Due to an issue with the portal, we are missing some vital information that we need from you in order to begin the process for you process your student visas once you get on the ground. We kindly ask you if you have not already to email Alejandra Lombardo ( email@example.com
) with the following information:
- Your full name (first, middle & last) exactly as it appears on your passport (the one you will use to enter Argentina)
Please understand that if this information does not match exactly what it says in your passport, you will be subject to delays and complications in the visa process.
All students will need their NYU ID cards while in Buenos Aires.
NYU students: You must bring your NYU ID card with you to Buenos Aires.
Visiting students: you will receive an NYU ID card once you arrive in Buenos Aires.
As you prepare to land in your new home within the next few weeks, embarking on what I’m sure will be a meaningful and exciting semester, we’d like for you to take a few minutes to review the information and resources we’ve gathered to assist in your transition to live, study, and engage in a new city.Please click here to access the online portal
Once you log in (use your NYU netID if prompted), you will be able to watch a webinar on culture andculture shift (“What is Culture?”), links to Global Smart – a web tool that provides quick access to knowledge on how to communicate effectively with people from over sixty countries around the globe, as well as links to research about American stereotypes, cultural and ethical relativism, and tips for maximizing study abroad.
These resources are valuable and, we hope, will help you make the transition to living and studying in a new city a bit smoother.
We’ve done a decent amount of traveling and have made some classic travel mistakes in my time. Be smarter than us by following these tips!
- I know we’ve mentioned this before, but tell your bank and credit card companies that you will travel abroad. Make sure they won’t block your accounts when they see international charges, and ask for phone numbers to call from abroad in the event you have any issues. The 1-800 numbers on the back won’t always work from overseas.
- Bring a small weekend-size bag/backpack/collapsible duffle bag for trips you’ll take during your time abroad. Pack it with everything you’ll need for the first few days of your trip and bring it as a carry-on on the plane, so you’ll be ready in case your baggage is delayed.
- Don’t forget that you cannot bring more than 3 oz. of any liquid in your carry on for your flight overseas. Airport security can be very stringent. Make sure you follow all the rules when it comes to flying!
- If you follow a special diet (vegetarian, kosher, etc.) don’t forget to inform your airline ahead of time. It’s horribly unpleasant to be hungry and thirsty while you’re on a plane and they control when you get meals, so bring some snacks (stay away from fruit, especially if you have a layover in a European airport, as some countries don’t want you to bring perishable food into their airports). And make sure you have your own water on the flight (though you can’t take any through security, remember).
- Make several photocopies of your passport ID page and credit/debit cards to leave with a family member or someone you trust. That way, if these items are lost or stolen, they’re much easier to replace.
- Set up a plan of communicating with your family members while abroad—we recommend calling or e-mailing them only once or twice a week while abroad. Your parents will ALWAYS want to talk to you more often than that, but remember that part of studying in another country is putting some distance between you and your old life. You’ll be better for it!
- Buy a journal. Study Abroad is a profoundly personal experience and Facebook updates alone won’t capture the spirit of what you are doing. Keep a journal that is meant to be just for you.
Please find the calendar for orientation here (subject to change). Orientation events will occur from Monday, February 4th – Thursday, February 7th. During this week you should not plan any other events. We know that following orientation there is a long weekend so we have not set anything up for Friday in case you wish to travel (many of you already have contacted me about it). However, you must be at orientation until 6pm on Thursday.
Hi everyone here is a copy of your arrival cheat sheet. Please print out a copy of this and carry it with you on the plane, as well as leave copies with family and/or friends.
For those of you who submitted the community service survey before the deadline you will be receiving an email next week from my colleagues in Buenos Aires with your assignment. In the meantime, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Alejandra.firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.