Welcome to NYU Paris! We're delighted that you'll be spending your first year with us and can't wait to greet you in Paris. In the meantime, this page will guide you through everything you need to get ready for your term abroad.
Please note that the French government requires that your passport be valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned return from study abroad. The government retains the right to deny you entry into France if your passport is not valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned return (December 2015), so make sure to renew it now. Non-U.S. citizens should contact their local consulate for information on obtaining a visa.
US Students who need to renew or get a new passport should have it expedited. To review procedures for having a passport expedited, they should refer to this government website. They fall under the category of needing a passport for a foreign visa within 4 weeks. If necessary, Liberal Studies can produce a letter to assist in expediting the visa. To secure it, email email@example.com.
Students who have already submitted their passport--without having already asked for it to be expedited--can still request expedited processing by contacting a customer service center.
Unfortunately, NYU does not have the ability to change visa requirements, nor does it help if we call consulates or embassies on your behalf. Though we're happy to help you in whatever way we can, the decision to issue you a visa rests solely with the consulate or embassy. Below you'll find instructions for getting your visa, along with sample visa applications and supporting materials. Questions should be referred to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not at US citizen, please first visit your local French Consulate's website to determine whether you will need a visa to study in France. Then, contact your local French consulate or embassy for additional information about application requirements for your country of citizenship. While much of it will be similar to the US requirements, visa documentation required, specifications for the visa interview, and other details may vary from country to country.
Please be sure to click on the link below and submit your summer address information through the Liberal Studies Summer Address Form May 9th. Keep in mind that the information included on this form is very important so the sooner you return it to our office, the better.
ASAP to ensure that all materials get to you promptly.
NYUHome is an excellent resource which provides you with an NYU email address, information on your bursar account and access to Blackboard where you'll be able to access a bunch of information we've put together on Paris for you to read before you leave. Once you have access to NYUHome, please make sure to update your addresses and phone numbers in our system—that ensures that we're able to contact you with important information, including essential mailings as we'll use the contact information you provide there. You can find instructions on how to start using NYUHome's basic functions here. Please note that you will not use NYUHome to register for classes and will instead fill out an Academic Profile Questionnaire that you will receive during the summer.
Note: If you reside at an international address, you will be unable to update your current location through NYUHome. Instead, you should contact the Registrar's Office directly at email@example.com or 001-212-998-4800 to have your address updated (in addition to submitting your summer address through the link above). Please make sure to note that you are an incoming Liberal Studies freshman who will commence studies in Paris and that you will not be able to stop by the Registrar's office to make the change in person.
Please MAIL 4 color identity photos with your name written on the back to the following address. They should arrive by May 9, 2014, so please send it via UPS, DHL, or FedEx, if necessary.
Office of Global Programs
New York University Liberal Studies
726 Broadway 6th fl
New York, NY 10003
Attn: Jennifer Zhang
New York State law and/or New York University requires that all newly admitted students (graduate, undergraduate and transfers) complete several health related requirements before August 1, 2014. Please visit the Student Health Center's website for more information about the full set of requirements.
A Note about Immunizations: It is critical that students, especially those outside of the United States (where many of these immunizations are already required) make appointments with their doctors now to be immunized for MMR or Meningitis, as per University guidelines. Though the Student Immunization History Form will be mailed to you in your Summer Acceptance packet, these vaccinations may need to be given over the span of several weeks and should be started at the earlist possible date. Questions about whether prior or current vaccinations will bring you into compliance--or any other questions about immunization or other health requirements--may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS MAY LEAD TO DE-ENROLLMENT AS PER UNIVERSITY GUIDELINES.
Two-year Core Program students should submit the “Academic Profile Questionnaire for the Core Program” through a secure online form. GLS students should submit the “Academic Profile Questionnaire for GLS” through a secure online form.
This information will assist Liberal Studies in registering you for your courses in the fall semester. Any additional questions about submitting either; Academic Profile Form may be directed to Beth Haymaker, Director of Global Programs at email@example.com.
All students are required to submit a combination of paper and online forms. These forms are used to collect needed information for your upcoming year like housing preferences, immigration preparation, and arrival itinerary.
For more information about required forms and relevant links please see the Freshmen in Paris blog.