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Autumn Wu, '17 – Computer Science
I’m from Chengdu. I grew up interested in numbers, but although I loved science, some of my high school teachers tried to deter me, claiming that men were born to excel in science and engineering over women! I was desperate to study in a more diverse and open environment, and to prove my teachers wrong. After coming to NYU Shanghai, I chose computer science as my major, which I had never studied before. I fell in love with it.
Alexis Zerafa, Integrated Digital Media Major. Study Away Site: Shanghai
NYU Tandon School of Engineering student Alexis Zerafa studied away in Shanghai during fall 2016. An Integrated Digital Media major, she chose to document her time in Shanghai on film. Here she shares her favorite memories - and video - of living and studying in the city.
Justin Scholar, Film/TV Production Major. Study Away Site: Shanghai
NYU Tisch School of the Arts student Justin Scholar spent the spring semester of his senior year studying abroad at NYU Shanghai. Through the university’s studio art program, the Film/TV Production major discovered the art of Chinese calligraphy. He also learned to play the ‘guzheng.’ Here he shares his ‘life-changing’ experience studying abroad in Shanghai, and how it continues to inspire his work.
Changing the World with a Lens
Nicole Chan ‘17, an Interactive Media Arts major from Chicago, has harbored a passion for photography since high school and is now using her skills in fine art portraiture to be an advocate for social change.
Preparing for a Global Medical Career
Ann Fan Yang ‘17 used her study away year to take classes in Accra, Ghana, and New York, where she worked on a biomedical engineering project that aims to improve the postoperative monitoring process. The biology major from Portland, OR, shares her global story.
Lingyi Liu, '18 – Studying Away into Art
As she looks ahead to her study-away year in New York, Lingyi Liu ‘18 tells how a summer internship at a Shanghai private museum has given her a new focus.
Veronica Hernandez '17
China has always fascinated Veronica Hernandez. She’d learned about the country in high school and was on the verge of being fluent in Chinese, so when she heard that NYU was opening a campus in Shanghai, she knew it was where she was meant to be. However, what the global China studies major didn’t know was that being at NYU Shanghai would change her life’s trajectory dramatically and take her on a four-continent journey to pursue her true calling: a career in the arts.
Musa Malik ‘17, Emerging Global Leader
On his 18th birthday, Musa Malik NYU Shanghai ‘17, launched a charity organization for disadvantaged children in Pakistan -- one of his many efforts towards global tolerance and empathy.
Roxanne Roman, Global China Studies Major. Study Away Site: Washington DC
Roxanne Roman, interned at the White House while studying away in Washington DC in Spring 2016. Roxanne is a Class of 2017 student majoring in Global China Studies.
Madeline P. Farquharson, Humanities Major. Study Away Site: Accra, Ghana
I worked with a school called Noyaa, which is located in the James Town beach front of Accra.
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