NYU Prague Online Global Health & Wellness Orientation

By now you should have received an email from site staff at NYU Prague with instructions to complete an Online Global Health & Wellness Orientation.

This mandatory online exercise provides useful information about health and safety resources in Prague  It encourages you to practice self-care, to support your fellow students and the NYU Prague community, and to remain curious about all the things that are different and exciting in the Czech Republic.

It should take you about 45-60 minutes and must be completed by tomorrow, August 19th. Please access the orientation by clicking the link in the email you received.

If you have questions about the content please email Martina Faltova, NYU Prague Assistant Director of Student Life.

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Pre-Departure Surveys

In a few days you’ll receive the Global Programs Pre-Departure Survey in your email. Please submit your feedback regarding your experience by August 19!

NYU’s Office of Global Programs strives to provide students with the best possible experiences and services as they prepare to study away, and your input will help us tremendously as we prepare for future semesters.

Thanks so much in advance for your assistance!

Meet NYU Prague Global Ambassador, Jasmine W.!

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

Today, meet Jasmine W., who studied in Prague in Fall 2015.

Jasmine
Major:
Music Business

What advice would you give about housing?  Housing was great besides sometime the internet was not too stable.

What is your favorite memory about your time abroad? All the travel I did and how beautiful Europe is.

What was the most interesting course you took and why?  The most interesting course I took was Russia and East Central Europe. Firstly, I have never anticipated that the Russian History can ever be so interesting and I really appreciate that I can actually relate to what I learn in class when I travel.

What two things do you wish you had packed?  I should have packed winter boots/ rain boots because I didn’t know that Prague would be so cold. Also I should have packed some shorts because at the start of semester it was actually quite hot.

What do you miss the most? I miss my professors the most!

 

Visa Application Receipt Number

If you have submitted your visa application to the Czech Consulate, please send your receipt number to OGS using this form. As a reminder, this Visa Status Survey is sent out to students on a rolling basis (depending on when you completed the Student Information Form and Passport Upload). If you have already submitted your application but have not yet received the form directly, you are still eligible to complete it using the link above.

Pre-Departure Orientation Recap & Make-Up Quiz

For those who could not attend the in-person orientation, we missed you. There were videos on Czech culture, live polls, an animated history of the country, and an excellent Q&A with the Global Ambassadors.  This interactive session covered everything you need to know as you prepare to study away next semester.

While there is no way to replicate that experience, we are providing an online version of the NYU Prague Pre-Departure Orientation specifically for those who could not attend.

Please ensure to read through the presentation in its entirety and complete this mandatory quiz to test your knowledge and make sure you know the essential information! You must submit your responses by Friday, May 20th!

Some key points to remember from the orientation:

  • On-site orientation is Mandatory! All students must arrive on August 20th!
  • Please note that housing is ONLY available during the dates of the program, August 20 – December 16!
  • All class attendance and course related field trips are mandatory.  Do not book personal travel until you have arrived and confirmed your syllabi.

If you have any questions or concerns after you have read through the presentation, feel free to email me.  To be put in touch with an NYU Prague alum, email global.ambassadors@nyu.edu.

 

NYU Prague Fall 2016 Send-Off Event

Excited to see your NYU Prague classmates again before the end of the semester? Join us for the Fall 2016 Send-Off event!

Don’t miss this opportunity to ask some last-minute questions and get a FREE travel kit! There will be coffee and donuts!

Date: Wed, May 4
Time: 9:30 – 11:30am
Location: Pless Hall, first floor lounge (32 Washington Place)

 

To enter, all students will swipe-in so remember to bring your NYU ID! Feel free to come for a short while or stay the entire time!

Meet NYU Prague Global Ambassador, Rohin S.!

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

Today, meet Rohin S., who studied in Prague in Fall 2015.

Rohin S.Major: Finance and Economics

Where did you live?  Osadni

What is your favorite memory about your time abroad?  My favorite thing about Prague was the beautiful architecture and quaintness of the city. Especially being from New York, it was a great break to be in a smaller, warmer city like Prague. Also, every building is hundreds of years old and is gorgeous.

What was the most interesting course you took and why?  The best course I took in Prague (actually at NYU) was a course on Religion, Politics and Culture in Eastern Europe. We would learn about Eastern European history within the context of politics and religion, and we would take a field trip every day to a different church, monastery or religious landmark. I saw most of Prague that way, and saw stuff that I would have never seen or known about otherwise. Take any class with Prof. Mucha!

What two things do you wish you had packed?  Warmer clothes and more travel size stuff. We travelled almost every weekend and it was really annoying to carry around big toiletries and bags everywhere. If you’re interested in travelling, you most probably wont ever check a bag in – so, make sure you travel light. Also, Prague in the spring is deceptively cold. Make sure you don’t underestimate that.

Name two things you should not have packed.  Food and school supplies. Once you get the hang of it, buying groceries in Prague is really easy and all their food is super fresh. Also, their candy is amazing. So don’t worry about not being able to find food. I was able to do it – and I don’t eat meat. Also, as weird as it sounds, don’t bother bringing any books or too many school supplies. NYU gives you whatever you’ll need, and you should carry as little stuff so you can buy a lot of souvenirs to bring home.

If you could go back in time and do one thing differently, what would it be?  I would have explored more of the Czech Republic. I was able to see Prague very thoroughly and visited Cesky Krumlov, but I didn’t see much beyond that. I would have loved to see more of the countryside of the CR.

 

NYU Global GoPro Video Project

Do you want to a free GoPro camera for your semester away?

The inaugural Global GoPro Video Project is all about encouraging students to document their amazing experiences abroad.  We also want your help to create authentic and engaging videos for the next generation of study away students.

If you’re selected for the project you will receive a GoPro camera bundle which is yours to keep and use how you see fit, no strings attached. But to make the next great study abroad video we’re asking participants to donate footage from their semester away for our global video editors to mold into exciting representations of the NYU study away experience. We’re looking for the student perspective.

This is a fun opportunity for any student interested in visual storytelling and social media. Fill out the brief application today for your chance to start your semester away with a brand new GoPro.