Nadia Hossain graduated from the MA in IR Program in May 2019. She is from New York City and completed her undergraduate studies in History in 2015.
Why did you choose the IR program at NYU?
I chose the IR program at NYU because of the affordability of the program (compared to IR programs at other top-tier universities) and because of the high percentage of professors with both academic and professional backgrounds.
Which has been the class you most enjoyed? And the one in which you learned the most?
The class that I enjoyed the most is Conflict Resolution. The class that I learned the most in is definitely Global and International History.
What advice would you give to future students of the program?
Take advantage of the resources that you'll have while you're a student at NYU, specifically your access to professors and network of peers. They will open many doors for you. The resources made available to you through the library are also pretty awesome.
What is your favorite place on campus?
My favorite place on campus is the prayer room at the Islamic Center because it overlooks a really pretty view of Washington Square Park and because I associate it with stress relief and clarity of mind.
What do you like best about student life at NYU?
I appreciate how inclusive the NYU student life community is.
What is the best thing about living in NYC?
The best thing about living in NYC is all the diversity that you are exposed to, in terms of basically everything. Growing up in NYC has definitely contributed to a better understanding of the complex world around me.
What are your plans after you graduate? How has this program prepared you for that?
I plan on applying for research analyst positions at various think tanks. This program has helped prepare me for this through a rigorous exposure to the currently leading research in the field of international relations.
Last Updated December 6, 2018