Study Abroad

  • There are a number of ways for Parsons students to study abroad and for students from other schools to study at Parsons.

    Study abroad opportunities for Parsons students are administered by the Parsons Global Initiatives Office. Global Initiatives also places incoming students from Parsons' exchange partner institutions.

    Please see the list of frequently asked questions below, and explore our exchange partners, the policies and procedures for your major, and information on studying at Parsons Paris.

  • Study Abroad Options for Parsons Students

    Parsons students can study abroad from one semester to a maximum of one academic year, depending on major and location of study. Students interested in studying abroad should refer to the Approved Programs Page to see options available for each major.  

    Parsons offers three main ways to study abroad over a full semester:

    • Parsons Paris: Studying at Parsons Paris offers students the flexibility of taking New School courses abroad while learning in the Parisian context and having the opportunity to live in Paris.
    • Exchange Programs: Parsons partners with some of the best art and design institutions around the world to give our students the opportunity to study in different cultural contexts.
    • Direct Application Programs: Other opportunities for studying abroad exist through programs not affiliated with Parsons.

    Students interested in studying abroad during the summer should work with their advisor to complete a "Taking Courses Elsewhere" form. The New School Study abroad office maintains a list of popular programs. In addition, students may consider summer courses offered by The New School internationally during the summer. 

    How and When to Apply

    The first step for Parsons students applying to studying abroad is to submit an internal application via GoAbroad, which can be found in MyNewSchool under the Academics tab. The internal application for fall 2018/spring 2019 will open at the beginning of the spring 2018 semester. Upon approval of the internal application, students will receive instructions on how to apply to their preferred programs.   

    Applications are reviewed for study abroad twice a year. Upcoming deadlines are as follows:

    • Deadline for Fall 2018 Direct/Exchange and Fall 2018/Spring 2019 early application for Parsons Paris: 

      March 2, 2018
    • Deadline for Spring 2019 Direct/Exchange and Spring 2019 Parsons Paris: 

      October 5, 2018

    Contact Us

    Contact Parsons Global Initiatives for questions about Parsons Study Abroad programming:

    Office of Global Initiatives
    66 Fifth Avenue, room 604
    New York, NY 10011
    T: 212.229.8950 F: 212.243.1420