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Welcome to NYU, LondonProfessor Gary Slapper,
Director
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LONDON Is 2000 years old with layers of
acculturation stretching back to when the Romans
founded the city shortly after their invasion of
43AD Has over 8 million inhabitants and
attracts 15 million visitors every year Has
more spoken languages than any other city in the
world over 300  Has at least 10,000
nationals of 62 countries living within its
boundaries (e.g. 53,000 Germans live in
London) Has more Americans citizens (at any
given time) than Tallahassee! Over
183,000.London is The worlds most
popular destination of billionaires
The world's top shopping city (sales of 65bn in
2011, Tokyo 61bn, NYC 47bn, Paris 46bn)
largest selection of global retailers on earth
with 138 of the world's top 250 leading retail
brands present in London. One of the
world's five fashion capitals (with Paris, Milan,
New York and Tokyo) Home to
world-class theatre (300 of them), museums and
art galleries A world hub for the
media (advertising), TV (BBC) and film
(post-production) The 3rd filmed city
in the world with 14,350 film shooting days
last year
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British culture literature art, science,
political, legal, business intuitions, sport,
law, and media that have changed the world
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London Olympics Team GB
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  • What should they know of England, who only
    England know?
  • Rudyard Kipling, The English Flag
  • 1889
  • My country is the world
  • Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man, 1791

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universities of the world
  • Globalization is having significant practical and
    intellectual consequences.
  • Well over half the highly cited researchers based
    in Switzerland, Australia, Canada, and Italy have
    spent time outside their home countries at some
    point during their academic careers, according to
    a 2005 study
  • Half the top physicists in the world no longer
    work in their home countries
  • NYU leads the world in promoting transcultural
  • leaning

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  • 2013 THE World University Rankings Top 400
  • World Rank Institution Country
  • 1 Harvard University United States
  • 2 Stanford University United States
  • 3 University of California, Berkeley United
    States
  • 4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) US
  • 5 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
  • 6 California Institute of Technology United
    States
  • 7 Princeton University United States
  • 8 Columbia University United States
  • 9 University of Chicago United States
  • 10 University of Oxford United Kingdom
  • 11 Yale University United States
  • 12 University of California, Los Angeles United
    States
  • 13 Cornell University United States
  • 14 University of California, San Diego United
    States
  • 15 University of Pennsylvania United States

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What is Orientation?
  • Cultural (Today)
  • How to engage with British culture
  • How to feel safe comfortable in London
  • How to get around the city
  • Know where to go for help (e.g. banking, travel
    etc.)
  • Academic (Tomorrow)
  • How to succeed in your studies!

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Orientation
  • All events in your orientation schedule are
    mandatory (unless otherwise stated) so you dont
    miss any important info
  • Today
  • 1pm 2pm Lunch The Venue 1st floor
  • 2pm 3pm Session 2 - Upper Hall
  • 6pm - 7.30pm Salsa food ULU Venue
  • Tomorrow
  • 9.25am Meet group meeting point
  • Following Academic Orientation

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The London you know now...
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...The London youll know
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NYU London Staff
Gary Slapper Director, NYU in London
  • Eric Sneddon
  • Associate Director, NYU in London
  • Office Hours
  • Monday Friday, 10am to 6pm

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NYU London Staff Student Life
Tony Skitt Senior Programme Manager for Student
Life
Nigel Freeman
Assistant Director for Student Life

Donna Drummond-Smart
Student Wellness Counsellor
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NYU London Staff Student Life
Clare Calland
Student Life Coordinator
Harvey Abraham-Green
Student Life Administrator
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NYU London Staff - Academics
Robert Pinkerton
Karin Bonello
Senior Programme Manager for Academic Affairs
Assistant Director for Academic Affairs
Luke Harper
Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs
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NYU London Staff - Academics
Kate Stein Graduate Programme Coordinator
Courtney Hopf
Liberal Studies Coordinator
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NYU London Staff Finance Operations
Ruth Tucker
Philippa Robinson
Finance Operations Manager
Administrative Assistant
Fenton Green
Bart Maguire
Technical Services Manager
Technical Services Assistant
NYUL Orientation Summer 2011
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Academic Centre Security/ Reception
Mark Walters
Mo Ali
NYUL Orientation Summer 2011
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NYU London Housing Staff
Chris Shia
Consi Hoabes
Residential Assistant
Resident Life Coordinator
Resides and has an office share in Byron Court
Resides and has an office in
Guilford House
Ruth Dear Resident Assistant
Resides at Guilford House works in both
residences has an office share in Byron
NYUL Orientation Summer 2011
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How to engage with British culture Day Trips
Cultural Programming
  • This week
  • Saturday A Brief History of London (10.30am
    Byron)
  • London by Coach (2.30pm Byron)
  • Sunday Boat Trip to Greenwich (9.15am at
    Westminster Pier see itinerary)
  • Cultural Activities Programming
  • Day Trips email sent out on Friday August 30th
  • Cultural Programming email sent out on Friday
    September 6th
  • Tuesday Hidden Pubs of London (7pm Byron)
  • Thursday Roller Disco (7pm NYU Academic Centre)
  • Friday Scenic London Walk (11am NYU Academic
    Centre)

