Adelphi University has recently announced a new program, NYC Scholars, that allows students to live, learn and intern in NYC. Similar to a study abroad program, NYC Scholars is offered for a semester term for students who have earned a minimum of 15 credits with Adelphi University and focuses on fostering an immersive and life changing experience.
Created by Shawn O'Riley, Dean of the University College, and Jennifer Ganley, Director of NYC Scholars, High School and Pre-College Programs, the program offers Adelphi students the chance to get the true NYC Experience.
"We wanted to give students the experience of living, learning and interning in the city. The classes aren't traditional. For example, in the Off-Broadway class you will go and see shows." Says Ganley. "That's what's most exciting for me. You're getting immersed in what the city has to offer."
For the Fall 2017 term, the first semester this program is being offered, some of the classes available are Food Justice and Policy, Comic Vision, Oceans, Ethnicity, Off-Broadway, Social Change and Introduction to Creative Writing.
A key feature of these classes: Because they are Adelphi classes they are taught by existing faculty and fulfill some of the general requirements so students can rest assured that they are on track.
Not only are there many field trips for students to explore the city, but every student is given an internship in their desired field of study.
"It's more about finding the student who wants to join us in this immersive experience, who wants to be in and about and out in the city, than the student who wants to sit in their dorm all day." O'Riley told me.
By paying just a bit more (around $650) per semester than a typical resident student, you are given housing in Brooklyn Heights with other Adelphi Students, an unlimited Metrocard, access to museums and Broadway shows and an internship.
Pretty cool huh?