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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 29, 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...

Osu Castle was a major port for the Transatlantic Slave Trade. NYU Accra students had the opportunity to visit the castle, and several undergraduate students are taking a course on the Transatlantic Slave Trade as told from the African perspective.

A Day in the Life: Accra

By Natasha Roy, Staff Writer October 22, 2018

The first thing people ask when I tell them I’m studying abroad in Accra is, “where is that?” Then they ask, “what’s there to actually do in Ghana?” It’s a fair question. When most people...

Berlin protesters wave flags made of emergency blankets for refugees. (Courtesy of Ava Vecellio)

What It’s Like to Protest the Far Right in Germany

By Jacqueline Kolhof, Contributing Writer October 15, 2018

Dancing through the crowded streets of Berlin to the techno beats radiating out of a flatbed covered in posters and banners, you truly understand why Berlin is different from any other city in the world....

La Boca

Swapping New York For Buenos Aires

By Olivia Garcia, Contributing Writer October 1, 2018
Most people attribute Buenos Aires to being the Paris of South America with its French-inspired architecture, but Buenos Aires is very much one of a kind.
SPS sophomore Arik Rosenstein goes to the synagogue every Friday and Saturday in Accra, Ghana as part of his religious practices.

Retaining Faith While Abroad

By Natasha Roy, Editor-at-Large October 1, 2018
Learn more about how one Jewish student maintains his religious practices while studying abroad.
A quiet street in London.

London Is Not the New York of Europe

By Bethany Allard, Contributing Writer September 24, 2018
Although London is often called the New York of Europe, this writer believes the two cities shouldn't be compared.
The Florence skyline.

Building That Home Away From Home

By Bela Kirpalani, Editor-at-Large September 17, 2018
A student reflects on her time abroad thus far and how it has taught her new things about herself.
On the left is a room in Coral Tower Residence Hall in New York; on the right is a room in a residence hall of NYU Shanghai.

Big Apple vs. Small Shanghai

By Amy Qi, Contributing Writer September 17, 2018
Studying at NYU Shanghai is a completely opposite experience than studying in New York. Learn more about how the two campuses differ.
Notre Dame Cathedral, seen from across the Seine.

Why I Can’t Stop Studying Abroad

By Hannah Benson, Contributing Writer September 4, 2018
This GLS student is studying abroad in Paris for the second time. Here's her thoughts on what's different and what she's looking forward to.