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Community Engagement Requirement
  • Mandatory
  • At least 10 hours
  • Nomination Form
  • Monday 30th September 2013
  • Completed Log Book
  • Monday 2nd December
  • Please dont leave it until the last minute!

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Community Engagement Community Service
  • Lots of opportunities to get involved with
  • Action Tutoring
  • KIT
  • Wiener Library
  • Lots of one-off opportunities
  • Maggies
  • Whitechapel Mission Breakfast Challenge
  • Amnesty Street Collection
  • Hands On London

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Community Engagement ULU/UCLU
  • Student Unions
  • Clubs and societies
  • All students are automatically signed up for ULU
    associate membership
  • All students have the option to sign up for UCLU
    membership

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Community Engagement Other
  • Part-time work
  • Active Religious Observance
  • Please note you will have to have your form
    signed by a person of authority within the
    establishment
  • Sports Teams
  • Lessons/rehearsals culminating in a public
    performance

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The rules that govern us.
  • The Study Abroad Standard applies to all student
    attending NYU Study Abroad programs. It states
  • to show both within, and without, the University
    such respect for order, morality, personal honor
    and the rights of others as is demanded of good
    citizens.
  • Adapted from The Standard at Stanford
    University.

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How this translates?
  • Study Abroad Standard was adopted to ensure the
    general comfort, safety, security, health and
    welfare of the residence hall community, and/or
    the regular operation of the University.
  • Infractions of the Standard could lead to
    penalties ranging from a formal warning through
    to expulsion from the University, as outlined in
    the Student Handbook.
  • Violations include
  • Physical assault or posing danger to others
  • Property damage either University or personal
    property
  • Theft
  • Noise violations especially in the residences
  • Smoking in public buildings
  • Forgery or plagiarism

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UK Laws
  • Drinking age 18 (if you dont look 25 prove
    youre 18!)
  • No smoking in public buildings
  • Highway code
  • Drive on the correct side of the street!
  • Cross at pedestrian crossings
  • Drugs
  • Cannabis 5 years imprisonment
  • Knives and Firearms
  • Mace/pepper spray is NOT LEGAL!

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Immigration
  • Tier 4 (General) Student Visa
  • Work up to 20 hours per week
  • work and any changes must be authorised
  • Check your passport
  • If it says to register with the policedo it!
  • If it says work is prohibited you should contact
    the UKBA

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Immigration
  • (General) Student visa
  • NYU London is your sponsor
  • Sponsor obligations include
  • Ensuring that you arrive and enrol on your
    course
  • Keeping a copy of your passport/visa (and/or
    identity card if you have one)
  • Provide UKBA with your contact details
  • Update your contact details

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Immigration
  • Tier 4 Student visa Sponsor NYUL
  • We must notify the British Government if you
  • Fail to enrol within 10 working days
  • Miss 10 contact points (this includes classes,
    tutorials and assignment submission deadlines
  • Stop attending
  • We believe you are in breaking your visa
    conditions (i.e. working more than 20 hours per
    week during term-time)

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Immigration
  • Tier 4 Student Visa Your Responsibilities
  • You must
  • Present your passport to us Tues Weds
  • Work max 20 hours per week
  • Inform us of any change in your circumstances
  • Not remain in the UK beyond the expiry date of
    your visa

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Top tips for finding work in London
  • Play to your advantages
  • ULU
  • Local Area CVs
  • Dont wait!
  • Get the paperwork done
  • National Insurance Number
  • UK Bank Account
  • Stay legal

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Schengen Visas for Travel in Europe
  • Not all students will require a Schengen Visa for
    travel around the European Schengen Area
  • US students will not need a Schengen Visa
  • Dont leave it to the last minute!
  • There are a lot of different bits of evidence to
    show
  • Need to submit application at least 15 working
    days before travel can take longer
  • Schengen Visa Workshop
  • Tuesday 10th September _at_ 1pm

