Visiting students regularly take part in life-changing internships, undergraduate research and art apprenticeships during their semester abroad at NYUAD.

Picture of student Andrea Silva, research assistant at NYUAD

Andrea Parra Silva, NYU Shanghai, Biology major, Class of 2023


As a Biology student, I really enjoy working with Dr Kirsten Sadler Edepli from whom I’ve gained valuable research experience. I also get the opportunity to work with zebrafish as a model organism, which is super cool! In addition, participating in a variety of events geared towards visiting students has allowed me to better understand the local culture and traditions, to explore parts of the UAE I would not have been able to otherwise, as well as connect with different people.