J-Term 2020 Locations
- Abu Dhabi
- Buenos Aires
- New York
- Washington DC
NYU Abu Dhabi offers January Term (J-Term) courses in many locations around the world. Many classes are open not only to NYU Abu Dhabi students but also to full-time NYU New York and NYU Shanghai undergraduates in their sophomore, junior, or senior year. These courses give students from the Abu Dhabi, New York, and Shanghai campuses the opportunity to study together and experience the rich diversity of the NYU Global Network. January Term courses are taught by renowned scholars, writers, artists, journalists, and policy analysts who teach only during the January term as well as distinguished professors from NYU and NYUAD.
The NYUAD January Term offers a distinctive and highly rigorous learning experience. Students take one course full-time for approximately three weeks. The courses are designed as immersive experiences; they intensify the student’s intellectual focus; reach beyond the classroom to incorporate experiential learning; and are often site-specific, connecting students to the place where they study.
Taking a single course during the January Term gives students more time for concentrated reflection on a dedicated topic than is the case during the semester when students must split their time between several courses. The intensity of the shared experience also forges an unusually strong bond between the students and their professor. Although the January Term is short, it has great impact because of its immersive character and linkage of theoretical and experiential learning. Many courses include day trips, group projects, one-on-one tutorials, and guest speakers to help deepen the students’ cultural and social interactions with the host community. Students joining January Term courses should expect to devote a very significant amount of time outside of class to reading, writing, and research assignments.
All NYUAD J-Term courses are four credits. Academic credit for these courses is treated like any other credit awarded for coursework at NYU. The NYUAD J-Term courses will be recorded on the student’s NYU transcript, and the final grades from such courses will be calculated into a student’s NYU grade point average (GPA). It is your responsibility to work with your academic advisor and major department to determine whether and how a course might count towards your degree requirements.
Selection for any NYUAD J-Term course is based on a student’s academic record, the strength of the application, academic preparation for, and suitability of the chosen program. The Office of Global Education at NYUAD reviews the applications and selects the students.
IMPORTANT: Please note the following guidelines before submitting an application:
The J-Term 2020 application is now open. The application deadline is October 15 and placements will be announced by October 25.
NYU New York and NYU Shanghai students are welcome to apply to take a J-Term course offered by NYU Abu Dhabi. The application process for J-Term 2020 will take place in fall 2019.
Enrollment in the NYUAD J-Term courses is limited so participating students can fully benefit from the advantages of small-size, seminar-style classes. As a result, the selection process is very competitive.
Tuition and other fees apply to all J-Term 2020 courses. Financial aid is not available from NYU Abu Dhabi but may be available from your home school. If you have questions about financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at your home campus.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYU New York and NYU Shanghai students approved to take an NYUAD J-Term course away from their home campus will be sent pre-departure materials by email. These materials will also be available online.