International Perspectives

Study abroad opportunities for master’s students – a cooperation with the European Joint MA in English & American Studies

The graduate programs of our department have partnered with four European institutions of the Joint Program in English and American Studies:

  • University of Graz (Austria)
  • University of Bamberg (Germany)
  • Ca’ Foscari University Venice (Italy)
  • University Paris Cité (France)

We are working on additional partnerships with institutions in Cracow (Poland) and Barcelona (Spain).

This partnership allows students pursuing a Master’s degree in the English Department at City College to spend a semester abroad as part of their coursework—and MA students from our partner institutions to spend a semester with us in New York. The program is open to all graduate students of the English department at CCNY, but the number of places per semester is limited. Students must commit to bringing home 9 credits’ worth of courses.

For more information about the Joint Master’s Program and the partner institutions, click here.

(Please note that CCNY is NOT a degree awarding partner: participating CCNY students are not students in the Joint Program. Instead, they benefit from studying for a semester at a partner institution as a way of fulfilling requirements for their CCNY degree.)

Participating students don’t pay tuition fees at their European host university, although they may have to pay small administrative charges. During their semester abroad, City College students must remain enrolled at City College, and pay full-time tuition, registering for 9 study abroad credits. The European partner universities may be able to offer certain benefits, including stipends, to City College students.

If you are interested in spending a semester abroad, you should plan ahead, and start the conversation at least a full semester in advance by contacting the program coordinator at City College: Prof. András Kiséry (

Program Coordinator

portrait of  Andras Kisery

Prof. András Kiséry ( )

CCNY Division of Humanities and the Arts
NAC 6/218D
160 Convent Ave
New York, NY 10031