What Should I Be Doing Now? Recap of Deadlines

Although it is summer, there are still some items to complete leading up to your departure.  This is also a great time to catch up if need be.  Please take the time to review the below and take action where necessary.  Note that some items are now PAST DUE. For more information about each item, please click the links:

[Past Due] Complete the online Study Away Module

[Past Due] Register for courses (12-18 credits)

[By July 29] Visiting Students: Submit a photo to the NYU ID Center (Current NYU Students – do not forget to bring your NYU ID with you!)

[By July 29] – Submit health forms to the NYU Health Center

[By August 1] Submit your flight details into the Study Away Confirmation Portal AND NYU Traveler

[By August 9] Pay your ebill

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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 Friday, July 29.

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 Prague.

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.

New Fall Course Offering – Roma in Central East Europe

NYU Prague has a new Anthropology course offering this fall!

Please note: this course will satisfy the Cultures and Contest CORE Requirement for Steinhardt students.

ANTH-UA 9200 Roma in Central East Europe:  Ethnographic and Historical Overview of a People Without a State   – 4 points
The course will introduce students to the development of Romany politics and culture from a persecuted minority through to the emergence of Romany organizations with an emphasis on Central and Eastern Europe. The aim is to challenge any essentializing view on Roma as either a people outside or/and without society or as perennial victims of oppression. Two main approaches have dominated the teaching of Romany issues: a culturalist/ethnic approach, which stresses Romany cultures, and an economistic approach, which stresses ´poverty.´ This course will challenge mono-causal and a-historic explanations for the social situation of Roma and will stimulate students to think about Roma in a critical holistic way that brings into consideration the societies they live in. Building on a diverse selection of empirical material, ranging from ethnographic, historical and sociological case studies to artistic representations of Roma, the course will present the Roma “as good to think” for our comprehension of current social issues. The course is divided into three interconnected thematic blocks – 1. Identity, community and culture, 2. Power, the State and social stratification, 3. History, memory and politics of representation – which will allow to cover much of the current debates on the plight of European Roma as well as a grasp of social theories on marginality.

 

If interested, please review the sample syllabus.

 

 

Meet NYU Prague Global Ambassador, Linda Z.!

Throughout the semester, you will have the opportunity to hear from NYU Prague alumni to gain their firsthand insight and tips.

Today, meet Linda Z., who studied in Prague in Spring 2015.

Zhang_LindaMajor: Marketing, Management

What is your favorite memory about your time abroad? Making unexpected friends and getting to share memorable experiences with them.

What was the most interesting course you took and why?  Modern Dissent. Jan Urban is an engaging lecturer who challenges you to deeply unpack broad concepts such as “good” vs. “bad,” “right” vs. “wrong,” etc.

Name two things you should not have packed. In general I could have consolidated the clothes, shoes, and accessories that I packed (to leave space for souvenirs). You can easily find something you might need at shops in town for an affordable price, wear those pieces for the semester, and then not bring them home with you.

What two things do you wish you had packed? Towards the end of the semester it got very (uncharacteristically, according to the locals) warm, so I wish I had brought some clothes for warmer weather; school supplies (notebooks, folders, pens and pencils) if you’re particular about that!!

What do you miss most?  Europe’s slow pace of life, Prague’s trams and architecture, doner kebabs.

If you could go back in time and do one thing differently, what would it be? Plan and participate in more excursions in Prague over the course of the semester, instead of trying to squeeze in everything during the last week (finals week).

What advice would you give about housing? Random room assignments can sometimes work out really well. My roommate posted in the Facebook group that she was looking for a roommate, and I cold-messaged her to see if we might be compatible (we ended up becoming great friends). Other than my one suite mate who I knew previously, I didn’t know the other 4 girls assigned to my suite. But they were an incredible group of people who I wouldn’t have met if not for study abroad. I wouldn’t change anything about my housing arrangement. Keep an open mind and always communicate clearly and directly when dealing with roommates in general. Sometimes things have a weird way of working out!

Library & Writing Resources Available While Studying Away

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As you prepare to study away next semester, please know that there are a variety of library and writing resources available throughout the Global Network to ensure your continued academic success.

Students and faculty at NYU Global sites have access to an extensive range of online full-text collections including books, journals, audio, video and images, and a variety of library services including email reference through NYU Libraries’ website.  Become acquainted with the library services here.

Additionally, NYU’s Expository Writing Program in the College of Arts and Sciences has launched two new writing services that students can take advantage of:

  1. Online Tutoring for Global Sites.  The NYU Writing Center now offers a space where any student in NYU’s Global Network can get help with his or her writing.  Via Google’s video chat and document sharing functions, consultants and students work one-on-one, focusing on every stage of the writing process and on any piece of writing (with the exception of exams).  Upon arrival, interested students can sign up online for remote tutoring time slots.  The sign-up link will be shared by Academic staff in Prague.

