Sager Al Mannai
Associate Director, Admissions
NYU Abu Dhabi Admissions is responsible for the recruitment of students and the evaluation of applications for undergraduate programs at NYU Abu Dhabi. The team is based across three continents, with staff based in NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU London. Additionally, the team directs and supports the work of the Institute of International Education, who conduct global outreach on behalf of NYU Abu Dhabi. The admissions team is supported by marketing and operations teams based in New York, as well as enrollment management and admissions leadership.
The admissions team works to attract and recruit students with the academic excellence and global outlook needed to succeed at NYU Abu Dhabi and beyond. In addition to conducting extensive outreach throughout the year, the team supports the local community by hosting events, workshops, and programming on campus for prospective students and students looking to better understand the landscape of global higher education. The team is also responsible for the evaluation and selection of applicants, including the planning and execution of on-site candidate weekends.
Amy brings NYU Abu Dhabi almost 20 years of experience in international admissions. Amy also has experience working in recruitment for National Merit, National Hispanic, and National Achievement Scholars.
Amy is a sought-after speaker at US and international conferences, with past speaking engagements including NACAC (National Association of College Admissions Counseling), International ACAC (International Association of College Admissions Counseling), CIS (Council of International Schools), College Board, and EducationUSA conferences. In addition, Amy has served on both the Latin America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa Committees for the Council of International Schools.
Amy oversees strategic recruitment and evaluation for NYU Abu Dhabi’s undergraduate admissions office, leading teams across three continents, with staff based in NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU London. Amy also provides strategic oversight to our IIE (Institute of International Education) partners, who conduct much of NYU Abu Dhabi’s global outreach.