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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News


The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has gold-painted palm tree marble pillars.

Travel with Rosh: Seeing the world through locals and their histories

Immersion and photography are the best ways to learn about the traditions and daily lives of the people who call the places you visit home.
Roshni Raj, Culture Editor May 2, 2023

A collage of two photos of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy from two different angles.

What NYU Doesn’t Tell You: Florence

Here is a comprehensive guide to help you master Florence during your semester abroad.
Josie Leach, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

“What NYU doesn’t tell you” is a series started by the Abroad desk meant to share advice on the ins and outs of the cities where NYU students study abroad. Welcome to...

An illustration of a person sitting on a suitcase holding her phone. Text on the phone reads “FLIGHT CANCELLED.”

Travel horror stories: What not to do

Three students studying at NYU Florence share their travel disasters, and offer tips for how to avoid making the same mistakes.
Josie Leach, Staff Writer March 21, 2023

One of the most appealing aspects of studying abroad is the ability to constantly travel. While some dislike the pressure to travel, weekend excursions and day trips make the average...

A hand holding a prosciutto sandwich, wrapped in paper.

All’Antico Vinaio: A taste of Florence in NYC

All’Antico Vinaio is known for paninis made with authentic ingredients straight from Italy. Check out the famous Florentine sandwich shop in Greenwich Village and Midtown.
Roksaneh Salartash, Staff Writer March 8, 2023

When my semester abroad at NYU Florence comes to an end, there are many things I’m going to miss about living in this beautiful place — the art on every corner, the lush green...

An illustration of a map of the world with six purple N.Y.U. logo pins placed in each inhabited continent.

Staff Rants: Our time abroad

Members of WSN’s staff who have studied away during their time at NYU reflect on their experiences and discuss what they’d do differently.

When I studied in Paris last semester,  I traveled quite a bit — sometimes impulsively — and my classes started to feel trivial. Does my homework really matter when I could...

The Duomo.

Day in the Life: Florence

Carine Zambrano, Abroad Editor March 30, 2018
Did you ever wonder what is it like spending a semester at NYU Florence? Find out about a typical day at the abroad site.
Here are a few tips for NYU students to know before going to NYU Florence. The architecture and preservation of the city is one of the highlights that make the landscape unforgettable.

Four Things I Wish NYU Told Me Before I Studied Abroad in Florence

Veronica Liow, Multimedia Abroad Editor December 1, 2017
Studying abroad in Florence next semester? Here are four things you should know before you go.
Florence: Mercato Centrale, a Mirror of New York

Florence: Mercato Centrale, a Mirror of New York

Grace Halio, Abroad Editor April 29, 2016
Studying abroad in Florence can make you miss New York, even if you're reluctant to admit it.
A view of the Duomo in Florence on a clear day.

How Not to Visit Florence

Thomas Devlin, Staff Writer March 31, 2016
WSN's resident straightforward-advice-giver tells you exactly what not to do when visiting Florence, Italy.