Offices Closing for Winter Break

NYU’s Office of Global Programs and Office of Global Services, as well as most other departments around NYU, will be closed for the winter break starting at 4pm EST on Friday, December 23rd. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 4th at 9am EST.  Both the Office of Global Programs and the Office of Global Services will not be monitoring voicemail or emails during this time.

We understand that questions may come up while our office is closed – if so, please use the “Search” tool within this blog to see if we have covered it already (in many cases, we have!). This blog is meant to be your main resource of things to know and do regarding Tel Aviv, and can continue to assist in answering your questions even when we are not available.

Happy New Year and Best Wishes this Holiday Season!

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GeoBlue Health Insurance Emails Received

By now you should have received an email from NYU Student Insurance/GeoBlue with your certificate number and instructions about creating your GeoBlue profile. This was sent to your NYU email address only. Please register and bring your health insurance card with you.  

As a reminder, all students are still expected to maintain valid domestic health insurance over the course of the semester. GeoBlue is valid only for the dates of your study away program.

Please notify me at patrick.stancil@nyu.edu if you did not receive an email from GeoBlue to ensure it is resent.  Rest assured that you will absolutely be covered.  Be sure to check your spam folder first, as they sometimes end up there.

Preparing for Study Away Series: Workshop Resources

This packet is intended to give all students the opportunity to consider their identity during the pre-departure process, even if they weren’t able to attend our in-person events.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, and we are happy to talk to you or connect you to resources or students.

You must be logged into your NYU account to view the bulletin displayed on the page. Alternatively, you can download the Workshop Resources here.

Start Blogging About Your Study Away Experience!

As you may know from previous updates, students across the global sites are currently blogging on ThisIsNYU about their experiences away and must-see spots.  We encourage you too to  sign up and blog for ThisIsNYU during your time away!  Not only is it a great way to document your experience, but it is also an easy way to share your day-to-day encounters with family and friends.  

To get started or to learn more, simply visit nyu.edu/global/bloggers. The “Getting Started” page will have you ready to start in under 15 minutes, so you can sign up — and start blogging — today!

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

What Should I Be Doing Now? Recap of Deadlines

The following items are required of all students attending NYU Tel Aviv Spring 2017 and some of them are now PAST DUE.  Please click on the links below for more information. [Link the text below to the posts you have for these. If there are relevant OGS posts/deadlines to include, please add these in by your site too]

[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

[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 ebill

GeoBlue Health Insurance Emails To Come

For NYU students based in New York and visiting students from other U.S. based institutions:

All students studying with NYU Global Programs are enrolled in international health coverage through GeoBlue. Later this month, you will receive an email from NYU Student Insurance/GeoBlue with instructions about creating your GeoBlue profile so you can print your health insurance card.

GeoBlue Enrollment emails will only be sent to your NYU email address, so if you have not yet set up your NYU email account, please do so asap. Do NOT delete this email!  Keep an eye on your spam folder, as they sometimes end up there.  We will let you know in an upcoming blog post when GeoBlue emails should have been received.

In addition to GeoBlue, all students are expected to maintain valid domestic health insurance over the course of their semester away. Students usually maintain the domestic insurance coverage that is offered through either their home institution or their parent/guardian’s insurance plan. GeoBlue is valid only for the dates of your study away program.

For students based at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai:

You can expect to receive separate communications from your respective Health Centers as part of the regular annual enrollment process that will included your international health insurance enrollment.

Mobile Phones in Tel Aviv

As a student studying at NYU Tel Aviv this spring, you will be required to have a mobile phone for the duration of the program. You will be provided with a mobile phone to use for the semester, and approximately $25 USD in phone credit, at no additional cost. To plan accordingly, please fill out this form ASAP so that we are able to have your phone ready for you upon your arrival. Please complete it no later than Friday, January 6, 2017.

As you know, your health and safety is an enormous priority for the University. Not only will this program help us to contact you in case of an emergency, but it will give you the ability to call or text local site staff in the unlikely event you encounter a difficult situation.

Although we are providing the first approximately $25 USD in service, we will expect you to keep enough credit on your phone so that you can call out in case of an emergency. Even if you run out of credit, we will still ask you to keep your phone with you, as you will still be able to receive short incoming calls and text messages.

The phones you receive will be very basic – in other words, don’t expect them to do anything beyond phone calls and text messaging. However, if you have an unlocked phone that you would prefer to use while you are studying away, you’ll still be able to use your approximately $25 USD in credit (and SIM card) on that device instead. You will be able to coordinate this with your site’s staff during orientation.

At the end of the semester, you will be expected to return your SIM card, phone, charger, and any other accessories that may be provided.

Again, please don’t forget to fill out the form, and if you have any questions, please contact me.