• United States of America
    • Washington D.C.
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Direct Enrollment
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Price Details
Tuition and registration fees for full-time NYU students remain the same during semesters spent at a global location as long as the student is enrolled in 12-18 points. Students from other universities should check with their home school's study abroad office to learn if there is a third-party payment arrangement and/or partnership with NYU. If there is not, visiting students pay NYU College of Arts and Science tuition and fees while studying at an NYU global location.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

International Health Insurance

What's Not Included
Airfare Meals Visa
Feb 14, 2024
Oct 04, 2022
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About Program

Gain real-world experience in a broad range of fields at NYU Washington, DC. You’ll integrate your coursework with an unparalleled selection of internship opportunities. Placements can range from the US government or one of the city’s nearly 200 international embassies to the Smithsonian Institution or the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Experiential Learning Seminar will help you contextualize your experience. At NYU Washington, DC, you can also take advantage of the district’s large NYU alumni network. The center offers a supportive mentorship program. With such vast opportunities to build a professional network through internships, mentoring, and coursework, your time in the US capital is sure to be an enriching one. Learn more and access the online application on the NYU Office of Global Programs website. Secure your spot for an amazing semester abroad! Opportunities vary based on local restrictions.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

The NYU community embraces the values of inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and accessibility throughout its network of study abroad locations and degree-granting campuses. Each of NYU’s global locations provides a range of programs and resources specifically geared toward supporting BIPOC students during their time studying internationally.

LGBTQIA+ Support

NYU is dedicated to supporting its LGBTQ+ community across the globe. Each of NYU’s global locations provides an open, inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ students who choose to pursue international study and has local staff members equipped with training and resources on all things related to identity, diversity, belonging, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Neurodivergent Support

NYU is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and participation for all students, including those in need of neurodivergent support. The Moses Center for Student Accessibility works with NYU students across the globe to determine and implement appropriate and reasonable accommodations as well as access available programs and resources to support equal access to a world-class education.

Accessibility Support

NYU provides resources, accommodations, and equal educational opportunities for all those in need of accessibility support. Students interested in global study at NYU are encouraged to contact the University’s Moses Center for Student Accessibility where an Accessibility Specialist is available to discuss accessibility and accommodations at locations of interest. The Moses Center also has academic liaisons at each global site to help implement these accommodations.



NYU is committed to responsible stewardship of environmental resources, prioritizing sustainability in decision-making, and setting a powerful example of leadership on climate change and other environmental issues. Read the NYU Sustainability Commitment at the link below.

Ethical Impact

All students at NYU's global locations are required to assume the duties of citizenry and undertake an obligation to respect the culture, customs, and laws of the host nation. Furthermore, NYU is committed to resource sharing, collaborating, and partnering with local communities that are helping to positively impact, benefit, and enrich each neighborhood, city, and country where its global sites are located.

Program Highlights

  • Choose from a large range of for-credit internships in fields like the arts, civil and human rights, government and politics, journalism, and law.
  • Take courses in business and political economy, global leadership, journalism, politics, and public policy.
  • You’ll have opportunities to visit the museums, government buildings, and arts institutions in the nation’s capital.
  • NYU’s academic center is located just blocks from the White House, the National Mall, the World Bank, and the Smithsonian. It features seminar rooms, meeting spaces, student lounges, residences, and an events space.
  • Get involved through a range of volunteer opportunities.

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Program Reviews

4.75 Rating
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  • Academics 4.25
  • Support 4.75
  • Fun 4
  • Housing 4.75
  • Safety 4.75
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Yes, I recommend this program

Gorgeous Facility in a Phenomenal City!

DC is a painfully underrated city! Incredible local community and so much to do. NYU DC is perfect for internships on the Hill or otherwise, and puts on fun events to immerse you in the city! Dorms are great too!

Take this with a grain of salt though- I would not recommend this site for any first-year student, or those without an internship/other stake in the DC area. There are limited facilities due to it being a very small site, so it is very hard for freshmen to adjust to college life there.

  • Incredible location
  • Fun events hosted by the building
  • Outstanding dorms
  • Small population
  • No dining hall/meal plans
  • Limited class selection
76 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

A Rewarding Semester of Professional and Academic Progress

The NYU DC site is very much centered around pairing internships with academic work. Most students who are eligible will pursue an internship alongside their classes. This means there is sometimes a difficult work-life balancing among classes, work and social life, but the NYU support staff are excellent. In addition, classes are generally 3 hours long and held at night to accommodate students with internships. The classes at NYU DC vary, but are (predictably) focused towards politics and policy. I would highly recommend the History of American Environmental Policy course with Charles Herrick. NYU DC academics are generally strong with maybe a few weak classes. Classes are held in the same building as the student residences so an internship also helps students get out of the building. There are also many good sponsored programs by the NYU DC administration in order to get students out and into the city for free. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone interested in politics and/or developing internship experience. It is structured very well, so with a good internship, you will have a great time!

What would you improve about this program?
This program could be improved by changing the "points" system around NYU DC sponsored activities. I don't really see the purpose and it only added a barrier to attendance. Overall, it did not ruin the programs, but just made them a little more convoluted to sign up for.
110 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great Academic Opportunity

The program was a fantastic opportunity to grow professionally in Washington. It was an excellent way to balance academics taught by experts in their field and applying these principles in the workplace. NYUDC has a lot of free programs to visit and draw the most out of Washington; it means you can go to events at the Lincoln Center or explore the Newseum without being concerned about your budget. I would recommend this to anyone who wishes to expand their professional experience.

114 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Semester @ NYU Washington DC

I spent the spring 2017 semester as a sophomore at NYU Washington DC, and I would say this semester was the highlight of my college experience so far. The entire study away program at NYU DC is really well done; for one, the student life staff, professors, and administration work very hard to create a sense of community within the program, and by the time I was over, I truly felt like we were all part of one huge family. I thoroughly enjoyed the classes I took there, which were challenging and fascinating, as everything was set against the backdrop of politics and democracy because we were living and learning in the nation's capital. I am a public policy major, so it was really great to have so many politics and policy oriented classes, shaped by amazing class discussions from peers who also cared deeply about politics, regardless of their technical views. My favorite part of my experience, though, was my internship. I worked as a legislative intern in the United States Senate for a Senator from my home state and I loved every moment of that experience. All of my friends in the program also loved their internships and felt like they learned a lot from them. I actually made some of my very best friends ever through the program. I recommend the program to any and all of my friends, whether they are politics or policy majors or not, because the energy, community, and learning experiences at NYU Washington DC are really amazing.

What would you improve about this program?
The attendance policy is a bit fickle and can feel limiting (basically no absences allowed), but I think hardly anything else can be done to improve the program.
108 people found this review helpful.

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