Leaving a familiar environment is exciting but it can also feel stressful. It is okay to have these very different emotions as you prepare to live in a new city. You will receive guidance from NYU staff during the pre-departure process to assist you as you follow the requirements for travelling and studying in new surroundings. These requirements may include obtaining a passport and/or a student visa, knowing how to get from the airport to the NYU orientation location, or even advice on what to pack. Upon notification of your eligibility to enroll at one of the Global Academic Centers you will be contacted by a Study Away Counselor who will help guide you through the required steps leading to your departure.
Highly qualified NYU staff is in place at each NYU location to assist you once you arrive at your new city. Each NYU center will welcome you with an extensive orientation program as you adjust to your new city and housing assignment and begin to meet other enrolled students. Orientation activities are mandatory to ensure you are prepared to have an academically successful and personally enriching experience. Additional activities to encourage acclimation to your new surroundings will be scheduled throughout the semester.
To help you prepare for the culture shift you may experience as you transition from one city to another, please watch the What is Culture webinar (20 minutes) by clicking the image below. We encourage you to plan ways to reflect on your experiences, such as keeping a personal journal, creating a vlog to share with friends and family, or writing a blog to document your experience.