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Safety and Security
  • London is a safe city in comparison to other
    world cities of a similar size.
  • Be aware rather than beware

Call 999 in an emergency Police Fire Ambulance
  • Some Good Decisions
  • Think ahead plan each day journey
  • Let a friend know where you are going
  • Avoid deserted areas
  • Keep to well-lit main roads
  • Avoid walking alone at night
  • Always tell someone where you are going, the
    route you intend to take, and when you expect to
    return
  • Pick up a free Personal Safety Alarm from the
    Student Hub
  • Book taxis in advance- IGNORE drivers who tout on
    the street. Text CAB to 60835 to receive a text
    with the two nearest minicab numbers and one taxi
    (black cab) number

NYUL Orientation Summer 2011
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NYUL Exchange
  • Call 0800 316 04 69
  • to contact
  • NYU in London staff during and out of office
    hours (OPTION 2)
  • NYU Public Safety
  • Gower Street Centre
  • London Nightline
  • NYU Wellness Exchange
  • Calls free of charge from a landline
  • Make a note of this number and add it to your
    mobile phone

NYUL Orientation Summer 2012
NYUL Orientation Summer 2011
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Health Care
Primary Health Care Gower Street Practice
  • You are eligible for primary health care for NO
    COST from Gower St Practice
  • 2 minutes walk from the NYUL Academic Centre
  • Operates on an appointment system but does have
    walk-in hours for urgent conditions from
    10am-11am.
  • Any prescription provided by the National Health
    Service (NHS) is a flat rate of approximately
    7.65 except contraception which is free

Emergency Health Care UCLH
  • All students are eligible for free ambulance

    services and emergency healthcare
    provided by
    the University College
    London Hospital (UCLH)
    Accident and
    Emergency Department
  • Where your condition requires transfer to a non-

    emergency department you will need to use HTH

NYUL Orientation Summer 2012
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Location of local Health Care Providers
NYUL Orientation Summer 2011
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Is it an emergency?
  • Outside of doctors hours
  • Call NHS direct 0845 46 47
  • If youre not sure if you need to go to AE, a
    qualified nurse can speak with you about your
    symptoms and advise you on appropriate action
  • Nearest Accident Emergency (AE/ER)
  • University College London Hospital, Gower Street
  • Free but followup treatment may not be
  • Notify NYU-L staff ASAP

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Global Health Insurance
  • Free of charge for students
  • No advance out of pocket payment for students to
    see a doctor or counsellor
  • Credentialed, western trained, English-speaking
    health professionals posted on a website
    available to students
  • 24/7 hotline to assist students

    in making all appointments
  • Crisis Response available
  • HTH Worldwide provides health
  • Cover throughout Europe

  • HTH Worldwide supplements

    your primary health insurance

    plan it does not replace it!

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HTH Global Health Care
  • Important points to note
  • You should have received an email from HTH
  • If you havent already done so, make sure you
    register!
  • Print medical insurance card
  • Call 1.800.257.4823 if you need to make an
    appointment

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Culture shock its all different!!
  • YOU ARE IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY
  • Even if you are from the US (and think that you
    should settle in straight away) EVERYONE will
    experience some form of culture shock when living
    in a foreign country.

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Counselling and Wellness
  • Donna Drummond-Smart
  • NYULS Full-time Student Wellness Counsellor
  • Location Academic Centre, Room 214
  • Masters Degree in Counselling and is a BACP
    Accredited Counsellor
  • Trained and has many years experience in
    RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING.
  •  Office Hours Monday Friday, 10.00 am 6.00
    pm
  • Email dds4_at_nyu.edu.
  • Telephone 020 7907 3230

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THE VALUE OF WELLNESS IN YOUR SUCCESS AS A
GLOBAL CITIZEN
  • Being able to observe, learn, participate in a
    new place and to make meaning of your new
    experiences its a tall order, but one that you
    are all up to. Studying away is not a journey
    one takes alone its a guided process and
    Wellness welcomes supporting you.

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SETTLING INTO NYUL R E M I N D E R S 
  • About a routine!
  • Establishing your routine is one good way to feel
    comfortable.
  • Learning how to get from one place to another is
    the start of the routine.
  • As you get adjusted and know your class
    schedules, youll be able to include in your
    routine the things you enjoyed at home whether
    its jogging, swimming, yoga, dancing, playing
    music, etc. Its good to find a favourite spot
    a cafe or a garden or a monument a place where
    you like to be.

