NYU Exchange

Since 1998, Columbia University and New York University have maintained an agreement to share a number of language courses each academic year. Columbia and NYU students can freely cross-register for these courses and will receive credit at their home institution. The currently available courses are summarized below for convince. As always, the most up to date information can be found in the Columbia Directory of Classes. NYU’s Directory of Classes can be found on NYU Albert. 

Please note that there is another consortial agreement for Ph.D. Students (and only Ph.D. students) between Columbia University, NYU, the New School and CUNY. This allows Ph.D. students to enroll for any classes at any of the four schools.The NYU Classes open to Columbia students for the Fall 2021 semester are as follows:

Intermediate Akkadian I


with Wallenfels, Ronald

Elementary Cantonese I


Sec: 001 with Hui, Pui-Shan (Fiona)

Sec: 002 with Hui, Pui-Shan (Fiona)

Intermediate Cantonese I

 CANT UN2101

with Hui, Pui-Shan (Fiona)

Elementary Filipino I


with Magtoto, Agnes (Bing)

Intermediate Filipino I


with Francia, Luis

Elementary Haitian Kreyol I


with Lamour, Wynnie

Elementary Modern Irish I


Sec: 001 with Ó Cearúill, Pádraig

Sec: 002 with Ó Cearúill, Pádraig

Elementary Quechua I QUCH UN1101 with Gonzales Jimenez, Odi
Elementary Quechua II QUCH UN1102 with Gonzales Jimenez, Odi

Intermediate Quechua I


with Gonzales Jimenez, Odi

It is important to note that the agreement bears on specific courses and not on languages. If a student wishes to enroll for a language class other than the ones listed above, they will need to secure special permission from NYU. To do so, please contact Stéphane Charitos at sc758@columbia.edu, +1-212-854-6341 who will petition his NYU counterpart to have this course added to the agreement. Please bear in mind that while NYU has been amenable in the past to adding courses to help Columbia students with their language studies, one should not automatically assume that they will agree to add any class.   

In order to locate the NYU building codes and class locations for the NYU Campus courses visit the following link NYU Classroom Locations. 

Instructions for activating NetID: https://www.nyu.edu/students/student-information-and-resources/registration-records-and-graduation/albert-help/netidpassword.html. 

To activate NetID: https://start.nyu.edu/ibin/start0.cgi 

Instructions for picking up an NYU ID card after activating NetID: https://photoid.nyu.edu/ 

Language Placement Exams

If you would like to take a placement exam for one of the NYU language courses listed above and for any additional information, please contact Rashan Thompson by email at rt2655@columbia.edu, or by telephone at +1-212-854-9224

NYU Language Instructors

Akkadian: Daniel Fleming / Ronald Wallenfels

Ancient Egyptian: Marc LeBlanc / Niv Allon

Aramaic: Andrew Gross / Joseph Angel

Cantonese: Pui Shan (Fiona) Hui

Filipino: Agnes (Bing) Magtoto / Luis Francia

Haitian Kreyol: Wynnie Lamour

Modern Irish: Padraig O’Cearuill / Hilary Sweeney

Quechua: Odi Gonzales Jimenez