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Program Type: Short-term Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Recommended GPA: 2.5 Living Arrangements: Hostel
Language of Instruction: English Prerequisite: PRAD 244 or 255
Program Description:

Study Away Program: The New York Way, November 2016 from DePaul College of Communication on Vimeo.

The New York Way Program will immerse College of Communication Public Relations and Advertising (PRAD) students with a deeper understanding of the structure, operations and culture of agencies and media in New York through a fast-paced, hands-on experience. During an intense two-week December session, students will travel to New York for five days of visits to major agencies, organizations, and media outlets, networking with professionals and exploring the agencies’ work and competitive differences. Students will get a sense for the culture and expectations of New York agencies and receive tips for how to differentiate themselves from the intimidating number of applicants applying for entry-level positions. Upon their return, students will develop and make presentations to industry professionals and their classmates on the insights gained from the experience.

New York City is the most populous city in the United States with close to 19 million people. It is a city known for its significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. Located on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.

Many districts and landmarks in New York City have become well known to its approximately 50 million annual visitors, such as the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Broadway theatre district, and the Empire State Building, just to name a few.

Students will spend their days in and around New York City's financial district, Manhattan, which is anchored by Wall Street and is home to the world’s largest stock exchange, the New York Stock Exchange. Manhattan's real estate market is among the most expensive in the world and Manhattan's Chinatown incorporates the highest concentration of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world.


Ken Krimstein is an award-winning copywriter and creative director who combines executive experience at at some of the top agencies in New York, Chicago, and Hong Kong with an extensive career as a partner in his own creative marketing agencies in New York City and Chicago. He has worked on blue chip accounts, from Coca-Cola to American Express, and has created award-winning public service advertising for clients, including The Skin Cancer Foundation and Save the Hong Kong Harbour initiative.

All students will be enrolled in the following course:
Course PRAD 393 (Undergraduate)/ 595 (Graduate): The New York Way: In-Person Agency and Media Visits and Analysis (Advertising Focus)
Credits 4 credit hours
Term registered Fall 2017
Taught by Ken Krimstein
Course description Aside from the Madison Avenue mythology, New York City still stands as the hub for many of the world's most important advertising, media, digital, and creative organizations. Students will visit several New York City’s advertising agencies, media companies, and industry organizations -- large and small -- to get a true up-close-and-personal immersion in this essential industry center. Following three days of Chicago-based research and analysis of the industry environment in both Chicago and New York, students will travel to New York where they will spend three full days meeting with leaders in PR, advertising and media. Students will make brief team presentations to select New York agencies on projects chosen by the agencies. Upon their return, students will make team presentations to Chicago-based agencies and DePaul PRAD classes on the New York firms visited and the opportunities they discovered there.
Additional course information Students participating in The New York Way program must have at least a 2.5 GPA and have completed either PRAD 244 or PRAD 255.
  Please note that although some courses are registered in a particular term, some coursework or final assignments may be due in a different term. E.g. Course registered in winter quarter, but coursework is due in spring quarter once the travel component of the program is complete.

While in New York, students will have shared accommodations at a conveniently located guest house. .

Students will have evenings free to explore the city.


All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition (billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate, based on the number of credits enrolled) and a program fee. Please read the program fee details carefully to understand exactly what is included, as this can vary from program to program. If the program fee is posted, be sure to note whether the fee is current or from a previous year (past program fees may serve as a guide until the current program fee is available). If the current program fee has not yet been posted, please check back closer to the application deadline. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines.


Questions about this program? Contact your study abroad advisor, Elizabeth Hall at or visit during open advising hours.

DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
December 2019 05/01/2019 06/01/2019 TBA TBA