The staff at NYU Paris is available to help students find information on religion and spiritual life resources, places of worship and/or meditation space, and related support services.
Religion and/or spiritual life may only be one of the many things you are thinking about in regards to study away. We suggest using this guide, Preparing for Study Away: What Should You Plan Now? to consider other aspects of your life and what will help you best prepare for your time in a new country.
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Students observing a religious holiday during regularly scheduled class time are entitled to miss class without any penalty to their grade. This is for the holiday only and does not include the days of travel that may come before and/or after the holiday. Information regarding absences due to religious observance must be provided at least seven days before the date(s) in question.
Dietary Considerations: There are dietary options throughout the city, including halal and kosher food. Being a vegetarian or vegan is not as common, but markets are a great option to shop for fresh fruits and vegetables. Students are able to note dietary restrictions in the housing application.
The NYU Paris team keeps a list of various spiritual resources in the city, including places of worship for Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim students.
We encourage you to research more about religious and spiritual communities in France. Having a background knowledge of the history, demographics and laws will ease your transition into your new country.
Here are a few places to start your research:
You may also want to reflect on the role religion and/or spirituality play in your life now, and what your expectations or needs are for your time away. Questions to consider: