Liberal Studies

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First Year Away: NYU London Edition

Through NYU First Year Away, Liberal Studies students can study abroad in London or another NYU global site their first year of college.

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NYU First Year Away: Florence Edition

NYU First Year Away is a unique experience for Liberal Studies students, in which they can spend their first year of college at one of our global sites.

Portrait of Bincheng Mao, NYU Social Impact Grant recipient.
Pushing for Social Impact During a Pandemic

Bincheng Mao founded the East Coast Coalition for Tolerance and Non-Discrimination. And with the help of an NYU Social Impact Grant, they launched the Minority Defense Initiative to combat discrimination in the face of COVID-19.

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Experience First Year Away at NYU Washington, DC

Beginning your NYU education as a First Year Away Liberal Studies student in the nation’s capital offers you an experience only Washington, DC, can offer

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Global Liberal Studies Helps Carolyn Vaca Connect the Dots

A student of the world, Carolyn was looking for a program that would enable her to serve her communities.

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Why NYU? Difficult Choices and Deciding Where to Go to College

Deciding on a college is an immense undertaking. Here, an NYU student offers a few strategies to help make your decision easier.

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Which NYU First Year Away Site Is Right for You?

Liberal Studies offers you the incredible opportunity to begin NYU with a year in Florence, London, Paris, or Washington, DC.

NYU Liberal Studies student Jakiyah Bradley smiling.
From Liberal Studies to Gallatin: Jakiyah’s NYU Journey

Jakiyah Bradley explored her interests in the Liberal Studies Core program, then brought them all together at Gallatin.

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Liberal Studies vs Global Liberal Studies

You keep hearing about Liberal Studies and Global Liberal Studies, but what are they? Izzy, GLS ’22, explains the difference from a student perspective.

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A World of Academic Opportunity Awaits You at NYU

Follow the paths of two students to see how they took advantage of the range of academic areas at NYU in order to explore their options and map out their futures.