Student Life

Newhouse NYC is a professional semester, but for many students, it’s also a way to try out living in New York City and see if they can envision themselves living here post-graduation.

Through living in the city, students learn about work-life balance, budgeting, and making smart decisions about their health and safety. Students meet countless professional contacts throughout the semester, and they leave with lifelong friendships they’ve made with classmates who also participate in the program.

Housing and Transportation

Newhouse NYC students are welcome to book housing on their own with Educational Housing Services (EHS). EHS has locations at the New Yorker (Midtown West) and St. George Towers (Brooklyn Heights). Students are also welcome to lease apartments outside of EHS. Please note that if you choose to be residential at EHS or otherwise, you are accepting financial responsibility for the lease you sign, even if public health metrics do not allow in-person instruction either prior to the semester starting or at any point during the semester.

One of the best perks of living in New York City is that you don’t need a car. Mass transit (subway, bus, etc.) is the most common form of transportation, but you can also walk, hail a taxi or use mobile apps such as Uber, Lyft and Via.

Safety and Security

Newhouse NYC works with the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety to provide a safe and secure educational, cultural, and working environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Please visit the Syracuse University Department of Public Safety for more information.

It is Syracuse University’s policy to provide anyone, on request, with a printed copy of the University’s policies and procedures regarding campus security and safety, as well as crime rates and statistics for the most recent three-year period. A copy of Your Safety and Security at Syracuse University, a handbook that provides this information, is available from DPS.

The University’s crime information is also posted on the U.S. Department of Education.

Newhouse NYC provides the following information as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Work Study

A limited number of work study hours are available in New York City during the semester. This opportunity is available to any current Newhouse NYC Program participant who has received a federal work study award. Details regarding the position can be found below. In most cases, this position will not fulfill all of your work study award.

Job Description: 
Support the Newhouse NYC program and the Newhouse NYC office by performing administrative tasks. Tasks include updating and creating excel spreadsheets, corresponding with internship hosts and alumni, social media updates, photocopying, setting-up/moving tables and chairs, operating presentation equipment and other special projects as assigned.

Must be participating in the Newhouse NYC Program and have a current federal work study award. Must have knowledge of PCs and Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of Excel and camera equipment a plus. Punctuality, attention to detail and a service oriented approach required. Ability to lift 25 pounds.

Hours & Availability: 
One position available per semester. Number of hours based on program needs, typically three to six hours of work per week. Specific work schedule based on student class and internship schedule.

To Apply: 
Email Newhouse NYC Director Cheryl Brody Franklin at and provide: 
• The amount of work study you have been awarded 
• Your work hours availability 
• A résumé and brief description of the tasks you performed at your past work-study positions 

Newhouse NYC gave me a crash course in the ‘real world.’ I learned that thank you notes, a positive attitude and a willingness to learn really are the keys to success.

Jacqueline Pereira ‘16
Public relations
Newhouse NYC Internship: Polished Pig Media
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