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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 The New School's Parsons Paris campus, in New School exchange partner programs, and in New School-affiliated direct application and third-party 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 the Parsons Study Abroad Advisor with any questions or for assistance with applying by emailing parsonsglobal@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 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 junior year. They may also study at Parsons Paris in either the spring or the fall semester of their junior year. 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 junior year.  

Design and Technology MFA

Design Studies MA

Fashion Design BFA

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

Fashion Studies MA

Fine Arts BFA

Students may study abroad during the spring semester of their 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 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.

Interior Design BFA

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

Other Semester Program Options

Parsons students may also explore programs among New School affiliated direct application or third-party provider study abroad 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 third-party program providers include: To apply for a New School affiliated direct application or third-party provider study abroad 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 direct application or third-party 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.