Keeping you safe — and ensuring your ability to make academic progress — are top priorities for NYU. As you prepare to spend the semester away from your home campus, we wanted to share with you some tips and best practices that will help to do so.
The University continuously monitors events in cities and countries around the globe, and adjusts security precautions, as necessary, based on the local environment. Should an urgent situation arise, the University maintains an emergency notification system, which delivers alerts via text message and email.
- Register your travel with your respective embassy or consulate – both while you are at your study away location, and anywhere else your travel plans may take you.
- Make sure to have a mobile phone with you whenever you’re away from the site – and be sure to keep it charged!
- If you are planning on traveling away from your site – even if only for a night — please be sure to register your trip in NYU Traveler, and let a member of your local site staff know.
- Please be sure that your site staff has a local contact phone number for you.
- Do your homework before you travel away from your site. Check for potential travel warnings for cities and countries to which you are thinking about traveling (the US State Department website is a good place to start.
- Always be fully aware of your surroundings. Avoid at-risk areas (in many cities, this could include locations that are very popular with tourists). And if during your travels you ever find yourself in a situation in which you feel uncomfortable, trust your instincts and leave.
- Whenever possible, travel in groups. Whether you’re going out for an evening, or are planning to explore the region (or beyond), go with friends!
- If you don’t know the person entering a building right after you, make sure they have their own ID — don’t allow “piggy-backing” at entrances to NYU academic centers and residence halls.
- If you ever have a question or concern about your safety – either at your site, or while you are traveling – either check with your local site staff, or call the NYU Public Safety Command Center (open 24/7) at +1.212.998.2222.
- Should you ever feel anxious or upset during your time away, or you simply want to have someone to speak to, please call the Wellness Exchange (24/7). You can always reach them at +1.212.443.9999, but many sites also have local numbers, which can be found here.
For more safety tips, visit: http://www.nyu.edu/paris/student-life/safety.html
In the coming days, you will receive an email from site staff at NYU Paris with instructions to complete an Online Global Health & Wellness Orientation.
This mandatory online exercise provides useful information about health and safety resources in Paris. It encourages you to practice self-care, to support your fellow students and the NYU Paris community, and to remain curious about all the things that are different and exciting in France.
It should take you about 45-60 minutes and must be completed by January 20. Please access the orientation by clicking the link in the email you received.
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To help you prepare for your semester at NYU Paris, please take a few moments to review the Fire Safety Guide linked here. The guide will remind you of important lessons for remaining safe should there be a fire and also introduce specific policies of your new home.
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!
By now you should have received an email from NYU Student Insurance/GeoBlue with your certificate number and instructions about creating your GeoBlue profile. This was sent to your NYU email address only. Please register and bring your health insurance card with you.
As a reminder, all students are still expected to maintain valid domestic health insurance over the course of the semester. GeoBlue is valid only for the dates of your study away program.
Please notify me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you did not receive an email from GeoBlue to ensure it is resent. Rest assured that you will absolutely be covered. Be sure to check your spam folder first, as they sometimes end up there.
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
Ensuring timely completion of the health requirements allows the NYU Health Center to serve you in the best possible manner.
NYU mandates that all NYU Students, including all visiting NYU Students, complete several health requirements. To learn more about these requirements and submit your documentation online, please visit Health Requirements for Visiting Students page.
Two upcoming requirements that you need to address before break are:
- NYU Health History Questionnaire – deadline January 15, 2017
- NYU required Immunization Documentation- deadline January 15, 2017
Please note that NYU will accept official immunization information from your current University. You can upload a signed/stamped document in place of the Immunization form.)
If you have already mailed paper forms back to the NYU Health Center, great!
If not, you can simply upload or enter the information that is currently on record with you home institutions Health Center.
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You’ll find important information on the Health & Wellness page of our website about NYU-provided GeoBlue Health Insurance abroad, counseling services, medical services and more. Please take some time to look it over.
As a reminder, do NOT cancel your domestic health insurance!
For NYU students based in New York and visiting students from other U.S. based institutions:
All students studying with NYU Global Programs are enrolled in international health coverage through GeoBlue. Later this month, you will receive an email from NYU Student Insurance/GeoBlue with instructions about creating your GeoBlue profile so you can print your health insurance card.
GeoBlue Enrollment emails will only be sent to your NYU email address, so if you have not yet set up your NYU email account, please do so asap. Do NOT delete this email! Keep an eye on your spam folder, as they sometimes end up there. We will let you know in an upcoming blog post when GeoBlue emails should have been received.
In addition to GeoBlue, all students are expected to maintain valid domestic health insurance over the course of their semester away. Students usually maintain the domestic insurance coverage that is offered through either their home institution or their parent/guardian’s insurance plan. GeoBlue is valid only for the dates of your study away program.
For students based at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai:
You can expect to receive separate communications from your respective Health Centers as part of the regular annual enrollment process that will included your international health insurance enrollment.
Please note that our offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holidays on Thursday and Friday of next week (November 24th and 25th). There will also be no blog next week! So now’s a great time to catch up if you’ve fallen behind.