Living and Learning in the City

Students experience immersive learning opportunities in the heart of New York City.

Syracuse University students prepare to thrive in a changing global society by gaining hands-on learning experiences around the world. In addition to a range of study abroad options through the University’s highly ranked study abroad program, students can also take courses and do internships at locations around the United States.

This includes opportunities to live, learn and work for a full semester in the vibrant hub of arts and culture, innovation and enterprise: New York City. Students enrolled in a semester program in NYC take courses at the University’s academic space in midtown Manhattan, learn from working professionals in their fields, make connections with supportive alumni networks and gain practical experience in one of the world’s most diverse and dynamic cities.

Gain Professional Experience in Journalism and Media

a person stands in front of Madison Square Garden in New York City
Ava Vulopas ’24 interned at Madison Square Garden and honed her professional skills via Newhouse NYC. “It was a whole semester of learning how to position ourselves so that we’re in the best possible spot when we graduate,” says Vulopas.

During the Newhouse NYC semester, students from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication work prestigious internships and take courses that include tours of media companies and learning sessions with working professionals. Students build professional skills, gain meaningful work experiences, and make connections that prepare them for a successful transition into the media industry after graduation.

“The professors are all super well-established and well-known in the industry,” says Ava Vulopas ’24, who dual majors in advertising in Newhouse and entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises in the Whitman School of Management. “I learned so much from hearing my professors’ perspectives and feel so much more confident now about what I’m going to do after graduation. I feel I am qualified, and I have connections in the industry that I can reach out to.”

For Vulopas, it was particularly meaningful to connect with alumni of the program. “They talked about when they were in our shoes, how they navigated their semester in NYC and their job application process. Seeing where they are now, just five years later, it was really cool to realize that I can follow their lead and do this too!”