Study Abroad

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The need for social work is universal and how it is practiced in communities around the world is shaped by local cultures, customs, and policies. NYU Silver offers opportunities to experience and understand the multicultural values, ethics, ideologies, and approaches to social work practice through an array of study abroad courses.

Upcoming Event


Celebrate Spring 2021 Global Learning Opportunities!

Join us for empanadas (and more) and hear from fellow students about January Term and Spring Break study away courses for 2021!
  • When: April 2, 2020 | 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Where: 1 Washington Square North Parlor



January 2020

Spring Break 2020

  • Washington, D.C.: Advanced Social Policy: Social Work and Legislative Advocacy (This course can fulfill the Advanced Social Policy MSW requirement.)

Summer 2020

  • Del Carmen, Philippines: Women's Health and Community Well-Being: A Collaborative Ethnography (This course can fulfill the Research II MSW requirement.)
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom: Comparative Mental Health Policy & Practice in the United Kingdom and the United States (This course can fulfill the Advanced Social Policy MSW requirement.)
  • Paris, France: Practice with Families: Comparative Approaches
  • Shanghai, China: Human Services and Social Work in China: Health and Mental Health


Please visit our Non-Silver Courses page for more details.

Information Sessions

We will be holding information sessions for students to learn more about individual programs directly from faculty and staff. To see our full listing of information sessions, visit our Information Session page.

There are currently no sessions scheduled. 

Passport and Visa Information

For information about passports, visas, and details on NYU's upcoming Passport Drive and Global Entry events, visit our Passport and Visa Information page.

Scholarship Opportunities

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.

Scholarships for 2019-2020 courses are now available. To apply for a scholarship, visit our Scholarship Application page.


If you've read the Study Abroad Course FAQ, where we cover a number of frequently asked questions from students about these courses, and still have questions, please reach out to Stephanie Kaplan, Assistant Director, Office of Global and Lifelong Learning, for assistance.

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