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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 Apr 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 Apr 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 Apr 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 Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 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...

A still from the television show “Emily in Paris,” in which characters Emily and Alfie walk down a Parisian street holding hands. Emily is wearing a black dress with a yellow cardigan, bag, beret, and gloves. Alfie is wearing white athletic shorts and a blue jersey.

Realistic or romanticized? Breaking down Parisian stereotypes

Television shows like “Emily in Paris” affirm Parisian stereotypes and intersect with everyday Parisian life.
Stella Lin, Staff Writer Mar 8, 2022

PARIS — “You may experience a Paris different than the one you see in ‘Emily in Paris,’” an NYU Paris staff member said during the abroad site’s spring 2022 orientation. While...

The Ponte Vecchio bridge over the Arno River in Florence, Italy.

A commuter student on studying abroad

Studying abroad in a post-pandemic world is a big jump. For commuter students, it’s a leap of faith.
Emily Kerrigan, Staff Writer Feb 28, 2022

FLORENCE, Italy — COVID-19 has robbed me. That’s not a nuanced thought, but it occurs to me regularly. It has stolen momentous occasions from me: my high school graduation,...

A barista at Coffee Buffs filters coffee. With more than 7,000 coffee shops, Shanghai is the city with the most coffee shops in the world. (Photo by Claire Yao)

Shanghai’s experimental, fast-paced coffee culture

With 7,000 coffeeshops — more than any other city in the world — Shanghai’s coffee scene is defined by innovation.
Claire Yao, Staff Writer Nov 2, 2021

SHANGHAI — Coffeehouses became popular in the Middle East and Europe during the 16th century after coffee was supposedly discovered by a caffeinated goatherd in Ethiopia. Regardless...