Understanding the Cost of Living in Prague

There are several things that you can do to prepare your finances before you arrive in the Czech Republic. Figure out: what is the cost of living in Prague? What can I do now to make sure I save money? This site, Numbeo, can help you compare the cost of living in your home city and your study away location!

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Contemporary Central and East European Literature Course

If you are still planning your Spring 2017 schedule, consider the exciting literature course: Contemporary Central and Eastern European Literature: from Kafka to Kundera.

Course Description:
Central Europe is a land of stories of different nations, cultures and people. Explore the complex developments of this region as depicted in works of its most famous writers: Kafka, Hrabal, Kundera or Havel. Individual classes will focus on questions of identity, dissent and exile, or irony and humor. The idea of this course is not to bring a full and detailed picture of modern and contemporary Central and East European literature, but rather to take advantage of the unique occasion and offer students a more focused view. The larger cultural context includes the political role of art and literature in Czech history, language, religion, social and national currents and crosscurrents, as well as its Central and East European dimension.

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 Prague, and can continue to assist in answering your questions even when we are not available.

Happy New Year and Best Wishes this Holiday Season!

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.

 

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 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.

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

*Visiting students, if financial aid money from your school is going to transfer to NYU and/or your school pays on your behalf, it is okay 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.  

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!

What Should I Be Doing Now? Recap of Deadlines

The following items are required of all students attending NYU Prague Spring 2017 and some of them are now PAST DUE.  

Please click on the links below for more information. 

[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

[By January 15] Visiting Students: Complete NYU Health History Questionnaire & Immunization Documentation