Travel Information


International Travel

Most students prefer independence in transatlantic travel. Many like to travel throughout Europe before or after the school year. Program participants can be referred to a student travel service that has considerable experience sending students to the University’s programs abroad. The student travel service can quote the best possible fares available and work with individual students in finding a flight or combination of flights to meet particular needs and budgets. Students are, of course, free to make plans with their own travel agent or independently.

American students traveling to France for a semester or longer need a passport and a student visa. It is your responsibility to obtain a visa, and all incoming students are advised to read through visa materials carefully. Students should apply early for their passport; however, you can only apply for a visa three months before the start of classes in France.

Participants will receive instructions and documentation from the New York office of NYU Paris to present to the French consulate and should not attempt to obtain the visa until that time. Students of other nationalities are responsible for consulting not only the U.S. and French authorities, but also the embassy or consul of their own country with regard to regulations for entering and leaving France and returning to the United States. Find out which French Consulate has jurisdiction in your region.

General Climate Conditions

Students are urged to travel light but to bring a good deal of warm clothing to Paris. Although the temperature seldom drops below 30ºF, the climate is frequently chilly, damp, and rainy in the winter. A good supply of sweaters is recommended, particularly since heating standards differ throughout Europe.