NYC Semester: The King's College
Journalism, business, and theater students can spend a semester in New York City exploring their discipline through classroom instruction, internships, and networking. Spend a semester in the major city and take advantage of all it offers as part of The King's College NYC Semester
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Off-Campus study is a time of challenge and change. The following are some things you should understand about this program before you participate:
- New York City is a fast-paced, crowded, costly and often intimidating place for those who have little experience in such an environment. This is known to cause higher levels of stress for people who live here including college students. Kings College has 2 full-time staff counselors available to students who desire emotional/mental support.
- Don't even think about bringing a car to campus! People's shoes are their cars in Manhattan. To get from a to b, when you're not walking, you'll likely be standing on a crowded subway train or bus. There are handicap accessible portions of the city, but in general it is important that you are physically capable of walking long distances in various types of weather.
- NYCS students live in campus housing, which typically consists of a single bedroom apartment (for 4 people) or a studio (for 2 people) with a kitchen, small sitting area and one bathroom. This sort of living situation is likely to be a challenge for students who are used to having more space.
- Living in an autonomous setting where the student is in charge of grocery shopping, meal planning and prep and budgeting for expenditures. There is no meal plan. Each apartment has its own kitchen. There is a subsidized cafeteria on The King’s College campus that is open weekdays for breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks.
- NYC is at about sea level and is surrounded by water. This comes with the possibility of hurricane weather and other extreme conditions. Depending on the time of year, New Yorkers are often subject to blizzards, heat waves, extreme wind, and extreme humidity. It is important for NY-ers to know the forecast and to be prepared for all types of weather.
Messiah Pre-Approval Deadlines
- Fall - December 1
- Spring - April 1