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Semester Programs: Parsons


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Students in The New School's Parsons School of Design have diverse opportunities to pursue a semester length study abroad program, depending upon their major, at our Parsons Paris campus, in New School exchange partner programs, and in New School affiliated study abroad provider programs. Below is a list of pre-approved study abroad semester program options by major, but students must still meet all study abroad application and participation eligibility requirements to be approved to study abroad in any program. For additional study abroad program opportunities outside of the Fall and Spring semesters, see the summer and short-term program listings.

Parsons School of Design students may contact Study Abroad with any questions or for assistance with applying by emailing studyabroad@newschool.edu

Pre-Approved Semester Programs by Major

Below is a list of study abroad programs pre-approved by The New School in the noted Parsons School of Design major. Click on the program link to learn more and submit a study abroad application. 

Architectural Design BFA

Students may study abroad during the spring semester of their third (junior) year.  Architectural Design students may study abroad for a maximum of one semester. 

Architecture M.Arch

Students may study abroad in the spring semester of their second year or the fall semester of their third year. Students may study abroad for a maximum of one semester.

Communication Design BFA

Students may study abroad during the spring semester of their third (junior) year. Communication Design students may study abroad for a maximum of one semester.

Design and Technology BFA

Students may study abroad for a maximum of one semester, during the fall or spring semester of their third (junior) year.  
 

Design and Technology MFA

Students may study abroad for a maximum of one semester.  Student may be eligible the Spring semester of their first year or the Fall semester of their second year.

Fashion Design BFA

Students may study abroad during the Fall or Spring semester of their third (Junior) year.  Students are eligible to apply for one semester at an external program (Exchange or Study Abroad Provider).
 
Fashion Design students can also study at Parsons Paris during the summer.
*Students studying at Semester Arts with British Students at University of the Arts London through Central Saint Martins are permitted to enroll only in the following programs: BA (Hons) Fashion: Fashion Design with Knitwear, BA (Hons) Fashion: Fashion Design Menswear, BA (Hons) Fashion: Fashion Print, and BA (Hons) Fashion: Fashion Design Womenswear.  You can find further details about these specific academic programs here and consult with your academic advisor for further guidance.
 

Fashion Studies MA

Fine Arts BFA

Students may study abroad during the spring semester of their third (junior) year. Fine Arts students may study abroad for a maximum of one semester.

History of Design and Curatorial Studies MA

Illustration BFA

Students may study abroad during the spring semester of their third (junior) year. Illustration students may study abroad for a maximum of one semester.

Integrated Design BFA

Students may study abroad during the spring semester of their junior year. Integrated Design students may study abroad for a maximum of one semester. In addition to the programs below, Integrated Design BFA students are welcome to explore certain pre-approved options for other Parsons majors and, if interested in applying, will be required to submit a program proposal for approval. Please consult with a study abroad advisor if you are interested in exploring programs approved for other Parsons majors.

Interior Design BFA

Students may study abroad during the spring semester of their third (junior) year. Interior Design students may study abroad for a maximum of one semester.

Photography BFA

Students may study abroad during the spring semester of their third (junior) year. Photography students may study abroad for a maximum of one semester.

Product Design BFA

Students may study abroad during the spring semester of their third (junior) year. Product Design students may study abroad for a maximum of one semester.

Strategic Design and Management BBA

Students may study abroad for a maximum of one semester, during the fall or spring semester of their third (junior) year. They are also permitted to study for up to two semesters (one academic year) at Parsons Paris or to study for one semester at Parsons Paris and one semester at an external program in their third (junior) year.

Other Semester Program Options

Parsons students may also explore programs among New School affiliated provider programs that have not been pre-approved for their major but should be aware that any such application proposal is less likely to be approved or may have additional eligibility and/or approval requirements. Affiliated study abroad program providers include: To apply for a New School affiliated study abroad provider program that is not among the pre-approved programs by major above, submit the GoAbroad application for the program, which you may find by using the GoAbroad search tool or by viewing the complete GoAbroad program listing directory. To apply to a New School affiliated provider program that does not currently have a GoAbroad application listing, use the Direct Application and Third Party Programs: Parsons proposal application. In general, Parsons students should apply to pre-approved programs, as noted above.