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  • Travel
  • International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is pleased to welcome all international students and exchange visitors to The New School and help them enhance their cultural experience by engaging in travel to other parts of the United States as well as internationally. Travel may include short trips while classes are in session or extended travel during academic breaks and vacation periods.

    All international students and exchange visitors should plan any travels to avoid missing classes, exams, and/or other required academic activities. The New School has a strict attendance policy. Failure to adhere to university attendance policy may affect final grades and credit hours, which may affect an international student or exchange visitor's F or J status.

    To avoid risks during travel, all international students and exchange visitors should maintain F or J status and take time before traveling to understand:

    For questions related to travel, please contact ISSS before traveling.

    U.S. Visa Services

    U.S. embassies and consulates continue to assess their visa services during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation in each country improves, embassies and consulates are increasing the number of visa appointments, including appointments for F-1 and J-1 students and scholars. Please contact the U.S. embassy or consulate nearest you for more information, as service will vary on the basis of available resources and overall health and safety.

    Travel Restrictions

    Since January 26, travelers entering the United States have been required to have a negative COVID test.

    During the pandemic, there are several presidential proclamations that restrict entry to the United States. However, if you are traveling as an F-1 student from the restricted countries of China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, the Schengen Area, the UK, Ireland and India, you qualify for the National Interest Exception. Please see the information below as well as the Travel Checklist.

    • F-1 international students with I-20 start dates of August 23, 2021, traveling from China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, the Schengen Area, the UK, Ireland, and India may enter the United States between July 24 and August 23, 2021. The same is true for any F-2 dependents.
    • F-1 international students with active F-1 records traveling from China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, or India are exempt from the travel restriction if they are entering in the 30 days before the resumption of their studies, which will be between July 31 and August 30. The same is true for any F-2 dependents.  
    • F-1 international students with active F-1 records traveling from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, or Ireland are exempt from the travel restriction and can enter the United States without any entry date restrictions. The same is true for any F-2 dependents.
    • J-1 international students may be eligible for a National Interest Exception and should contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for more information.
    • F-1 international students with active F-1 records who are subject to the travel restriction and plan to enter the United States early than July 31 and allJ-1 international students or scholars must either quarantine in a third country for 14 days or receive a National Interest Exception from the local U.S. embassy.

    Please also check the COVID testing/quarantine requirements for New York State and the CDC website for a list of COVID travel restrictions.

  • Contact Us and Office Hours

    International Student and Scholar Services
    72 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
    New York, NY 10011
    iss@newschool.edu
    212.229.5592

    Emergency Phone (After Hours Only)
    212.229.7001

    Remote Office Hours
    Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    University Closures
    May 31, 2021
    June 18, 2021
    July 5-9, 2021

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To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

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Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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