As a premier portal campus nestled at the crossroads of the world, the UAE serves as a vital link between the East and the West. As a study away student, your course work is enriched with carefully curated cultural and concentrated experiences in the UAE, immersing you in the essence of the region.


Visiting Student Programming

During your time in Abu Dhabi, the Office of Global Education at NYU Abu Dhabi curates a diverse range of activities designed to provide you with a deep understanding of Emirati culture and the UAE. These activities encompass engaging lectures and insightful field trips on various topics. Here are just a few examples of the activities awaiting you:

  • Guided Tours: Immerse yourself in the local culture through guided tours of historical sites, landmarks, and modern architectural wonders.
  • Guest Lectures: Engage with experts who will provide in-depth perspectives on various aspects of Emirati culture and the UAE's development.
  • Cultural Workshops: Participate in hands-on workshops where you can learn traditional crafts such as perfume making.
  • Field Trips: Explore the cultural richness of the region with carefully planned field trips to museums, markets, and other significant locations.

We encourage you to embrace these opportunities wholeheartedly, as they are designed to complement your academic studies and provide you with a holistic and immersive experience in the vibrant tapestry of Emirati culture.

Here is a sneak peek into our Marhaba (Orientation) week:

Some of our highlight programs included in your study away:

  • Yas Marina Formula 1 Track Visit and Karting
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Visit
  • Desert Safari
  • Dubai Cultural Day: Heritage Express: Culture on Wheels
  • Dubai Miracle Garden and Global Village Trip
  • Al Dhafra Camel Beauty Festival Trip
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi Visit
  • Al Ain Day: Oasis and Al Ain Museum
  • Mangroves Boat Tour
  • Mleiha Overnight Desert Camping Trip
  • Museum of the Future Visit
  • Ras Al Khaimah and Oman Weekend Trip
  • Sharjah City Tour: Islamic Civilization Museum, Souk and King Faisal Mosque
  • Abrahamic House Visit
  • Qasr Al Watan Tour
  • Emirati Farmhouse Visit
  • Ski Dubai Trip