Marist In Manhattan Frequently Asked Questions





Spring 2015

The Spring 2015 groups savors lunch at Il Vagobondo on the Upper East Side.


Who should attend Marist in Manhattan?

  • Marist in Manhattan was created to give students a unique opportunity to work and study in New York. Students should attend if they have a strong career interest to succeed in the fields of media or fashion. The internship experience, combined with targeted online courses, provides the student an immersion experience in big city life.
Who is eligible for the Marist in Manhattan program?
  • Students who have completed 60 or more undergraduate credits with an earned GPA of 3.25 or above are eligible to apply.
How do interested students apply?
  • Interested students should fill out the application form appropriate to their career interest (Fashion or Media) and return it, with the $50 Application Fee, to Marist College. Non-Marist or visiting students should follow the mailing instructions on the Application Form. Current Marist students can seek out the internship directors in either the Communication, Fashion or Art programs.
When is the application deadline?
  • To participate in the Spring term, submit application by Sept. 15
  • To participate in the Fall term, submit application by Feb. 15

 What is the cost of the Marist in Manhattan Program?

  • Tuition for the 2015-16 academic year is $17,275.
  • Housing costs range from about $6,200 for a Double Room to about $7,000 for for a Single Room. Meals and travel costs are extra. For complete details, see tuition and housing costs
Are any types of financial aid available for prospective students?
  • Visiting students should explore Financial Aid with their home institutions. Marist College can not offer aid to visiting students. Marist students can check with the campus Financial Services Office regarding the status of their grants and loans.
What are the dates of the program?
  • The Fall program runs from approximately September 1 to December 15.
  • The Spring program runs from approximately January 6 to May 8.
Where do students reside?
  • Marist in Manhattan students reside in the 92nd St. Y on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Located just 3 blocks east of Central Park, the Y is both convenient to midtown and enjoys easy access to the many shops and restaurants on adjacent Third Avenue. The dormitory at the Y is just one part of its comprehensive community center, which includes a theater, fitness center, swimming pool, art/music classes, a daycare and many more amenities. Student rooms are dormitory style, with common kitchens and laundry areas located on alternate floors. There is 24-hour security.


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 The "bon voyage" party at the end of the semester is a popular event, often held party-style at Bowlmor in midtown.


How does booking a room at the Y work?

  • Students who are accepted into the Manhattan program will be asked to give a room preferences, Single or Double Room. The Y has limited space available each semester, and therefore Marist has no ability to guarantee room preferences or room rates, either of which may change according to availability as dictated by the 92Y.

What is there to do in New York City?

  • Everything! Broadway theaters, world-class restaurants, professional sports, renowned museums
What type of support services are there?
  • Marist in Manhattan kicks off each semester-long program with a day-long orientation to help students learn how to navigate the busy subways and streets of New York. Faculty and staff lead students on a tour of key New York sites. During the first few weeks, academic staffers conduct frequent phone and email checks, along with some "drop-in" visits. Monthly internship seminar lunches and dinners give students the opportunity to share and compare personal experiences and to reflect on ways to maximize their internships. A series of social activities are scheduled, including trips to Broadway theaters, comedy clubs and sporting events. Faculty members often organize group trips to lectures and talks given by industry leaders.
Will this count for college credit?
  • Academic Credit Included
    • All students are enrolled for a minimum of 12 academic credits, combining internship and coursework. Marist is a four-year fully accredited liberal arts college located in the heart of Historic Hudson River Valley.
  • Academic Credit overview
    • Internship courses for academic credit at colleges and professional schools enable students to apply classroom learning in the workplace. Using nationally recognized best practices in experiential learning, students reflect upon the professional environments they will be entering and develop an understanding of the competencies they will need throughout their working lives. They explore the particular practices of a profession or industry, and refine or reassess their career goals. Requirements: Students participate in a minimum of 270-405 hours of internship work time. Academic staffers make regular checks on student progress, with feedback offered on weekly journals and other times, as needed. Additionally, online or on-ground coursework is offered and is designed specifically to complement the knowledge and skill sets associated with interns. Students will explore learning strategies, general codes of conduct, and networking approaches which create a context for individual growth and development throughout their careers. Faculty members seek to maximize the professional resources available in New York by scheduling class meetings to coincide with lectures, panel discussions and other industry-related events. Together, these approaches offer the student a rich environment in which to gain exposure to the professional world.
  • Transferring Course Credit
    • Most students transfer credits earned in Marist in Manhattan back to their home institutions. We cannot guarantee that every school will accept course credit from Marist, so if this is important to you, please check with your school's Registrar before the program begins. Information on how to obtain your transcripts will be provided upon acceptance in the program.Tory in Central Park

Where are the internships?

  • New York is home to numerous major television networks, fashion design houses, public relations and advertising agencies, national sports leagues, apparel manufacturing headquarters and much more. Students will play an active role in selecting which employers they want to apply to.
How does intern placement work?
  • The best internships are very competitive. The Marist faculty and staff will guide you through this process by assisting you in preparing a cover letter, professional resume and provide you with interview tips and counseling you on choosing appropriate employment sites. Ultimately, employers retain full control over which students they select. Therefore, we encourage students to work closely with faculty and staff on the internship search process.
How much work is involved in an internship?
  • Most students want to maximize their time at New York internships. Academic requirements vary by discipline, but a good rule of thumb is to plan on working at the internship a minimum of 3 full days per week for at least 12 weeks. Communication Media students must enroll for a minimum of 9 credits of internship, which requires 405 hours of time at the internship site. Fashion students must enroll for a minimum of 6 credits, or 270 hours or 9 credits of internship, which requires 405 hours of time at the internship site.
Is there course work in addition to the internship?
  • Yes, most instructors require students to produce written journals, blogs and papers to document, analyze and reflect upon their internship experience. These works can become valuable in the future as they show prospective employers what you have done.
Can international students apply for Marist in Manhattan Program?
  • International students who have permission to study and work in the United States may apply.