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New York City Seminars

Making the leap from high school to college can be challenging, especially in a city as big as New York! Our New York City Seminars are designed to help incoming first year students acclimate to MMC and to the larger NYC community, using a thoughtfully-designed curriculum that blends peer engagement and advisement with academic exploration of the cultural and historical richness of the City.


Seminar Spotlight

NYC Seminars are small, hands-on courses—capped at 18 students—taught by an accomplished, full-time faculty member. Learn to live in—and love!—your new community in one of these engaging and interactive seminars. Check out what some of the current seminar classes have been up to this semester:


Meet Your Peer Leaders

New York City Seminars are also characterized by the participation of a Peer Leader—an upper-level student who works in tandem with the course professor and helps students learn the ropes and navigate MMC and life in the city. Peer Leaders go through an intensive training in order to become trusted advisors who serve as resources for students both inside and outside the classroom

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  • Juan Osorio
    Major/Minor: Politics & Human Rights and International Studies major, with a minor in Law & Ethics.
  • Allison Lehman
    Major/Minor: BA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Directing, and dual minors in Arts Administration and Communication
  • Lillian Jones
    Major/Minor: Double Major in Studio Art and Art History
  • Sabrina Sooknanan
    Major/Minor: Double major in Philosophy and Social Entrepreneurship with a minor in Journalism.
  • Allison Miller
    Major/Minor: BFA Acting with a minor in Drama Therapy
  • Stefanie Drinkwater
    Major/Minor: Theatre Arts Costume Design major with a minor in fashion studies
  • Romello Rodriguez
    Major/Minor: Theatre Performance with a Minor in Musical Theatre
  • Brenelle Brangaza
    Major/Minor: Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Finance
  • Conner Hefner
    Major/Minor: Theatre performance with a minor in Musical Theatre

Read more about all our Peer Leaders here.