We recognize the importance of having an understanding of the local language when entering a new country. Whether on a full-semester study abroad or one or two week-long DBi, it's helpul to know a few phrases and ideal to begin to develop fluency. We have provided some options from around the university that are available to you.
Language Options for Stern
All students are invited to take a live language class, with ABC Languages, one of New York’s premier language schools, located near Penn Station. Group instruction in 12 languages is held in classrooms with a maximum of 9 students and a rolling admission policy for above-beginner in 12 languages. New beginner classes start every month! Private and virtual one-on-one lessons are available in 20+ languages and can be taken at ABC Languages or at your location in Manhattan
NYU Speaking Freely
All NYU undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to participate in NYU Speaking Freely, a free, ten-week language coaching session. Each week, you'll learn how to communicate on a different topic, or you might enjoy a related activity--a movie, concert, or neighborhood visit--as part of a small informal language group. No books are required and there’s no pressure of grades!
NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies
You can also enroll in language courses through NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. These courses will not be covered by your Stern tuition, and will not count toward your Stern degree, but they are a way to learn a language in a more formal setting.
Stern MBA Exchange Buddy Program
The Exchange Buddy Program matches Incoming Exchange Students with Stern MBA students. This partnership can work both ways--Stern students offer information about the Stern community, academics and cultural information--while having the opportunity to practice a foreign language and learn about a new culture. Sign up to be a “buddy” at email@example.com.
Free Online Language Resources
New York University has a partnership with Mango, an online language learning program offering over 60 foreign languages. You can access this program by searching for "Mango" under "Database A-Z" on the New York University Library homepage. You need only your NYU Net ID to create an account. We encourage you to take advantage of this resource.
Additionally, there are a number of free community-based online language learning platforms. We recommend Fluent Future and Busuu.
Office of Global Services (OGS)
This office of NYU serves as a central reference point providing international students with help in legal, cultural, social, and personal matters.
Stern Student Clubs and SGov International Student Committee
The student government has an international committee focused on the international student community at Stern. There are international clubs at Stern which plan various activities with a global focus, including treks.
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