An Out-of-Classroom Experience

First-year students at NYU’s Stern School of Business learn a lot in the classroom. And thanks to the Cohen Arts and Culture Experience (CACE), they also gain a world of knowledge outside of the classroom. Through CACE, a free program that introduces students to the city’s flourishing arts and culture scene, students can explore New York City’s abundant cultural offerings beginning in their very first semester. They see Mets and Yankees games, score tickets to Broadway shows, and enjoy performances by the New York Philharmonic. And they do it all while getting to know their classmates, their teachers, and their way around New York City.

Here’s what a few NYU Stern students had to say about the program.

People and sculptures in a museum courtyard.
Appreciating Classical Art at the Met

“I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where we toured key paintings and got into many discussions about art. By the end of the day, we had all become friends. I’d like to go back—not only to take a break from class but also because experiencing art gives me a broader perspective that is essential for school and life.”—Tanvi Kulkarni, Business and Political Economy

A ballerina dancing
Learn to Express Yourself at the New York City Ballet

“I had never seen a ballet before, so I decided to go on a trip to the New York City Ballet. As I watched the performance, I learned how to follow the plot in a way that was new to me. I was able to follow the dancers’ stories through movements instead of through dialogue. Interpreting someone’s body language is a skill I know I’ll be able to apply in my future business career.”—Parbattie Anant, Business Economics

Student watching at a baseball game
Talking Sports at Yankee Stadium

“Seeing the Yankees play the Red Sox was an awesome welcome to New York City. We took the subway to Yankee Stadium, and everyone was so excited. I met someone new from my class, and we stayed until the end of the game. We had a great time talking sports and getting to know each other.”—Matt Robinson, Business and Political Economy

Cindy Nowicki is a writer and content strategist in NYU’s Office of Marketing Communications. She enjoys meeting with students to learn about their experiences and telling the stories of all the wonderful things happening at NYU. Cindy holds a BA in English from the University of Richmond and studied English literature at the University of Bristol, England. A Brooklyn native, she still discovers new things about New York City every day. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two young sons.