Each fall, NYU World Tour exposes students to an entire world of opportunity and exploration. With a week of marquee events—like the Grand Concourse and Grand Bazaar—World Tour brings together NYU students from every corner of the globe to share their culture, examine topics of diversity and inclusion, and explore NYU’s myriad study abroad options.

Grand Concourse and Grand Bazaar

At the Grand Concourse, students can talk with representatives from each of NYU’s global locations. In addition, volunteers from the NYU Office of Global Programs are on hand to help students learn which locations best suit their academic interests, and third- and fourth-year students who have studied abroad are also there and eager to share their insights.

After learning about their study abroad options, students step into the Grand Bazaar, a celebration that brings the diversity of NYU’s student body, representing 134 countries, together in one room. “You can try so much amazing food, and there are performances going on,” says Chris Mendoza, an NYU Stern School of Business student. “It’s a great experience to learn about the different cultures that make up NYU.”

A group of students performing a choreographed dance on stage.
Image one: a student speaking with a vendor at World Tour. Image two: a student standing in a crowd, wearing a Statue of Liberty hat, and smiling.
A Week of Shared Experiences

During NYU World Tour, students can expand their perspectives, share their experiences, and engage with their peers in meaningful ways. “I was raised abroad and have a mixed background, and these events helped me meet other students who are like me,” says Hong Kong native Jessica Francis, who majored in Media, Culture, and Communication at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. “They’re a great reminder that NYU isn’t your typical American university.”

Here’s a sampling of past events:

  • International Education Day at the UN: a visit to the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan
  • Pop-Up Gallery: a temporary showcase dedicated to sharing cultures through visual art
  • Tandon: A Global Community: a look at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s international impact
  • Third Culture Kids Hangout: a meet-up for students with similar cultural experiences
A large crowd of people wearing festive hats at World Tour. A model of the Statue of Liberty stands among the crowd.
World Tour Abroad

Students at NYU’s global academic centers celebrate World Tour, too, with past events including:

  • Afro Fest at NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Open Mic Night: Stories of Transition—Pieces of Berlin at NYU Berlin
  • International Dance Workshop at NYU Madrid
  • Velvet Revolution Celebration at NYU Prague
  • Show Your True Glow: Storytelling, Spoken Word, and Music at NYU Shanghai
  • Queerstories at NYU Sydney
  • Student Dialogue: Political Correctness Around the World at NYU Washington, DC

Since joining NYU’s University Relations and Public Affairs Office of Marketing Communications, Nathan has been integral in helping the university strengthen its brand and share its value with the world. He enjoys uncovering and sharing the stories that hit audiences on a deeper level and guiding partners across the university toward more engaging and informative brand and storytelling experiences. Nathan has also worked as a teacher and academic counselor. He earned a BA in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University.