Mail from Florence: Things to Note

Global Orientations – January 28 and 29 with a follow up activity on March 24.

Global Orientations is a program designed to introduce students to the contemporary political, economic and socio-cultural issues present in Italy today. The activities are divided into three days. For a complete description and further suggested readings and assignments please see our website.

All students will have an assignment for Italian language due on Jan 29, 2016.

Save the Date – Thursday, March 24, 2016 there will be an all day conference on the topic, “Race, Racism & Xenophobia.” Regular classes have been canceled that day in order for all students , faculty and staff to participate. This conference is considered a part of the Global Orientation program.

Strategies for Success – Please review these tips and guidelines for an academically successful semester in Florence.

Student Employment – NYU Florence offers on-campus employment opportunities for students in the Spring 2016 semester.

There are a limited number of positions available and these are not a guaranteed source of financial aid.  Prior to your departure, please contact the NYU Financial Aid Office, to discuss alternate methods of financing your semester abroad if you were to be one of the candidates not selected to have on-campus student employment in Spring 2016.

Application instructions:

  • Complete a Wasserman On Campus Registration Form by logging onto Albert and selecting “Wasserman On-Campus Student Employment Registration” at the bottom-right of the screen.
  • Send a pdf copy of the Wasserman On Campus Registration Form to You will then receive an internal application form from Cristina with details of the positions, and further instructions.

Community Engagement – NYU Florence offers a variety of activities so that students can become active in the local Florence community.

To learn more about the options available to you, read a list of descriptions here. Interested students should complete the Google Form no later than February 9, 2016. Also, at the NYU Florence Info Fair (Jan. 29, 2016) you can meet Enrico Buonincontro, Community Engagement and Leadership Development Coordinator (see more info here). ​


Just for Visiting Students

Congratulations again on your acceptance to NYU Florence!

We understand that, as a visiting student, you may have particular questions or concerns regarding the pre-departure steps and NYU processes in general. The below presentation is designed to guide you through NYU Study Away enrollment requirements and introduce you to all of the resources you have at your disposal as you make your preparations.

Please take a few minutes to view the presentation and feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions.  Additionally, if you would like to be connected with students who have participated in your program you can always reach out to

Ciao e Benvenuto!

As I mentioned in your “Welcome to NYU Florence” email, I am your NYC based site representative.  What that means is I’m your primary contact for all things Florence as you prepare for your semester away.  Although I am based in NYC, I am in close communication with the site staff directly in Florence, who ultimately will assist you throughout your semester away.  Even if you are not in the New York area, feel free to reach out to me at any point.

Leading up to the Spring 2016 term, each week I will share new posts about everything from flights to registration to packing tips (and everything in between). Make sure to read all the posts to stay on top of your requirements and use this blog as your main point of reference throughout your pre-departure steps.

Congratulations again on your admission to NYU Florence Spring 2016!  For tips on how to best navigate the blog, please see the “Start Here!” section.

– Your NYU Florence Site Rep (