Safety

The Department of Public Safety in conjunction with the Office of Global Programs works to create a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to pursue their educational and professional goals and aspirations. A New York-based public safety officer is available 24/7 to assist with international emergencies (212-998-2222).

For assistance in extremely rare situations, the University has contracted with a leading provider of international customer care services, which includes evacuation services.

Before you depart for the semester you will be instructed on how to use NYU Traveler, a Web-based information collection tool where flight and travel details, local and US telephone numbers, and emergency contact information can be stored so that NYU staff can assist you if needed.

Awareness

The same safety measures apply in all cities.

  1. Be aware of your belongings. Do not bring what you do not need, especially if you are going to a bar. Most people lose things from being absentminded or drunk.
  2. Never walk alone at night, whether you are a male or female.
  3. Never bring anyone back to your accommodation. If your travel mate does, watch/lock up any valuables with you.
  4. Be aware of pickpocketers.
  5. Be concerned with what people might be taking from you, but also what they might be giving you!
  6. Learn about the local laws of your host country and the countries you plan to visit.
  7. Let your study abroad staff and family know where you are going and when you are supposed to be back.
  8. Bring an extra copy of your passport with you and keep it in a separate location.