Study Short Courses in New York City, New York, United States

New York City at a glance

As one of the most popular study abroad destinations, New York City is home to more university students than any other city in America. With an unequalled multicultural environment, New York City, USA, is a major hub for top education programmes with endless specialisations. Study any degree you wish in one of the numerous universities and colleges, and experience a modern stimulating academic climate.

Studying

Studying in New York City

In New York, more than 4,000 courses are offered in hundreds of degree and non-degree programmes. You will enjoy a multicultural academic environment, as students come from all corners of the globe.

You can specialise in any subject area you could imagine. Fields of study are available for all degree levels: Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD. You can choose from: health care, business administration, biomedicine and biomedical research, economics, computer science, engineering, mathematics, law, journalism, liberal arts, accounting, criminal justice, or architecture.

Several online (distance learning) degrees are available, particularly in the fields of communication, business, psychology, sociology, or project management.

Universities also provide short courses, mostly as summer sessions or programmes. Common subject areas include engineering, theatre and film, design, and psychology.

Professional colleges cover degree courses for many future careers, like business, data analytics, communication and media, psychology, or public administration.

Career

Career opportunities in New York City

New York City has a strong economy, with so many diverse growing industries, including digital media, biotechnology, software development, game design, computer hardware, media and entertainment, marketing, finance and public administration.

Companies with headquarters or local offices in New York City include: IBM, Global Foundries, Samsung, Taiwan Semiconductor, Philip Morris, Pfizer, AOL, and Viacom. Some of the city's media conglomerates and institutions include: Time Warner, the Thomson Reuters Corporation, The New York Times Company, NBC Universal, ABC, CBS, or Fox. New York City is also home to the New York Stock Exchange, on Wall Street, and the NASDAQ.

Students from New York City universities can enrol in internship programmes, offering the chance to explore career options and apply classroom knowledge in the workplace.

Life

New York City city life

Also, known as “The City That Never Sleeps”, New York City is all about city life, enjoying the American life style and the colourful, vibrant nightlife. New York City is the symbol of world entertainment and, as you will discover, an important starting point in American history.

Get a grasp of the American culture and heritage by visiting: the Statue of Liberty – the symbol of American freedom, democracy, and opportunity; Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Museum of Jewish Heritage, the Metropolitan Museum for Art, the Guggenheim and many other diverse sourses of international culture.

Other emblematic places include: Times Square, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building and the Rockefeller Centre. The Grand Central Terminal in itself is worth seeing even if you don’t have a train to catch.

Restaurants are integrated in the whole ‘melting pot’ thing, typical for the large New York City. You can find international cuisine restaurants, from Italian to Chinese, or the authentic American diners.

Interested in fashion and shopping? Surely you have heard of Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, or the annual New York fashion week.

Just remember, wherever you want to go, New York City is a crowded place and you are often better off either on foot or by taking the subway.

International atmosphere in New York City

New York City is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Over 20% of the city’s population is foreign-born and immigrants from over 150 countries live in New York City. Ethnic minorities include: Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Italian, Irish, German, Polish and more. The city is also home to the second-largest African-American population in the U.S. More than 100 languages are spoken here, as well as various American English dialects, making it the most linguistically diverse city worldwide.

Weather New York City

New York City has a humid continental climate. During spring and autumn, the weather is at times unpredictable, changing from warm to chilly, with mild humidity. Summers are warm, with an average daily temperature of 25 °C (77 °F). In winter, temperatures of -15 °C (5 °F) or colder can be expected, as well as great amounts of snow precipitations.

Universities in New York City

King’s is ranked in the world’s top 25 universities and is London’s most central university, with five campuses in the capital. Our faculties, institutes and schools deliver world-leading research, enabling groundbreaking new discoveries. This research underpins all of King’s teaching and enables us to make the world a better place.

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Long Island University's mission is to provide excellence and access in private higher education to people from all backgrounds who seek to expand their knowledge and prepare themselves for meaningful, educated lives and for service to their communities and the world.

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The New School in New York City is the only comprehensive university where a world-renowned design school, Parsons, joins a liberal arts college, a performing arts college, and many programs and graduate schools including The New School for Social Research to seek out new ways to create a more just, more beautiful, and better-designed world.

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