Preparing for Study Abroad

Passport, Visa and Residence Permit

All students going abroad must have a valid passport and visa to enter the host country. The Office of Global Services will assist students to request their visas. Obtaining these documents is entirely the student's responsibility and the student should allow at least two months for processing. Please take time to review the appropriate consulate's web site so as to be informed of the specific countries’ requirements.

Living Costs

Even though NYU tuition will remain the same, students should consider the living costs in the host country to accurately plan their participation.

Housing

Students staying in NYU housing should notify the Office of Residence Services they will not need NYU housing for the semester of participation as soon as possible. Housing abroad can be arranged through the host university, some institutions will have university housing available, others will provide guidance for housing resources.

Students who will require NYU housing during convocation and/or to prepare for the Bar exam should also notify Residence Services during their semester of participation.

Health and Inoculation

There are no inoculation requirements for Argentina, China and France. However, these countries’ policies can change and it is the student's responsibility to get any necessary inoculations. For information about inoculations the student should check with the appropriate consulate in New York or the National Centers for Disease Control (US).

Health Insurance

As part of students' overseas program with New York University, students will be enrolled in an HTH Worldwide health insurance plan, at no additional cost, regardless of whether students have NYU student health or have alternate health insurance coverage. 

Highlights of the program are:

  • 100% coverage for medical and mental health care up to the policy limits, with no deductible
  • Access to English-speaking, western-trained health providers
  • Coverage for medical evacuation and repatriation
  • 24/7 availability of HTH representatives who will assist students with appointment scheduling with in-network providers who will provide treatment with no out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Before departure, instructions for printing the HTH insurance ID card and explaining how to access care will be in an email from enrollment@hthworldwide.com under the subject line, ‘NYU Global Important Insurance Information’

Safety

NYU Traveler Registration

It is mandatory for students participating in the NYU Law Abroad to register at NYU Traveler before their departure.

NYU Traveler is a tool to enhance the safety of students, faculty, administrators, and staff traveling on University-related business. When you register through NYU Traveler, your travel plans are routed through Worldcue, a traveler safety service with which NYU has contracted. Worldcue will automatically alert the individual traveler to dangerous conditions that may have emerged where he or she will be traveling, and will automatically alert the University to emergencies, allowing it to move more rapidly to assist members of the NYU community.

U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories

Students should be aware of any travel warnings or advisories published by the U.S. State Department.  Such information can be found on a country-by-country basis on the following website:  http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html

U.S Embassy and Consulates

Buenos Aires
U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires
Av. Colombia 4300 (C1425GMN) Buenos Aires - Argentina
Tel: (54-11) 5777-4533
Fax: (54-11) 5777-4240
http://argentina.usembassy.gov

Paris
U.S. Embassy France
Physical Address (GPS & Google maps)
2 avenue Gabriel
75008 Paris
France
Switchboard: [33] (1)43122222
Fax: [33] (1)42669783
http://france.usembassy.gov/

Consulate General in Shanghai
Main U.S. Consulate General Building
1469 Huai Hai Zhong Road (Near Wulumuqi Nan Lu) 200031 Shanghai China
http://shanghai.usembassy-china.org.cn/

American Citizens Services in Shanghai
Westgate Mall, 1038 West Nanjing Road, 8th Floor
Tel: (86-21) 3217-4650 ext. 2102,2103,2114
Fax: (86-21) 6217-2071
Regular Hours: 8:30am-11:30am and 1:30pm- 3:30pm
Mon to Fri. Closed on Tues afternoons
After Hours Emergencies: (86-21) 6433-3936
E-mail: ShanghaiACS@state.gov

Pre-departure

Students will be required to attend pre-departure meetings with the Faculty Director and NYU Law Office of Global Programs staff members in the Fall semester. At that time, detailed instructions about the program and next steps to follow will be discussed. Among the materials distributed, students will receive U.S. State Department Consular Information for the country in which the program will be conducted as well as a Conditions and Responsibilities form and a Foreign Travel Release and Emergency Contact Information form that must be completed and signed before their departure.

Helpful Information

Students may find helpful to register and use NYU GlobeSmart. This system provides information for travel to 11 of NYU's global academic center locations outside of the United States. For more information please visit:
http://www.nyu.edu/global/international-immigration-services/students/outbound-from-nyc/while-traveling.html

Additionally, the following website may offer useful information: U.S. Department of State Worldwide Caution