The Tisch Office of Student Affairs supports international students in a variety of ways. We help students navigate the School and University, such as by making referrals to the Office of Global Services, the Expository Writing program, and the Tisch Office of Career Development. We also help to create a sense of community and provide an opportunity for students to meet one another and connect with Student Affairs staff. We host a weekly coffee hour at 726 Broadway on the 2nd Floor. (Suspended during the pandemic: We hope to resume this event in 2021). During the Fall 2020 semester, we will host monthly zoom meetings on the first Wednesday of the month. We send out specific invites and in order to accommodate varying time zones, they are either at 8 a.m. or 8 p.m. EST. Please feel free to email us with ideas and suggestions for further activities at email@example.com.
Here are some of the more common questions we find our international students and applicants need answered. If you don't see the information you're looking for here, please feel free to e-mail us a firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of Global Services has a dedicated FAQ webpage just for new students. There is information on what to do before or after you arrive, academic information, health information, working in the U.S., and finances.
OGS offers the most comprehensive visa information and programs throughout the year. They include OPT review sessions, information on immigration requirements, tips on scam awareness, and Resources for International Spouses/Partners and Families.
Yes, all NYU students are required to have health insurance, even if you are studying remotely.
Yes, students are enrolled automatically in the NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan as part of the course registration process.
Yes, students must complete the online enrollment/waiver process each academic year beginning in the fall to ensure that they are enrolled in the plan of their choice, supplement their current insurance with an NYU-sponsored plan, or waive the NYU-sponsored plans.
When you provide your health insurance waiver documentation the coverage dates on the form will dictate the waiver for just the fall or fall and spring. For example, if your local insurance ends on 12/31/20 the waiver is for fall only. If the documentation shows that the coverage ends in August 2021 then the waiver is for the entire academic year. In the latter scenario, if you would like to enroll in NYU health insurance for the Spring semester after waiving for the entire academic year, please submit a petition to add NYU health insurance. Please email a petition to the NYU health insurance office at email@example.com.
Yes, as long as it's work that's tied to what you studied at Tisch. An OGS advisor can provide more specifics about this process.