Literature Courses That Read Between the Lines

Stories come off the page and into the world in a literary translation course at NYU Abu Dhabi and a literature course at NYU Shanghai.