FAQ - Global Learning
I want to participate in global learning. Where can I get more information about the courses offered?
The Silver School of Social Work offers a variety of global learning opportunities administered through the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning (OGLL). The School offers Information Sessions for students to learn about the options, hear about the experience from some students, and ask faculty directly about programs. Please check our main page for Information Session dates and times.
You can also contact Stephanie Kaplan (email@example.com) in the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning with specific questions about applying, registering, and payments for the courses.
If you have a question about how your financial aid may be affected, please contact the Office of Financial Aid (212-998-4444).
If you have a question about course content, please contact the course instructor directly.
When will I know if I have been accepted?
All students will learn of acceptance in a timely manner, usually within six weeks after application deadline.
Accepted students will receive instructions to complete supplemental documents.This information should be completed and submitted to the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning by the due dates indicated on the documents. Failure to submit supplemental documents by the prescribed due dates can result in de-enrollment from the course.
Once students have been accepted to a course, they will receive an email that contains the following forms: 1) registration form, 2) emergency contact form, 3) foreign travel release form, 4) supplemental foreign travel information form, and 5) travel information form.Students should note the deadline for these required travel forms.
Accepted students must complete the NYU Travel Locator Service component of the supplemental documents: https://wfprod.its.nyu.edu/studioabroadapp/index.cfm?FuseAction=Security.Login
NYU Traveler is NYU's mandatory traveler safety service. Every student, regardless of NYU matriculation status, who participates in NYU study abroad programs must register with NYU Traveler.You can learn more about NYU Traveler and register for the service here: http://www.nyu.edu/life/travel-and-transportation/nyu-traveler.html.
How do I submit the required travel forms for this course?
You may either send/deliver, scan and email or fax your travel forms to the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning. If you choose to send/deliver your forms, please use the following address:
What if I cannot attend the mandatory orientations sessions for accepted students?
While students are highly encouraged to attend all orientation meetings, the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning recognizes that there are sometimes unavoidable conflicts.
If you live out of state, or have an unavoidable conflict with one or more of the scheduled orientations, please contact Stephanie Kaplan (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make alternate arrangements. Students are responsible for collecting any orientation material they have missed.
Will a January intersession course count toward my Fall or Spring term course load?
January Intersession programs count toward the Spring term course load.
Will the global learning programs count towards my degree requirements?
Global course programs count the same as other courses given on campus during the academic year. Most of the programs fulfill elective requirements for the degree programs. Policy courses in DC during January term can count toward Advanced Social Policy, if those students who have taken SWPP-I.
What if I attend another university?
Students attending school at a university other than NYU may apply to the Silver School of Social Work's study abroad programs. However, students need to contact their home university before applying to the course in order to determine if their university will accept NYU credits. Once the student is accepted into an NYU course, they must fill out the non-matriculating student application at: http://socialwork.nyu.edu/admissions/MSW/msw-application-deadlines.html.
What if I am an alumnus?
Alumni of the Silver School of Social Work and other professional workers
may apply to selected courses. Please check website to see which courses are open for continuous professional educators. Upon acceptance into this course you must complete the non-matriculating student application here: http://socialwork.nyu.edu/admissions/MSW/msw-application-deadlines.html. Students will pay 2/3 graduate tuition and earn continuing education units for this course. Payments for non-matriculating students are made to the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning.
How do I register for a course once I have been accepted?
Students do not register independently through Albert. Registration information is collected by the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning, which will register students.
After you are accepted, please continue to check Albert to ensure that you have been registered for the proper course. If you have additional registration questions, please contact Stephanie Kaplan (email@example.com).
I am taking a Summer 2014 course to fulfill graduation requirements, but won't receive my official degree until the Fall 2014. Can I still walk at the graduation ceremony in May 2014?
Students who wish to walk in May 2014 may request a Deans Exceptions to participate in commencement ceremonies as long as they have less then 6 credits that are outstanding.
Can undergraduate students apply to international programs?
Some programs are open to upper-level NYU undergraduate students as designated on individual program pages. NYU Silver undergraduates should hold senior standing for January Intersession. For summer programs, students should have either rising senior status, or acquire a graduation exception, at the time they apply. Students of other NYU schools (Gallatin, CAS, Tisch, Stern, Steinhardt, Global Liberal Studies, etc.) should consult with their academic advisors on school policies for taking graduate-level courses.
Can I take a course if I plan on graduating in May?
Yes, students may take a J Term course if they plan on graduating in May 2014. For students who want to take a summer course, with the exception of the Paris course which will count as a spring course, should continue reading below.
