Welcome to NYU Study Abroad! We’re delighted that you’ll be spending a semester or year with us and can’t wait to greet you in Washington, DC. In the meantime, this page will guide you through everything you need to get ready for your study away experience.
Confirm your spot in the program
You must accept your offer of admission in order to confirm your intention to enroll via your Enrollment Portal.
An Important Note: All students are recommended to confirm their spot within 2 weeks of receiving notification of acceptance. Please understand that enrollment capacity is limited and if the program reaches capacity before we receive your reservation, you will be placed on a wait list.
Complete the immigration process
NYU's Office of Global Services (OGS) will be your main contact in navigating the immigration and visa process. Review step-by-step instructions on what you need to do on the Visas for NYU Study Abroad page.
Apply for Additional Funding
Financial aid, grants, and scholarships are available to both NYU and Non-NYU upperclassmen who study abroad at the NYU Global Academic Centers.
Additional scholarships for study abroad are available through many organizations.
Update NYUHome ASAP
NYU Students: We'll send all e-mail communication to your NYU e-mail address (not your personal or Stern address), so check that account regularly or activate mail forwarding. In addition, make sure that your addresses and phone numbers in Albert are updated so that we're able to contact you with important information throughout the semester.
Visiting Students: You created an NYUHome account when applying for the program. Please make sure you keep all contact information current and check your NYUHome e-mail account regularly.
NYU Students: NYU Housing in NYC
NYU Students: If you currently live in NYU Housing, the housing office will be in touch with via email to confirm your cancellation. Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The housing preferences form for housing abroad will be available through the online forms system. Please note that housing abroad is guaranteed and required for all students.
Complete the Internship Survey
A link to the current semester's internship survey can be found in the What's Next blog (see above). ALL students should complete this survey, even if you do not plan to intern in DC!
Please note: Students who secure an internship through or with the assistance of NYU Washington, DC must confirm their spot in the program and enroll in the internship class in order to accept the internship.
Attend Pre-Departure Orientation
NYU Students: Attending a Pre-Departure Orientation is required for all students. At the PDO, you will learn about courses, student life, excursions, and much more.
Visiting Students: If you’re nearby and able to attend any on-campus events, we’d love to have you. However, we’re also committed to making sure that those of you who don’t live near New York City are kept in the loop. Here are a few ways we ensure that you’re just as well-informed as NYU students:
- We will send you regular e-mails with comprehensive “what to do” lists and details and post information about the pre-departure process to the site specific blogs.
- Our staff is always available to provide prompt assistance to any questions you have by e-mail or phone.
- We can put you in contact with students who attend our programs so that you can get inside information on what to expect. To speak with a former student from your program, please e-mail email@example.com.
Register for classes
Please view the course selection within the Academics Section of this website. Please note these courses are subject to change. Days, times and call numbers will be provided closer to registration.
Official Course listings will be available through http://www.nyu.edu/registrar/.
Book your flight
All students are responsible for arranging their own transportation for their semester abroad. Students must plan to arrive on Arrival Day as indicated on the calendar.
Housing is available only for the dates of the program so if you plan to arrival early or leave late, please be aware you will be responsible for your own accommodations.
For tips and requirements about flights, please see the Admitted Students blog.
Submit all required forms
All students are required to submit a combination of paper and online forms. These forms are used to collect needed information for your upcoming semester like housing preferences, immigration preparation, and arrival itinerary.
For more information about required forms and relevant links please see the Admitted Students blog.
Sending Packages to NYU DC
You may ship items from home to NYU DC, however you cannot mail ahead of arrival. Please read below for detailed instructions on sending your mail or packages.
Instructions for Sending Packages to NYU DC
Mail and small packages are sorted daily and placed into your individual mailboxes in the Resource Center. Any packages that do not fit in your mailboxes are logged in at the Resource Center and you will receive a confirmation email that your package has arrived. Packages are available for pickup from the Package Room during its hours of operation.
NOTE: NYU Washington, DC, will only accept mail and packages for current and incoming residents, all other mail and packages will be returned to the original senders. Do not ship any items more than one week before your arrival for the Fall 2018 term.
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