Planning Your Trip
It is a good idea to have an idea of the sites you want to visit, as well as things you want to do during your trip. Do some research on travel blogs and communities. You should ask friends and family who have traveled before about places they enjoyed the most. Read through site-specific guide books like Lonely Planet, Let's Go, Rough Guide, Rick Steves, or Frommers.
Although you will want to book all travel as far in advance as possible, you should NOT book any trips until after the first week of classes. You may find that there are already NYU-sponsored trips in place.