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Lesson Plan DP1: NYU- Abu Dhabi (UAE) visits T.I.S.

This week, the College Guides were thrilled to have Hayat Muhammed Seid (pictured above), the Admissions Manager of New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi visiting T.I.S. for the third time. Hayat has been tremendously helpful! Assisting students to receive full scholarships with paid air ticket inclusive. In an interactive session with prospective DP1 applicants, Hayat explained the multifaceted nature of the application process but  with over $310  million free money for grabs. Categorically she emphasized that financial aid is for serious-minded students committed to addressing global issues in the future. Mamle (DP2) also joined the class briefly and shared her experience from visiting NYU- Abu Dhabi. She had an incredible time on the gorgeous campus. She is evidently excited to commence studies there this fall on full scholarship! Kudos to her!

Student Requirement Criteria-Shared by Hayat NYU ABU DHABI International Recruitment Manager

  • Strong Demonstration of academic prowess
  • Intellectual Curiosity
  • Proactiveness with great initiate driven skills
  • Global Community Awareness
  • Easy integration in a diverse community fostering positive change
  • Internships and life practical engagements
  • Excitement about community engagement and outcomes
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Active outside the classroom
  • Liberty and flexibility to explore academic interest with great adaptability skills
  • An effective learner with the willingness to step out of their comfort zone

 NYU Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island campus is a pedestrian campus that combines traditional and modern architectural elements to reflect the University’s three identities: Abu Dhabi, New York, and the world. Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, the campus covers nearly 40 acres and promotes interaction between living and learning, research and teaching, and the disciplines, as well as faculty, students, and staff.

NYUAD’s liberal arts education teaches you to ask difficult questions, discover new ideas, and build practical skills to become an expert in your own field — whatever that may be.

Core courses address major global challenges, including the pursuit of equality, justice, peace, health, sustainability, and a rich understanding of humanity.

The total cost of attendance $75,060 for the 2019/2020 academic year.

A culturally diverse community with other 110 countries represented with a  student-faculty ratio 9:1

Programmes range from the Sciences, Arts, Business admissions click:

Join us for a campus tour: Picture

Scholarships Financial support at NYU-AD is generally renewable at the same level for all four years, unless a family’s financial circumstances change dramatically or the application process is not completed on time each year.

  • The estimated cost of attendance is considered when renewing awards. This includes tuition and fees, foreign travel for study integral to a student’s academic program, room and board, health insurance, personal expenses, books, and many Campus Life activities.
  • It may also include up to two tickets each year between Abu Dhabi and the student’s country of permanent residence. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Support if they have any questions or concerns about the application process or their award.

Admission to NYU Abu Dhabi is need-blind: Admissions decisions are made without knowledge of a student’s financial need. Visit:

Service as Action Activities

In previous publications about Service as Action, the purpose and the function of this integral part of the MYP has been outlined thoroughly. Students are gradually creating linkages between their classroom lessons and the outside world to make learning more relevant and relatable. Students use the skills acquired in the classroom to perform actions that have been suggested by both themselves and their peers in order to achieve one learning outcome or more.  In the Grade 8 class, students were allowed to think about how global issues affect them from their various Units’ plans and that discussion gave birth to remarkable ideas. Check out a few interesting actions that are ongoing and it subject related.


Team: Seyram Akpatsa, Kwesi Asante-Gyimah and Nuku Dzekuma

Subject: Music

Unit: SoundTracks

Action: These guys are working on the soundtrack of the Ghanaian Language video. They intend to change the tune and feel to suit the message. These videos are shown every Monday morning during Assembly.

Learning Outcomes: Work collaboratively with others

Team: Lexi Forson, Nhyira Owusu, Claris Perdison and Andrew Opuni

Subject: Not based on a particular subject, students can take actions by suggesting modifications to an existing system to the benefit of all involved

Action: Based on this understanding, this group is preparing a PowerPoint Presentation to meet the Hostel team and later to SMT and relay reasons why they may need a siesta. The team has been prepped for a possible disapproval but they will treat it as a learning curve.

Learning Outcome: Persevere in Action

Stay tuned as the Students take on the real world and manage their learning in the 21st century. We will share details and other actions in the next bulletin.

Team: Yosi Fajek, Seyram Apreku, Phoebe Osei

Subject: Design

Unit: My Choice

Action: My choice unit expounds the various food types across the globe and students will explore the different recipes there is, according to countries, origin and culture. Therefore, this team will create a summer signature recipe and share the recipe in the form of a short presentation during assembly. They will urge their fellow school mates to try out the recipe and post it on social media with a #Hashtag (TBC).

Learning outcome: Develop International Mindedness through global engagement, multilingualism and intercultural understanding.

Enjoy the rest of your day