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SETTLING INTO NYUL R E M I N D E R S
  • About Food
  • The obvious make sure to each three meals a
    day. This sounds easy but so many new things are
    going on that students sometimes forget to eat.
  • Dont eat the same thing every day, vary your
    meals so that you are getting the vitamins you
    need. It shouldnt be too difficult to find the
    foods that you are have back home although they
    may taste a little different.

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SETTLING INTO NYUL R E M I N D E R S
  • About Sleep
  • Make time for sleeping. Its good for you!
  • Getting regular sleep decreases stress levels and
    promotes well-being.

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SETTLING INTO NYUL R E M I N D E R S
  • About the practice of mindful self-awareness
  • Paying attention to clues that alert you to the
    fact that you are feeling overloaded. Could be
    that you are irritable or that your sleep is
    disturbed
  • Stay curious
  • Taking inhale and exhale moments
  • Shift towards something positive a thought, an
    activity, a person

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SETTLING INTO NYUL R E M I N D E R S
  • Know that you are not alone. You may think youre
    the only student feeling stressed or the only one
    who doesnt click with the program or the people.
    This is not the case. Know that other students
    are also experiencing frustrations, feeling
    unsettled, loving it, and also surprised at how
    long settling in takes.

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STUDENTS USE WELLNESS TO EXPLORE
  • Balancing time away with attention to friends and
    family at home Making choices about how you use
    your energy. 
  • My sleep is so messed up. I know that Im
    online too much but cannt seem to do anything
    about it. If I dont keep up with everyone at
    home, they will think I dont care.
  • Having a discussion about whether or not to
    continue your prescribed medications, and support
    connecting to a local psychiatrist for further
    evaluation.
  • Its not unusual for college students to confuse
    sadness, missing home for depression. This is a
    good example of an opportunity to check in with
    me as the Wellness Counsellor.

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STUDENTS USE WELLNESS TO EXPLORE
  • How to get along better with your roommate.
  • I came to the site with a friend. We wanted to
    room together but now were always together and
    she gets on my nerves.
  • Strategies to approach professors when you feel
    you cannot communicate your needs in class.
  •  

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STUDENTS USE WELLNESS TO EXPLORE
  • Issues of the heart navigating your way through
    love and relationships.
  • I was thinking of breaking up with my boyfriend
    before I left for my study away site but didnt
    want to hurt his feelings. I didnt know what to
    say since I really care for him. I thought my
    absence would take care of ending things. I
    usually avoid confrontation.
  • Strategies to say goodbye to the romance you
    created at NYUL.
  • How to determine if drugs and/or alcohol are
    getting in your way.
  • If you are in treatment for alcohol or substance
    abuse, come and see me to arrange continuity of
    your treatment.

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STUDENTS USE WELLNESS TO EXPLORE
  • Medical concerns and Prescriptions - Let me or
    Student Life staff know if you are on any
    medications or need a refill for either a doctor
    or psychiatric referral.
  • Counselling about future career paths
  •  
  • I dont have a clue about what I want to do
    with my life, especially professionally.
    Classmates around me seem so focussed and career
    driven. I feel isolated and dont want to tell
    anyone that I feel at a loss.

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COUNSELLINGFree Confidential
  • If you plan to continue counselling via skype,
    back home, please let your therapist know I
    exist, just in case of emergencies.
  • Global counselling is free and confidential it
    is entirely separate from your professors, staff,
    etc. Sometimes being far from home provides
    students with a sense of extra privacy. Its
    common for students, while away, to try out
    counselling for the first time. Maybe one
    appointment will be enough. Maybe you want to
    learn to breathe to ease stress or get some ideas
    about where to de-stress. Maybe you want the
    chance to sort through current or past concerns.

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GETTING TO KNOW THE COUNSELLOR ?
  • I will be joining you on a few of the cultural
    programming trips and look forward to meeting
    you all.

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Keeping in Touch
  • Check your NYU emails regularly!
  • We will NOT send emails to your personal email
    address
  • It is your responsibility to read information
    that is sent to you
  • Make a plan for keeping in touch with family and
    friends back home
  • For legal reasons which exist for your protection
    we cannot give your personal data to family
    friends without your express written consent
  • Dont spend so much time on Facebook/Twitter or
    on the phone that you miss out while here!

