International 5 Semester
International students (students who are not US citizens or permanent residents) admitted to the Two-Year Program will follow the International Student Program Curriculum. Students take the course Introduction to Social Work Education and Practice in the United States during their first (fall) semester, and they delay Social Work Practice I and Field Instruction I until the second (spring) semester. Social Work Practice II and Field Instruction II are taken during the subsequent summer semester. Enrollment during the first summer semester is required, during which time students must complete all Field Instruction hours and responsibilities (students should arrange their travel plans accordingly).
If you have professional experience and/or are enrolled in a four-year accredited college or university in North America, you may apply for an exemption from the 5 Semester pathway. If approved, you will begin field instruction in the fall (first semester). Note that exemptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis. Students who wish to be exempt from the International Student Program Curriculum should email Hannah Levy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International students who are not following the International Student Program Curriculum should review the appropriate curriculum guide for their specific program.
Sample Course of Study
|Introduction to Social Work Education & Practice in the United States||3|
|Social Welfare Programs & Policies I||3|
|Human Behavior in the Social Environment I||3|
|Diversity, Racism, Oppression, and Privilege||3|
|Social Work Practice I||4|
|Field Instruction I||4|
|Human Behavior in the Social Environment II||3|
|Social Work Research I||3|
|Social Work Practice II||3|
|Field Instruction II||4|
|Clinical Practice with Groups||3|
|Social Work Practice III||3|
|Field Instruction III||4|
|Human Behavior in the Social Environment III||3|
|Social Work Research II||3|
|Social Work Practice IV||3|
|Field Instruction IV||4|
|Advanced Social Policy||3|
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I arrive in New York?
Your arrival will depend on your visa and housing circumstances. Please be sure you arrive in time to settle in and be fully prepared to participate in orientation activities on campus.
Who should I contact if I have problems obtaining a visa?
The NYU Office of Global Services is happy to assist students with visa questions.
NYU Silver Liaison: Johanna Pan-Carr, International Student Advisor