Introducing: The Office of Global Services (OGS)

I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself, your OGS advisor. My name is Rebecca Lukowski and I will be your primary contact person for all visa related questions. Please keep in mind that Patrick Stancil and the rest of the Global Programs team will be your primary contact for everything non-visa related to your semester abroad.

On Tuesday, October 11 you should have received an email directly from our office. This email highlights our comprehensive visa instructions, which will help guide you through the immigration process.

As you read through the instructions, please pay close attention to the “Applying for your visa” section. ALL students must arrive in Berlin with either a visa in their passport,  a confirmed appointment at the Berlin Foreigner’s Office, or a valid EU/EEA/Swiss passport. Students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to secure their visa before traveling to Germany. This involves booking an appointment NOW at your local German Consulate. Please note that NYU students currently in NY are eligible to and should apply through the German Consulate in New York.

There will be Berlin visa workshops on October 20 at 2pm and 3pm at 383 Lafayette Street. I will go over the immigration process and will help clarify what you need to do and when you need to do.

You will work with an advisor at OGS to ensure that you are able to arrive at your study abroad site with the appropriate documentation to study.  You will receive emails from OGS, but know that I am your primary contact for immigration related questions and you can reach out to me at or 212-998-4062.

OGS Contact Information:

  • Email
  • Gchat: Add to your gchat contact list and reach out anytime you see us available!
  • Call +1-212-998-4242 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Eastern Time)
  • Starting October 17*, walk-in Advising Hours at 383 Lafayette Street are:
    • Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 10:00am – 4:00 pm
    • Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00am – 5:00pm

*If you need to meet with an advisor between now and Monday, October 17, please contact your advisor (information above) to schedule an appointment.


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