There are many NYFA locations. Some of the locations are incredibly intoxicating. The problem is that your choice of location limits what courses are available and even the quality of the education.
Is it a 3 week workshop in Rome or a degree granting course in Los Angeles?
There are only 4 permanent Campuses of the NYFA. They are located in New York, Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi. Only the Los Angeles Campus offers Degree Programs. The other New York Film School locations offer varying mixes of Conservatory courses and Workshops.
There is nothing wrong with jetting off to Paris, France for a 3 week camp as long as you know what to expect. If you are going there for the glamour of travel then mark that into your budget and your expected results.
It's a killer holiday for people with money to burn. There are ways to get better educational return on your money, though.
If you want a degree program then your choice of location is limited with the NY Film Academy.
The New York City campus offers everything except the Degree Programs at the LA Campus.
Even though the Abu Dhabi location is a permanent campus they offer at best a 1 year program in Film Making. There are no Degree programs available.
Available at the Abu Dhabi location are one year, Four Week, Eight Week and Evening Classes.
All other locations offer variations on courses from one week up to a maximum of one year.
I can't imagine that travel and study in a foreign city would do anything but spark the juices of creativity. I just don't see the educational merit considering that a typical 8 week course at these locations can cost as much as $5,300USD for Tuition and another $1,000USD Equipment Fee.
That doesn't include the cost of transportation or living expenses. They might set you back more than the tuition fees.