Reminder: Ebills Due January 5

If you have not yet paid your ebill, please take the necessary steps to do so by the January 5th deadline.  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

E-Bills Received

NYU’s Office of the Bursar has now sent out electronic bills (e-bills) to all registered students for the spring semester. As an NYU Accra student, you should also have your spring Accra 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 January 5th! 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

Please note: Students currently living on campus with meal plans will automatically see a charge on your bursar bill for spring 2017. You can have this charge removed by logging in to the meal plan portal with your Net ID and password and cancelling it.

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.

E-Bills Coming Soon & Setting Up Direct Deposit

The NYU Bursar will send bills via email on November 29.  Please keep an eye on your NYU email account for your NYU Accra bill. You can also log directly into eSuite to view your billing statements.  These will be due in full by January 5

Additionally, if you anticipate receiving any portion of your bill in the form of a refund, we recommend setting up direct deposit with NYU.  Instructions on how to do so can be found on the Bursar’s website here.

Note: you can make your parents an “authorized user” of your e-bill account, if payments are typically made by them. For instructions on how to set this up, please see here. Questions about the e-billing process? View the Contact Us page on the Bursar’s website to reach out.

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.

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.

NYU Study Away Funding Session

Did you know that studying abroad doesn’t necessarily cost more than studying in New York? The cost of housing, meals, and daily living abroad is comparable and in some cases less expensive than New York City. Remember that cost of living varies by student and by city! When preparing to go abroad, it’s important to think about what the actual costs are as well as how and when they need to be paid.

Every Friday throughout the semester, the Office of Global Programs hosts a Study Away Funding session to provide you with information about all the various ways to fund your semester abroad. Attend one of these info sessions to learn more about Global Programs Scholarships eligibility and application process as well as additional resources and tips.

When: Fridays, 1:30-2:30 pm

Where: ARC LL05, 18 Washington Place

To sign up, click here!

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!

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.

Reserve Your Spot in the Program

Don’t forget to confirm your place in the program!  Instructions are below (if you previously logged into NYU Home and were unable to accept the offer, please clear your browser history/cache – this will delete the information your computer stored about your previous NYUHome session – before attempting to log in again). Reservation fees are encouraged before October 24th.

**It is important to understand that it is the fee that guarantees your place in the program.   Please note: enrollment capacity is limited. If the program reaches capacity before we receive your reservation, you will be placed on a waitlist.**

To Accept or Decline Our Offer Online:

  • Log on to your NYUHome account.
  • Select the “Academics” Tab > Select the “Albert” login link >
  • Click on the “Applicants” link > Select the “Application Status” link under the “Admissions” heading >
  • Click the “Admission Offer” button at the top of the page > Click the “Accept/Decline” link to accept or decline the Admission offer >
  • Click either the “Accept Offer” or “Decline Offer” button > Follow the prompts until you confirm your final decision.

Note: If you accept our offer, please be prepared to pay the required non-refundable reservation fee by e-check. After you make your final decision, the “Admission Offer” button will no longer be available to you.