October To-Dos

Note that as communications are launched, your To-Dos will be linked to more info.

Required To-Dos

  • By October 15 – Confirm your place in the program
  • November 5– Save the date  All students in NYC are expected and required to attend NYU Florence’s Pre-Departure Orientation on this date.
  • ASAPVisiting Students: Set up NYU Email
  • ASAPReview Flight & Arrival Information
  • ASAP – For the Office of Global Services (OGS):
    • Review introductory information on blog and communication from OGS. This includes our detailed visa instructions.
    • Renew/obtain your passport!  Your passport MUST be valid through at least November 2017 (6 months BEYOND the last day of your stay in Italy).  Upload a copy of your passport to OGS.  This must be a scan of both the bio and signature pages of the passport (no extra objects in photo, i.e. table, hand, etc.)
    • Complete the Student Information Form (even if waiting on a renewed passport).
    • Begin collecting documents for Group Processing (see emails from OGS)
    • October 19th: Attend visa workshop.
    • By October 26th: Earliest you can apply for visa.
    • Attend OGS Walk-in Hours (Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 10am-4pm; Wednesday, Thursday 11am-5pm) to meet with an advisor
    • Book an appointment with your local Italian Consulate to apply for your visa if you are not participating in Group Processing (appointment must be after October 26th)
    • International Students: Meet with an International Student Advisor at OGS to discuss maintaining your F-1 or J-1 status while studying abroad.
  • November 4 – Visa Group Processing Deadline
  • October 26 – Earliest you can apply for visa

Recommended To-Dos

  • October 14 Albert Course Search goes live; begin planning your schedule (make sure to have some flexibility!)
  • October 19 or 21 Attend Visa Workshop
  • TBD Apply to be a peer advisor
  • ASAP  Apply for external study away scholarships
  • ASAP  Register with the Moses Center if applicable
  • ASAP  Join the NYU Florence Facebook group
  • ASAP (Applications reviewed on a rolling basis) – Apply to be a Wasserman Global Peer
  • Anytime – If you want to meet one-on-one, email your Study Away Advisor (zara.bohan@nyu.edu) to make an appointment to meet in person or via Skype!


  • Friday, October 14 Study Away Kick-Off –  Come celebrate and meet fellow classmates!
  • October 19, 21 and November 11  Visa Workshop — Learn how to obtain the necessary visa for your semester in Florence!
  • TBD – NYU Passport Drive