Offices Closing for Winter Break

NYU’s Office of Global Programs and Office of Global Services, as well as most other departments around NYU, will be closed for the winter break starting at 4pm EST on Friday, December 23rd. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 4th at 9am EST.  Both the Office of Global Programs and the Office of Global Services will not be monitoring voicemail or emails during this time.

We understand that questions may come up while our office is closed – if so, please use the “Search” tool within this blog to see if we have covered it already (in many cases, we have!). This blog is meant to be your main resource of things to know and do regarding Paris, and can continue to assist in answering your questions even when we are not available.

Happy New Year and Best Wishes this Holiday Season!

Featured Course: Advanced Global Topics: Avant-Garde Art and Literature in Paris and the World Circa 1913.

GT-UF 9201 Advanced Global Topics: Avant-Garde Art and Literature in Paris and the World Circa 1913.

Instructor: Eugene Ostashevsky

This class studies the emergence of avant-garde art and writing in Paris, and of the movements that responded to it in Italy, Russia, and the US on the eve of the First World War. We will learn how to look at Cubist, Futurist, early abstract, and Dada artifacts, and how to read parallel experiments in literature. Focusing on the transnationalism of the movements and their participants, we will examine the role of polyvalent identities of the artists, and note the dissemination of experimental art across national borders. We will study the roles of popular culture and new technology, as well as of interdisciplinary artistic collaboration in book-making, music, and dance. There will be walking tours of the Paris of Apollinaire, Picasso, and Stein. Museum visits will include the Shchukin collection exhibit at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and the recently re-opened Musée Picasso.

What Should I Be Doing Now? Recap of Deadlines

The following items are required of all students attending NYU Berlin Spring 2017 and some of them are now PAST DUE.  Please click on the links below for more information. [Link the text below to the posts you have for these. If there are relevant OGS posts/deadlines to include, please add these in by your site too]


[Past Due] Study Away Confirmation Portal

[Past Due] Housing Reservation Payment

[Past Due] Register for 12-18 credits

[Past Due]  Submit health forms to the NYU Health Center

[Past Due]  Submit your flight details into the Study Away Confirmation Portal AND NYU Traveler

[Past Due] University of Paris Registration

[By December 15]  Visiting Students: Submit a photo to the NYU ID Center (Current NYU Students – do not forget to bring your NYU ID with you!)

[By January 5]  Pay your ebill

[By January 15] Visiting Students: Complete NYU Health History Questionnaire & Immunization Documentation

NYU ID Cards

Getting your NYU student ID, known around campus as your NYUCard, is now easier than ever.

First-time card holders: visit photoid.nyu.edu to submit a photo online and, once approved by the NYUCard Center team, have your NYUCard created. Visiting students, please submit a photo ASAP so it can be processed and sent to your study away site ahead of your arrival. The final deadline to submit this is Thursday, December 15.

Note:  If you receive an automated message after submission instructing you to pick your card up at the ID Center, please disregard.  Your ID will be sent directly to NYU Paris.

Current and returning students:  Please remember to bring your NYU ID card with you to your study away site! Apply for and pick up a replacement card if you need one by visiting the NYUCard Center or respective campus location, depending on your school. For details, please click here.

First Time Traveler? Read these tips!

We’ve heard from many students that this will be their first time traveling outside the country, traveling alone, or even their first time on a plane. We have gathered some practical advice to make your journey to NYU Paris as smooth as possible!

  • After you purchase your flight, check with your airline about how many bags you can check in, and the maximum weight of each bag. You don’t want to be asked to pay extra for too much luggage.   
  • Get luggage tags and put the NYU Paris address as contact information in case it is delayed. List a phone number of a close family member or friend in case the airline needs to get in touch about the delayed luggage.
  • Carry a small bookbag with your valuables and all essential items, including a toothbrush, medications, copies of your passport, credit/debit cards, flight confirmation, visa documents (if applicable), laptops/electronics and instructions on how to arrive to NYU Paris (this will be sent over the summer). All containers with more than 3oz of liquid (shampoo, etc.) should be packed in your checked luggage.
  • Exchange around 100 USD into the local currency 1-2 weeks before departure. Ask your local bank if they have the currency. It’s good to have cash on hand right when you arrive (and to avoid exchanging money at the airport since the fees are high).
  • Arrive 3 hours before your flight. This will give you time to check in at the airline counter (there may be long lines!), check your luggage, go through security and get to your gate with plenty of time.
  • Airplanes get cold- wear warm clothes on the flight, including socks!
  • If you follow a special diet (vegetarian, halal, kosher, etc.) don’t forget to inform your airline ahead of time. Also take your favorite snacks- it’s no fun to get hangry on the plane!

Preparing for Course Registration

Please review the following important information and resources in advance of course registration next week:

  • Registering for Courses – The registering for courses page provides instructions on how to register for Study Away courses in Albert, how to find your appointment time, and answers to other registration FAQs.
  • Use the “Shopping Cart” & “Validate” tools in Albert to plan your schedule. Validating your courses now can help you identify any issues with prerequisites and restrictions ahead of time and get assistance BEFORE registration begins. If you are unable to validate one of your courses email global.academics@nyu.edu for assistance. You can review registration guides for step-by-step instructions on how to validate, add, drop, swap and more! (Some days/times, prerequisites and notes have changed since the course search went live so we recommend validating again if you have not done so recently.)
  • Academic Policies and Procedures for Study Away – This page contains important information regarding academic policies including the Attendance Policy, Language Course Requirement, Procedures for declaring pass/fail, etc

Course Evaluation Results – Course evaluation results for study away courses are available to students with an active netID.

Visiting students:

  • You will be able to register on the morning of  Wednesday, November 18th by 9:40 am EDT.  You may view your exact appointment time in Albert.  If you see a day or time that is after 9:40 am, please let us know at global.academics@nyu.edu.
  • Validate your courses now and email global.academics@nyu.edu right away to get permission numbers for courses with prerequisites that you cannot validate. You will not be able to register for these courses if you do not take this step.

Courses at the University of Paris

Click here to find information about courses offered at the Universities of Paris I, III, VII, and X.   Be sure to take the time to read the “User’s Guide” on the first page to make best use of the catalogue.

Remember that you can only take a course (or courses) at the University at which you are administratively enrolled (as well as at the University of Paris X). This means that you should take the time now to decide which University is of most interest to you. You will be asked to choose in which University you want to enroll when you fill out your visa questionnaire from the Office of Global Services.

Once you have found some courses of interest, you must confirm your decision to study at the University of Paris via email to nyu.paris.academics@nyu.edu by November 21st. In your mail, let us know which courses you are interested in, and the University at which they are offered.  We will help you finalize your course decisions once you arrive in Paris in January.

Orientation for students taking a course (or courses) at the University of Paris will take place at NYUParis on January 20th at 11:00 am. 

For more information on taking courses at the University of Paris please go to the NYUParis webpage or watch the UParis Orientation webinar, available here.

Welcome Newly Admitted Students

Welcome to the newest NYU Paris admitted students! As I mentioned in your acceptance email, this blog has been created to keep you on track with your preparations for the fall semester abroad.  For tips on how to best navigate the blog, please watch the short “Start Here! Video.

A good way to get up to speed quickly is to click through the topic headers as well as the October To-Dos  at the top of the blog home page. Please review the Required To-Dos within the header and click on the links for more details. You’ll notice that some of the deadlines may have passed – please do not be overly concerned about this. You should aim to complete these steps ASAP and to carefully review all the previous posts to ensure you are up to date.

Of course, do not hesitate to email me directly (patrick.stancil@nyu.edu)  if you have any follow up questions.