What Should I Be Doing Now? Recap of Deadlines

The following items are required of all students attending NYU Madrid Spring 2017 and some of them are now PAST DUE.  

Please click on the links below for more information.

[Past Due] Study Away Confirmation Portal

[Past Due] Housing Reservation Payment

[Past Due] Register for 12-18 credits

[Past Due]  Submit health forms to the NYU Health Center

[Past Due]  Submit your flight details into the Study Away Confirmation Portal AND NYU Traveler

[December 15] DEADLINE to apply for your visa!

[By December 15]  Visiting Students: Submit a photo to the NYU ID Center
Current NYU Students – do not forget to bring your NYU ID with you!

[By January 5]  Pay your e-bill

[By January 15] Visiting Students: Complete NYU Health History Questionnaire & Immunization Documentation

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 Tuesday, December 15.

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 Madrid.

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.

Spanish for Beginners – new for Spring 2017!

Are you a beginner Spanish student? NYU Madrid will offer a four credit option for Spanish next term. Students that qualify for a beginner course can now choose between this new course and Intensive Elementary.

SPAN-UA 9001 
Spanish for Beginners I is a four-credit course designed for students with no knowledge of or less than one year of high school Spanish or its equivalent as shown in a placement test. Our immediate and ultimate goal is on building communication skills in Spanish through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Interaction and building learning communities are emphasized in all of our classroom and at-home activities.

Pre-Departure Orientation Recap

img_4399It was wonderful seeing all of you at the Pre-Departure Orientation on November 5th! There were  funny videos,  a quick history of Spain, and an excellent Q&A with the Global Peer Mentors.  This interactive session covered everything you need to know as you prepare to study away next semester.

I am providing an online version of the presentation here as a helpful reminder of the important details we covered. 

I have also shared a quiz with the students who could not attend to test their knowledge and make sure they know the essential information!

Some key points to remember from the orientation:

  • All students must arrive on January 22, ideally between 9am and 12pm. Late arrival is NOT permitted!
  • Please note that housing is ONLY available during the dates of the program, January 22 – May 12! If you arrive early or leave late, you are responsible for your own accommodations.
  • All class attendance and course related field trips are mandatory.  Do not book personal travel until you have arrived and confirmed your syllabi.
  • Bring all the prescription drugs you will need for your entire stay. Make sure you talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for any medication you take regularly for the full 4 months. Do NOT ship medication overseas.

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 Madrid alum, email global-peer-mentors@nyu.edu.

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.

Visiting students:

  • You will be able to register on the morning of  Wednesday, November 18th by 9:40 am EDT.  You may view your exact appointment time in Albert.  If you see a day or time that is after 9:40 am, please let us know at global.academics@nyu.edu.

Validate your courses now and email global.academics@nyu.edu right away to get permission numbers for courses with prerequisites that you cannot validate. You will not be able to register for these courses if you do not take this step.

Complete the Study Away Module

All NYU Study Away participants are required to complete the Study Away Module.

It contains information about important requirements, resources and offices you need to be aware of as you prepare to study away. It covers logistical information that is consistent across NYU study away sites so that we are able to focus on NYU Madrid-specific information during the in-person pre-departure orientation.

The module consists of a webinar, a short questionnaire and travel release confirmation. It should only take you about 5-6 minutes to complete from start to finish. When you are ready to begin the module you can access it by clicking on the link below.

Study Away Module                                                                          

Please note that it is mandatory to complete the Study Away Module for all students. Remember that students currently in New York must also attend the in-person orientation.

Visiting Students: Set up NYU Email

Visiting students, if you have confirmed your place in the program, you are now eligible to activate your NYU email.  You should do so ASAP!

Activating your account will give you access to your NYU email, and, beginning October 25, will allow you to use the shopping cart functionality in Albert to prepare for course registration. Any student who confirms after that date will have access to the shopping cart within 24-48 hours.  

It’s important that you activate your NYU email account ASAP so that you can move forward with your study away plans. Additionally, using your NYU email is vital since we will begin sending the blog updates and other communications to this email only (don’t worry — we’ll give you a heads up before we do that). NYU’s Bursar’s Office will also send your eBill just to your NYU address at the end of November, and you don’t want to miss that!

If you have not activated your NYU netID yet (you were prompted to during the application process to be able to check if materials were received), you must first do this:

  • Activate your NYU NetID and create your password. Your NetID can be found in your original acceptance email (from global.admissions@nyu.edu), and is usually a combination of your initials and a few random numbers (for example, mine is: jps566).  To activate your NetID and set your password, go to the NYU Information Technology Services (ITS) “Start” page (http://start.nyu.edu).  Enter your NetID, click on the “Start” button and follow the online instructions.  To complete the process, you will also need your date of birth and the University ID number (also known as your N-number) assigned to you.  You N number can also be found in your acceptance email; it is the number that starts with an N at the top of the email (for example N12345678).

If you forgot your netID or N number and cannot locate the email that was sent to you with that information, please email me and I will help you. Please look for your admission email first.

To then activate your email simply:

  • Return to start.nyu.edu and enter your netID
  • On the next page, enter your NYUHome password.
  • On the next page, click on the “Activate NYU Google Account” option.
  • Presto, your NYU email account is created!

You can also set up mail forwarding. After signing into NYUHome, click on “Preferences” on the top of the page, then find the “Mail Forwarding” option under “Your Email”, and click “Edit”. From there, click on “Add a Forwarding Address” and enter the email where you would like the NYU email correspondence to forward.

NYU Madrid Internships – Applications Due Oct 21!

Are you interested in interning for academic credit while studying at NYU Madrid? An internship will boost your career and give you an inside look at Spanish  culture, society, and professional life!  

Applications are due Friday, October 21.  More information about the program is on the NYU Madrid internship webpage.

Students are required to have Spanish language proficiency of at least Intermediate Spanish II in key competencies (listening, reading, writing and speaking). Without this minimum proficiency, students are not eligible to participate in the internship program.

If you have any questions, please email global.internships@nyu.edu.

Spring Course Search Soon Available

The Spring 2017 Study Away course listings will be available starting October 14 in the Albert Course Search. Just pick your site from the drop down to the right under Study Away Programs to see course offerings listed by department. More information on registering for your study away courses is available here. Please note that some courses may have changed since you last reviewed the posted offerings, and some courses may not be listed yet or may not have a set time / date.  These should be available shortly.  In the meantime, if you have any questions about how to search for courses please see the Registering for Courses Page or send an email to global.academics@nyu.edu.

We will send more information about how to actually register the week of November 14 in the coming weeks, but in the meantime take this time to:

  1. Check your registration appointment day and time by signing into the Albert Student Center and reviewing your appointment information displayed in the Enrollment Dates section.
  2. Check for registration holds by signing in to Albert Student Center. Some holds may block you from registration. Click “Details” in the “Holds” section to see contact and resolution information.
  3. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your class schedule and degree requirements. NYU Students: Your advisor must clear you in Albert for registration.
  4. Use the “Shopping Cart” & “Validate” tools to start planning your schedule. If you cannot validate a course with a prerequisite you won’t be able to register without a permission number. Contact global.academics@nyu.edu to request permission numbers as necessary. Don’t wait for registration week!!

Note for Visiting Students: If you’ve submitted your reservation fee and confirmed your place in the program, your shopping cart feature will become available on October 25. Any student who confirms after that date will have access to the shopping cart within 24-48 hours.  

 

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.