NYU Opportunity Programs
Did you love your study abroad experience or wish you would you had the chance to? With your help, historically underrepresented students with financial need can have a life changing opportunity to study abroad, a chance they could otherwise not afford.
There has never been a time when bold action on global education is more urgently needed than now… And we must ensure that these wonderful academic and global opportunities are available to all NYU students, no matter what their financial background.” - President Andy Hamilton
Some of us have had the opportunity to study abroad during our time at college and cherish it as one of the life changing experiences of our college career. Studying away is an invaluable experience to see the world and interact with different cultures in a way that is not possible when traveling independently after college. NYU Study Away has provided students with immersive experiences that has led them to discover their true paths, learn more about the world and even themselves. However, for some OP students, this option is out of reach. Close to 70% of OP students come from households that are within the federal poverty guidelines and more than half decide not to study away even though they have an opportunity to do so due to financial limitations.
“It was a money issue. I commute to NYU because I want to save my parents the money. When the idea of study abroad came around, I shut it down myself because I did not want my parents to struggle to support my abroad ambitions, so I stayed at the NYC campus.” – OP Student
“There are many expenses when studying away. The biggest concern for me is the airfare.” – OP Student
We want to fulfill OP’s promise to our students by removing these limiting financial constraints, and enabling them to maximize their undergraduate experience with an enriching and productive semester away.
The funding will be used to directly to support students that study away.
If you would like to set-up a recurring gift or to give to the general Opportunity Programs fund please click here.
Opportunity Programs are state funded programs in partnership with NYU that admit historically underrepresented and traditionally underserved New York State residents. OP provides a range of academic support that encourages students to maximize their experience, achieve their full academic potential, graduate and contribute to the betterment of their immediate and extended communities.
To learn more about the Opportunity Programs at NYU please click here.