NYU Shanghai welcomes Class of 2022
Updated: 2018-09-12

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Amen Tesfaye Duki puts on his violet NYU t-shirt and poses for a photo with his family. [Photo/shanghai.nyu.edu]

New York University Shanghai recently welcomed this year's class of 455 freshmen, the most students to enroll since the founding of the school in 2012.

Half of the Class of 2022 is from China, including the first students to enroll from Northwest China's Qinghai province and Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region.

The other half is represented by students from 38 countries including the US, UK, the Netherlands, Ethiopia, Ecuador, South Korea, Russia, Poland, Germany, Mexico, Kazakhstan and Honduras.

School officials, 36 upper-class student ambassadors, and dozens of volunteers greeted the new members at the airport and at the dorms, offering directions, extra hands for luggage, and ice cream for the weary.

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NYU Shanghai Class of 2022 t-shirts are available for new students. [Photo/shanghai.nyu.edu]

Enrico David Paragas from the Philippines said he fell in love with China when he visited Shanghai with his family five years ago.

"This is what motivated me to apply to NYU Shanghai, because I want to experience a culture I'm truly interested in," he said, "My goal is to practice my Chinese and be able to speak fluently by the time I graduate."

Interest in NYU Shanghai continues to grow and more and more students with a strong global mindset are applying for admission. The applications received by the school increased by 11 percent compared to last year.

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Student ambassadors hand out ice-cream and snacks to families arriving in the summer heat. [Photo/shanghai.nyu.edu]

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Upper-class student orientation ambassadors are on hand to check new students in to their new residence. [Photo/shanghai.nyu.edu]

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Many hands make light work: admissions counselor Wyatt Bruton (right) helps Frank Mattimoe with his luggage after a shopping trip to a nearby Ikea home store, which is organized for new students. [Photo/shanghai.nyu.edu]

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All new students are provided with information about their residence and neighborhood upon check-in. [Photo/shanghai.nyu.edu]

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