The New York Semester Program is a highly competitive, semester-long program offered in New York City through Holy Cross. Students work and study in New York City, integrating the lessons they have learned in the classroom with their experiences in the greatest city in the world.

The program welcomes students from all disciplines to connect their academic learning with direct, professional experience in their major fields, providing them with dynamic opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth and development. Through the New York Semester Program, students have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge firms in the areas of finance, marketing, the arts, and politics; engage in a collaborative capstone project with their peers; study principles of leadership; and live in the exciting environment of New York.

The program is made up of three major, integrated components: a weekly seminar on leadership; an internship chosen from a vast range of fields; and a collaborative capstone project designed to engage students with real world problems. Students receive a full semester’s academic credit for the program. Through this selective program, third- or fourth-year students integrate past and current academic study with practical experience. Holy Cross students return to campus as independent learners and researchers, with a host of leadership and professional skills. Learn more in our program handout!

The application date for the 2020-2021 Washington Semester Program will be announced in Fall 2019.