NYU Prague Fall 2016 Trips

Every semester students can choose from various overnight and day trips that take them far off the tourist track, giving unique perspectives on this region and experiences.  All trips are covered by tuition, and group size usually doesn’t exceed 20.

The trips are divided into several categories: academic trips, cultural immersion trips, and student life trips.

 

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ACADEMIC TRIPS

These trips are linked to specific course at NYU Prague. Many classes at the site are dedicated to taking students out of the classroom to the places where history happened; these often include day and overnight trips outside of Prague.

CULTURAL IMMERSION TRIPS

One of the most satisfying ways to get involved in Czech culture is to get to know the people.  And one great way to get to know people is by going on one of the cultural immersion trips, which include the option of homestays and/or volunteering.

Every semester we work with a local non-profit organization that takes both NYU and other local university students on volunteer brigades outside of Prague.  Students have painted  walls and cleaned bricks for and helped renovate the historical buildings that make up a community center for  people with mental disabilities.

Students often go to the easternmost part of the country to  meet Roma activists, learning first hand about the culture of and the discrimination faced by the Roma people (also known as Gypsies), one of the most significant minorities in the Czech Republic.

NYU Prague also has partnerships with several high schools outside of Prague; students visit English classes and stay overnight with Czech families.

STUDENT LIFE TRIPS

Usually students know very little about the Czech Republic – a bucolic country surrounded by mountains and dotted with medieval towns and thousands of castles. These trips – both overnight and day trips- take students to some of the most famous sites as well as to hidden jewels of Europe that only the locals know about.

 

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

This is NYU: Blogging Opportunity

THIS IS NYU features student experiences from all over the globe. All of the stories are documented by students who maintain their own, personal blogs about their time at NYU, whether studying away or at their home campus.

Future Prague Students! Prepare yourself for an amazing semester ahead with the inside scoop from other well-traveled #NYU students: http://thisisnyu.tumblr.com/tagged/nyuprague

To become a blogger, all you need to do is register your Tumblr blog at http://nyu.edu/global/bloggers. Being a blogger is a unique opportunity to both document memories and get featured on TiNYU and HashtagNYU! Plus, NYU students not only write for TiNYU, they curate it too. This ensures that the project can remain as authentic as possible in representing a diverse set of student experiences from all over the world.

Approved Visa Page

Students who applied in New York but who have not received their visas are reminded to check the consulate’s Approved Visa page.  Remember that unless you are an EU/EEA/or Swiss passport holder, you must have a visa inside your passport when you arrive in Prague for the Fall 2016 semester. It is not enough for your visa to have been approved, the visa must have been placed inside your passport.

Please contact OGS at ogs.outbound@nyu.edu or 212-998-4242 if you have any visa-related questions.

E-bills Received

NYU’s Office of the Bursar has now sent out electronic bills (e-bills) to all registered students for the fall semester.

As an NYU Prague student, you should also have your fall Prague housing placeholder charge posted – all students must pay this amount by the due date. Once the final housing placement has been made, the e-bill will be adjusted, resulting in either a credit or an additional charge. The final charge will appear on your e-bill within 2-3 weeks following the start of the program.

Bills are due by August 9th! If you have not received an e-bill (remember, this is only sent to your NYU email account), you can still access your e-bill as follows:

  • Log into NYU Home (home.nyu.edu)
  • Click on the Academics tab, then click on Albert Login
  • Click on the “Student Center”
  • Click on the “View Bursar Account” link located under the Finances menu
  • This should link to the secure eSuite website

Submit Flight Details by August 1

If you haven’t submitted your flight details into the Study Away Confirmation Portal yet, please do so as soon as possible, and no later than August 1.  This will allow staff directly in Prague to plan for common arrival times and keep an eye on flights to see if there are delays.  Although the housing application itself is no longer accepting changes within the portal, you can still log in to submit flight details.

In addition, please also submit these into NYU Traveler, which goes directly to NYU Public Safety.  It should only take you a few minutes and you can get started by taking the following steps:

If you have questions about filling out this form, please refer to this step-by-step guide.  Should any technical problems present themselves while entering your information into NYU Traveler, you may contact traveler.support@nyu.edu for assistance.

GeoBlue Health Insurance Emails To Come

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 in August 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.

Become a Wasserman Global Peer!

Deadline: Friday, August 5th Interviews will be August 15 & 16

Studying away during the fall 2016 semester and interested in building your leadership skills? Become a Wasserman Global Peer! Peers are study away student leaders who help coordinate, promote, and present career development content. Learn more about the position here (link to document I emailed) and apply here.

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.