Information about Applying for your Residence Permit after Arrival

Those students who will be applying for their residence permit after arrival at the Foreigner’s Office in Berlin will receive information in the next few days about how best to prepare for this appointment. Please look out for an email from OGS. If you will be applying for a residence permit at the Foreigner’s Office and have not sent a copy of your appointment confirmation, please send that immediately to Rebecca.Lukowski@nyu.edu.

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NYU Berlin Online Global Health & Wellness Orientation

In the coming days, you will receive an email from site staff at NYU Berlin with instructions to complete an Online Global Health & Wellness Orientation.

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

It should take you about 45-60 minutes and must be completed by January 29. Please access the orientation by clicking the link in the email you received.

If you have questions about the content please email linn.friedrichs@nyu.edu.

 

Preparing for Study Away Series: Workshop Resources

This packet is intended to give all students the opportunity to consider their identity during the pre-departure process, even if they weren’t able to attend our in-person events.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, and we are happy to talk to you or connect you to resources or students.

You must be logged into your NYU account to view the bulletin displayed on the page. Alternatively, you can download the Workshop Resources here.

Featured Course: Topics in German Cinema

GERM-UA 9253 or SASEM-UG 9102   Topics in German Cinema 
Lecture and Seminar: Tuesdays 3:30-6:15pm
Screenings: Mondays 8:15-10:00pm
Instructor: Axel Bangert
Course Description:

Berlin is one of the most well-known film cities in the world. This course wants to introduce you to the study of German cinema by looking at changing images of the city since the postwar period. The course will begin with an introduction to film analysis, giving special attention to the relationship between film and city. We will go on to discuss a number of influential productions from East, West and reunified Germany, and draw comparisons to other German as well as non-German city films. Through seminar discussions, reading responses, and critical essays, you will gain an understanding of how the cinema has engaged with the city of Berlin and its transformations since the end of the Second World War.

Students enrolled in this class have the unique opportunity to be accredited for the Berlinale (The Berlin International Film Festival), one of the world’s leading film festivals and the largest publicly attended film festival in the world, taking place early in February. The Berlinale is part of the course program, yet in order to get personalized accreditation participating students need to be registered by December 19th. To register, please send an electronic passport-style photo to Julia Rogers (julia.rogers@nyu.edu), together with your date of birth, place of birth (city & country) and nationality, as soon as possible and latest by December 19th. You must be enrolled in the course. You can of course still enroll for the course until the end of the the regular drop/add period in February, yet you will only receive Berlinale accreditations if you registered by December 19th. Unfortunately, no late accreditations are accepted.
Any questions: please do not hesitate to contact NYU Berlin’s Julia Rogers (julia.rogers@nyu.edu).

Important Message for Students Enrolled in or Considering Enrolling in Topics in German Cinema

GERM-UA 9253 or SASEM-UG 9102   Topics in German Cinema 
Lecture and Seminar: Tuesdays 3:30-6:15pm
Screenings: Mondays 8:15-10:00pm
Instructor: Axel Bangert
Students enrolled in this class have the unique opportunity to be accredited for the Berlinale (The Berlin International Film Festival), one of the world’s leading film festivals and the largest publicly attended film festival in the world, taking place early in February. The Berlinale is part of the course program, yet in order to get personalized accreditation participating students need to be registered by December 19th. To register, please send an electronic passport-style photo to Julia Rogers (julia.rogers@nyu.edu), together with your date of birth, place of birth (city & country) and nationality, as soon as possible and latest by December 19th. You must be enrolled in the course. You can of course still enroll for the course until the end of the the regular drop/add period in February, yet you will only receive Berlinale accreditations if you registered by December 19th. Unfortunately, no late accreditations are accepted.
Any questions: please do not hesitate to contact NYU Berlin’s Julia Rogers (julia.rogers@nyu.edu).
Course Description:

Berlin is one of the most well-known film cities in the world. This course wants to introduce you to the study of German cinema by looking at changing images of the city since the postwar period. The course will begin with an introduction to film analysis, giving special attention to the relationship between film and city. We will go on to discuss a number of influential productions from East, West and reunified Germany, and draw comparisons to other German as well as non-German city films. Through seminar discussions, reading responses, and critical essays, you will gain an understanding of how the cinema has engaged with the city of Berlin and its transformations since the end of the Second World War.

Attend Beyond the Selfie Next Week!

Join us next week Wednesday, December 7th for Beyond the Selfie! Eat and mingle with your spring 2017 study abroad peers and receive tips from study abroad alums on how to get the most out of your travel writing, blogging, photography and video during your semester away. All attendees will automatically be entered into a raffle to receive great prizes.

Beyond the Selfie
Wednesday, December 7th
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Palladium Multipurpose Room
140 East 14th Street, 3rd Floor

There will be pizza and dumplings! Please RSVP on Facebook if you’re interested in going so we can have enough food available for everyone. If you don’t use Facebook just send an email to global.admissions@nyu.edu.

We look forward to seeing you there!

International Students – Maintain Your Status While Away

If you are an international student in the United States, you may have questions about how to maintain your immigration status in the US while you study away at NYU Abu Dhabi next semester. The Office of Global Services is here to help! Please visit the OGS website (scroll all the way down) for more information about what you need to do before you leave/return to the US.  Please contact ogs@nyu.edu with any questions regarding your status as an international student.

Breakfast with NYU Berlin Assistant Director for Academics

Future and former NYU Berlin students are invited to an informal breakfast and “Wiedersehen” with Roland Pietsch, NYU Berlin’s Assistant Director for Academics. In addition to meeting your fellow future Berliners, Dr. Pietsch will be available to answer your questions about course offerings and opportunities at NYU Berlin and local Humboldt University.

If you would like to pass by (there is no need to stay for the entire duration), please RSVP by emailing patrick.stancil@nyu.edu.

Where: NYU Deutsches Haus, 42 Washington Mews, 2nd floor
When: November 4, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (feel free to stay as long as you can!)

Visa Support Letters, Workshops & Consulate Appointments, OH MY!

LETTERS: ALL STUDENTS (except EU/EEA/Swiss Nationals) should receive your official NYU Berlin acceptance letter and proof of health insurance via email today (10/20) from OGS. Please check to ensure that you received these documents and that all information included is correct. If you do not believe you received these letters, please contact OGS immediately.

WORKSHOP: If you missed today’s visa workshop, you can review the presentation here. Keep in mind that all of the information in the workshop can also be found in our comprehensive visa instructions. If you were unable to attend the workshop and have questions, please stop by walk in hours to chat with an OGS advisor about the visa process.

APPOINTMENTS: We recommend you secure an appointment at your jurisdictional German Consulate now to ensure you receive your visa in time for travel.  Please note RESIDENCE VISA appointments are going fast; the next available appointment at the German Consulate in New York is December 1.

If you are unable to obtain an appointment for at least 5 weeks before your departure for Germany, please see here for information about the possibility of obtaining a residence permit after arrival instead of a student visa.

Contact OGS at 212-998-4242 or ogs.outbound@nyu.edu if you have questions about how to apply for your visa.

Reminder: Student Information Form & Passport Copies Due to OGS

All students must complete the Student Information Form and upload a copy of their passport to OGS.  These two steps must be complete in order for OGS to produce any immigration documents and communicate other key steps in the visa process.

If you are currently in the process of renewing your passport, please inform us either via the Student Information Form or via email at ogs.outbound@nyu.edu.  You will still receive reminders from our office to complete the upload, and it’s imperative that you upload the copy as soon as you receive your passport.