NYU Shanghai Student Life

Cat Richardson

From green spaces to futuristic skylines, soak in all that NYU Shanghai has to offer.

Student with the financial district in the background

Shanghai isn’t just China’s largest city—it’s a rapidly growing international hub for business, technology, art, and innovation. Follow some of our students at NYU Shanghai as they get to know their new home.

NYU Shanghai is located in Pudong, the city’s thriving financial ‭district, which is home to China’s tallest structure and one of the world’s most iconic skylines.‬‬‬‬

Students sitting on steps in front of NYU Shanghai's main entrance

The NYU Shanghai campus is housed in one ‭building, making it an academic and social ‭center for students right in the heart of the city.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Students walking through the financial district

As part of NYU Shanghai’s curriculum, students explore the city as a site of history, commerce, and culture, like in this marketing course called Experiential Learning.

Students walking through a park

Abundant green spaces throughout the city, such as Fuxing Park, pictured here, complement the bold and modern architecture of contemporary Shanghai.

Students eating street food in Shanghai

All over the city, food carts and ‭restaurants put their unique spin ‭on much-beloved dumplings.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Students at an outdoor eatery

Students can unwind in the Tianzifang ‭neighborhood, where small cafes ‭alternate with trendy shops.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Students walking in front of a wall covered in street art

In and around the M50 arts district, ‭you’ll find street art as well as dozens of ‭galleries featuring contemporary artists.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