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  • The New School is pleased to be able to extend the Global Offsite Fall 2020 Semester option for spring 2021 to eligible students. This offering complements the limited in-person curricular offerings on campus this spring. The Global Offsite Spring 2021 Semester opportunity is designed for students who currently reside outside of the United States and cannot travel to our New York City campus this spring due to the impact of COVID-19. 

    Through the Global Offsite program, students will take their New School classes online while gaining access to space resources and/or selected courses at the partner institution, provided that the partner school remains open, that students can safely travel there from surrounding areas, and that there is capacity within the program negotiated with the partner by The New School. We are glad to be able to support our students with this opportunity while The New School begins to transition its New York City campus to in-person learning, and we look forward to all students being able to safely return to campus as soon as possible.

    Students currently enrolled at the Global Offsite partners below are automatically eligible to continue with the program for the spring semester and will be sent instructions by email to confirm their participation. Current Offsite students must confirm their participation no later than November 25.

    Students not currently enrolled in the Global Offsite may join a wait list for the eligible program by December 3. Join the wait list here. Please be advised that the current Global Offsite program is nearly at capacity. 

    Although the Global Offsite Semester cannot accommodate all students in every country, our goal is to build options for as many of our students as possible in this challenging time. This site will be continually updated to provide the latest information on the Global Offsite option. 


    General requirements:

    • Have citizenship, residency, or other status that permits you to study in the country of your requested location without the issuance of a student visa or other eligibility requirements as specified by our partner institution. In the case of Parsons Paris, eligibility is extended to all citizens of the Schengen area.
    • Be physically located in the country in which you wish to study or be able to travel to that country for the full spring 2021 semester (see dates in FAQs).
    • Enroll in your full-time spring 2021 course load at The New School.

    Note that restrictions on international travel are currently in place around the world. Commercial air travel to reach your desired location may not be available before the spring semester begins. Be sure to check local COVID-19 restrictions.

    Global Offsite Partner Institutions

    The table below highlights the groups eligible for the Global Offsite Semester option at each partner institution location. This list will be updated if additional partners are confirmed.

    Institution Name and LocationEligible Students 
    Parsons Paris – Paris, FranceUndergraduate first-year students from selected Parsons programs* and Lang
    Shenzhen University – Shenzhen, ChinaUndergraduate first-year students from Parsons and Lang**
    Sichuan Fine Arts Institute – Chongqing, ChinaGraduate students from Parsons 
    Tongji University – Shanghai, ChinaGraduate students from selected Parsons programs,*** with priority for students currently residing in Shanghai
    Tsinghua University – Beijing, ChinaGraduate students from selected Parsons programs,*** with priority for students currently residing in Beijing
    Hongik University – Seoul, South KoreaUndergraduate first-year students from Parsons and Lang; graduate first-year students from selected Parsons programs**
    Center for Jazz Studies – Tel Aviv, IsraelBFA Jazz students

    * Eligible majors for Parsons First Year students who wish to study in Paris are Fashion Design, Communication Design, Design and Technology, Illustration, and Strategic Design and Management.

    ** Eligibility is limited to students holding a Chinese passport or a Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan or Hong Kong/Macao Residents.

    *** Eligible Parsons graduate programs are MArch, MFA Design and Technology, MFA Industrial Design, MFA Interior Design, MFA Lighting Design, MPS Communication Design, and MS Data Visualization.


      Housing is generally not provided through the Global Offsite partners, with some exceptions:

      1. Parsons Paris offers housing options to undergraduate students who need to relocate to Paris. Please review options through our partner, API Abroad.
      2. The Shenzhen University program for undergraduate New School students offers a limited number of housing options. Please indicate your need when completing the Offsite application.
      3. Sichuan Fine Arts Institute can offer a limited number of housing accommodations.


      For queries about the international partner schools or program logistics, please contact

      For queries about your New School curriculum or path of study, please contact your academic advisor.


      To learn more about requirements, processes, and opportunities available through the Global Offsite Semester option, please review our FAQ.

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