What do I need to do before I leave my home country?
1.) Get Health Insurance! Health Insurance Requirements through NYU
2.) Find Housing in NYC! (for Resources for housing - see below)
3.) Read and Download our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Please keep in mind that American work culture might be a little different than what you expect. Here are some things to keep in mind:
1.) Please communicate via email for any questions, requests, or information sharing you might have. For business purposes, we do not use apps such as WeChat or Line to discuss work matters.
2.) USALI operates within NYU - and there are some things our office may not be able to help you with. Although we will try to point you in the right direction for your question, you may have to work with other NYU departments or centers during your time here.
3.) Your NYU email is TEMPORARY. So, if you make any business cards using it - know that it will expire once your time at NYU-USALI ends.
NYC Housing & Transportation
Housing: Agencies & Services
USALI Tips for Housing
(1) Do you know a former Visiting Scholar at USALI? Ask how they found housing!
(2) In your search, we recommend being under an hour commute time. You can use googlemaps to plan out what your commute might be like.
(3) Want to know what are the safest neighborhoods in NYC? Click here.
(4) USALI Staff live in the following neighborhoods: Washington Heights/Inwood - Manhattan, Midtown Manhattan, Greenpoint - Brooklyn, Astoria - Queens, Flushing - Queens. Williamsburg - Brooklyn
I've just arrived in NYC! What do I do now?!
1.) Visit the Office of Global Services! and check in with them. Address: 383 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10003.
2.) Pick up your NYU ID! Address: 7 Washington Place, on the corner of Mercer Street. Your name is already in the NYU system, so all you will need to bring is a valid form of identification.
3.) Bring your NYU ID & Visit USALI! Visit Alexis and other staff!
Address: 139 MacDougal Street, 5th floor, New York, New York, 10012
NYU + NYC Life
How do I meet people in New York City? How do I make news friends?
Listed below is information about NYU-related events. If you'd like to meet people not related to NYU, but based on an interest (jogging, painting, etc) we highly recommend MeetUp.com
Upcoming USALI Events!