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There are wonderful opportunities for students at NYU Abu Dhabi. Experienced NYU staff helps students navigate the city, experience the culture, and learn local customs to ensure students have a healthy, safe, and enriching academic experience.

Throughout their time at NYU Abu Dhabi, students benefit from numerous cultural programs organized by the Campus Life staff. The calendar may include trips to regional destinations, theater and music performances, lectures, group outings, and workshops.

Student Clubs & Programming


You will have the opportunity to join NYUAD clubs and student organizations. NYUAD students have already set up clubs focused on film and new media, astronomy, theatre arts, debate, dance, math, dragon boat racing, horseback riding, and poetry and creative writing. The Abu Dha-beats are bringing acapella to campus, while the Electra Street Arts and Humanities Journal publishes the creative work of students, faculty, and staff. You can join Dardashah to explore Arabic language and literature or the chess club to test your skills against an opponent from across the globe.

We encourage all students to participate actively in the offerings of the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute. In 2010-11 alone, the Institute organized over 90 events bringing together renowned scholars and professional experts with a broad range of participants in the Abu Dhabi community to explore important contemporary global issues: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/institute.

Career Development Center


Your time at NYU Abu Dhabi will open many doors for you. You will find yourself making use of the experiences, opportunities, and connections that are woven into this dynamic, global crossroads city. Staff members in the NYUAD Career Development Center, working closely with the NYU Wasserman Center, can advise you in building a professional portfolio leading to global career opportunities through individualized career counseling, volunteer internships, and ongoing self-assessment.

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