Planning for Fall 2020 Study Away
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How is NYU University's Office of Global Programs responding to the COVID-19 / coronavirus situation worldwide?
The Office of Global Programs (OGP) response to COVID-19 is guided by two key principles: Safeguarding your health and safety, and ensuring that you are able to continue to make academic progress.
We are working closely in all of our decision-making with the University’s Department of Public Safety and the Student Health Center, which are in close contact with the New York City and New York State Departments of Health, as well as monitoring guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of State, and the World Health Organization.
We are also, of course, working closely with NYU’s senior leadership to ensure our decisions align with institutional efforts to protect the health and safety of our community. For more general information about NYU’s response to COVID-19, review the University’s latest coronavirus information and resources.
For the remainder of the Spring 2020 all NYU campuses and global locations are offering remote education to students so they can continue to make progress toward their degree. Students enrolled at Global Academic Centers returned home to complete their semesters.
At this time, NYU’s global sites are planning to offer classes this fall, while continuing to closely monitor the impact of coronavirus on our operations.
What circumstances might restrict my ability to enroll at a NYU study away site next fall semester?
There are various circumstances that would cause the University to suspend classes at a NYU campus or Global site or restrict enrollment at a NYU International Exchange Program partner, including health and travel notices from the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of State.
Programs and University-sponsored travel may also be canceled at the discretion of individual schools, faculty, and NYU leadership based on an assessment of associated risks to NYU students, the NYU campus community, and/or host communities.
I am approved for a fall study abroad program. When do I need to confirm my participation?
Students are encouraged to confirm their intention to enroll at their chosen Global study away site if they are interested in enrolling. There is flexibility in the timing and there is no payment due. Students should plan to finalize their decision to enroll or not by June 15. (Students admitted to specialized programs, such as through the Tisch Special Programs Office, will receive different deadlines.)
When will I know if I will receive a scholarship award for fall semester 2020 study away?
All students who have been offered the option to enroll at a study away site will be reviewed for specialized NYU study away aid programs. Recipients should receive information about these awards by early June.
I have already confirmed my place for fall, and I am planning to participate. Can I move forward with booking flights and making other travel plans?
Students should not make any personal travel plans or pay any program-related out-of-pocket costs (such as airfare, visa fees, or vaccinations, if applicable) until notified to do so by NYU’s Office of Global Services (OGS) and the Office of Global Programs.
In the event that a NYU Global site will not offer fall semester courses, NYU assumes no liability for costs assumed by students who begin making plans before receiving University guidance to move ahead with travel arrangements.
Who should I contact with visa and immigration questions?
Please note that the majority of the countries that host NYU study away programs have suspended all visa application processing. NYU’s Office of Global Services (OGS) is in regular communication with consulate officials and will provide all active study away applicants with the most up-to-date information available. If you have any visa or immigration-specific questions related to your destination and citizenship, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the upcoming days and weeks you will receive detailed guidance from the specially trained OGS staff to keep you on track with your visa requirements. Following all guidance from OGS will put you in the best position to obtain a visa as soon as the consulates announce that they are scheduling appointments and accepting new applications.
May I change the location of my study away enrollment or the semester of study away?
The Office of Global Programs will do its best to accommodate requests to change the location of study until such time that immigration requirements for that country can no longer be met by the student, or if the course availability or housing is limited at the Global site. Students may also request to change the semester of study away to either spring semester 2021 or fall semester 2021. (Students admitted to specialized programs, such as through the Tisch Special Programs Office, Global Liberal Studies majors, Stern BPE majors will have restrictions but we will consider individual requests.)
Should I register for fall housing at my degree campus, in case I am not able to enroll in study away courses?
Students who plan to study away should not participate in the room assignment process at their degree campus -- you will submit your housing preferences for the specific housing options at your study away site at the end of the spring semester. Should you decide to confirm your plan to study away anytime until June 15 you can update the Housing Office and you will not be charged a cancellation fee. The Office of Global Programs can guarantee you a housing assignment at the study away site even if you wait to confirm your intention to enroll.
Should I register for fall classes at my degree campus, in case I am not able to enroll in study away courses?
Registration for Fall 2020 begins the week of April 20th, 2020. Students approved to enroll for Fall semester 2020 at a study away site will register for courses at their confirmed study away site at their regularly scheduled appointment time, as communicated by the Registrar’s Office. If your intended study away site is not available (though we are planning for it to be), your school/department advising center will facilitate your registering for appropriate classes at a different NYU study away location or at your home campus. For non-NYU students, we will work closely with your study abroad office to find an alternate option.
Whom does NYU contact with updates?
NYU’s Office of Global Programs will contact you directly with updates regarding your enrollment and preparations for study away. We will also share particular information with the parent/guardian you included in your study away record.
Once you arrive at a study away site, any information pertaining to health, safety or changes to NYU’s academic program is communicated to you and also to the emergency contact you have on your study away record. All members of the NYU community can stay informed of travel-related updates through regular email updates from NYU’s Department of Public Safety.