NYU organizes pre-departure orientation sessions at the Washington Square campus prior to your departure. At these sessions you'll have the opportunity to speak with local staff, recent study abroad students, and your peers. Admitted students also receive regular emails and blog updates from the Global Programs Student Services staff. Students are always free to contact their site representative, the NYU Office of Global Academic Programs, or the overseas Office of Student Life in the city you will be studying, with questions.
Upon acceptance into the NYU Global Academic Program, you will receive a number of mailings from the NYU Office of Global Programs. These mailings include information about travel, insurance, passports, visas, and more. You will also be asked to complete a Housing Preferences Form, a Travel Release Form, a Medical History and Release Form , a Health and Accident Insurance Coverage Form, and an Arrival Form. All forms must be completed and returned to the Office of Global Programs in New York prior to departure.
By the time you arrive in Berlin, you'll already have your housing arrangements and be registered for your courses. your resident adviser will be living in the apartment complex with you. He or she, along with the rest of the staff, is there to help you get settled. In your first few days, you'll attend various formal and informal orientation events, take a walking tour, and meet the faculty. You will also have the chance to explore on your own and get better acquainted with your new city and neighborhood.