NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai High School Academy Student Testimonials


"I enjoyed every moment at NYUSPS. During my short one-week time there, I was exposed to a brand new world of Entrepreneurial Problem Solving, experienced different cultures, and cultivated close friendships."

Incoming 12th Grader, The High School Affiliated to Liaoning Normal University, Liaoning, China


"My week at NYUSPS was incredibly demanding, but at the same time very fulfilling. Despite having no previous knowledge of programming, I learned to code and design my own website. I still remember staying late after class with my classmates and teachers to complete our final projects. It was exhausting, but I was really satisfied with the results. I would recommend this program to students who want to challenge themselves and explore their career interests."

Incoming 11th Grader, Fudan International School, Shanghai, China


"The High School Academy experience was wonderful. The course I selected was Sino-U.S. Dialogue, which was very different from what I imagined. The professor didn’t feed us standard answers, but instead gave us time and opportunities to discuss, thereby elevating our ability to think and debate. Both the professor and university fostered a feeling of harmony and warmth. I would definitely participate in this program again if given the opportunity."

Incoming 12th Grader, Huzhou High School Zhejiang, Zhejiang, China


"At the NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai High School Academy, I made many new friends from all different places. We shared and exchanged cultures, attended class together, and experienced college life. Moreover, our professors came from different parts of the world and brought their own cultures with them, which made me feel great."

Incoming 11th Grader, Wuxi Luoshe High School, Jiangsu, China


“I am grateful to NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai for providing us high school students with the opportunity to be exposed to valuable courses and meet different people to share our ideas. It gave us a platform to showcase our intelligence and to understand NYU more deeply.”

Incoming 12th Grader, Yan’an High School, Shanghai


“At the NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai High School Academy, I led a team for the first time. Although I was the youngest boy in the program, the members of the debate group offered me a chance to lead the team. Honestly, I was nervous at the time and didn’t know what to do. Nevertheless, my team members supported me a lot and encouraged me. I learned what the spirit of teamwork felt like and because of this spirit, we were able to achieve our goal.”

Incoming 10th Grader, No. 4 High School Affiliated with ECNU, Shanghai


“Because of High School Academy, I gained friends, professional knowledge, presentation skills, and most importantly, confidence. It took time, but when I finally got the certificate, it was all worthwhile.”

Incoming 12th Grader, No. 2 High School Affiliated with ECNU, Shanghai


“As a game lover, I chose the course “Video Game Design:  From Concept to Completion,” and I really enjoyed it. The course took place in the IMA studio, which is full of fun things and humorous students. The instructors, Marcela and Aven, were so knowledgeable and really patient with all of the students. I learned a lot about analog game design, Arduino design, scratch, and my favorite, the Makey Makey. I also got a taste of life at NYU Shanghai. Everything that I’ve learned and experienced will surely bring great benefits to my future life.”

Incoming 12th Grader, Shanghai Datong High School