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    Major Choices

    One of the perks of a liberal arts education at NYU Abu Dhabi is students’ freedom to construct their own education. We are encouraged to explore non-traditional course paths and combine unrelated majors and minors like computer science with theater, or physics and philosophy.

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    A Day in the Life of an NYUAD Student Abroad

    Imagine moving from the quiet, hot, and invariably sunny Abu Dhabi to the stone jungle of a city that never sleeps. Thrilling? Different? Challenging, perhaps? It’s the kind of transition faced by every student at NYU Abu Dhabi. Spending a semester abroad is not only a graduation requirement but an unparalleled chance to travel the world, which engineering student William Young, Class of 2018, took with pronounced enthusiasm.

  3. Family Ties, First Goodbyes: A Sibling Story at NYU Abu Dhabi

    "We all came in one by one and now ... one by one we're going to be leaving. It's a little bit sad but exciting at the same time."

  4. Class of 2017 Graduation Tribute

    NYU Abu Dhabi's Class of 2017 is comprised of 165 students from 64 countries who speak an average 2.5 languages. During their four years, 90 percent spent at least one semester abroad, 78 percent participated in community service, and 329 internships were completed.

  5. "Make Change By Doing"

    An audience of nearly 1,400 rose to its feet at NYU Abu Dhabi's fourth Commencement ceremony to praise student speaker Nafisatou Mounkaila, an Arab Crossroads major from the US, who urged fellow graduates to "challenge the standard" and "refuse to consume hate."

  6. This is the Class of 2017: Where They've Been

    NYU Abu Dhabi's Class of 2017 came to the UAE from 64 countries and have traveled the world.

  7. Leaders of the Pack

    NYU Abu Dhabi has honored the finalists of the 2017 Al Khayr Campus Life Leadership Awards at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi that hosted 180 students, staff and faculty. The awards recognize the outstanding leadership contributions of NYUAD students to the institution and its surrounding community. Al Khayr is an Arabic phrase which means the ultimate good.

  8. Students Awarded for Academic Excellence and Dedication to Others

    NYUAD Students Awarded for Academic Excellence and Dedication to Others

    NYU Abu Dhabi students received many global awards and grants in the 2016-17 academic year in recognition of exceptional scholarly achievements and contributions to their communities.

  9. NYUAD Students Empower Future Female Leaders in Abu Dhabi

    NYUAD Students Empower Future Female Leaders in Abu Dhabi

    As the granddaughter of immigrants, I've seen how education can transform lives, including both my mother’s and, now, my own.

  10. Language get you more places

    "Languages Get You More Places"

    NYU Abu Dhabi students Ella Noll and Benjamin Marcus-Willers have never met, and probably won’t meet this summer, either. But they’ll both be improving their Mandarin Chinese, thanks to Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) from the U.S. State Department.

  11. Day in the Life Ana Kareza

    A Day in the Life of an NYUAD Freshman

    8am: A standard iPhone alarm starts bellowing from Ana Karneza's 4th floor residence room filling the whole suite with its melodic blast then goes quiet in a minute.

  12. SNAP Connects NYUAD With Abu Dhabi Children and Families on the Autism Spectrum

    April is Autism Awareness Month. NYUAD's Office of Community Outreach (OCO), NYUAD Athletics, and Goals UAE have partnered to build the Special Needs Adaptive Program (SNAP), which pairs NYUAD student volunteers with special needs children as their ‘buddies’ to provide inclusive adaptive recreational sports coaching, under the direction of professional coaches.

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    International Day of Happiness

    Happiness is getting accepted into your dream school. Happiness is dancing freely in the Abu Dhabi desert. Happiness is embracing school spirit and being part of a unique community like ours.

  14. Exploring the UAE

    Exploring the Emirates

    I made a few simple resolutions for myself before starting college at NYU Abu Dhabi. One of them was to become immersed, really and truly, in the country where I was going to study. This resolution is easy to keep in the UAE where the list of things to explore is long but distances are short.

  15. Life Beyond Saadiyat: Class of 2016 Stories

    Life Beyond Saadiyat post-graduation alumni experiences are as varied as their interests and backgrounds. Many graduates from the Class of 2016 are earning their master's at top schools like Oxford, Cambridge, and MIT, while others have started their own businesses, or landed jobs in industries ranging from finance to education, arts, and the research sector.

  16. Two students launch priceless social support program for Abu Dhabi families

    Two Students Launch One "Priceless" Support Program For Abu Dhabi Families

    Starting a community program from scratch can be daunting. NYU Abu Dhabi students Hannah Taylor and Sally Oh — founders of the Family Friends community initiative for those touched by autism — know first-hand the roller coaster ride that pilot programs often are; scary yet exciting, nerve-wracking but fun, and definitely worth it in the end.

  17. NYUAD Heart: Giving Back to the UAE Community

    2017 has been declared the Year of Giving in the UAE. NYUAD's Office of Community Outreach (OCO) and student volunteers give back to the community in many ways, by contributing time, skills and knowledge to the community.

  18. J-Term Stories & Photos From Around the World

    A collection of photos and short stories that prove how January Term is an unparalleled learning experience for NYU Abu Dhabi students.

