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NYU has a global study site in Florence, Italy. GLS students traditionally spend their junior year abroad at one of NYU's global study sites but are unable to do so this semester. (Photo by Sofia Bates)

Where Are the GLS Juniors Now?

By Dana Sun, Deputy Culture Editor September 21, 2020

Global Liberal Studies junior Madison Trpisovsky should be spending her school year in Paris. It’s a year that she should have spent living out her life as a true local Parisian. Instead, she is spending...

NYU London does its best to prepare for the UK leaving the EU.  NYUL Assistant Director for Student Life Nigel Freeman talks about the plans for Brexit. (Via NYU)

NYU London Holds Its Breath as U.K. Approaches Brexit Deadline

By Paul Kim, Abroad Correspondent November 25, 2019

As the U.K. government extends its Brexit deadline from Oct. 31 to Jan. 31 of next year, many potential ramifications of the U.K.’s separation from the European Union remain unknown. The ambiguity of...

NYU Florence campus. Student talks about homesickness while studying abroad. (Photo by Zixuan Gao)

A Tale of Two Cities, but One Without Dollar Pizza

By Anna Cuciurean-Zapan, Contributing Writer November 4, 2019

Three roller bags crashing onto the cobblestone ground, my arms flailing and me, drenched in sweat: this was my arrival at NYU Florence at the start of this semester, the fall of my sophomore year. After...

The London Eye. (Courtesy of ajagendorf25 via Flickr)

Spring Break at NYU London: Seas the Day! Where My Beaches At?

By Kala Herh, Contributing Writer March 15, 2019

If I had to describe London weather in one word, it would be dreary. The climate in the British capital is very much what you’d expect: rainy, cloudy and moody. As a result, the student body at NYU London...

Jamon from Mueso de Jamón, a ham shop in Madrid. (Photo by Ben Land)

The Prize Pig: Madrid’s Infatuation With Jamón

By Ben Land, Staff Writer February 27, 2019

Spain’s food culture can be described as one of tradition and loyalty to a style of eating that accommodates Iberians across the peninsula. One foodstuff commonly found in a Spanish diet, and sampled...

The Old Town Square in Prague, one of NYU's study abroad destinations. (via NYU Tisch)

Study Abroad Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

By Paola Nagovitch, Contributing Writer February 8, 2019

Studying abroad is transformative, but it can also be financially stressful. If you are planning to go abroad for a semester or a whole year, you have probably chosen your location partially because you...

The streets of Madrid where NYU students have a chance to study abroad. (Photo by Jemima McEvoy)

NYU Madrid Students Express Early Concerns About Scheduling

By Ben Land, Staff Writer February 6, 2019

All the students living in Claraval, the NYU student residence in Madrid, trudged to the newly-acquired academic building for orientation at 9 a.m. Central European Time. They were all supposed to arrive...

A view of NYU Florence campus from Villa Natalia. (WSN File Photo)

Maximizing Your Study Away Experience

By Elif Kesikbas, Staff Writer February 1, 2019

The words “the city is your campus” were heard over and over at the Fall 2017 Presidential Welcome. This sentiment has become both a boast and a consolation for NYU students in New York City regarding...

Zwinger Palace in Dresden. (Photo by Orsi Liddiard)

Czeching out of Prague for the Weekend

By Orsi Liddiard, Contributing Writer December 3, 2018

As the semester draws to a close and I look back on the trips I took, I’m realizing just how easy it has been to travel from Prague, as there are so many options to travel cheaply — if you’re prepared...

Natasha Roy, the writer of this article, volunteers at New Horizon Special School, a school for special needs children and adults in Accra. Students have many options when it comes to interning or volunteering with an Accra-based organization. (Photo by Natasha Roy)

What NYU Should Tell Accra-Bound Students

By Natasha Roy, Staff Writer November 26, 2018

NYU Accra is this university’s best-kept secret. It’s located in one of the nicest neighborhoods in the bustling capital of one of the most beautiful countries in the world — Ghana. While most students...

A carousel in Spain. (Photo by Jemima McEvoy)

Immersed in Spanish Culture at NYU Madrid

By Paola Nagovitch, Abroad Editor November 5, 2018

Like many students who are studying abroad for the first time, I had high expectations as to where I would get to travel. Never having been to Europe before, I compiled an extensive list of cities I wanted...

A traditional aligot dish served at L’Auberge Aveyronnaise in Paris.

Sometimes Food Is All You Need to Travel

By Hannah Benson, Contributing Writer October 30, 2018

Each weekend, students at NYU Paris travel by train to other parts of France and the rest of Europe. While going to a different region and enjoying local dishes is an unparalleled experience, there are...