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  • The information below describes our offering for the fall 2020 Global Offsite Semester. The New School is exploring the option of extending this offering for spring 2021. This site will be continually updated to provide the latest information on the Global Offsite option.

    The New School is pleased to offer eligible students a Global Offsite Semester option for fall 2020. This opportunity is designed for new students who live outside of the United States and cannot travel to our New York City campus this fall due to the impact of COVID-19. Through the Global Offsite program, students can enroll as New School students and take online courses with us while gaining access to space resources and/or select courses at the partner institution, provided that the partner school remains open, that students can safely travel there from surrounding areas, and that there is capacity in the program negotiated with the partner by The New School. 

    Although we cannot accommodate all students in every country in the Global Offsite Semester, our goal is to build options for as many of our students as possible in this challenging time.  


    General requirements:

    • Have citizenship, residency, or other status that permits you to study in the country of your requested location without the issuance of a student visa. In the case of Parsons Paris, eligibility is extended to all citizens of the Schengen area.
    • Be physically located in the country in which you wish to study, or be able to travel to that country for the full period of in-person instruction in fall 2020 (see dates in our FAQ).

    Note that restrictions on international travel are currently in place around the world. Commercial air travel to reach your desired location may not be available before the Fall semester begins.

    Global Offsite Partner Institutions

    • Parsons Paris – Paris, France
    • Shenzhen University – Shenzhen, China
    • Tongji University – Shanghai, China
    • Tsinghua University – Beijing, China
    • Hongik University – Seoul, South Korea
    • Yonsei University – Incheon, South Korea
    • Yonsei University - College of Music – Seoul, South Korea
    • Center for Jazz Studies – Tel Aviv, Israel

    Students must have citizenship, residency, or other status that permits study in the country in which the requested institution is located without the issuance of a student visa.


    Housing is generally not provided through the Global Offsite partners, with two exceptions:

    1. Parsons Paris offers housing options to undergraduate students who need to relocate to Paris. Please review options through our partner API Abroad.
    2. The Shenzhen University program for undergraduate New School students offers a limited number of housing options. Please indicate your need when completing the Offsite application.


    For queries about the international partner schools or program logistics, please contact

    For queries about your New School curriculum or path of study, please contact your academic advisor.


    To learn more about requirements, processes, and opportunities available through the Global Offsite Semester option, please review our FAQ.

  • Contact Us

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