Practice in the virtual world before heading into the real world! NYU Silver School of Social Work student Nikki Vega checks out the new VR simulation that takes you through New York City's Lower East Side to assess the environment and look for possible challenges for clients.

“It’s convenient but it’s also a safe way to explore the area,” Nikki says. 

Professor Nicholas Lanzieri created the virtual training program and says they’re researching the results and planning to expand the demos to other boroughs of NYC.   “I’m always excited about using different technologies to really tap into learning styles and help students acquire information in different ways.”