At the start of each academic year I welcome the new LS students to Washington Square, and then I travel to greet our freshmen in Florence, London, and Paris. I write now from NYU London, having met with students in Florence, followed by Paris, over the past week.
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This year’s welcome reception at NYU Florence.
Each of these world cities provides extraordinary co-curricular opportunities for LS students. NYU Florence students live and study in the vibrant academic community of Villa La Pietra, a renaissance estate surrounded by olive groves and formal gardens.
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The NYU London academic center is located in a historic building on Bedford Square, a few steps from the British Museum.
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NYU Paris students enjoy a state-of-the-art facility in the intellectual heart of the city, the Latin Quarter.
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As much as I enjoy revisiting these cities every year, I enjoy most meeting the nearly 300 diverse and accomplished students who have arrived at our freshman year abroad programs. This past week, I have met new students from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan and all over the United States, to name but a few of their home countries. And they all have chosen to begin their NYU careers in Liberal Studies.
To all our first-year students in Europe — Bienvenue, Benvenuto, Welcome!