NYU opens ‘study away’ center in D.C.

New York University students interning in Washington can now continue to take official classes, conduct research with District-based faculty members, and live in dorms that likely qualify for student loan funding (and are easier to secure than short-term rentals via Craigslist), the Washington Post reports. The Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center, located near Thomas Circle in Northwest D.C., officially opened on Monday evening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new 75,000-square-foot facility is branded as a “study abroad”or “study away” site. There are classrooms, faculty offices, research space, a 140-seat auditorium and enough dorm rooms to ultimately house 120 students. The curriculum will chiefly focus on government, politics, public administration and journalism…

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