Reminder: Ebills Due January 6

If you have not yet paid your ebill, please take the necessary steps to do so by the January 6th 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

Pre-Departure Orientation Recap

Thank you to those who attended the pre-departure orientation! There were some great questions and discussions with the Global Ambassadors.

For those of you who could not attend the in-person session, we missed you, but don’t despair. While there is no way we can replicate the orientation, you can view a version of the presentation here: NYU Berlin Pre-Departure Orientation Spring 2016.

Please ensure to read through the presentation in its entirety as I will be sending you a mandatory quiz to test your knowledge and make sure you know the essential information!  I will email you with more details next week.

I will also be available to go through the presentation and follow up questions on Wednesday, December 9th from 5-6 pm in Meyer Building, Room 102 in NYC. If you have other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at miriam.halsey@nyu.edu. I am available to chat in NY, and am also happy to set up a time to Skype with anyone who is currently not in the area.

There were great stories from former students and excellent discussions amongst ourselves during the in-person session. If you have questions and you’d like to be put in touch with an NYU Berlin alum, email global.ambassadors@nyu.edu.

Some key points to remember from the orientation:

  • Tisch Professional Track Students: Remember that this information mostly applies to you, but check the “What’s Different” document to be sure you know
  • On-site orientation is Mandatory! All students must arrive on January 25.
  • All class attendance and course related field trips are mandatory.  Do not book personal travel until you have arrived and confirmed your syllabi.
  • Please note that housing is ONLY available during the dates of the program, January 25–May 21!
  • 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.

Ebills Generated

The NYU Bursar has started sending ebills for the spring semester via email. Please keep an eye on your NYU email account for your NYU Berlin bill. These will be due by January 6, 2016.

If you received a scholarship from our office, these have been applied on your account already.  However, if financial aid money from your school is going to transfer to NYU and/or your school pays on your behalf, it is ok if these anticipated payments arrive after the bill becomes due. Only the portion of the bill that you are personally responsible for paying directly to NYU must arrive by the due date.

For costs, please see here.  Remember, your housing charge will be a “placeholder,” until we place students in their final housing assignment; the initial charge may differ from the final housing charge. Once the actual housing placement has been made, the E-bill is adjusted, resulting in either a credit or an additional charge if necessary. The final charge will appear on your E-bill within 2-3 weeks following the start of the program.

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? Check out the FAQs on the Bursar’s website.

Study Away Confirmation Portal Due Tomorrow, November 20

Throughout the past few weeks you have received information and access to the Study Away Confirmation Portal.  This is a final reminder that your housing application, required forms, and housing reservation payment) are due tomorrow, November 20.

Please ensure to meet this deadline so local staff can begin making assignments and preparing for your arrival.  You will be notified of your housing assignment approximately 1.5 weeks before your arrival in Berlin.

Additionally, please note that the portal also has a section for you to input your travel details.  These are due by December 1 (only the housing portion closes November 20 – you can log back in to submit travel details if you don’t have them yet).  This is critical so site staff are aware of when you intend to arrive and can keep an eye on any delays that may occur.  Later in the semester we will also ask you to submit flight details in NYU Traveler, which is shared directly with NYU Public Safety (instructions to come).  Please be aware that submitting in both places is necessary so all parties are aware.

Student Employment Opportunities at NYU Berlin

NYU Berlin BikeShare Student Worker Position

Position Description:
Based on the NYU New York BikeShare program, the NYU Berlin BikeShare allows students to check out a bike for same-day use. NYU Berlin currently has eight bikes as part of its BikeShare program, all of which vary both in size as well as make/model. In order to keep our BikeShare bikes in good repair throughout the semester, NYU Berlin is seeking a student worker with experience as a bike mechanic to fix up and make repairs to bikes when possible, assess the need for new parts/further repair work, report and follow-up on any damages/BikeShare policy violations, and be the primary contact person for all questions/concerns pertaining to the NYU Berlin BikeShare program.

Principal Duties:

  • Coordinating with the Residential Life Team to schedule and run required NYU Berlin BikeShare/Bike Safety information sessions for interested students.
  • Regularly check the status of all bikes, noting any damages, assessing the necessary repairs, and performing repairs, when possible.
  • Write bi-weekly (or more often, as necessary) status reports on all bikes and send to all members of the Residential Life Team.
  • In cooperation with the Residential Life Coordinator, coordinate all communication regarding NYU Berlin BikeShare (e.g. follow-up on damages, clarify bike share rules and regulations, etc.).

Interested candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter to NYU Berlin Residential Life Coordinator Karen Welsch (karen.welsch@nyu.edu) and Finance and Operations Manager Carolyn Marten (carolyn.marten@nyu.edu) by December 12, 2015.  Short-listed candidates will be contacted via e-mail to schedule a Skype interview during the first two weeks of January.

