New York University prides itself on being an institution that is "in and of the city," and now with the addition of its portal campus at NYU Abu Dhabi and 10 global academic centers it is an institution that is "in and of the world." NYU students no longer become members of merely the NYU community, but they are global citizens. Students who choose to study abroad are afforded a totally immersing experience. Following the tradition at the Washington Square campus, students do not just attend classes, but become valued members of the community. Through the Study Abroad and Global Network University experience, NYU students are becoming members of an increasingly cosmopolitan community.