Meet LS Students & Alumni

Students Answer: Why LS?

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Claudia Cereceda

I was born in Bogota, Colombia, but grew up in Miami, Florida. I believed NYU could offer me the opportunity to explore the parts of the world I hadn't seen yet.

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Ally Chiu

I spent my time in GLS not only becoming a more informed global citizen, but also reflecting on my place in the world.

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Arielle Feldshon

I chose GLS because I knew the program would allow me to study abroad (aka EAT), learn a language, and write a thesis. I didn't realize all the other unique opportunities I would have. If there was ever an opportunity for growth, GLS provided it.

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Catalina Escalona

My parents are from Santiago, Chile and I've been visiting my extended family every summer vacation since I was born. I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and I love the cross-cultural influences that make up the Southwest, particularly the intersection of Native American, Colonial Hispanic, and Wild West cultures.

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Serena Guen

I was born and raised in England, and my family is Italian, English, German and Tunisian, so I have had my fair share of traveling and exposure to a variety of cultures.

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RJ Khalaf

I was looking for an experience that would allow me to grow while also providing the support and tools to succeed.

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Michael Lee

From ancient Roman philosophy according to Marcus Aurelius, to the Mali tradition of Sundiata in African Cultures, my Global Liberal Studies classes have exposed me to interesting subject matters that are not limited to just one area of the globe.

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Madison Myers

When I first heard about Global Liberal Studies, I couldn't have imagined a better program for me and what I love. The opportunity to continue my study abroad and intertwine my love of politics, philosophy and language is exactly why I wished to attend NYU!

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Alexander Zeleniuch

In GLS, I put my fluency in French and Spanish to good use while studying abroad my junior year in Buenos Aires and working two summers in Paris.

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