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Break time
  • NOW lunch downstairs in the Venue
  • Session resumes in here at 2pm
  • Free time
  • 6pm Salsa food
  • Friday
  • Group meeting point 9.25am
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Title: Overview


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Welcome to NYU, LondonProfessor Gary Slapper,
Director
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LONDON Is 2000 years old with layers of
acculturation stretching back to when the Romans
founded the city shortly after their invasion of
43AD Has over 8 million inhabitants and
attracts 15 million visitors every year Has
more spoken languages than any other city in the
world over 300  Has at least 10,000
nationals of 62 countries living within its
boundaries (e.g. 53,000 Germans live in
London) Has more Americans citizens (at any
given time) than Tallahassee! Over
183,000.London is The worlds most
popular destination of billionaires
The world's top shopping city (sales of 65bn in
2011, Tokyo 61bn, NYC 47bn, Paris 46bn)
largest selection of global retailers on earth
with 138 of the world's top 250 leading retail
brands present in London. One of the
world's five fashion capitals (with Paris, Milan,
New York and Tokyo) Home to
world-class theatre (300 of them), museums and
art galleries A world hub for the
media (advertising), TV (BBC) and film
(post-production) The 3rd filmed city
in the world with 14,350 film shooting days
last year
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British culture literature art, science,
political, legal, business intuitions, sport,
law, and media that have changed the world
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London Olympics Team GB
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  • What should they know of England, who only
    England know?
  • Rudyard Kipling, The English Flag
  • 1889
  • My country is the world
  • Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man, 1791

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universities of the world
  • Globalization is having significant practical and
    intellectual consequences.
  • Well over half the highly cited researchers based
    in Switzerland, Australia, Canada, and Italy have
    spent time outside their home countries at some
    point during their academic careers, according to
    a 2005 study
  • Half the top physicists in the world no longer
    work in their home countries
  • NYU leads the world in promoting transcultural
  • leaning

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  • 2013 THE World University Rankings Top 400
  • World Rank Institution Country
  • 1 Harvard University United States
  • 2 Stanford University United States
  • 3 University of California, Berkeley United
    States
  • 4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) US
  • 5 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
  • 6 California Institute of Technology United
    States
  • 7 Princeton University United States
  • 8 Columbia University United States
  • 9 University of Chicago United States
  • 10 University of Oxford United Kingdom
  • 11 Yale University United States
  • 12 University of California, Los Angeles United
    States
  • 13 Cornell University United States
  • 14 University of California, San Diego United
    States
  • 15 University of Pennsylvania United States

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What is Orientation?
  • Cultural (Today)
  • How to engage with British culture
  • How to feel safe comfortable in London
  • How to get around the city
  • Know where to go for help (e.g. banking, travel
    etc.)
  • Academic (Tomorrow)
  • How to succeed in your studies!

14
Orientation
  • All events in your orientation schedule are
    mandatory (unless otherwise stated) so you dont
    miss any important info
  • Today
  • 1pm 2pm Lunch The Venue 1st floor
  • 2pm 3pm Session 2 - Upper Hall
  • 6pm - 7.30pm Salsa food ULU Venue
  • Tomorrow
  • 9.25am Meet group meeting point
  • Following Academic Orientation

15
The London you know now...
16
...The London youll know
17
NYU London Staff
Gary Slapper Director, NYU in London
  • Eric Sneddon
  • Associate Director, NYU in London
  • Office Hours
  • Monday Friday, 10am to 6pm

18
NYU London Staff Student Life
Tony Skitt Senior Programme Manager for Student
Life
Nigel Freeman
Assistant Director for Student Life

Donna Drummond-Smart
Student Wellness Counsellor
19
NYU London Staff Student Life
Clare Calland
Student Life Coordinator
Harvey Abraham-Green
Student Life Administrator
20
NYU London Staff - Academics
Robert Pinkerton
Karin Bonello
Senior Programme Manager for Academic Affairs
Assistant Director for Academic Affairs
Luke Harper
Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs
21
NYU London Staff - Academics
Kate Stein Graduate Programme Coordinator
Courtney Hopf
Liberal Studies Coordinator
22
NYU London Staff Finance Operations
Ruth Tucker
Philippa Robinson
Finance Operations Manager
Administrative Assistant
Fenton Green
Bart Maguire
Technical Services Manager
Technical Services Assistant
NYUL Orientation Summer 2011
23
Academic Centre Security/ Reception
Mark Walters
Mo Ali
NYUL Orientation Summer 2011
24
NYU London Housing Staff
Chris Shia
Consi Hoabes
Residential Assistant
Resident Life Coordinator
Resides and has an office share in Byron Court
Resides and has an office in
Guilford House
Ruth Dear Resident Assistant
Resides at Guilford House works in both
residences has an office share in Byron
NYUL Orientation Summer 2011
25
How to engage with British culture Day Trips
Cultural Programming
  • This week
  • Saturday A Brief History of London (10.30am
    Byron)
  • London by Coach (2.30pm Byron)
  • Sunday Boat Trip to Greenwich (9.15am at
    Westminster Pier see itinerary)
  • Cultural Activities Programming
  • Day Trips email sent out on Friday August 30th
  • Cultural Programming email sent out on Friday
    September 6th
  • Tuesday Hidden Pubs of London (7pm Byron)
  • Thursday Roller Disco (7pm NYU Academic Centre)
  • Friday Scenic London Walk (11am NYU Academic
    Centre)

