My Student Life

Unforgettable experiences. Lifelong friendships.

Yes, there is life outside the classroom!  Student life at NYU Abu Dhabi involves volunteering with local organizations, exploring personal passions and interests, learning about the history and culture of the UAE, and making new friends from all over the world.

Sara Pan Algarra

A student led initiative that celebrates the unity of humanity and the love for the environmental diversity of our planet.

Sarah Alameri

This karate kid is making one move at a time towards her professional career goal.

Jenny Li and Anna Oura

There’s always possibilities to create a niche student interest group of your passion at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Hamda Khaled Al Qubaisi

The NYU Abu Dhabi student explains her love for being a Formula 4 driver, and juggling between school and races.

Joshua Johnson

Visiting student from NYU New York shares smart living tips and must-see places so you too can have a great study experience in Abu Dhabi.

Tatyana Brown

I'm very close to my family. But what's made it better is being here and being surrounded by people who understand what it feels like to be away from home.

Asma Al Alabbar

The people that we're surrounded with, they come from all over the world, with so many different backgrounds and experiences.

Jack Adeney

There's so many different things going on. It's such a different place.

The Mountcastles

People are kind of amazed to hear there's not just one or two siblings, there's four!

Sofia Gomez-Doyle

Volunteering eventually led me to the creation of Girls' Education Network that empowers young girls in Abu Dhabi to engage with the world around them.

Ana Karneza

I am from Slovenia....I am vegan....I am truly blessed to be here.

Hafsa Ahmed

I made a few simple resolutions for myself before starting college. One of them was to become immersed in the country where I was going to study.