What I Did in New York
Past Stanford in New York Student Ambassadors
The holistic combination of cultural, academic, and internship opportunities that SiNY offers is exactly what I was looking for. After a few quarters on campus, I could feel myself yearning more and more for a total switch up in surroundings from the usual Stanford environment, but I still wanted to focus on my academic and career pursuits. When I learned that the SiNY program offered students the opportunity to simultaneously take classes and participate in an internship of my choosing, I knew it was right up my ally. On top of that, I was craving adventure and new experiences! I had essentially never been to New York before and was fascinated by everything I had heard about it for as long as I can remember. Plus, having little experience in big-city life, I wanted to find out if it was the kind of environment I could see myself living in after college or some time in the future!
I chose to study in New York because I've always wanted to move there after college, see what being an artist in the big city is like, and this was my chance to test drive that. I knew that the New York program also gave students the opportunity to intern for credit. This allowed me to take classes I needed to graduate and add to my resume at the same time.