Welcome to the newest NYU Prague 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 March 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.
For now, NYU students currently in New York please RSVP to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation session here.
Of course, do not hesitate to email me directly if you have any follow up questions.
Throughout the semester, you will have the opportunity to hear from NYU Prague alumni to gain their firsthand insight and tips.
Today, meet Katherine K., who studied in Prague in Fall 2015.
If you could go back in time and do one thing differently, what would it be? Explore more of the Czech Republic outside of Prague. I was so focused on traveling as much as possible & seeing Prague that I did not focus on the Czech Republic other than going on two NYU trips, but there is so much more to see.
What advice would you give about housing? I was worried about having to live with random roommates again, but I ended up loving my roommates & traveling with them so it worked out very well for me.
Name two things you should not have packed. My suit, I thought I would need it for an internship & ended up not getting an internship & the ones that people had, you didn’t have to dress up formally. So many notebooks & pens, I thought I would be taking many more notes than I actually did so I had to leave most of it behind.
What two things do you wish you had packed? More toothpaste, the flavors in Prague are very different & I did not like it very much. More nice attire for going out, I had to wear the same few outfits because I went out at night way more than I thought I would.
What was the most interesting course you took and why? Modern Dissent. Professor Jan Urban has so many personal stories that he relates to each lesson which makes every class extremely intriguing.
What do you miss most? The atmosphere, meaning the architecture & street structure of Prague. The city was beautiful and extremely different from New York, and the streets were so open and not crowded, which was great as well.
At this stage it is VITAL that you have completed the below steps to ensure that you are on track to obtain your visa on time:
- Complete the Student Information Form
- Upload a Copy of Your Passport
- Register for or Have Attended a Visa Workshop (if currently in New York)
- Identify Whether or Not You Need to Obtain Criminal History Records
In the first email you received from the Office of Global Services, a link was included to a comprehensive set of Visa Instructions. These are also linked here for your convenience.
At this point if you have not read through these instructions, it is imperative that you do so IMMEDIATELY as these include:
- Important Dates and Deadlines (some of which may have passed)
- Information about How to Apply for Your Visa and Schedule a Consulate Appointment (if required)
- Document Checklist
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
These instructions walk you through the entire immigration process, from beginning to end. Therefore it is very important that you bookmark this guide so that you can refer to it easily in the coming months.
As always, if you have any visa/immigration related questions please contact OGS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-998-4242.
World Trade Resource is a tool that provides accessible information about developing cultural competencies and best practices for communicating, living, or working in another country or city, including New York. Additionally, it includes health and travel guides, as well as culture and city guides for the most popular destinations. The cultural self-assessment feature provides you with tailored information on how to succeed in a new host country.
To start exploring World Trade Resource, please visit here. You can also access World Trade Resource via NYUHome.
Are you studying away this coming Fall 2016? Are you ready to take on a global leadership role? To learn more and sign-up, go here.
All students are invited and encouraged to attend at least one event that’s part of the Workshop & Discussion series during the week of April 18-21. This is also open to prospective students so feel free to bring a friend! Please RSVP below.
Religion & Spiritual Life Workshop – RSVP here
Students of Color Panel – RSVP here
Gender & Dating Norms Panel – RSVP here
LGBTQ Workshop – RSVP here
Did you know that we’ll offer an online Music Business course, Global Music Trend Analysis (MPAMB-UE 106, section 1, class number is 11965) available to students studying away this fall?
I’m the teacher of Global Music Trend Analysis, and students have done really super and interesting work in this course in past semesters. It’s 2 pts, and can count towards the BEMT minor. Students research music and the music industry where they are, then compare their findings across the different countries.
Please read the Spring 2016 Global Music Trend Analysis Syllabus [link] — the Syllabus and assignments will be very similar in the Fall. If you have any questions about the course, please contact me directly on email@example.com .
If you are interested in taking Global Music Trend Analysis, please fill out and submit this online form ASAP . Once we receive your request, we’ll get back to you within a few days.
Professor Catherine Moore
The Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) determines qualified disability status and assists students in obtaining appropriate accommodations and services, both at their home campuses and while studying away.
Students currently registered who will be studying away must contact the Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities in order to discuss resources that might be required, to provide the necessary documentation, and to arrange for these services well before departure.
Additionally, students should speak to the Moses Center if they feel reasonable accommodations may need to be requested while away. Accommodations include but are not limited to: testing accommodations, note takers, use of computer for exams, materials in an alternate format, and provision of sign language interpreters to name a few.
Please visit the Study Away and Disability page on the Moses Center’s website to learn more. Information is provided for all NYU students (NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and NYU New York home campuses), as well as for Visiting (non-NYU) students. Requests for accommodation at the NYU Global Sites must be made no later than four to six weeks before departure.
Students are able to reach out to the Moses Center with questions by calling +1 (212) 998-4980 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a few months you’ll be in Prague!
Curious about what NYU students experience here? Check out our brand new student blog, NYU PRAGUE NOW! A team of Media, Culture and Communications students launched the website earlier this semester to document the exciting activities of students as they experience the city of Prague and the magic of Europe.
NYU Prague Now! currently consists mainly of photos and stories from NYU Prague events and trips. We’re hoping to get student videos and vlogs up soon, plus links to more blogs.
This is a new project and we want it to continue to run in the future – consider joining the NYU Prague Now! team next semester!
Visit to a local glassblowing factory
NYU Prague students, as part of the Global Service Initiative, judge an English storytelling competition. Local Czech students, ranging from elementary all the way to high school, submitted their “A Spooky Story” themed entries.
Liberec + Dresden Overnight Trip
Decorating chocolate at the Choco Story, a chocolate museum in Old Town Square
A lesson in local folk dancing