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 convenience. 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 2022 semester are as follows:

Elementary Cantonese I sec: 001


Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu 9.30 AM – 10.45 AM

at 20CS 4SEM with Hui, Pui-Shan 

Elementary Cantonese I sec: 002 CANT OC1101

Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu 12.30 PM – 1.45 PM

at 20CS 4SEM with Hui, Pui-Shan 

Elementary Filipino I FILI OC1101

Mon,Wed 2.00 PM – 4.45 PM

at 20CS 4SEM with Magtoto, Agnes

Elementary Haitian Kreyol I 

KREY OC1101 

Mon,Wed,Fri 12.30 PM – 1.45 PM

at KJCC 404 with Lamour, Wynnie

Elementary Modern Irish I sec: 001 


Tue,Thu 11.00 AM – 12.15 PM

at ERIN 102 with O’Cearuill, Padraig

Elementary Modern Irish I sec: 002


Tue,Thu 2.00 PM – 3.15 PM

at ERIN B03 with O’Cearuill, Padraig

Elementary Modern Irish II 


Mon,Wed 2.00 PM – 3.15 PM

at ERIN B03 with Sweeney, Hilary

Elementary Quechua I QUCH OC1101

Mon,Wed,Fri 9.30 AM – 10.45 AM

at BOBS LL148 with Gonzales Jimenez, Odi

Elementary Quechua II QUCH OC1102

Mon,Wed,Fri 11.00 AM – 12.15 PM

at 194M 303 with Gonzales Jimenez, Odi

Intermediate Quechua I QUCH OC2101

Mon,Wed,Fri 2.00 PM – 3.15 PM

at RUBN 109 with Gonzales Jimenez, Odi

Intermediate Cantonese I


Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu 11.00 AM – 12.15 PM

at 20CS 4SEM with Hui, Pui Shan

Intermediate Filipino I FILI OC2101

Tue,Thu 2.00 PM – 4.45 PM

at 20CS 4-A with Francia, Luis

Advanced Ancient Egyptian I EGYP OC2101

Fri 2.00 PM – 5.00 PM

at ISAW 202 with LeBlanc, Marc 

Aramaic I ARAM OC1101


Akkadian I AKAD OC1101

Mon 11.00 AM – 1.45 PM

at KJCC BSMT with Wallenfels, Ronald

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. 

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 Stephane Charitos by email at sc758@columbia.edu

More information regarding placement exams are available here: https://cas.nyu.edu/academic-programs/academic-support-services/placementexams.html

NYU Language Instructors

Akkadian: Daniel Fleming / Ronald Wallenfels

Ancient Egyptian: Marc LeBlanc / Niv Allon

Aramaic: Andrew Gross / Joseph Angel / Lawrence Schiffman

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