Students will have to choose between two options to receive credit for this course:
- If students plan on using credit from this course to fulfill graduation requirements, they must change the date of their graduation to September by calling Graduation Services at: 212-998-4260.
- If students have fulfilled all graduation requirements and wish to graduate in May, they may take the course as an alumnus.
- Students will not be eligible to receive financial aid or credit, but will pay 2/3 the rate of tuition and will earn continuing education units. Students choosing this option must fill out the non-matriculating student application here: http://socialwork.nyu.edu/admissions/MSW/msw-application-deadlines.html.
How many credits will I earn for a global learning course?
All courses are three credits unless otherwise stipulated. This information can be found on individual course web pages.
Is there a minimum GPA requirement to apply?
There is no minimum GPA requirement to apply to one of our programs. However, our faculty takes into account academic record and prior experience during the competitive selection process. All applications are renewed by course faculty, field office, and office of the Assistant Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs.
What constitutes a complete application for a SSSW student?
SSSW students must complete an application via the application link on each program page. The application will ask for general and academic information, as well as a few short answer questions.
If you have difficulty submitting your application, please contact Stephanie Kaplan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone 212-998-5897.
Where can I access the online application for the global learning programs?
You can find the online application, unique to each program, on the courses individual webpage: http://socialwork.nyu.edu/academics/global-learning.html
Can non-NYU students and working professionals apply to a global learning course?
We welcome non-NYU students or professionals who have already completed a Bachelor's degree to apply as a Non Matriculated (or Special) Student. Interested students should apply as soon as possible since their admissions process (detailed below) takes additional time.
How do I withdraw my application if I am no longer interested in participating in a course?
In order to officially withdraw from a course, applicants must send a withdrawal e-mail to: Stephanie Kaplan (email@example.com).
What are the deadlines for study abroad applications?
Deadlines are specific to each program. Please check individual course web pages for full information on application deadlines.
Please note that spaces are limited and some courses close before the final application deadline. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.
January Courses - Fieldwork implications
What do I do about my internship if I want to take a January term course?
Students should discuss this course interest and time away implications with their agency leadership and SSSW field advisor. The student should submit a plan to their field instructor and faculty advisor for approval or for guidance as to alternative options. Students must make up any missed field hours during the remainder of the semester. If there are any problems student should confer with their field office.
In general, how much do global learning courses cost?
Please reference specific course cost information on each course web page. Note that aside from NYU tuition and housing and activity fees, incidental program costs are estimated. Tuition covers only the cost of NYU course credit and associated fees. For non-matriculated students, or students who do not want academic credit, there is a 1/3 reduction of the tuition cost.
What is the payment schedule for Intersession and summer courses?
Housing & activity fees are paid directly to the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning. This fee is staggered among three payments: Payment 1(deposit), which is submitted with your initial application; Payment 2 which is submitted after your acceptance; Payment 3 (final) for the balance of your program’s housing & activity fees. The dates for these payments can be found on the 'How to Apply' page. Tuition costs are paid directly to NYU’s Bursar’s Office according that office's payment schedule.
How do I submit payment for housing and activity fees?
Housing and activity fees may be paid either by credit card or by check. Instructions on how to submit payment for each course will be sent out with your acceptance notification.
How are early disbursements of financial aid processed for summer study abroad?
Students are responsible for contacting Chris Connelly (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the financial aid office, coordinating the appropriate forms and materials, and communicating the early disbursement request to the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning.
Please note that requesting an early disbursement does not guarantee funds will be dispensed. Students are responsible for paying all housing and activity fees, and tuition balance prior to program departure, and regardless of disbursement.
Additionally, disbursements are not automatically transferred to NYU Silver. Students must deposit funds into personal banking accounts and make payment directly to the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning. Financial aid disbursements are credited directly to the Bursar account for tuition payment.
How do I request an early disbursement of financial aid to pay for housing and activity fees?
We are aware that some summer study abroad students will require early financial aid disbursements to pay for housing and activity fees, however final payment must be made before your program’s departure in all cases. In order to receive an early disbursement please follow the below steps:
- Apply for financial aid immediately at www.nyu.edu/financial.aid. You do not need to be registered for a summer course to request aid; the application will ask how many credits you intend to take. Disbursements will begin in late April, and the sooner you apply, the sooner your disbursement will be processed.
- Contact Christopher Connelly in the Financial Aid office to request an early disbursement: email@example.com, or 212-998-4495
- Advise our office that you have requested an early disbursement by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there scholarships available for study abroad programs?
At present no scholarships are available through SSSW.
Is financial aid accepted for international programs?
