If you are traveling to NY as an F-1 student, please remember to travel with these items.
If you forget to bring your I-20, do not panic. Rather, refer to this website with next steps for what to do.
If you are traveling to orientation from Othmer or Clark Residence Halls, please read the following instructions:
While our hope is that you arrive at your study away destination without any challenges, we know at times these can occur for a variety of reasons. Please note that NYU is unable to act as an intermediary between the traveler and airline, but it may be helpful to keep in mind the below tips should you encounter any flight cancellations or delays:
Number one tip: Whether it’s an airport delay or flight cancellation, contact your airline – immediately. It is most beneficial to act quickly so that you are able to grab a seat on the next available flight if necessary. Many passengers will be trying to rebook and options may become more limited the longer you wait.
Note: There are no federal requirements that require airlines to provide you with any hotel or meal vouchers due to events outside their control such as weather, but airline policies on this vary. When in doubt, ask. Some will provide you with certain amenities.
Note: Always be at the gate at least 20 minutes before departure, minimum.
Ultimately, if you are in an area where you still have access to email or phone service, please contact the appropriate staff member(s) at NYU New York listed on your Arrival Cheat Sheet to forward your updated itinerary. This is another reason why it is important to have a copy in your carry on.
Should your updated itinerary arrive outside of the provided transportation window, you will be responsible for getting to housing (but don’t worry – the Arrival Cheat Sheet has all the relevant details necessary to do so!).
The staff recognize these occurrences are beyond your control so will work with you to catch up if any material is missed. On behalf of the entire NYU Global Programs team, we wish you safe travels!
For those of you taking at least two courses at Tandon, you should participate in the NYU Tandon orientation on Friday, September 1 (details will follow in Guidebook) to get you acquainted with Tandon’s Brooklyn campus. Please sign up here by August 17 to attend the session.
Because we understand that many of you will be jetlagged upon arrival to New York and the last thing you want to sit through at orientation is a day of lectures, we instead offer five modules for you to complete prior to your arrival in New York. The modules will cover Health and Wellness, Exploring NYU, Academics, Money & Banking, and Exploring New York City. You have already received emails from the Student Health Center about your Health and Wellness module. The remaining four modules will be available through NYU Classes. Starting August 15 you will receive one email for each module over the course of two weeks with directions on accessing the material. Each module will take about 10-12 minutes to complete and you can do so at your own pace and at a time that is best for you.
At orientation we will be revisiting the content of the modules through an interactive session that asks you to teach one another about the topics, so be sure you come prepared! All students who complete all five modules will be entered into a raffle for a special prize.
Next week you will receive a message sent to your NYU email address with detailed instructions about accessing NYU Guidebook, a scheduling app that will list mandatory and optional on-site orientation programs. Using the app you can create your orientation schedule and access maps that will show you program locations. If you do not have a smartphone you can always access the web version of NYU Guidebook. Remember to check your NYU email account regularly!
There are several things that you can do to prepare your finances before you arrive in New York. Figure out: what is the cost of living in [site]? What can I do now to make sure I save money? This site, Numbeo, can help you compare the cost of living in your home city and your study away location!
and packing tips to ensure your travel goes smoothly. Also, take note of what NOT to pack by visiting this website.
For some students this may be your first time traveling outside the country, traveling alone, or even your first time on a plane. We have gathered some practical advice to make your journey to NYU New York as smooth as possible!
Don’t leave for New York without your Arrival Cheat Sheet! It contains helpful information about navigating the airport, getting to your housing assignment, and NYU New York contact information. Please provide a copy of this document to your family.
Here are some other things to keep in mind:
And remember these tips from our First Time Traveler Post. (They’re actually quite good for everyone!)