gretchenk 5 / 14 Dec 30, 2010 #1Hey, this is my nyu supplement. I need help revising and cutting down the last one, as it is too long! Thank you!Please tell us what led you to select both your anticipated academic area(s) of study and the NYU school / college / program or the Abu Dhabi campus. What interests you most about your intended discipline? Mention any extracurricular or non-school-related activities or experiences that demonstrate your interest.During a visit to New York City, I went on a tour around the NYU campus. The school impressed me so much, that once the tour was over, i knew that this was the university I was going to apply to.International Relations, my intended major, has been an interest of mine throughout my school career. As the chair of the MUN club at my school, as a regular participant at political discussions, and as a german student attending an international school, I am certain that this is the right major for me.NYU is 'In and of the City' and 'In and of the World.' What does the concept of a global network university mean to you? How do you think studying in New York City, Abu Dhabi, or one of NYU's global sites would change you as a person and equip you to build cross-cultural relationships at NYU and beyond?Having lived in Berlin, the capital of Germany, my entire life, I enjoy Iiving in an urban area, and appreciatre the diversity of cultures and people that such an area contains. I believe that studying in New York City promotes each individual's independence as with the wide variety of opportunities also comes a certain responsibility. I believe that NYU acts as a bridgehead towards an international career and will encourage intercultural relationships and connections.If you had the opportunity to bring any person -- past or present, fictional or nonfictional -- to a place that is special to you (your hometown or country, a favorite location, etc), who would you bring and why? Tell us what you would share with that person.I would like to invite Viktor Klemperer, a renowned jewish philologist, to my high school in Berlin, Germany. During the second world war, Klemperer wrote the book "LTI - Lingua Tertii Imperii: A Philologist's Notebook". In this book, he explores the way in which nazi propaganda altered the german language to induce the people with nationalist ideas. I would ask Viktor Klemperer to join my German class, in which we have extensively studied his analysis of the language in the third reich. I wish he could experience himself how Germany has changed for the better, and how he has made it possible for students like me to truly grasp the extent of the crimes that were commited during this time.