Get to Know NYC and Getting Involved

The holiday break is a great time to familiarize yourself with your soon-to-be home for January Term, New York City! Before all of your reading is claimed by textbooks, articles, and journals, delve into the local paper or pick up one of the books below to read about your new home.

Here is New York by E.B. White
The Encyclopedia of New York City by Kenneth Jackson
Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 by Edwin G. Burrows
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.I. Konigsburg
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Washington Square by Henry James
The New York Times

Though the movies aren’t always the most accurate portrayals of cities, it can be fun to see how directors interpret them! Check out Time Out New York’s list of “The 100 Best Films Set in New York City” and then see for yourself how they compare when you arrive in January!

Additionally, as a visiting student during January Term, you are part of several different communities. First and foremost, however, you are an NYU student, and therefore have access to all of the services and resources that the University has to offer. Other student communities that you are welcome to join include the following:

NYU University ProgramsAll visiting students are a part of the University Programs community. From admissions to enrollment, the UP team is here to assist you! As you hopefully know by now, please email up.advising@nyu.edu with any questions you may have as a visiting student during January Term.

Commuter and Off-Campus Student ServicesAll students who do not live in NYU Housing are a part of the commuter and off-campus student community. Commuter and Off-Campus Student Services offer information and resources to support commuters on campus and help them connect with the University.

NYU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Student CenterThe NYU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Student Center creates a welcoming environment for all University students interested in developing their understanding of LGBTQ issues. Support services, resources, programs, advocacy, and consultation are provided to members of the NYU community.

For a full list of student resources, please see the January Term orientation and handbook!

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New Yorker’s Guide to the City

Traveling to NYC from out of town this January Term? New York boasts some of the world’s top museums, restaurants, and sights, so we put together a quick list of must-sees and resources for the new New Yorker!

Some of our favorites-
The Highline- http://www.thehighline.org/
Chelsea Market- http://www.chelseamarket.com/
MoMa- http://www.moma.org/
Brooklyn Flea – http://www.brooklynflea.com/
American Museum of Natural History – http://www.amnh.org/
Union Square Greenmarket –http://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket/manhattan-union-square
Bronx Zoo – http://www.bronxzoo.com/

Don’t forget your NYUCard also serves as a gateway for free admission to several NYC museums! For more ideas of what to do in the city, visit the websites below:
NYC Go
New York Magazine
Time Out New York

As always, email up.advising@nyu.edu with any questions!