This position begins on February 11 and ends on May 12, 2015.  The successful candidate must hold a German Aufenthaltstitel (residence permit) and be registered with local authorities. Interested candidates are therefore advised to obtain a pre-departure visa (please include relevant visa section on blog for detailed instructions) that will allow them to start employment upon arrival.

The position allows for a maximum work time of 5-8 hours per week. NYU Berlin offers a competitive hourly compensation rate of 12 EUR (gross).

Position Requirements:

  • Education:  NYU Berlin student
  • Experience: Bike mechanic and/or other related work experience
  • Student Visa & Work permit for Germany required.
  • Location: NYU Berlin

NYU Berlin IT Student Worker

Position Description:
The role of the NYU Berlin IT Student Worker is to provide technical support to the NYU Berlin community. The two spaces to be serviced are the NYU-NET wired Academic Center at St. Agnes and NYU-NET wired residence hall. The applicant is expected to bring in a basic understanding of iMAC and PC computer hardware/software set-up and installation. This includes networked computers, printers and various peripherals and knowledge of computing procedures and standards and desktop configurations. Further, the applicant should have graphic design experience.

Principal Duties:

  • Regular technical setup (projectors, audio, etc.) for classes taking place at the NYU Berlin Academic Center at St. Agnes, including occasional guest presentations and workshops.
  • Configuration of wireless devices for professors and students to the NYU-NET.
  • Installation of software updates on iMacs and PCs.
  • IT support in the NYU Berlin student residence hall as needed.
  • Maintenance of network and office printers.
  • Work closely with NYU Berlin Operations in regards to network configurations of computers and printers and report steps taken.
  • Graphic design for event posters and other artwork using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and related software.
  • Other duties as assigned by the NYU Berlin Site Director.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter to Special Projects Coordinator Dominik Fungipani (dominik.fungipani@nyu.edu) and Finance and Operations Manager Carolyn Marten (carolyn.marten@nyu.edu) by December 12, 2015.  Short-listed candidates will be contacted via e-mail to schedule a Skype interview during the first two weeks of January.

This position begins on February 1 and ends on May 12, 2015.  The successful candidate must hold a German Aufenthaltstitel (residence permit) and be registered with local authorities. Interested candidates are therefore advised to obtain a pre-departure visa (please include relevant visa section on blog for detailed instructions) that will allow them to start employment upon arrival.

The position allows for a maximum work time of 15 hours per week. NYU Berlin offers a competitive hourly compensation rate of 12 EUR (gross).

Position Requirements:

  • Education:  NYU Berlin student
  • Experience: IT support/or other related work experience
  • Student Visa & Work permit for Germany required.
  • Location: NYU Berlin

 

Complete the Study Away Module

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 Berlin specific information during the in-person pre-departure orientation.

The module consists of a webinar and short questionnaire and should only take you about 15-20 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 prior to attending the Pre-Departure Orientation on November 14.  Remember that students currently in New York must attend an in-person orientation, and all students must complete this module.

Save the Date – Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation, November 14

Save the date!  All students currently in the Washington Square area are expected and required to attend the NYU Berlin Pre-Departure Orientation on Saturday, November 14.  No exceptions.  Details are as follows:

Time: 12:30-2:00 pm
Location: Meyer, Room 122

If you are currently studying outside of New York, don’t worry — we will have an online presentation available later in the semester so you receive all the information.

Meet Your Site Representative

Miriam HalseyAs you begin navigating the pre-departure process leading up to spring 2016 in Berlin, I am here to assist along the way.  Whether this means you choose to utilize my office hours, communicate via 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.  Email me at mwh279@nyu.edu or call 212-992-9962 to set up an appointment.  If you are not in the area and would like to set up a Skype call, I am also more than happy to do so at a time that suits your schedule.

  • Weekly Office Hours – Every Thursday, 1:00-3;00 pm (25 West 4th St, 1st floor)

There are also a few dates where I will hold office hours at the ARC in NYC:

  • Office Hours at the Washington Square ARC – Tuesday, 10/27, 12:00-2:00 pm and Tuesday, 12/1, 12:00-2:00 pm (18 Washington Place)

These are opportunities to discuss topics like housing, booking flights, health insurance coverage, and preparing for cultural differences while away.

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!

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 15.

**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.**

You can accept or decline your offer in two ways:

  1. 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.
  2. By mail or in person (only if you are unable to accept offer online): Please mail a completed Confirmation Form (to be sent separately) and a check or money order payable to “New York University” to NYU Office of Global Programs, 25 West 4th St (1st floor) New York, NY 10012.
    Note:Please DO NOT SEND CASH. The check or money order must be in U.S. funds only and include your University ID number and Study Away site in the memo section. Once we receive and process your reservation fee, the “Admission Offer” button will no longer be available to you.