  19. Opportunities Abound at NYUAD's Internship Fairs

    Three Reasons to Get Work Experience Before Going to Grad School

    Making a choice between graduate school and starting a career can come with huge commitments, and grad schools’ early application deadlines often add to the uncertainty and stress of life after graduation. But what if you can have both?

  20. January Term in Al Ain

    How January Term is Redefining Education

    Education at NYU Abu Dhabi is not just about learning facts from textbooks and passing multiple choice exams. It's an immersive experience for NYUAD students, who, each January Term choose hands-on classes in cities from Al Ain to Buenos Aires that challenge their perceptions of the past and enrich their visions of the future.

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    2016 Year in Review

    In 2016, NYU Abu Dhabi celebrated prestigious student awards, groundbreaking research, and even an Olympic swimmer.

  22. #myNYUAD

    #myNYUAD Fall Semester Favorites

    Beautiful sunsets, endless sand dunes, visits to the other Emirates, homework, and art performances... here are some highlights for #myNYUAD 2016.

  23. Arts Faculty Favorite Books

    Books We Love

    Looking for something new to read on the weekends or for a relaxing holiday? From classics to modern day thrillers, and stories with lasting impact, NYUAD faculty from the Arts and Humanities share their favorite reads and recommendations.

  24. Tech-saavy Millenials Redefine Campus Communities

    Just for the Chill of it

    It is exam week. I look around and see students wearing expressions of intense concentration. They are determined, impossible to distract, and ready to take on anything that comes their way. Am I in the library? A study room? No. I’m in the Baraha, NYU Abu Dhabi’s student activity zone, watching my friends play the video game FIFA ’17.

  25. What's Your Favorite Core Course?

    What's Your Favorite NYUAD Core Class?

    At the heart of NYU Abu Dhabi’s curriculum lies “The Core” designed to challenge students in a variety of disciplines across the arts and humanities, engineering, sciences, and social sciences.

  26. Two Seniors Win 2017 Rhodes Scholarships to Oxford

    Young Arab of the Year Award Goes To ... NYU Abu Dhabi Senior

    NYU Abu Dhabi student Dubai Abulhoul has already accomplished more at the age of 20 than many people do in a lifetime of academic pursuit and service to their communities.

  27. Signs You're Truly at Home in Abu Dhabi

    Signs You're Truly at Home in Abu Dhabi

    NYU Abu Dhabi students, faculty, and staff come to the UAE from all over the world to live in a sprawling city that's strange at first, but quickly becomes home away from home. We're all from different parts of the planet but find commonalities in everyday things like ethnic food, hot weather, and giant malls. So, how do you know when you've become a true Abu Dhabian?

  28. NYUAD Celebrates UAE's 45th National Day

    NYU Abu Dhabi celebrated the United Arab Emirates' 45th National Day on campus with an evening of traditional food, music, and a host of cultural activities.

  29. The Conversation: Michael Pollan on His Ambivalent Journey as a Writer

    Bestselling author Michael Pollan speaks to longtime friend, fellow writer, and NYUAD faculty member Charles Siebert about the journey his thinking and writing have taken since he planted his first vegetable garden, and the doubts he battled during his transition into a full-fledged writing career.

  30. Nine Easy Ways to Ace a Dinner Interview

    Networking or Nightmare? Nine Easy Ways to Ace a Dinner Interview

    You finger the collar of your brand new outfit nervously. Beads of sweat glisten intensely on your forehead. Is the temperature inside the restaurant really this hot? You try to catch a reflection of your hair in the stainless steel knife on the table. Was it a bad idea to get a haircut right before the meeting?

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    Two NYUAD Seniors Win 2017 Rhodes Scholarships to Oxford

    Two NYU Abu Dhabi students representing two countries, the United Arab Emirates and Canada, have been selected as 2017 Rhodes Scholars to attend the University of Oxford next year.

  32. Youth Separated by Borders United by Common Desire for Positive Change

    Youth Separated by Borders United By Common Desire for Positive Change

    Youth Circles is an Emirati initiative under UAE Minister of Youth Her Excellency Shamma Al Mazrui and the Emirates Youth Council. It is a dialogue-based platform for youth from various backgrounds to identify critical challenges and come up with creative and practical solutions for a better world.

  33. Holoscenes Art Installation at NYU Abu Dhabi

    The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi presents Holoscenes, a large-scale performance-installation that embodies the trauma of flooding and widely shared concern of global climate change.

  34. Top 10 Study Spots

    10 Favorite NYUAD Study Spots

    Whether you prefer the warmth of the sun or cool indoors, NYU Abu Dhabi's campus has no shortage of great places to settle down and catch up on schoolwork. Finding new study spots can make a world of difference in productivity, and might even help you become better acquainted with the campus. Ten NYUAD students reveal their favorite study spots and explain how these places facilitate the studying process.

  35. Prize-winning Photo Captures Essence of Abu Dhabi

    Prize-Winning Photo Captures Essence of Abu Dhabi

    This intriguing image titled The Man in the Hindi Cassette Shop is described by the photographer as "the embodiment of Abu Dhabi — bringing together the old intimate charm of the city as well as its multicultural spirit." The story behind the picture and its eventual acclaim starts with a chance encounter between the talkative shop owner and a student with a camera.

