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.

Water Ambassadors

On World Water Day, three students talk about the importance of maintaining dialogue on water security.

Student Champion for Expo 2020

Maryam Alshehhi was only 13 when Dubai won the bid to host Expo 2020. Now as a NYUAD student champion, she finally understood the importance of that win.

Effecting Change in Liberia

From studying political science courses to taking a leave of absence to establish a non-profit organization, Sekou Jabateh is working his way into public service in his home country.

REACH in Times of Needs

A student-led peer support group (and some furry friends) empowered student Zack Tan to help others. 

Coming Full Circle

NYUAD senior Maha Al Qemzi went from benefiting as a participant to eventually facilitating the NYU Abu Dhabi Girl’s Education Network (GEN).

Bloom Like a Flower

The Mishra brothers’ dedication to work with underprivileged school children back home in Nepal is starting to blossom.

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.