Make sure your transition to New York goes smoothly by reviewing these tips. We look forward to seeing you once you arrive!
Once you have received your student visa, it is time to make your travel arrangements and find a place to stay in New York. Learn more about living at NYU and temporary housing options before you find a place to live.
Enter the United States no earlier than 30 days before and no later than the beginning date indicated on your I-20/DS-2019. This is very important. While you may want to arrive sooner to find an apartment and prepare for school, US law prohibits you from doing so. The only exception is for students who have transferred their SEVIS record from another school to NYU.
You must present:
There are three airports in the New York area:
Before you arrive in NY, it is best to have a plan for ground transportation from the airport to your final destination. Options include taxis, car services, shuttle buses, subways, and trains. The most convenient option would be by car, and yellow taxis, are usually less expensive than car services. You can check the airports' websites for more information. You can also read more on getting to NYU.
Know what you need to do to be sure you keep your legal F-1 or J-1 status!