NYU organizes a pre-departure orientation session at the Washington Square campus prior to your departure. At this session 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 Paris, you'll have already registered for your courses. NYU Paris faculty and staff will be on hand for academic advisement, to help you change your schedule if the need arises, and to serve as guides during your first few days. Through a carefully planned orientation program, you'll attend information sessions, tour parts of the city, and begin the required two-week Workshop in French Language and Culture, which provides an intensive introduction to the French language and a grand introduction to French culture and your new city, including an excursion outside of Paris. Textbooks for your courses may be purchased at the center and at local bookstores.