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 Accra.

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.

Pre-Departure Orientation Recap & Make-Up Quiz

For those who could not attend the in-person orientation, we missed you. There were some great questions and discussions with the Global Peer Mentors. 

While there is no way to replicate that experience, we are providing this version of the NYU Accra Pre-Departure Orientation Spring 2017 presentation 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! This must be completed by Monday, November 28. 

Some key points to remember from the orientation:

  • All students must arrive on January 22. On-site orientation is Mandatory!  
  • Housing is ONLY available during the dates of the program, January 22 – May 20.
  • 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.

And lastly, here are some links to learn more!

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 Accra 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.

Complete the Study Away Module: ASAP

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 Accra-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.

Library and Writing Resources Available While Studying Away

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As you prepare to study away next semester, please know that there are a variety of library and writing resources available throughout the Global Network to ensure your continued academic success.

Students and faculty at NYU Global sites have access to an extensive range of online full-text collections including books, journals, audio, video and images, and a variety of library services including email reference through NYU Libraries’ website.  Become acquainted with the library services here.

Additionally, NYU’s Expository Writing Program in the College of Arts and Sciences has launched two new writing services that students can take advantage of:

  1. Online Tutoring for Global Sites.  The NYU Writing Center now offers a space where any student in NYU’s Global Network can get help with his or her writing.  Via Google’s video chat and document sharing functions, consultants and students work one-on-one, focusing on every stage of the writing process and on any piece of writing (with the exception of exams).  Upon arrival, interested students can sign up online for remote tutoring time slots.  The sign-up link will be shared by Academic staff in Accra.
  2. Resources for Writing is a series of Writing Guides that focus on the most essential and often challenging rhetorical moves in academic prose. Designed as mini-lessons, they take students through a step-by-step process that offers examples, explanations, and practice.  These sources are now available here.

Updated Info: Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation

As mentioned previously, all students currently in the New York area are required to attend the Pre-Departure Orientation on Saturday, November 5.  The session for NYU Accra will be 12 pm to 3 pm in Grand Hall, 5th Floor, GCASL (updated location!). More details to come.

If you are unable to attend because of religious observance, you must email me by October 21.  Alternate arrangements will be made for those students as well as students currently studying outside of New York.

Meet Your Site Representative

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As you begin navigating the pre-departure process leading up to spring 2017 in Accra, I am here to assist along the way.  Whether this means you choose to make an appointment with me, send me an email, Skype, or simply keep up with all weekly blog posts and to-dos, know that I am your point person.

Aside from any recommended social events, NYU students in the Washington Square area can expect to meet me in person at the required pre-departure orientation.  Otherwise the majority of my communications will come electronically, but know that I am always happy to meet in-person to clarify any uncertainties.  Here is my contact information:

  • Email: jessica.levin@nyu.edu
  • Phone: +1-212-998-4284
  • Office: 383 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor (contact me to make an appointment)

I am incredibly excited for you all to have an amazing study away experience, and look forward to working with you in the lead up to January!

Understanding Your Program Curriculum

In your acceptance email you may have noticed that you were accepted to a specific curriculum (ex: General, Global Public Health, Teaching and Learning, etc.) and you might be wondering what that means?

Basically, that’s the area of interest that you selected on your application and it helps us with our planning purposes. While in most cases there isn’t a specific “curriculum” per se, we do expect that given your indicated interest, you will register for at least one course in that concentration.

For example, if you chose General Curriculum, we anticipate you will take a variety of courses across subjects.  However, if say, you chose the Global Public Health curriculum, we anticipate you intend to take at least one Global Public Health course as part of your 12-18 credits while studying away.

If you believe you were accepted into a particular curriculum in error, please email me so I can update your account to the correct academic track.  Although we cannot guarantee a spot in any one course for students (flexibility is key), this is used to plan for registration.

Save the Date – Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation

Save the date! All students currently in the New York area are expected and required to attend the NYU Accra Pre-Departure Orientation on Saturday, November 5. No exceptions.

If you are unable to attend because of religious observance, you must email me by October 21st. Alternative arrangements will be made for those students.

If you are currently studying outside of New York, don’t worry — we will also make alternative arrangements later in the semester so you receive all the same information.