Because a lot of the degree plans within the School of Engineering require students to adhere to a strict four-year plan, it might not always be in your best interest to study abroad during the fall or the spring terms. If this is the case but you want to participate in an international experience prior to graduation, you may want to look into studying abroad somewhere over a summer term.
When choosing to go abroad over the summer, it is important to realize that summer abroad works differently than fall and spring terms abroad in terms of both the financial and academic implications.
NYU Summer Abroad
Some schools of NYU offer specialized guided courses abroad at the different NYU abroad sites while other schools offer courses at external sites. For example, you can study Urban Design through the NYU College of Arts and Sciences at NYU London in the United Kingdom or you can study Latin American Social/Cultural Issues through the Silver School of Social Work in Costa Rica. Each year brings different course options.
Global E3 Summer Abroad
Different member institutions of the Global Education Engineering Exchange (http://www.iie.org/programs/globale3) allow students from other GE3 schools to participate in their summer course offerings. Although different schools offer different courses each year some past examples include Engineering for Sustainability at the Munich University of Applied Sciences in Germany, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Israel, and Industrial Design at KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology in South Korea.
Exchange Study Abroad
Management Center - Innsbruck, Austria
Each year the MCI allows students from the School of Engineering to participate in their Summer Program. They offer courses in entrepreneurship and business at less than 2,000 euro for 4 courses of 3 ECTS credits each.
2015 Dates: May 18 - June 12
All tuition, fees, housing, travel, and other incidental costs must be covered entirely by the student. NYU offers a summer financial aid (application available mid February of each spring term) but this aid can only apply towards NYU Summer Abroad courses.