NYU Florence Online Global Health and Wellness Orientation

By now you should have received an email from site staff at NYU Florence with instructions to complete an Online Global Health & Wellness Orientation.

This mandatory online exercise provides useful information about health and safety resources in Florence.  It encourages you to practice self-care, to support your fellow students and the NYU Florence community, and to remain curious about all the things that are different and exciting in Italy.

It should take you about 45-60 minutes and must be completed by January 25th. Please access the orientation by clicking the link in the email you received.

If you have questions about the content please email florence.studentlife@nyu.edu.

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HTH Health Insurance Emails Received

[Update: NYU Shanghai students — you will be covered by GeoBlue during your semester away so you will not receive this email.]

By now you should have received an email from NYU Student Insurance/HTH Worldwide with your certificate number and instructions about creating your HTH profile. This was sent to your NYU email address only. Please register and bring your health insurance card with you.  If you previously tried to register and received a message that your insurance has been cancelled, this was a system error and has been fixed.

As a reminder, if you have studied on an NYU program in the past or currently have an HTH Global plan, you will log in to HTH as you have previously here (you do NOT need to re-register) and check to see that the details/dates of the plan are correct. You can also print out your new ID card reflecting your updated coverage.

All students are still expected to maintain valid domestic health insurance over the course of the semester. HTH is valid only for the dates of your study away program.

Please notify me at zbb203@nyu.edu if you did not receive an email from HTH Worldwide 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.

Past Due Deadlines

The following items are required of all students attending NYU Florence Spring 2016 and are now PAST DUE.  Please click on the links below for more information.

HTH Health Insurance Emails To Come

All students studying with NYU Global Programs will be enrolled in international health coverage through HTH Worldwide. By next week you will receive an email from NYU Student Insurance/HTH Worldwide with your certificate number and instructions about creating your HTH profile.

HTH Enrollment emails will only be sent to your NYU email address. Do NOT delete this email!  Keep an eye on your spam folder, as they sometimes end up there.

If you have studied on an NYU program in the past or currently have an HTH Global plan, you will log in to HTH as you have in the past here (you do NOT need to re-register) and check to see that the details/dates of the plan are correct. You can also print out your new ID card reflecting your updated coverage.

In addition to HTH, all students are expected to maintain valid domestic health insurance over the course of the semester. HTH is valid only for the dates of your study away program.

If you receive health insurance through your school and are also covered by a parent’s insurance plan, you do not need to maintain both levels of domestic insurance for your semester away. Many students waive the insurance through their school seeing that they will be covered by a parent’s plan domestically and HTH while abroad. Investigate this as you may end up saving hundreds of dollars.  Here are instructions for waiving based on your degree-granting campus:

Pre-Departure Orientation Recap and Make-Up

For those of you who could not attend an in-person session, we missed you, but don’t despair. While there is no way we can replicate the orientation, you can view the presentation here.  Please ensure to read through the presentation in its entirety.  You can view the handout given to students at orientation (which includes tips on money and banking as well as a recommended packing list) here.

I will also hold one make-up orientation on Friday December 4, 2:00-3:30pm in Waverly 431. Please review the presentation beforehand so you are prepared with questions. I will be doing an abridged version of the November 14th presentation.

To be put in touch with an NYU Florence alum, email global.ambassadors@nyu.edu. If you have other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at zbb203@nyu.edu.

Some key points to remember from the orientation:

  • On-site orientation is Mandatory! All students must arrive on January 26.
  • Additionally, 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 26 – May 13!
  • 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.

Welcome Newly Admitted Students – Blog Recap

Welcome to the newest NYU Florence admitted students! As I mentioned in your acceptance email, this blog has been created to keep you on track with your preparations for the fall semester abroad.  For tips on how to best navigate the blog, please watch the short video in the “Start Here” tab.

A good way to get up to speed quickly is to click through the topic headers as well as the October To-Dos and November To-Dos at the top of the blog home page. Please review the Required To-Dos within the header and click on the links for more details. You’ll notice that some of the deadlines may have passed – please do not be overly concerned about this. You should aim to complete these steps ASAP and to carefully review all the previous posts to ensure you are up to date.

For now, students currently in New York please RSVP to attend the mandatory pre-departure orientation session by filling out the questionnaire here.

Visiting students, take a look at our visiting student resources presentation to get started.

Of course, do not hesitate to email me directly if you have any follow up questions.

Health Forms Available for Pick Up

All students – NYU and visiting students – are required to submit health forms to NYU’s Student Health Center before studying away.

NYU students in NY – Please plan to stop by the Health Center before the end of the semester to pick up and complete your student Health History Form. You should go to 726 Broadway, 3rd Floor to pick up your forms.

NYU Abu Dhabi students, NYU Shanghai students, & NYU New York students currently studying away – you don’t need to worry about these forms right now. If you need to submit any updated health information, the Health Center will reach out to you directly.

Visiting students – NYU’s Student Health Center will send your required medical forms to your permanent address.  You can expect to receive them in mid-November.

Have questions?  Email health.requirements@nyu.edu or call 212-443-1199.

All forms should be completed and returned to the Health Center by December 1.

Complete the Study Away Module

All NYU Study Away participants who plan to study at our global academic centers 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 Florence 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.

Register with the Moses Center

The Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) determines qualified disability status and assists students in obtaining appropriate accommodations and services, both at their home campuses and while studying away.  

Students currently registered who will be studying away must contact the Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities in order to discuss resources that might be required, to provide the necessary documentation, and to arrange for these services well before departure.

Additionally, students should speak to the Moses Center if they feel reasonable accommodations may need to be requested while away.  Accommodations include but are not limited to:  testing accommodations, note takers, use of computer for exams, materials in an alternate format, and provision of sign language interpreters to name a few.

Please visit the Study Away and Disability page on the Moses Center’s website to learn more.  Information is provided for all NYU students (NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and NYU New York home campuses), as well as for Visiting (non-NYU) students.  Requests for accommodation at the NYU Global Sites must be made no later than four to six weeks before departure.

Students are able to reach out to the Moses Center with questions by calling +1 (212) 998-4980 or emailing mosescsd@nyu.edu.