Medical Services in Paris

Required vaccinations are listed in the Health Requirements section below. Additional recommended vaccinations include:

Hepatitis A and B


The Student Life staff can help students make appointments at one of the following clinics/hospitals:

The American Hospital*
*There are hospitals in each arrondissement of Paris.

Mental Health Services in Paris

NYU Paris has an onsite Clinical Psychologist (Dr. Sanam Bamshad Alavi) with walk-in hours on weekdays and is available by appointment for consultations or for on-going counseling.

While studying abroad is an incredible experience, it often takes time to adjust to a new culture, living arrangements, food, language and submersion into the unfamiliar. Some students feel overwhelmed, others homesick. Some afraid, others depressed. Students may periodically feel out of sorts.

The attitudes toward counseling, or therapy, vary from one country to another. Similarly, the availability of resources and quality of services may be different from what a student is accustomed to in their home country.

Students must plan ahead before departure! Call the Wellness Exchange at 212.443.9999 or write to if help is needed in making connections to mental health professionals abroad.

If a student is currently attending counseling or seeing a therapist regularly, they should consider the following:

If treatment is essential to functioning, a student should see Dr. Sanam Bamshad Alavi prior to departure to schedule and appointment.

If a student is considering taking a hiatus from treatment, it is recommended that the student check in with Dr. Sanam Bamshad Alavi at the start of the semester or make a plan in the event they need to see someone while abroad.

If a student is presently taking prescribed psychotropic medication:

The student must meet with their prescribing physician to discuss

Receive enough medication to last until the student returns. (Note: for some conditions and some medications, this is not possible)

Prescriptions from American doctors cannot be filled abroad. Obtain a referral to a psychiatrist or medical doctor abroad who can follow the student and write prescription refills.

Insurance Services in Paris

New York University requires that students studying away as part of their education program be covered under an NYU-sponsored health insurance plan. Students must continue to maintain health insurance coverage in their home countries in the event they need to return home.

For more information about these plans and benefits, please click here.

Health Requirements in Paris

Health Requirements for All Students

Meningococcal vaccine is required for all undergraduate students.

Recommended Vaccinations

NYU Student Health Center – Travel Medicine Department