You’ll be on a plane before you know it. Take a minute to look through this final checklist to make sure that all of your bases are covered:
- For students who are required to obtain an entry visa prior to arrival, ensure this is complete
- Register for 12 – 18 credits; this does not include any waitlisted courses
- Pay your NYU e-Bill
- Register for HTH and print out the confirmation card
- Register with the Moses Center if applicable
- Submit Medical Forms to the Health Center
- Submit your Flight Details to NYU Traveler AND in the Study Away Confirmation Portal
- Notify your bank and credit cards that you will be abroad
- NYU Students: Bring your NYU ID!
- Have all medications you may need for the full term & bring a copy of prescriptions (medication, eyeglasses, etc.) and carry it with you in your carry on
- Make photocopies of your passport/visa, ID, and cards (bank, credit card). Leave one copy of this packet with your parents and bring a set with you in your carry-on
- Bring your flight confirmation print-out to the airport
- Check the luggage restrictions for your airline before you pack
- Have some cash on hand to get you through the first few days (you can exchange at the airport if needed, but service fees can be hefty. Banks can generally issue Korunas ahead of time if they have notice. Or simply withdraw cash from the ATM directly once you land)
- Pack a carry on with all important paperwork, phone numbers, medications, and a change of clothes in case your luggage arrives late
By now you should have received an email from NYU Student Insurance/HTH Worldwide with your certificate number and instructions about creating your HTH profile. Please register and bring your health insurance card with you.
If you have studied on an NYU program in a past semester, you should log in to HTH as you have in the past (you do NOT need to re-register) and check to see that the details/dates of the plan are correct. You can also print out your new ID card reflecting your updated coverage.
As a reminder, all students are expected to maintain valid domestic health insurance over the course of the semester. HTH is valid only for the dates of your study away program.
Please notify me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you did not receive an email from HTH Worldwide to ensure it is resent. Be sure to check your spam folder first, as they sometimes end up there.
If you anticipate receiving any portion of your bill in the form of a refund, consider setting up direct deposit with NYU. This will minimize the time it takes to receive these funds.
Instructions on how to do so can be found on the Bursar’s website here.
If you have not yet paid your ebill, please take the necessary steps to do so as soon as possible. Ebills were due to the Bursar by January 6th. As a reminder, ebills were sent to your NYU email address ONLY. You can also access your ebill 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
This is a reminder that everyone must enter their flight details in the Study Away Confirmation Portal as soon as possible. This is what NYU Prague uses to plan for your arrival, including pick-up from the airport.
*NOTE: This is different than NYU Traveler.
The Student Senators Council at NYU has selected a group of your New York City peers studying away in the spring of 2015 as student representatives who will work to improve student life across NYU’s Global Network University. Known as your Site Ambassadors, they will act as a general liaison between students at your site and global programs initiatives in New York.
Without further ado, we would like to introduce Elle and Alexxa!
My name is Elle (email@example.com) and I am a sophomore in Steinhardt studying Media, Culture and Communications in addition to being in the Global Media Scholars Program. I’m from beautiful Albany, New York. I’m going to NYU Prague this spring and I could not be more excited to explore the old and new parts of the city!
Hello! I’m Alexxa Houk (firstname.lastname@example.org), one of two Site Ambassadors in Prague. I am originally from Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. I am a sophomore in CAS majoring in Linguistics and minoring in Russian and Slavic Studies. I am excited to explore Prague with all of you and to hopefully learn some Czech in the process!
In order to have a successful semester away, you should be prepared to experience different ways of interacting with the people and culture of your new city. GlobeSmart is a web based tool that provides quick access to knowledge on how to communicate effectively with people from over sixty countries around the globe, as well as links to research about American stereotypes, cultural and ethical relativism, and tips for maximizing study abroad.
Learn more about creating and understanding your cultural profile here. You can access GlobeSmart once logged into NYUHome on the left-hand side.