Study Abroad Courses

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As part of NYU's Global Network University, students have several opportunities to participate in study abroad courses. Through immersion in local cultures and societies, students are able to experience social work as a global profession. Silver Faculty and Field instructors developed each program to examine social policy and practice, framed by the location’s social, political, and economic issues to give students a deeper understanding of diverse cultures.

Through an international lens, students can focus on:

  • Advanced clinical theory
  • Community engagement
  • Health and social welfare issues
  • Social justice and social movement
  • Global mental health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Policy
  • Advocacy

Through the global experience, students are encouraged to reflect on social conditions and the multicultural values, ethics, ideologies, and approaches required for social work practice.

Learn more about the Silver School’s global vision »

Passport and Visa Information

Passports needed for Silver courses outside the US

All students seriously interested in participating in a global program outside the US should have or acquire a valid passport.

In some cases, international students will need a visa to travel to one of our program locations.

If you have questions about passports or visas, please contact the Office of Global Services (OGS) early, as both of these processes can take some time.

Contact Information for the Office of Global Services
Call OGS at 212-998-4242

Passport Drive for US Citizens

  • When: There are no dates currently scheduled. Please check back for future listings.
  • Where: 383 Lafayette Street

Need to apply for or renew a US passport for international travel? The Office of Global Services (OGS) is hosting a convenient Passport Drive for US citizens at NYU. Don’t miss the chance to easily apply for or renew your passport!

Representatives from the US Department of State will be collecting applications from US citizens for first time passports, passport renewals and passport cards. Learn more about passports at the website

To register, visit:

Study Abroad Course Scholarships

The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning has a limited number of $1,000 global program scholarships are available to NYU Silver students participating in short-term Silver courses abroad (i.e., non-domestic programs).  These scholarships are intended to defray the costs of travel and enable students who may not otherwise be able to participate an opportunity to experience an NYU Silver study abroad courses.

Application Forms

January 2019 Courses
Application deadline for Buenos Aires and Puebla January 2019 courses was November 18, 2018
  • Buenos Aires Scholarship Application: Application closed.
  • Puebla Scholarship Application: Application closed.
Application deadline for Tel Aviv January 2019 course was November 13, 2018
  • Tel Aviv Scholarship Application: Application closed.
Summer 2019 Courses
Application deadline for the Shanghai Summer 2019 courses was February 11, 2019
  • Paris Scholarship Application: Application closed.
  • Shanghai Scholarship Application: Application closed.

Silver Students Eligible for Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights

Visit the Gallatin Scholarly Communities website for more information.