26
Community Engagement Requirement
  • Mandatory
  • At least 10 hours
  • Nomination Form
  • Monday 30th September 2013
  • Completed Log Book
  • Monday 2nd December
  • Please dont leave it until the last minute!

27
Community Engagement Community Service
  • Lots of opportunities to get involved with
  • Action Tutoring
  • KIT
  • Wiener Library
  • Lots of one-off opportunities
  • Maggies
  • Whitechapel Mission Breakfast Challenge
  • Amnesty Street Collection
  • Hands On London

28
Community Engagement ULU/UCLU
  • Student Unions
  • Clubs and societies
  • All students are automatically signed up for ULU
    associate membership
  • All students have the option to sign up for UCLU
    membership

29
Community Engagement Other
  • Part-time work
  • Active Religious Observance
  • Please note you will have to have your form
    signed by a person of authority within the
    establishment
  • Sports Teams
  • Lessons/rehearsals culminating in a public
    performance

30
The rules that govern us.
  • The Study Abroad Standard applies to all student
    attending NYU Study Abroad programs. It states
  • to show both within, and without, the University
    such respect for order, morality, personal honor
    and the rights of others as is demanded of good
    citizens.
  • Adapted from The Standard at Stanford
    University.

31
How this translates?
  • Study Abroad Standard was adopted to ensure the
    general comfort, safety, security, health and
    welfare of the residence hall community, and/or
    the regular operation of the University.
  • Infractions of the Standard could lead to
    penalties ranging from a formal warning through
    to expulsion from the University, as outlined in
    the Student Handbook.
  • Violations include
  • Physical assault or posing danger to others
  • Property damage either University or personal
    property
  • Theft
  • Noise violations especially in the residences
  • Smoking in public buildings
  • Forgery or plagiarism

32
UK Laws
  • Drinking age 18 (if you dont look 25 prove
    youre 18!)
  • No smoking in public buildings
  • Highway code
  • Drive on the correct side of the street!
  • Cross at pedestrian crossings
  • Drugs
  • Cannabis 5 years imprisonment
  • Knives and Firearms
  • Mace/pepper spray is NOT LEGAL!

33
Immigration
  • Tier 4 (General) Student Visa
  • Work up to 20 hours per week
  • work and any changes must be authorised
  • Check your passport
  • If it says to register with the policedo it!
  • If it says work is prohibited you should contact
    the UKBA

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Immigration
  • (General) Student visa
  • NYU London is your sponsor
  • Sponsor obligations include
  • Ensuring that you arrive and enrol on your
    course
  • Keeping a copy of your passport/visa (and/or
    identity card if you have one)
  • Provide UKBA with your contact details
  • Update your contact details

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Immigration
  • Tier 4 Student visa Sponsor NYUL
  • We must notify the British Government if you
  • Fail to enrol within 10 working days
  • Miss 10 contact points (this includes classes,
    tutorials and assignment submission deadlines
  • Stop attending
  • We believe you are in breaking your visa
    conditions (i.e. working more than 20 hours per
    week during term-time)

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Immigration
  • Tier 4 Student Visa Your Responsibilities
  • You must
  • Present your passport to us Tues Weds
  • Work max 20 hours per week
  • Inform us of any change in your circumstances
  • Not remain in the UK beyond the expiry date of
    your visa

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Top tips for finding work in London
  • Play to your advantages
  • ULU
  • Local Area CVs
  • Dont wait!
  • Get the paperwork done
  • National Insurance Number
  • UK Bank Account
  • Stay legal

