Swapping New York For Buenos Aires

After bearing through the 11-hour flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport, I landed in Ezeiza International Airport in the city of Buenos Aires. Unaccustomed to the Argentinian-Spanish accent that surrounded me at the...

Welcome to Life Abroad

After spending three — almost four — semesters away from Washington Square Park in London and Paris, you would think that I had the whole adjustment period down. I don’t. In fact, I’m far...

Beijing: Living in the Layers of the City

I will never stop arriving in Beijing. Between my plane touching down in China and my plane taking off for home one year later, each day will assimilate me a little further into the...

London: Dunkin Donuts, Baker Street Style

For the New Englander visiting Olde England, there is perhaps nowhere more important to go than Dunkin Donuts. One would think that the coffee corporation taking America by storm would be on every corner...

Day in the Life: Florence

Benvenuti a Firenze! Birthplace of the Renaissance, home of the Galleria degli Uffizi and host of Michelangelo’s David. While Florence has a big reputation, the city is small —  only 380,000 people call it...

Introducing the WSN Abroad Desk

The Abroad Desk aims to bring a more global perspective to WSN. By sharing the voices and visions of NYU students who are currently studying abroad at one of the university’s 12 other campuses,...

Big Apple vs. Small Shanghai

As my third week at NYU Shanghai approaches, I’m thankful to have finally settled into a routine, familiarized myself with the best eats nearby and stopped getting lost around campus. NYU Shanghai consists of...

Building That Home Away From Home

I’m learning as much about myself here as I am about Italy. I used to think that I was so independent; I didn’t need anyone. I was always happy no matter where I was...

Prague: On an Impossible Mission to Find Vegetables

I just ate the best sweet potato of my life. When I found this sweet potato in a street market in Vienna — four and a half hours from Prague — I bought an...

NYU Madrid Students Express Early Concerns About Scheduling

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 in Madrid...

Paris: Students Volunteer at the Empty Calais Jungle

Just a train ride from the cosmopolitan centers of London, Paris and Brussels is the Jungle — or what remains of it. A month ago, the refugee camp stationed there was quickly and violently...

Day in the Life: Shanghai

Moving to Shanghai for the spring semester was my first real culture shock. I have never struggled so much to carry out basic tasks, such as finding the bathroom or even correctly pronouncing the...
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