GeoBlue Health Insurance Emails Received

If you are receiving Geo Blue insurance for the first time, by now you should have received an email from NYU Student Insurance/GeoBlue with your certificate number and instructions about creating your GeoBlue profile. This was sent to your NYU email address only. Please register and bring your health insurance card with you.

As a reminder, GeoBlue is valid only for the dates of your study away program.

Please notify me if you did not receive an email from GeoBlue to ensure it is resent.  Rest assured that you will absolutely be covered.  Be sure to check your spam folder first, as they sometimes end up thereAgain, students already enrolled in GeoBlue Insurance will not receive an email.


Offices Closing for Winter Break

NYU’s Office of Global Programs, as well as most other departments around NYU, will be closed for the winter break starting at 4pm EST on Friday, December 23rd. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 4th at 9am EST.  The Office of Global Programs will notbe monitoring voicemail or emails during this time.

We understand that questions may come up while our office is closed – if so, please use the “Search” tool within this blog to see if we have covered it already (in many cases, we have!). This blog is meant to be your main resource of things to know and do regarding DC, and can continue to assist in answering your questions even when we are not available.

Happy New Year and Best Wishes this Holiday Season!

Introducing the Office of Global Programs New York City (GPNYC)

While you are a study away student in New York, the Office of Global Programs New York City (GPNYC) will be your source of support.  GPNYC is available to answer questions you may have about NYU-New York or New York City and the U.S.  We also the organize the welcome and orientation, off-campus trips, service programs, student gatherings, and meet regularly with the site’s Student Global Ambassadors and School Senators Representatives.  We look forward to meeting you this fall and you can contact GPNYC at

Pre-Order Your Bedding

Housing does not accept packages for students before they have officially checked into the residence hall. NYU has piloted a program that will allow students studying in New York from Abu Dhabi or Shanghai to order their linens from one company and housing will make an exception and accept the package before the student checks into the residence hall. Please note the following guidelines for this program:

1.       ALL LINENS MUST BE PURCHASED FROM Orders from other companies will not be accepted and will be returned to sender.

2.       Orders can only be placed between Sunday, December 25, 2016 and Thursday, January 12, 2017 for delivery before residence hall check-in on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

3.       You will need to include the shipping address for your residence hall. Please check this website for the correct address format:

Airport Transportation

The Department of Public Safety, in partnership with SuperShuttle, provides shuttle services between NYU Residence Halls or Kimmel Center and LaGuardia and JFK International airports to NYU community members (students, faculty, and staff) for a flat rate of $20 to NYU and $18 returning to the airport.  The Service is available prior to and after major University breaks. Your airport ride is guaranteed to fit your scheduled flight and desired airport arrival time so long as the seat is purchased before the service period deadline (deadlines can be found below).  Click here to reserve space on a shuttle.

New York City Guide from ThisIsNYU Bloggers

As you may know from previous updates, students across the global sites are currently blogging on ThisIsNYU about their experiences away and must-see spots.  Visit the New York City Guide to see favorite places to go, things to do, areas to visit beyond Abu Dhabi, and overall advice.

We encourage you to also sign up and blog for ThisIsNYU during your time away!  Not only will others benefit from your recommendations, but this is a great way to document and share your experience with family and friends.  To get started or to learn more, simply visit The “Getting Started” page will have you ready to start in under 15 minutes, so you can sign up — and start blogging — today!

Free “The Invisible Man” Audiobook for NYU Students

The Invisible Man, written by Ralph Ellison, has become an incredibly relevant book today because of its provoking ideas about what diversity and inclusion mean for our society. Ellison writes about a black man who lives in a society that refuses to see him, thus making him invisible.

NYU alum Don Katz, who founded Audible, was a student of Ralph Ellison while at NYU and is providing The Invisible Man for free until Dec. 31.

Get your free book here and compete with your peers to earn the most download referrals for a chance to win a free Audible membership!