AAP NYC is open to AAP students, other Cornell students outside the college, and students from other institutions interested in architecture, art history, and visual arts.
Undergraduate architecture students may attend AAP NYC during the fall term and must complete an application by November 1 of the preceding year. Undergraduate Art students may attend AAP NYC during the spring term and must apply by March 31 for admission the following year. Architecture applications must be reviewed and signed by a faculty adviser and the AAP registrar; art applications must be reviewed by the director of undergraduate studies for the Department of Art and the AAP registrar. Acceptance decisions are made by mid-January; deposits are due by mid-February. Applicants must be on track for fulfilling graduation requirements and be in good academic standing at the time of application and at the start of the off-campus term.
Undergraduate architecture students are in residence during the fall term; spring term participants typically include undergraduate art students and graduate architecture students.* Summer session is open to graduate level architecture students only.
*Undergraduate architecture students will be in residence both terms during the 2013–14 school year.
Program participants learn about the city and its resources, neighborhoods, and transportation system before classes begin. Past activities have included a guided tour of the High Line Park and Standard Hotel, a group visit to the Richard Meier model collection, and walking tours of the Chelsea neighborhood and its galleries, as well as the little known public spaces and notable buildings throughout Manhattan. While some students begin the semester with extensive knowledge of New York City, many are unfamiliar with the place and urban life. AAP staff provides support throughout the semester to help students negotiate the city easily and safely and take advantage of the endless cultural opportunities the city offers.
AAP staff assists students secure housing by reserving a block of rooms during the term prior (at places such as the International House). Students may also choose to find their own housing while in New York City. Though Cornell dormitory housing is no longer available, the college is working to secure an appropriate alternative for the 2013–14 school year.
Students tap into AAP’s extensive metropolitan alumni network during their term in the city. Recent graduates and long-established professionals interact with students in formal and informal settings, including critiques, gallery tours, discussions on job searches, and post-graduation issues for young professionals.
Undergraduate student financial aid packages are adjusted and portable to cover any additional housing, food, and transportation costs for the semester. Additionally, scholarship funds specifically for AAP NYC study may be available.
Based on past student spending habits, here is a sample budget from the 2012/2013 academic year:
|Tuition||$21,593 (same as on-campus)|
|Transportation||$650 - Metrocard for subways and buses,
|Round-trip bus fare (Ithaca to NYC)||$330 (two trips)|
|Entertainment / Personal Expenses / Housewares / Living||$825|
AAP NYC / Rome Program Office
149 E. Sibley Hall