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Student life in New York

New York needs almost no introduction. The Big Apple. The City that Never Sleeps. The Center of the World. This city of over 8 million people has a pulse and energy unlike any other, and offers opportunities for international students that they can’t get anywhere else.


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Brooklyn bridge and Manhattan skyline

International crossroads

People in New York speak more than 800 languages, and bring food, art, music and cultural festivals from around the world. Ranked in the top 5 academic cities worldwide (QS Best Student Cities 2016), New York attracts first-rate students and scholars to its universities.

Student Hinako takes you on a tour of her top 4 Japanese restaurants in NYC!

Student from Pace University

Capital of culture

New York is an arts- and culture-lover’s dream. It is home to hundreds of museums and art galleries, a world-famous fashion week, an international film festival and more theaters than any city in the world. It’s almost impossible be bored here.

New York landscape

Non-stop city

New York’s safe, extensive and low-cost public transport system is open all day and night, and its 13,000 famous yellow cabs are always available. Yet when you need a break from the daily rush, the city provides over 30,000 acres of public parkland.

New York skyline

Endless sightseeing

New York’s skyline is a favorite backdrop for television and film, and home to iconic landmarks including the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty.

Student William takes you on a tour of his 4 favorite spots in NYC!

Pace Student Dan

Dan from Ghana

Studied a bachelor's degree in Biology at Pace University

New York is such a diverse city, so it’s very easy to meet people from all over the world and learn about new cultures. This has helped me to understand new ways of thinking, which is a rare opportunity.

Pace Student Hedieh

Hedieh from Iran

Studied a master's degree in Computer Science at Pace University

Studying in New York City is an amazing experience. There are so many people here of different nationalities, so I never feel like I'm a foreigner. I think it's important to feel like you are part of the community.

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