Those students who are currently receiving Federal Financial Aid may apply for financial aid using the NYU Office of Financial Aid resources.
Intersession courses count toward the spring course load, and spring financial aid can be applied to cover tuition costs. Additional forms are not necessary for Intersession programs.
Summer courses require that students apply for summer financial aid. A form for applying for summer financial aid can be found on the financial aid website. Non-NYU students, as per federal regulations, are not eligible for financial aid through NYU. However, non-NYU students should contact the financial aid office at their home university to find out if they are eligible for financial aid through a consortium agreement.
What are the payment deadlines for global learning programs?
Payments are staggered over a number of deposits and final housing and activity fees. If accepted, you will be notified of the payment timeline in your acceptance notification.
Please consult the course web page for total costs. Note that housing and activity fees are separate from tuition, which is due directly to the NYU Bursar’s Office.
Can I check into housing early?
Students may not check into housing early. If you are arriving prior to the scheduled check-in date, you must secure your own accommodations.
Are meals included with my accommodations?
In some cases, meals are included. Please consult your course’s website and itinerary for specific information.
Does NYU housing abroad accommodate special needs?
Yes. If you have special needs, please contact our office via email Stephanie Kaplan (email@example.com) to coordinate your housing accommodations accordingly.
Does the office accept specific roommate requests?
Yes. We do accept roommate requests. Please make sure to submit a request via email to Stephanie Kaplan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We do advise that all requests be submitted as soon as both roommates are accepted to the program. Housing logistics are finalized months in advance and once confirmed cannot be changed.
Can I have visitors stay with me in NYU housing while abroad?
No. Guests are not allowed to stay in NYU designated accommodations while you are abroad.
Do I have to stay at NYU designated housing in my country of study?
Although we do highly recommend that all students stay in NYU designated housing, we do take requests to stay at non-NYU housing on a case by case basis and country by country basis.
Please contact Stephanie Kaplan (email@example.com) or via phone at 212-998-5897 to inquiry about non-NYU housing for your specific program.
Is it possible to get single housing and if so what would it cost?
Individual housing requests are granted on a case-to-case basis depending on the program. To request individual housing, please contact Stephanie Kaplan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Under what circumstances am I eligible for a refund?
Housing and activity fees are refunded on a case-by-case basis and according to specific request deadlines Please contact Stephanie Kaplan (email@example.com) if you would like to request a refund.
Who is responsible for making travel arrangements for international courses?
Students are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from the course location. Some courses include domestic travel, and the cost of these flights is included in the housing and activity fees. Please consult the individual program website for correct arrival and departure dates. In the past, some students have organized and booked flights as a group through travel agencies such as www.statravel.com. Students will have an opportunity to meet each other during the pre-course orientation session.
Do I have to arrange and pay for ground transportation to and around the course site?
Yes, unless otherwise noted in the course description, students are responsible for ground transportation expenses (including to and from NYU housing from the airport) during this course.
Do I need a visa for my course?
Visa requirements are program specific. Students should first check the course’s webpage for visa requirements and then consult destination country's consulate if a visa is necessary.
How long does my passport need to be valid to travel?
Participants must have a passport that is valid for 6 months after your date of re-entry to the U.S. If you do not have a passport or need to renew your passport, please visit the State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs website at travel.state.gov/passport.
If you do not already have a passport, you should apply at least two months before your departure date (U.S. Passport Application processing takes approximately 4-6 weeks, but you should leave extra time in case of delays, as the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will need you to submit a copy of your passport prior to departure).
I am an international student, what immigration documentation do I need to study abroad?
Countries have differing visa requirements and it is your responsibility to determine whether or not you need a visa, and to obtain the visa if required. Plan ahead to allow yourself sufficient time for this process.
Please contact NYU's Office of International Students and Scholars at (212) 998-4720 with any visa questions. The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning cannot advise you on visa-related issues.
Health Insurance Information
Do I have to pay for HTH Supplemental Travel Insurance?
Yes, NYU study abroad policy requires that students purchase HTH Insurance. HTH Insurance is designed to protect students from out-of-pocket medical expenses which require that students file claims for reimbursement. NYU has an agreement with HTH Insurance which keeps the cost of travel insurance down to approximately $10.60 per week. The Office of Global and Life Long Learning will collect the necessary information you submit to HTH. The cost ($10.60/week) is included under fees.
Course Material Information
Where can I get a copy of the course syllabus?
For course syllabi prior to the start of the program, please contact the course instructor, or teaching assistant directly. The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning does not have any of the course material. All course material will be available on NYU Classes.