  36. WATCH: 2016 TEDxNYUAD Video Collection

    Speakers at TEDxNYUAD 2016, held in the spring, explored the theme: perception. Doug Cutchins is a beloved and successful career advisor at NYUAD with an impressive track record of advising dozens of Rhodes Scholarship finalists and recipients. In his talk, Cutchins unveils his key to success, and questions what success really means.

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    Speaking of Language Diversity ...

    It happened one day when I was out with my friends. “Yallah!” I said. “We’ll be late to the movie!” It happened so naturally that I didn’t even realize it then, but it was the first time I had conversationally used a word outside of my native languages, English and Konkani. It was a thrilling realization, but I had no reason to be surprised. It's impossible to spend a year at NYU Abu Dhabi — where there are students who speak more than 100 languages — without imbibing some of this linguistic diversity into your own vocabulary.

  38. Inauguration of President Andrew Hamilton

    PHOTOS: NYU Abu Dhabi Welcomes Andrew Hamilton as the 16th President of NYU

    Following NYU's Inauguration Celebration Week — a week-long series of special events that shared the innovation, vision, and character driving NYU's global community — NYU Abu Dhabi held it's own celebration on October 10 to officially welcome Andrew D. Hamilton as the 16th president of NYU.

  39. NYU Abu Dhabi's Class of 2020: International Diversity and Multicultural Character

    NYU Abu Dhabi's Class of 2020: International Diversity and Multicultural Character

    323 students, 76 nationalities, speaking some 70 languages. This is NYU Abu Dhabi's Class of 2020.

  40. Marcel Kupershoek

    NYUAD Researcher Stars in Arabic TV Series About Bedouin Life

    An NYU Abu Dhabi researcher who roamed the deserts of Saudi Arabia in the 1980s is now starring in an Arabic TV series about his experiences.

  41. Inauguration of President Andrew Hamilton

    PHOTOS: Andrew Hamilton Inaugurated as 16th President of NYU

    Inauguration Celebration Week featured a week-long series of special events that shared the innovation, vision, and character driving NYU's global community. And on Sunday, September 25, the events culminated with the installation of Andrew D. Hamilton as NYU's 16th President.

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    UAE Students Ponder the Planet's Future

    Do you believe that in 15 years our world will be a more peaceful, sustainable and transformed place? A large group of students from around the UAE faced this question for World Peace Day, and the uncertainty in their responses is nothing short of alarming.

  43. 4 Steps to Creating the Right Professional Portfolio

    4 Steps to Creating the Right Professional Portfolio

    Essential tips for all students, no matter what stage in your academic career. Because good grades, getting involved, and following your passion are important from freshmen year to graduation.

  44. NYU Abu Dhabi Marhaba 2016

    Marhaba (welcome in Arabic) to NYU Abu Dhabi Class of 2020. Where are you from? Who's your roommate? What did you bring?

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    September to Remember in the Arts

    As the executive director of The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, I recognize that it’s unlikely that most members of our community will be familiar with more than a fraction of the artists in the 2016-17 line-up. It’s a big season, and all of the shows are my favorites. But I thought it might be helpful to share some insights as to why these artists and programs ended up in the schedule, starting with a September to remember.

  46. Five Essential Tips for Parents of College Students

    Five Esssential Tips for Parents of College Students

    Going to university is an exciting and new adventure not just for students, but their families too. Parents frequently ask how they can support their adult child during their studies. Though every family is unique, we’ve observed some common themes that might help. It's hard at first but it gets easier.

  47. NYUAD Marhaba: Jack's Story

    Experience NYU Abu Dhabi Marhaba Week through the eyes of freshman Jack Adeney, Class of 2020.

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    #myNYUAD

    Picturesque sunsets. Seaside walks. Friends from nearly every continent. And of course shawarma. Being part of the NYU Abu Dhabi community is extraordinary for so many reasons. #myNYUAD is our way of capturing these special moments to share with others around the world.

  49. Conquering Your Freshman Fears

    Conquering Your Freshman Fears

    I remember heading to NYU Abu Dhabi’s Campus Center during Marhaba Week, equipped with a snack box and a chit of paper mysteriously labeled Group Number 11. It was my first week as a freshman at university, and at the time, I didn't know that the people I was going to meet at NYUAD's First Year Dialogue (FYD) program in Group Number 11, would soon become my second family.

  50. NYUAD Library: Every Student's Second Home

    NYUAD Library: Every Student's Second Home

    It's two in the morning. The night is dark, but the NYU Abu Dhabi Library is still brightly-lit and full of students scrambling to reach the minimum word limit for an essay that was assigned three weeks ago. It’s that time of the year again — the Long Night Against Procrastination, referred to fondly and rather elaborately at NYUAD as the Lange Nacht der aufgeschobenen Hausarbeiten.

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    Internships = New Skills, Networks, and Opportunities

    NYU Abu Dhabi students travel around the world for internship opportunities that enhance learning and educational development, and provide future career prospects in a broad range of industries from social services to finance to politics.