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Schengen Visas for Travel in Europe
  • Not all students will require a Schengen Visa for
    travel around the European Schengen Area
  • US students will not need a Schengen Visa
  • Dont leave it to the last minute!
  • There are a lot of different bits of evidence to
    show
  • Need to submit application at least 15 working
    days before travel can take longer
  • Schengen Visa Workshop
  • Tuesday 10th September _at_ 1pm

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Safety and Security
  • London is a safe city in comparison to other
    world cities of a similar size.
  • Be aware rather than beware

Call 999 in an emergency Police Fire Ambulance
  • Some Good Decisions
  • Think ahead plan each day journey
  • Let a friend know where you are going
  • Avoid deserted areas
  • Keep to well-lit main roads
  • Avoid walking alone at night
  • Always tell someone where you are going, the
    route you intend to take, and when you expect to
    return
  • Pick up a free Personal Safety Alarm from the
    Student Hub
  • Book taxis in advance- IGNORE drivers who tout on
    the street. Text CAB to 60835 to receive a text
    with the two nearest minicab numbers and one taxi
    (black cab) number

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NYUL Exchange
  • Call 0800 316 04 69
  • to contact
  • NYU in London staff during and out of office
    hours (OPTION 2)
  • NYU Public Safety
  • Gower Street Centre
  • London Nightline
  • NYU Wellness Exchange
  • Calls free of charge from a landline
  • Make a note of this number and add it to your
    mobile phone

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Health Care
Primary Health Care Gower Street Practice
  • You are eligible for primary health care for NO
    COST from Gower St Practice
  • 2 minutes walk from the NYUL Academic Centre
  • Operates on an appointment system but does have
    walk-in hours for urgent conditions from
    10am-11am.
  • Any prescription provided by the National Health
    Service (NHS) is a flat rate of approximately
    7.65 except contraception which is free

Emergency Health Care UCLH
  • All students are eligible for free ambulance

    services and emergency healthcare
    provided by
    the University College
    London Hospital (UCLH)
    Accident and
    Emergency Department
  • Where your condition requires transfer to a non-

    emergency department you will need to use HTH

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Location of local Health Care Providers
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Is it an emergency?
  • Outside of doctors hours
  • Call NHS direct 0845 46 47
  • If youre not sure if you need to go to AE, a
    qualified nurse can speak with you about your
    symptoms and advise you on appropriate action
  • Nearest Accident Emergency (AE/ER)
  • University College London Hospital, Gower Street
  • Free but followup treatment may not be
  • Notify NYU-L staff ASAP

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Global Health Insurance
  • Free of charge for students
  • No advance out of pocket payment for students to
    see a doctor or counsellor
  • Credentialed, western trained, English-speaking
    health professionals posted on a website
    available to students
  • 24/7 hotline to assist students

    in making all appointments
  • Crisis Response available
  • HTH Worldwide provides health
  • Cover throughout Europe

  • HTH Worldwide supplements

    your primary health insurance

    plan it does not replace it!

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HTH Global Health Care
  • Important points to note
  • You should have received an email from HTH
  • If you havent already done so, make sure you
    register!
  • Print medical insurance card
  • Call 1.800.257.4823 if you need to make an
    appointment

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Culture shock its all different!!
  • YOU ARE IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY
  • Even if you are from the US (and think that you
    should settle in straight away) EVERYONE will
    experience some form of culture shock when living
    in a foreign country.

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Counselling and Wellness
  • Donna Drummond-Smart
  • NYULS Full-time Student Wellness Counsellor
  • Location Academic Centre, Room 214
  • Masters Degree in Counselling and is a BACP
    Accredited Counsellor
  • Trained and has many years experience in
    RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING.
  •  Office Hours Monday Friday, 10.00 am 6.00
    pm
  • Email dds4_at_nyu.edu.
  • Telephone 020 7907 3230

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THE VALUE OF WELLNESS IN YOUR SUCCESS AS A
GLOBAL CITIZEN
  • Being able to observe, learn, participate in a
    new place and to make meaning of your new
    experiences its a tall order, but one that you
    are all up to. Studying away is not a journey
    one takes alone its a guided process and
    Wellness welcomes supporting you.

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SETTLING INTO NYUL R E M I N D E R S 
  • About a routine!
  • Establishing your routine is one good way to feel
    comfortable.
  • Learning how to get from one place to another is
    the start of the routine.
  • As you get adjusted and know your class
    schedules, youll be able to include in your
    routine the things you enjoyed at home whether
    its jogging, swimming, yoga, dancing, playing
    music, etc. Its good to find a favourite spot
    a cafe or a garden or a monument a place where
    you like to be.

