this is my rough draft for the short essay 'why NYU', any feedback is appreciated
a constellation of hope nurturing brilliant stars
Education, in my opinion, is a subjective experience. You can make learning from laughter, pain, science or space and restricting yourself to a particular field without having the opportunity to experience different disciplines seems almost malevolent to me; which is why a liberal arts program is perfect.
Its multifarious courses allow for a wholesome development, enriching the required skills for the fast-paced world we live in. Taking NYU's study away program, for example, would allow me to wholly immerse myself in a completely foreign culture and adapt to their surroundings.
Moreover, NYUAD's diverse student body of more than 88 nationalities will open my mind and heart to the cultures and traditions that co-exist with mine; this is where diversity converges into unity.
NYUAD challenges students to evolve their thinking pattern to foster curiosity, creativity and critical reflection, this was evident when I leafed through past capstone projects of the various disciplines NYUAD accommodates. I was awe-struck at the immense learning possibilities NYUAD provides, and it doesn't end there. Learning at NYUAD as I have seen, is not limited to the end of the final year capstone project, it happens throughout every moment of the four years spent through discussions in tight-knit classrooms, outdoor activities involving teamwork and co-ordination, volunteer workshops such as GEN and SNAP and so on. Studying in an institution that mirrors my ideologies would be an unparalleled experience. It means being able to pursue courses that go beyond our everyday subject matter and more to the fundamentals of human behaviour, thus honing my skills as an individual who is empathetic and inquisitive.
NYUAD, if I would say, is a constellation of hope nurturing brilliant stars that will empower the future; it would be an honour to become a part of this distinct university.