Studying in New York City, United States

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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.

Costs

Accommodation costs in New York City

Here is a list of the most common student housing options:

  • Student halls of residence – Prices for renting a room on campus range between 1,200 and 1,500 USD/month, depending on facilities.
  • Private apartments (single or shared) – Renting an apartment will cost you on average 2,000 USD/month for a single room and 1,500 USD/month for a double bedroom apartment. There are several buildings that have apartments to rent especially for students and interns, with significantly lower prices, starting from 900 USD/month for one person.
  • Home stay - This option could prove to be ideal for students who want to continue practicing English outside classes and get to know more about the authentic American life style. Living with a host family can cost you about 800 USD/month, or 1,000 USD/month including meals.
  • Hostel - You can find several hostels throughout New York City with average prices of 60 USD/night.

Living costs in New York City

New York City has a reputation for being very expensive, especially accommodation wise. You should consider a minimum budget of around 450 USD per month for food, going out, learning materials and other small expenses (without accommodation). The monthly food bills would cost you around 250 USD/month. Restaurants in New York City are diverse, with rates for all budgets. Prices start from 5 to 9 USD for a meal in a budget restaurant. A monthly public transportation pass is around 110 USD/month.

Universities in New York City

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