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Blue crates filled with various fruits and vegetables sit in front of a French grocery store.

Navigating the Paris food scene with dietary restrictions

Students following vegetarian, vegan and halal diets share their experiences and recommendations for finding options at restaurants and grocery stores around Paris.
Juliana Guarracino, Staff Writer May 7, 2022

From eclairs to escargots, France is known for its food. For many NYU Paris students, food is a great opportunity to experience French culture. In Parisian fashion, many students...

The interior of a restaurant with a large table where multiple young people are seated. There are plates of food and beverages. The chef is standing behind the table.

Campus, cooking and community: Ramadan at NYU Abu Dhabi

Ramadan celebrations enriched the experience of visiting students at NYU Abu Dhabi, shifting their perceptions of the holy month.
Stefan Mitikj, Contributing Writer May 6, 2022

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The Islamic holy month of Ramadan began in the United Arab Emirates on April 2 and ended on May 1. During Ramadan, Muslims who are able to fast...

Lexie Alford, the youngest person ever to visit every country, holds up a sign that reads Country #111 in front of the The Forbidden City palace complex in Beijing, China.

Q&A: Guinness World Record holder Lexie Alford on traveling to every country

After studying away, we thought we were expert solo travelers — until we sat down with the youngest person ever to visit every single country.
Anthony Ferrara and Roshni Raj May 6, 2022

Last semester, we studied away at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU London, where we fully immersed ourselves in the local cultures. Over 40% of NYU students study away for at least one 16-week...

A birds-eye view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower.

Uncovering immigration issues in Paris brings the city out of its romanticized shell

Both in and out of class, learning about immigration in Paris elevated my study away experience and made my trip more interesting than the average tourist's.
Stella Lin, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

PARIS — Before I came to Paris for my semester abroad, I rewatched Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” to prepare for my semester away in France. It only strengthened my...

A view of a sunset from a stone patio at NYU Florence, looking across the valley toward Villa Natalia. Trimmed hedges line the path down from the patio and cypress trees adorn the skyline.

Italian travel survival guide: My favorite cities in Italy

You have a long list of Italian cities to visit while studying at NYU Florence — here are my favorites, and here’s how to navigate them.
Emily Kerrigan, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

FLORENCE, Italy — Studying abroad is a daunting task. There is enormous pressure to travel somewhere new every weekend. Constant traveling is extremely draining, and trying to...

The pink facade of la Casa Rosada, the office of the Argentinian president. In front of it there is a blue-and-white Argentinian flag and a plaza. To the right are green trees.

Best trips while studying away at NYU Buenos Aires

If you’re considering Buenos Aires as a potential study away site and love to travel, be sure to check out these destinations.
Maureen Zeufack, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Fun fact: Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world and the second-largest country in South America. There's a lot of ground to cover if...

Nine attendees, one professor and nine students, of the Groom Law Group event stand on a balcony.

NYU DC Career Week is not to be missed

During Career Week, NYU Washington, D.C., sheds light on different industries and guides students through a web of professional activities.
Rahul Mahesh, Staff Writer April 25, 2022

WASHINGTON 一 Situated in one of the country's most important cities, NYU Washington, D.C., is buzzing with job opportunities, internships and clerkships for students of all years...

A multipurpose dining and cooking space in a residence hall on NYU’s Washington, D.C., campus. On the left, there’s a white table with four white chairs tucked underneath. On the right, next to the door, is a mobile island with a microwave.

Cooking in the capital at NYU DC

NYU Washington, D.C., encourages students to become chefs in the face of high local dining prices.
Rahul Mahesh, Staff Writer April 14, 2022

WASHINGTON 一 The nation's capital, home to an NYU study away site, has an impressive range of restaurants for students to splurge on every now and then. Food in Washington, however,...

Students are seen walking down a street by the NYU Paris site in the evening against the backdrop of Parisian architecture.

Students note a lack of support and resources at global sites

For study abroad students to make the world their campus, some students feel NYU needs to provide the proper resources and communication to better ensure their safety, education and mental health abroad.
Juliana Guarracino, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

PARIS — NYU promotes its three degree-granting campuses and 12 study away sites to students by claiming that the world is their campus. But as much as NYU seeks to make its global...

A close-up image of a blue-and-yellow Ukrainian flag. In the blue part, the word “Ukraine” is written in Ukrainian in yellow text. In the yellow part, the country’s name is written in English in blue text. On the right, a person’s arm extends into the frame. They are wearing a red-and-black flannel.

NYU Paris students respond to Ukraine war and refugee crisis

Far closer to the war than their New York counterparts, NYU Paris students have been able to get involved more directly with humanitarian efforts than they could have at home.
Juliana Guarracino and Stella Lin March 31, 2022

PARIS — Like students around the world, NYU Paris students awoke on Feb. 24 to the startling reality of war in Europe. However, different from New York City, the war in Ukraine...

The facade of Duomo di Milano. Crowds of people are walking in front of the cathedral.

Making the most of Milan Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week is one of the most hyped events in Italy. This NYU Florence student went to see it for herself.
Emily Kerrigan, Staff Writer March 28, 2022

FLORENCE, Italy — When I first decided to go to Milan Fashion Week last month, I didn’t realize how nervous I would be. The night before I left, I packed and repacked. My apartment...

The skyline of the 5th arrondissement and Île de la Cité in Paris, France. On the right, the Notre Dame cathedral towers above the other buildings.

NYU Paris’ suburban dorms show students the real Paris

Studying abroad should help students experience a new culture, not a new NYU bubble. When I was assigned to a suburban dorm, I learned to love the city even more.
Stephanie Farmer, Staff Writer March 22, 2022

PARIS — NYU students are city people through and through. Students on the New York City campus thrive in the urban setting, walking out of the classroom into the ever-present...