Housing Application Deadline Extended

For new, incoming spring students, please note that the housing application deadline has been extended to Monday, November 28 at 12PM (EST).  Please be sure to complete your application, including the deferment request (to remove the $1000 reservation payment requirement) by this new deadline to assure you will be assigned housing.  Remember to send any questions about housing to hp686@nyu.edu.

Apply to be a Site Ambassador for the SSC

Are you looking for leadership opportunities while you are abroad? The Site Ambassador Student Council position is a great way to make a difference while you are abroad! The Global Committee on Student Life, a part of the Student Senators Council, operates to strengthen NYU as a truly Global Network, and provides this opportunity to join the Study Away Site Ambassador Program.

The Site Ambassador Program is designed to extend student leadership at NYU to all of our global sites. Ambassadors provide their peers with a student liaison to the site administration and work to enhance the overall study away experience, while maintaining communication between the global site and the Site Ambassador Committee in New York. As student council officers abroad, Ambassadors will be evaluating the state of student affairs in their site, echoing the feedback from their peers, faculty and site administration abroad. We encourage you to apply today!

Application Deadline: Friday, November 25th at 11:59 PM EST

>> Apply to be a SSC Site Ambassador

E-Bills Coming Soon & Setting Up Direct Deposit

The NYU Bursar will send bills via email on November 29.  Please keep an eye on yourNYU email account for your NYU Berlin bill. You can also log directly into eSuite to view your billing statements.  These will be due in full by January 5.

Additionally, if you anticipate receiving any portion of your bill in the form of a refund, we recommend setting up direct deposit with NYU.  Instructions on how to do so can be found on the Bursar’s website here.

Note: you can make your parents an “authorized user” of your e-bill account, if payments are typically made by them. For instructions on how to set this up, please seehere. Questions about the e-billing process? View the Contact Us page on the Bursar’s website to reach out.

Important Pre-Arrival Recap

For those who could not a pre-departure orientation, here are some key points to remember:

  • On-site orientation on January 27 is mandatory for students who did not study in NY Fall 2016!
  • All students must arrive on January 22. in time for the start of classes on January 23.
  • Please note that housing is ONLY available during the dates of the program, January 22 – May 17!
  • Do not book personal travel until you have arrived and confirmed your syllabi.
  • Bring all the prescription drugs you will need for your entire stay. Make sure you talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for any medication you take regularly for the full 4 months. Do NOT ship medication overseas.

If you have any questions or concerns after you have read through the presentation, feel free to email me.

First Time Traveler? Read these tips!

We’ve heard from many students that this will be their first time traveling outside the country, traveling alone, or even their first time on a plane. We have gathered some practical advice to make your journey to NYU New York as smooth as possible!

  • After you purchase your flight, check with your airline about how many bags you can check in, and the maximum weight of each bag. You don’t want to be asked to pay extra for too much luggage.
  • Get luggage tags and put the NYU New York address as contact information in case it is delayed. List a phone number of a close family member or friend in case the airline needs to get in touch about the delayed luggage.
  • Carry a small bookbag with your valuables and all essential items, including a toothbrush, medications, copies of your passport, credit/debit cards, flight confirmation, visa documents, laptops/electronics and instructions on how to arrive to NYU New York (this will be sent over the summer). All containers with more than 3oz of liquid (shampoo, etc.) should be packed in your checked luggage.
  • Exchange around 100 USD into the local currency 1-2 weeks before departure. Ask your local bank if they have the currency. It’s good to have cash on hand right when you arrive (and to avoid exchanging money at the airport since the fees are high).
  • Arrive 3 hours before your flight. This will give you time to check in at the airline counter (there may be long lines!), check your luggage, go through security and get to your gate with plenty of time.
  • Airplanes get cold- wear warm clothes on the flight, including socks!
  • If you follow a special diet (vegetarian, halal, kosher, etc.) don’t forget to inform your airline ahead of time. Also take your favorite snacks- it’s no fun to get hangry on the plane!

Planning Ahead: Preparing Your Family for Your Time Away

You may be the first to study abroad in your family, or you simply have people who care and worry about you. Consider sharing this article with family and friends!  The below quote provides initial context, but please see the full article for valuable pieces of practical advice.

“As a parent, your kids expect you to worry. You expect you to worry. Worrying, to an extent, is healthy. But it’s equally important to have realistic concerns and try to mitigate them as much as possible through knowledge and planning.”

Preparing for Course Registration

Please review the following important information and resources in advance of course registration next week:

  • Registering for Courses – The registering for courses page provides instructions on how to register for Study Away courses in Albert, how to find your appointment time, and answers to other registration FAQs.
  • Use the “Shopping Cart” & “Validate” tools in Albert to plan your schedule. Validating your courses now can help you identify any issues with prerequisites and restrictions ahead of time and get assistance BEFORE registration begins. If you are unable to validate one of your courses email global.academics@nyu.edufor assistance. You can review registration guides for step-by-step instructions on how to validate, add, drop, swap and more! (Some days/times, prerequisites and notes have changed since the course search went live so we recommend validating again if you have not done so recently.)
  • Academic Policies and Procedures for Study Away – This page contains important information regarding academic policies including the Attendance Policy, Language Course Requirement, Procedures for declaring pass/fail, etc
  • Course Evaluation Results – Course evaluation results for study away courses are available to students with an active netID.

Housing Update for Spring and January Term Applications

If you are coming to New York for both the Spring semester and the January term you will need to fill out TWO separate applications.
1. For Spring semester (which is currently available now and you should have received an email already with the application link).
2. For January Term (this will be available later this week or early next week. You will get a new email about this shortly)
If you still have questions about this or other housing inquiries, please email Hasanthi Piyasena at hp686@nyu.edu