Class of 2024 Stories

Jason Cruz

"Through NYUAD, I was able to leave my mark on Abu Dhabi."

Francesca Antonone

Working with the Office of Social Responsibility (OSR) at NYUAD has allowed me to forge strong bonds with our contracted colleagues through genuine interactions. 

Mahmoud Elbeh

Being just a door away from scientists, researchers, and individuals with whom I share similar interests was particularly inspiring.

Alya Al Zeyoudi

It’s been a real pleasure and source of pride to share my city, and Emirati culture with so many people from around the world.

Megan Marzolf

For me, Interclassico is one of the most special parts of the year.

Peng Liu

Despite us coming from various cultural backgrounds, our shared traits brought us together at NYUAD.

Vanessa Kors

t NYUAD, almost every meal transformed into a memorable experience, shared around the tables in our dining hall and dorms, where friends quickly became family.

Amy Qian

I was going to write about my 2024 J-Term trip to Rwanda for this “favorite memory” question but deep down I realize that it’s all the great people I met at NYUAD that are vital to these memories.

Stefan Mitikj

In the crucible of the pandemic, our sense of community grew stronger... we persevered through it all. 

Addie Mae Villas

It was 1am a few years ago, when I heard the once very familiar but now very foreign sound of rain hitting my windowsill. It was raining!

Roudhah Hamad Al Mazrouei

As I stand on the brink of graduation from NYU Abu Dhabi, that chapter of my life in Florence stands out as an era of profound transformation and growth.

Dev Kalavadiya

Would I be lost in this vast sea of diversity? Would I feel a sense of belonging so far from my tiny island nation, 15,000 kilometers away?

Aigerim Zhusubalieva

Playing volleyball at NYUAD has been an absolute blessing. The lessons learned – both on and off the court – are priceless.