Preparing to Go Abroad
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.
Orientation in Prague
The one-week orientation is intensive but fun, designed to make students feel comfortable in their new home.
We offer numerous events so students can get to know one another and the city. All students take "The Czech Republic in a Global Context," a non-credit foundation course taught by NYU Prague professors. This gives students an understanding of Czech history and comptemporary politics before classes start.
Orientation also includes:
- Survival Czech - so students understand how to pronounce the language and basic vocabulary.
- Sessions on wellness and practical information about living in Prague
- Historical tours of the Prague Castle, Old Town and the Jewish Quarter
- Screenings of Czech films
- Cultural Events - concerts, operas, ballets, theatre
- Internship Fair
- Optional consultations with NYU staff on academics
- Welcome Party
- Time to meet new friends and get lost (and found) wandering the maze-like cobblestone streets of Prague