Mac Hale emphasized that NYU Shanghai has given him wonderful opportunities. “Coming here has given me a chance to explore and connect directly with people from all over the world. I don’t want to pull the basic Appiah GPS stuff, but I feel NYU Shanghai has really made me a global citizen. Talking to people with different backgrounds and perspectives has made me learn what the world is and how much is out there, beyond the spotlight of the media of which I am familiar,” senior Jimmy Mac Hale emphasized in his interview with OCA.
“It’s quite exciting to be in a place without set rules. I don’t like being told what to do, and you can sort of find your way around things or make a difference here - except perhaps with the cafeteria,” says Katie Chen, the Class of 2018 Student Government Representative. “Part of the excitement is not knowing what lies ahead for the school 10 years down the road or if it will be the same as it is now.”
“I’ve learned the most from the people who are different from me, from the conversations I had with the same people, who asked me questions for which I didn’t have an answer... It helps you see that there is much more to Pakistan, to China, to America." In the first installment of senior profiles, Haider Ali reflects on his time at NYU Shanghai.