Loren Williams comes to NYU from Fort Worth, Texas, by way of NYU London in her first year and NYU Washington, DC in the fall of her sophomore year. During her semester in Washington, DC, Loren was named a Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Fellow. The award, which supports inspiring excellence in young people, gave Loren the opportunity to intern at the U.S. Department of Education. We caught up with Loren this semester, which is her first at NYU's New York City campus and her last in Liberal Studies. After completing the Core Program, Loren will transition to NYU's Silver School of Social Work to earn her bachelor's degree.
What was the most surprising thing about studying at NYU London for your first year?
I’ve found that when you go to a new country, everything is surprising. Grocery shopping, crossing the street, the professors -- it's all different. Actually, I was probably most surprised at how well everything went considering this was my first time away from home or outside of the country.
Why did you decide to study at NYU Washington, DC, in sophomore year?
I knew as an LS sophomore I had the option to study away again for one semester. I chose DC because it allowed me to try my hand at government and politics but also to be closer to home for the holidays and spend some weekends in New York with the friends I made while in London.