Religion & Spiritual Life
The staff at NYU Washington D.C. provides information to students about 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 place.
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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 various food options within walking distance of the NYU facilities. These include kosher, halal, vegetarian, and vegan options. The NYU Washington D.C. Student Site offers recommendations on dining in the city here.
Worship and Meditation Space
NYU Washington D.C. has compiled a list of houses of worship and relevant organizations. You can find these in the "Identity-Based Resources" of their Student Site. There is also a designated space in the Academic Center that can be reserved for prayer and meditation.
Learn more about religion and spiritual life in the United States
We encourage you to research more about religious and spiritual communities in the United States. Having a background knowledge of the history, demographics and laws will ease your transition during study away.
Here is a place 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:
- Do you have a strong connection and/or sense of belonging to a religious or spiritual group?
- Do you have a prayer or meditation space?
- Do you go to certain places for dietary needs?
- Do you celebrate certain holidays? Are these holidays you would want to celebrate during study away?