Introducing: The Office of Global Services (OGS)

I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself, your OGS advisor. My name is Jessica Walker and I will be your primary contact person for all visa related questions. Please keep in mind that Yonni Walker and the rest of the Global Programs team will be your primary contact for everything non-visa related to your semester abroad.

On Tuesday, October 11 you should have received an email directly from our office. This email highlights our comprehensive visa instructions as well as information on Group Processing. Group Processing is when NYU submits the visa application to the Spanish Consulate on your behalf eliminating the need for you to visit the consulate. Any student eligible to apply via the Spanish Consulate in New York can participate in group processing, regardless of citizenship (student must hold either a student or state ID from: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania). Please note, if you have international travel plans prior to the start of the program date we recommend you apply on your own as Group Processing may take longer than individual processing. The deadline to submit your application materials to OGS is November 7. We will begin accepting applications on October 17 at 383 Lafayette Street.

You will work with an advisor at OGS to ensure that you are able to arrive at your study abroad site with the appropriate documentation to study.  You will receive emails from OGS, but know that I am your primary contact for immigration related questions and you can reach out to me at or 212-998-5234.

OGS Contact Information:

  • Email
  • Gchat: Add to your gchat contact list and reach out anytime you see us available!
  • Call +1-212-998-4242 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Eastern Time)
  • Starting October 17*, walk-in Advising Hours at 383 Lafayette Street are:
    • Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 10:00am – 4:00 pm
    • Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00am – 5:00pm

*If you need to meet with an advisor between now and Monday, October 17, please contact your advisor (information above) to schedule an appointment.