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 Tel Aviv staff will greet arriving students at the airport and transport them to their housing assignments upon arrival. Over the next few days, an in-depth orientation will cover all topics pertinent to everyday life in Tel Aviv, from banking and cell phones to local customs, security, navigating the city, the academic facilities, and the role of the student life staff. Students interested in conducting an internship will have the opportunity to review organizations and interview for placement. A survival Hebrew course, neighborhood tour, and welcome reception will conclude the orientation.
By the time you arrive, you will already have registered for classes. Advisers will assist you with changing your schedule if needed. You will buy your books at local bookstores, and many required readings will be available at the Academic Center.