Engage, Intern, & Study Abroad

  • Gain real-world experience with engaged learning opportunities at The New School

    At Lang, The New School's college of liberal arts, we believe that real-world experience is just as important as intellectual theories explored in the classroom, so we offer a host of ways for our liberal arts students to engage with the world around them. Our City as Classroom courses connect what students are learning in class to the big questions and problems of the day. Lang-sponsored engaged learning and research opportunities provide support for Lang students to explore how their passions connect to the world around them.

    Civic Engagement and Social Justice

    Civic engagement courses, programs, and projects offered at Lang challenge the notion of volunteer service work, prioritizing the bridge between social justice theory and praxis. The Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice facilitates a wide range of opportunities that support student and faculty commitments to social change, exploration of justice and equity issues, and activism on and off campus. Lang CESJ programs create intentional learning communities in which students critically self-reflect, take action, and build networks with other students, faculty, and staff dedicated to leading justice-centered lives. Learn about other resources to connect your work to social justice.

    Study abroad and internship opportunities at Lang

    Connecting with the world is an integral part of the Lang experience, and we offer many ways for students to engage while they're enrolled. Study abroad in our global immersion program, go on faculty-led short-term excursions, choose an external exchange program that meets degree requirements, or participate in domestic exchange, in which you study at a designated partner school within the United States.

    If you're interested in learning opportunities that could lead to a career, you can take advantage of Lang's connections with both the nonprofit and the for-profit sectors and earn credit for internships. Learn more about how our coursework prepares you for the world after graduation and about study abroad and internship opportunities available through The New School.