“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.