Study Abroad as an English Major
English majors gain new perspectives, whether they are studying Shakespeare in London or eco-criticism in Sydney. English majors can also receive elective credit while studying at a number of NYU global locations, including Abu Dhabi, Accra, Buenos Aires, Florence, Prague, Madrid, and Tel Aviv. In order to ensure that your study abroad plans are in accordance with proper progression towards the completion of the English major, please consult with an English Department Advisor or the DUS during the semester prior to the one you wish to study abroad.
Applying to Study Abroad
To enroll in any of the courses offered abroad, students must first apply to the Study Abroad program through the Office of Global Programs. Using the call numbers available on the course listing pages, students can register on Albert. Consult the NYU Study Abroad Program Website and the Cross-School Minor Course at Global Sites Website for updates on course offerings for specific semesters. To learn more about Study Abroad, students may consult NYU's Global Study Planner for more information about disciplines and countries.
A maximum of 3 courses (plus the internship) taken abroad can count towards the major. Please note that with advisor approval, students ordinarily may count ONE (1) NON-ENGL-UA course taken abroad. Classes must be taught in English to count toward the major.
Take courses toward the English major or minor at NYU London, where the study of literature, theatre, and art complemented by theatrical outings and museum excursions. Classes are held at the NYU London academic center, located in Bloomsbury, a famous literary district and also home to the British Museum. Outside the classroom visit historic sites beyond London, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, and Stonehenge. Pathway course offerings fulfill pre-1800 and critical theory requirements as well as advanced electives.
English courses commonly offered at NYU London include:
· ENGL-UA 9056 Gothic Literature
· ENGL-UA 9060 Major British Writers
· ENGL-UA 9133 Modern Drama and Performance in London (Lecture)
· ENGL-UA 9182 Writing London
· ENGL-UA 9412 Shakespeare and Elizabethan Stage (fulfills thepre-1800 requirement)
· ENGL-UA 9530 The English Novel in the 19th Century
· ENGL-UA 9540 English Literature of the Transition: From Victorian to Modern
· ENGL-UA 9975 Postcolonial Indian Literature (fulfills the critical theory requirement)
Students studying at Australia’s largest and most cosmopolitan city benefit from an intimate academic environment, authors’ talks, workshops, literary outings, and field trips, including to the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. English majors and minors gain a unique perspective on their field, studying the region’s literature, which spans indigenous, migrant, and diasporic writings. Students attend classes in the beautiful Science House in the historic Rocks district, just steps from stunning Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House. Pathway course offerings include advanced electives in world literature as well as a course in eco-criticism that fulfills the critical theory requirement.
English courses commonly offered at NYU Sydney include:
· ENGL-UA 9164 World Literature in English II: Australia, New Zealand and the AsiaPacific
· ENGL-UA 9735 Readings in Contemporary Literary Theory: Eco-Criticism (fulfills the critical theory requirement)
Literature Courses at Other NYU Locations
In addition to the courses previously listed, English majors may take courses offered by other departments with approval by the DUS or Director of Advisement in the Department of English. Commonly offered courses are listed below. Please note that with advisor approval, students ordinarily may count ONE non-ENGL-UA course taken abroad.
NYU Abu Dhabi
· LITCW-AD 104 Foundations of Literature II: Lyric Poetry and the Novel
· LITCW-AD 105 Problems and Methods of Literary Studies
· LITCW-AD 136 Modern Epic: Tolstoy, Joyce, and García Márquez
· AHC-AD 134 Women's Voices
· COLIT-UA 9666 African Women Speak
· SCA-UA 9781 Colonialism and the Rise of Modern African Literature
· GERM-UA 9298 Topics in 20th Century German Literature: Traditions of City Writing
· GERM-UA 9240 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud
NYU Buenos Aires
· SPAN-UA 9766 Comparative Latin American Literature
· ITAL-UA 9270 Dante's Divine Comedy (also fulfills the Pre-1800 requirement)
· COLIT-UA 9180 Topics in 19th C Literature: Italy and Italians in English literature from Romantics to Modernism
· FREN-UA 9868 Literary Classics: French, British and Postcolonial perspectives
· FREN-UA 9808 French and Expatriate Literature
· COLIT-UA 9136 Kafka and His Contexts
· COLIT-UA 9190 American Literature from a European Perspective
· SPAN-UA 9731 Cervantes
· SPAN-UA 9761 García Lorca: Theatre and Poetry
Study Abroad Scholarships
Global Pathways Scholarship Program (GPS)
All admitted study away applicants with financial need (as determined by filing with the OFA) will be considered for an increase in their award package of up to a maximum of $4,000 – to cover the additional costs of studying away. Students will receive an award notification beginning in June (for fall semester) or in November (for spring semester). This program replaces the appeal for additional financial aid procedure.
Global Programs Merit Scholarships
A small group of students that have been admitted for a semester study at one of the NYU Academic Centers will be awarded a merit grant of $1,500. Awards will be determined based on the quality of the student’s application and academic record. Selected students will be informed shortly after notification. No separate application is required.
Additional information about Study Abroad Scholarships and Financial Aid is available on the Global Programs website.