Adult Education

If you’re interested in studying something, chances are you can find it in NYC!

New York offers a large variety of high quality classes and courses from many schools and universities and other institutions so you can continue learning and pursue new interests.

Language and Communications Programme at UNHQ

Since fall 2017 it has been possible for UN spouses to participate in the Language and Communications Programme at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The program offers a variety of face-to-face and online language learning opportunities in the six official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Read more about the Language and Communications Programme and download registration guide for NYLESA members here

New York Public Library

The New York Public Library is a wonderful resource. Throughout the year, it offers more than 25,000 free public programs at its many locations throughout the city. In addition to borrowing library materials, your card also allows you to reserve a computer, download digital media, search hundreds of electronic databases, and more. To become a member, go to any Public Library with some form of identification and proof of residence in the US. Membership is free. Visit for more information.


The following website provides a list of Universities and Schools that could match your needs depending on your area of interest and expertise:

Most of them offer flexible programs such as continuing education non-credit classes, certificates and summer classes.

Arts & Music

In addition to universities and colleges, there a wide-variety of institutions offering classes in the arts. Here are links to some of the most popular: