“We academically shaped the school to a great degree being the second class. As the school and its program develops and evolves, every class after us will be building onto and refining what we had established” Hauser explained. “I appreciate NYU Shanghai for the experience, but I do wish I came at a later date for all of the different courses that are offered now.”
“Kids who come here are more prepared, because we had to figure it out ourselves. It was a new university, not well-established,” Anna Shevchenko said in an interview with On Century Avenue. “We’re more scrappy, we’re using our resources to make the best of what we have. That’s a very valuable experience.”
“It’s solid proof that if there’s anything you want to do, you can do. Anything you want to change, you can change," said Omer Cohen, a senior that graduated in December, despite having fought through the FOS curriculum.