During your first few days in Florence, you will attend orientation to help you get acclimated to NYU, NYU Florence, and the city. The NYU Florence staff will greet arriving students at the airport and provide transport to the NYU Florence estate where you will check in to your assigned villa. Over the next two days an in-depth orientation will cover all the topics pertinent to every day life in Florence—from banking and cell phones, to local customs, navigating the city, the academic policies and facilities, particular courses that involve the city in specific ways, and the role of the student life staff. A survival Italian course, a neighborhood tour, a welcome reception and a day trip to a nearby Tuscan city conclude your first few days.
By the time you arrive in Florence, you'll already have registered for your classes. Advisers from the Office of Academic Support will assist you with changing your schedule or, for approved students, registering at the University of Florence if you've decided to take a course there. You'll buy your books at local bookstores; many required readings will also be available on reserve at the Villa Ulivi library.