After two years of J-term mostly taking place online, students have returned to the all-important three-week course that sees students engage with important figures and immerse themselves in captivating environments.
The three-week, highly immersive learning experiences will intensify the student’s focus and reach beyond the classroom to incorporate experiential learning. The sites, of which there are over 40, are site-specific and connect students to the place where they study.
Over four years, students will take three J-Term courses: one fully abroad in one of the NYU Global Program sites*, one fully in Abu Dhabi to learn more about the UAE, and one that is based in Abu Dhabi and includes a seminar abroad in the important region around the UAE, including countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Philippines, Kuwait, Oman, Cambodia, Uganda, Tanzania, Djibouti, Eritrea, and more.
Intellectually linked to their locations, the courses take advantage of local resources; explore the history, culture, economy, and society of the host communities, and often involve collaborative activities with local students and faculty. The courses illuminate the interdependence of local knowledge and global awareness while fostering cross-cultural research and insights into complex global issues.
NYU Abu Dhabi stages J-Term courses in 15 cities: Abu Dhabi, Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, New York, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington DC.