All first-year students are required to participate in First Year Dialogue (FYD). Developed by New Student Programs and your orientation ambassadors, this curriculum takes you outside the classroom and equips you with the necessary skills to navigate the opportunities and challenges you will face during your time at this university.
FYD will cover relevant topics for first-year students as they transition into university life and the diverse cultural environment of NYU Shanghai. It is designed to improve your self-awareness, concepts of personal identity, and your relationships with others. It also helps you set expectations for your college life and reflect on how you might want to engage as an active community member during your four years at this university. Throughout this process, you will explore your own development, and set clear academic and social priorities.