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SETTLING INTO NYUL R E M I N D E R S
  • About Food
  • The obvious make sure to each three meals a
    day. This sounds easy but so many new things are
    going on that students sometimes forget to eat.
  • Dont eat the same thing every day, vary your
    meals so that you are getting the vitamins you
    need. It shouldnt be too difficult to find the
    foods that you are have back home although they
    may taste a little different.

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SETTLING INTO NYUL R E M I N D E R S
  • About Sleep
  • Make time for sleeping. Its good for you!
  • Getting regular sleep decreases stress levels and
    promotes well-being.

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SETTLING INTO NYUL R E M I N D E R S
  • About the practice of mindful self-awareness
  • Paying attention to clues that alert you to the
    fact that you are feeling overloaded. Could be
    that you are irritable or that your sleep is
    disturbed
  • Stay curious
  • Taking inhale and exhale moments
  • Shift towards something positive a thought, an
    activity, a person

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SETTLING INTO NYUL R E M I N D E R S
  • Know that you are not alone. You may think youre
    the only student feeling stressed or the only one
    who doesnt click with the program or the people.
    This is not the case. Know that other students
    are also experiencing frustrations, feeling
    unsettled, loving it, and also surprised at how
    long settling in takes.

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STUDENTS USE WELLNESS TO EXPLORE
  • Balancing time away with attention to friends and
    family at home Making choices about how you use
    your energy. 
  • My sleep is so messed up. I know that Im
    online too much but cannt seem to do anything
    about it. If I dont keep up with everyone at
    home, they will think I dont care.
  • Having a discussion about whether or not to
    continue your prescribed medications, and support
    connecting to a local psychiatrist for further
    evaluation.
  • Its not unusual for college students to confuse
    sadness, missing home for depression. This is a
    good example of an opportunity to check in with
    me as the Wellness Counsellor.

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STUDENTS USE WELLNESS TO EXPLORE
  • How to get along better with your roommate.
  • I came to the site with a friend. We wanted to
    room together but now were always together and
    she gets on my nerves.
  • Strategies to approach professors when you feel
    you cannot communicate your needs in class.
  •  

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STUDENTS USE WELLNESS TO EXPLORE
  • Issues of the heart navigating your way through
    love and relationships.
  • I was thinking of breaking up with my boyfriend
    before I left for my study away site but didnt
    want to hurt his feelings. I didnt know what to
    say since I really care for him. I thought my
    absence would take care of ending things. I
    usually avoid confrontation.
  • Strategies to say goodbye to the romance you
    created at NYUL.
  • How to determine if drugs and/or alcohol are
    getting in your way.
  • If you are in treatment for alcohol or substance
    abuse, come and see me to arrange continuity of
    your treatment.

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STUDENTS USE WELLNESS TO EXPLORE
  • Medical concerns and Prescriptions - Let me or
    Student Life staff know if you are on any
    medications or need a refill for either a doctor
    or psychiatric referral.
  • Counselling about future career paths
  •  
  • I dont have a clue about what I want to do
    with my life, especially professionally.
    Classmates around me seem so focussed and career
    driven. I feel isolated and dont want to tell
    anyone that I feel at a loss.

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COUNSELLINGFree Confidential
  • If you plan to continue counselling via skype,
    back home, please let your therapist know I
    exist, just in case of emergencies.
  • Global counselling is free and confidential it
    is entirely separate from your professors, staff,
    etc. Sometimes being far from home provides
    students with a sense of extra privacy. Its
    common for students, while away, to try out
    counselling for the first time. Maybe one
    appointment will be enough. Maybe you want to
    learn to breathe to ease stress or get some ideas
    about where to de-stress. Maybe you want the
    chance to sort through current or past concerns.

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GETTING TO KNOW THE COUNSELLOR ?
  • I will be joining you on a few of the cultural
    programming trips and look forward to meeting
    you all.

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Keeping in Touch
  • Check your NYU emails regularly!
  • We will NOT send emails to your personal email
    address
  • It is your responsibility to read information
    that is sent to you
  • Make a plan for keeping in touch with family and
    friends back home
  • For legal reasons which exist for your protection
    we cannot give your personal data to family
    friends without your express written consent
  • Dont spend so much time on Facebook/Twitter or
    on the phone that you miss out while here!

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Break time
  • NOW lunch downstairs in the Venue
  • Session resumes in here at 2pm
  • Free time
  • 6pm Salsa food
  • Friday
  • Group meeting point 9.25am
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