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Lisa Mortini

Lisa is a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for NYU Abu Dhabi and the Global Admissions Team, based in the London office. Born and raised in France, Lisa also lived in Denmark and spent a couple of years in leafy upstate New York.  She is a dedicated gardener, a keen traveler to India and Japan, and loves watching the tennis at Wimbledon. She now spends her free time playing with her little rescue terrier dog, Cooper.
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“How Am I Unique?” Standing Out in a Crowd of Essays

“Being yourself” in the personal statement is not about being perfect. It’s not about pretending to be what others may expect of you. On the contrary, it’s about recognizing, in the context you’re in, what matters to you and how it informs the way you experience life and interpret the world. Ultimately, you’ll need to find the best way to express it in writing.

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Tips for International Candidates Writing the Common App Essay

If you’re an international candidate who keeps staring in wonder at the Common App essay with no clue where to start, this article is for you!

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Applying To NYU Abu Dhabi: Should You Send Additional Materials?

As your finger hovers above the ‘submit’ button and you’re seconds away from applying to NYU Abu Dhabi – do ask yourself, should you send additional materials with your Common Application?

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Helping You Make Sense of College Rankings

Rankings offer a lot of useful details on specific college characteristics. That said, don’t forget the wonderful human element that may not align with these rankings.

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At the Core of NYU Abu Dhabi: An Interview with Senior Al Reem Al Hosani

"The Core Curriculum is an opportunity for students to discover interests and passions in disciplines they didn't know. We engage with topics from a local and global perspective. It is a holistic, well-rounded set of classes of a student’s choosing, in four different categories and with two seminar-based colloquium courses."

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How to Feel Confident About Being Adventurous

Feeling adventurous about your college experience but not confident about how to go about it? Here are some ways to figure it out.

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5 Benefits of Studying on NYU Abu Dhabiʼs Small Campus

All of NYU's campuses create small microcommunities within them. Learn more about how NYU Abu Dhabi accomplishes this!

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College Application Submitted. What Next?

Here's what to do after you submit your application.

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When to Ask for Help with Your College Application

Applying to college? Confused and perplexed by the process? Find out when and how you should ask for help with your college application.

Working with Your Counselor to Prepare a Great Application

Follow these tips to build a great collaboration with your school counselor. With their support, you will submit a strong college application!