NYU Speaking Freely

Get a taste of a new language and culture without leaving home! Speaking Freely is available to all NYU undergraduate and graduate students and staff. The 75-minute language coaching sessions meet once a week for ten weeks each semester at various locations on campus. Each week, you will learn how to communicate on a different topic, or you might enjoy a related activity – a movie, concert, or neighborhood visit – as part of a small, informal language group. No books are required and there’s no pressure of grades!

Languages

Speaking Freely offers sessions in Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, Greek (Modern), Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish. It’s all free and easy. Meet new people and have fun. It’s the perfect way to try out a language and culture before you study or visit.

Speaking Freely sessions emphasize learning practical words and phrases you might use when traveling or studying abroad, as well as vocabulary related to various aspects of art, history, and culture. At least two levels of coaching are offered for most of the languages, and a third level is offered in two of the languages. Level 1 is a basic introduction for those who have no experience in the language. Level 2 is slightly more advanced, and meant for those who have completed Level 1 or those who have basic experience in the language. Level 3 is meant for those who are fairly proficient, and have studied the language for a few years or more in high school or college. All topics covered are based on student interest and conversation is emphasized.

Speaking Freely classes begin the week of February 6th and conclude April 24th.

Register for NYU Speaking Freely at speakingfreely.cas.nyu.edu

CROSSROADS

CROSSROADS Career Planning Workshop is designed to heighten student awareness to the skills and experiences needed to survive and thrive toward a meaningful professional future by utilizing university resources. During this workshop, we will explore four areas crucial to professional success during and after college: Professional Development, Leadership Development, Academic Assessment and Skills/Interest Re-Evaluation.

This event will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 12:00-1:30 pm in the Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP here.

Presenters:
Angela M. Ellis Student Support/Opportunity Programs Counselor

Dr. Marni Vassallo Assistant Director, Department of Teaching and Learning, Steinhardt

Paula Lee, Director, Wasserman Center for Career Development

 

Graduate Students: Join us for the NYU Libraries Spring Welcome Workshops

Hello from the NYU Libraries:   As another spring semester kicks off, we’re offering a chance to brush up your skills with a series of Graduate Student workshops. These workshops focus on learning how to organize your bibliographies, finding out to how to track down tricky citations, understanding the intricacies of processing and analyzing data, and even simply knowing your way around an American research library. For the complete listing of these sessions, and to sign up: –> Click here!

Action Zone Training – Fri. February 10, 2017 10-11:30am

Sign up for Action Zone: Bystander Intervention Leadership Training today!

NYU Steinhardt’s Office of Counseling & Student Services is working in partnership with NYU’s Health Promotion Office to offer Action Zone! on Fri. February 10, 2017 10-11:30am in Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge. Breakfast will be served.

Action Zone! NYU is a bystander intervention training for risk reduction. Topic areas include, but are not limited to:

  • eating disorders
  • unhealthy relationships
  • substance use
  • mental health
  • bias language

Studies show that most people want to help, but very few actually do. We explore this phenomenon as well as when to intervene and when not to; safe, early, and effective intervention; and pro-social behavior theory with interactivity and facilitated practice using Augusto Boal’s Forum Theatre model. By participating in the Action Zone! you can be a part of reducing risk and shifting cultural norms at NYU!

This opportunity is open to NYU Steinhardt students, faculty, and staff. Breakfast will be provided.

Register Today!

2017 Orientation Leader Information Sessions

Calling all NYU Steinhardt undergraduates students looking for a great leadership opportunity for this summer and next fall!

Applications are now available for the Steinhardt Orientation Leader position. Find out more about what the position & application process entail by visiting our website.

Visit the Steinhardt Orientation Leader Website

Join us in person for an INFORMATION SESSION, where our staff and 2016 Orientation Leaders will discuss the position and answer your questions.  You MUST attend an Information Session for your application to be considered.

Thurs. January 26th, 12:30pm or 2pm – Pless 3

Mon. January 30th, 5pm – Pless 3

Wed. February 1st, 12:30pm or 2pm – Pless 2

Thurs. February 2nd, 5pm – Pless 3

The application deadline is Monday, February 6th at 4pm.

For more information, please feel free to contact Justine Kelly-Fierro at justine@nyu.edu or by calling the Office of Student Affairs at 212.998.5065.

Let’s Talk International Returns in 2017 on February 1st!

Join the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Global Services, and other undergraduate and graduate students to meet new friends, and explore different topics of international concern. At our first session of the Spring 2017 semester  we will be discussing race, ethnicity, identity and the concept of “diaspora”.

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Lounge
Details: Lunch is provided. Space is limited. To attend, please RSVP here.

Let’s Talk International is a semi-structured discussion group and safe space for study abroad returnees, international students, third culture kids, and anybody interested in international/intercultural experiences to explore topics such as identity development, cultural adjustment, cross-cultural relationships, and general navigation of life across cultures.

 

Summer Study Abroad Information Session on Thursday, January 26, 2017

Join Global Affairs staff and faculty for a summer study abroad info session on Thursday, January 26 from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in Pless Hall 1st Floor Lounge. Learn about program and scholarship opportunities. Refreshments will be served. 

The next deadline to apply for study abroad is February 7; many programs may close after this deadline. Questions? Contact steinhardt.global@nyu.edu or 212-992-9380.