Please remember to complete the Visa Status Survey if you have not done so. If you participated in Group Processing you do not need to complete the survey.
If you participated in Madrid Group Processing your passport with your visa for Spain has arrived from the Spanish Consulate. If you have not contacted OGS to pick up your passport please do so immediately. You may contact OGS at 212-998-4242 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any issues or concerns.
You should have received an email with access to our pre-departure survey, and are now able to submit feedback regarding your experience.
As previously mentioned, NYU’s Office of Global Programs strives to provide students with the best possible experiences and services as they prepare to go away, and we would like your feedback to know how we are doing and where we can improve. Please take a few minutes (really, it will only take a few minutes!) and complete. Your answers are anonymous and will help us as we prepare for future semesters.
Thanks so much for your assistance!
You should have now largely completed your study away to-do’s. As one last recommended to-do, we would like to challenge you to think about how you will document and reflect on your experience away.
Your 3-4 month journey will go by with the blink of an eye, but you will create memories that last a lifetime. Consider creating a blog, both for your own benefit and as a way to share the experience with your family and friends. If you haven’t already, keep in mind joining the team of students blogging for ThisIsNYU throughout the Global Network.
Here is information on how to sign up.
In order to have a successful semester away, you should be prepared to experience different ways of interacting with the people and culture of your new city. GlobeSmart is a web based tool that provides quick access to knowledge on how to communicate effectively with people from over sixty countries around the globe, as well as links to research about American stereotypes, cultural and ethical relativism, and tips for maximizing study abroad.
Learn more about creating and understanding your cultural profile here.
You’ll be on a plane before you know it. Take a minute to look through this final checklist to make sure that all of your bases are covered:
- Get your student visa
- Register for 12 – 18 credits; this does not include any waitlisted courses
- Pay your NYU e-Bill
- Register for HTH and print out the confirmation card
- Register with the Moses Center if applicable
- Submit Medical Forms to the Health Center
- Submit your Flight Details to NYU Traveler
- Notify your bank and credit cards that you will be abroad
- NYU Students: Bring your NYU ID!
- Have all medications you may need for the full term & bring a copy of prescriptions (medication, eyeglasses, etc.) and carry it with you in your carry on
- Make photocopies of your passport/visa, ID, and cards (bank, credit card). Leave one copy of this packet with your parents and bring a set with you in your carry-on
- Bring your flight confirmation print-out to the airport
- Check the luggage restrictions for your airline before you pack
- Have some cash on hand to get you through the first few days (you can exchange at the airport if needed)
- Pack a carry on with all important paperwork, phone numbers, medications, and a change of clothes in case your luggage arrives late
I know many of you can’t wait to find out your housing assignments, so thank you for your patience as these placements are confirmed. You’ll receive an email from Madrid staff early next week with details about where you will be living and your room type; information about roommates will be provided upon arrival.