NYU comes to Shanghai

Over spring break, students and faculty chaperones traveled to Shanghai to visit Peddie's sister school, EFZ. Each student will enjoy a homestay experience with a fellow EFZ student, participate in a host of group activities and work on an independent project in conjunction with an EFZ student partner.

From Nick:

A few days ago, we had a very busy and fun filled day even though the rain was pouring down. First, we toured NYU-Shanghai. NYU-Shanghai is a newly established satellite campus of the NYU Global System which consists of three campuses: the main campus in New York, one in Abu Dhabi, and a new one in Shanghai.

When we first arrived and I heard that the campus only had one building, I thought it would be a small school with few programs to offer, but I instantly changed my mind after I saw all the different classrooms on the eight floors that we visited. I was amazed at the Fine Arts and Fabrication Laboratory.

We got to speak with some of the students and understand what it is like to be an American student in a place like China. The most interesting part about NYU-Shanghai is that half of the school consists of international students and the other half consists of Chinese nationals that were the highest in their regions. This means that the campus has a huge mix of cultures and diversity.

Later that afternoon we visited the apartment of Professor Su, a very famous calligraphy professor. In his small apartment he gave us a quick traditional Chinese painting demonstration. The apartment was very cramped, but as Mr. Clements said, “It was almost necessary to the whole thing that it was tight.” And it most definitely was an integral part of our experience. 

It was so incredible to see how he was able to create a scene with just his memory, and to see a real master at work.