NYU organizes a pre-departure orientation session at the Washington Square campus prior to your departure. At this session you'll have the opportunity to speak with local staff, recent study abroad students, and your peers. Admitted students also receive regular emails and blog updates from the Global Programs Student Services staff. Students are always free to contact their site representative, the NYU Office of Global Academic Programs, or the overseas Office of Student Life in the city you will be studying, with questions.
Upon acceptance into the NYU Global Academic Program, you will receive a number of mailings from the NYU Office of Global Programs. These mailings include information about travel, insurance, passports, visas, and more. You will also be asked to complete a Housing Preferences Form, a Travel Release Form, a Medical History and Release Form , a Health and Accident Insurance Coverage Form, and an Arrival Form. All forms must be completed and returned to the Office of Global Programs in New York prior to departure.
NYU Buenos Aires' weeklong orientation program is mandatory. On the first day of orientation, NYU Buenos Aires staff members meet students at the airport and take them to the Academic Center. At the Center, the NYU staff checks students in and then shows them to their housing assignment.
Over the next few days an in-depth orientation covers all the topics pertinent to everyday life in Buenos Aires, from banking, cell phones, and local customs, to navigating the city and academic facilities. A survival Spanish course, a neighborhood tour, and a recreational day conclude your first week of the program.
By the time you arrive in Buenos Aires you will have already registered for your classes. Advisors from the site can assist you in changing your schedule if needed.