Resources for Writing is a series of Writing Guides that focus on the most essential and often challenging rhetorical moves in academic prose. Designed as mini-lessons, they take students through a step-by-step process that offers examples, explanations, and practice.  These sources are now available here.

Internships at NYU Prague: Academic vs. Non-credit

Internships are a great way to become part of a community in Prague and learn about the culture from another point of view. At NYU Prague, you have a wide array of choices – some of which are very competitive, and others which are open to all.

ACADEMIC INTERNSHIPS

NYU Prague students have the opportunity to participate in a for-credit internship program that includes an internship seminar and field work course.  NYU has partnered with EUSA, a non-profit organization to find specific placements for students depending on their interests.  The deadline for applications to this program has already passed; if you have more questions about it, please contact global.internships@nyu.edu.

NON-CREDIT INTERNSHIPS – 

NYU Prague has a plethora of opportunities for students who want to do internships but don’t have time in their schedules to do one for credit. Journalism, business, non-profits, teaching, film…. we work with over 20 local organizations, plus we produce our own webzine and podcast at NYU Prague. You can see the list of internships on our website– most are offered every semester.  In mid-August you will receive an internship packet with final listings; applications are due on August 30 (see below for more info about applying)

Opportunities in Media: 

Students can also intern at the news agencies Project Syndicate and Transitions Online – organizations that have hired former NYU Prague students upon graduation. “Transitions Online gave me a glimpse of working abroad as a trial for the future,” one student noted.  Some students choose to write longer, investigative articles for the New Presence, a Czech-English magazine in Prague.

We also have three fantastic, hands-on opportunities produced at NYU Prague:

  • The PragueCast podcast team works with Prague’s BBC correspondent.  Listen to the latest episode- a great 30-minutes of sound by students who delved deep underground, from riding with the driver in a cab of the Prague Metro to spelunking in the country’s deepest cave.
  • The Prague Wandering is led by journalist Dinah Spritzer-Richter Professor, a regular contributor to the NY Times.  In NYU’s only study abroad webzine, students write about politics, culture, food, sociological issues for a world-wide readership.
  • NYU PRAGUE NOW! is our latest internship, a blog started by a team of Media, culture and communications students this semester to document the exciting activities of fellow students as they experience the city of Prague and the magic of Europe. We want it to continue to run in the future – consider joining the NYU Prague Now! team next semester!

Non-profit organizations:  For people interested in humanitarian work, Prague is a fantastic place to do an internship.  Students can work for one of Central Europe’s largest humanitarian organizations, The People in Need Foundation, which provides relief aid all over the world and organizes Europe’s largest human rights film festivals. The Muliticultural Center in Prague gives students a fantastic chance to learn about complicated issues of immigration in the Czech Republic. You can also volunteer at Forum 2000 – a world-reknowned conference founded by former Czech President Vaclav Havel; delegates have included Bill Clinton, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Nobel Prize winner An Sang Siu Chi, Bono,… Amnesty International takes an NYU Prague intern every semester.  You can work in the field of philanthropy to combat global poverty with Synergos Institute, or work for Political Prisoners – an organization that records oral history of former Czechoslovak political prisoners.

Business:   Business students often work at some of our nonprofit organizations helping with marketing, social media – there are many opportunities at the media organization Transitions Online and Project Syndicate (see above under media).  Next semester we will have opportunities for students to intern at Credo Ventures, a venture capital firm in Prague.  Sometimes students intern at the international law firm Central European Advisory Group – one of our oldest and most competititve internships (not offered every semester). Students have also learned about global mobility by working for the Graebel Relocation Agency.

Teaching: One of our most popular internships is at the Londynska Elementary School, a Czech school where small teams of NYU students work with 1st and 2nd graders learning English. “If you are interested in learning and interacting with Czech children, this is the most organic way to do so. It was a great cultural experience for both the children and myself!”  A more challenging -and highly rewarding- teaching opportunity is teaching English conversation at the Jedlicka Institute – a school for high school students with physical disabilities.

Film:  Our students have helped coordinate casting sessions with Emmy-award winning Nancy Bishop.  “I was able to get an inside look at the casting side of the film industry, which was exactly what I wanted.”

HOW TO APPLY FOR NON-CREDIT INTERNSHIPS – The application deadline for  non-credit internships will be Tuesday, August 30 (after orientation).  We have an internship fair during the orientation week in Prague where students meet internship mentors.  If you already know the internship you want, you can send in a resume and cover letter to NYU Prague internship coordinator Leah Gaffen in advance at leah.gaffen@nyu.edu.  For a few of the internships, this can increase the chance of being selected – but not necessarily.  If you have any questions, please write to Leah Gaffen,

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.

*Tisch Professional Track Students, remember you will be registered by Tisch Special Programs according to what was submitted on your course registration form.

Welcome Newly Admitted Students

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.

Fall 2016 Global Music Trend Analysis – A Message from the Professor

Dear students,

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 catherine.moore@nyu.edu .

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.

Best,

Professor Catherine Moore

Register with the Moses Center

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 mosescsd@nyu.edu.