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.
The NYU Madrid staff will greet you at the airport when the student flight arrives. Once you've moved into your housing, you'll be off and running with a mandatory (and fun!) week of activities as part of the Workshop: Spain Through its Culture and Language.
You’ll have already pre-registered for your NYU classes before you left the U.S. and staff will be on hand for academic advisement in order to finalize your registration. During orientation week, you'll get to know the other students through social events such as: an NYU-hosted paella luncheon at the center, visits to Madrid museums, and walking tours throughout the city. You may also take day trips to one or more of the famous sites nearby, like the medieval city of Segovia with its magnificent Roman aqueduct or La Granja, an 18th-century summer palace.