Day in the Life: Sydney

Studying abroad in Sydney has put me the farthest I have ever been from home, be it New York City or the Pacific Northwest. Despite being so far away, there is something familiar about...

Day in the Life: Washington D.C.

I never imagined myself wearing a suit and tie. However, my stubborn perception faded once I arrived in Washington D.C. and started interning in the office of one of the nation’s congressional senators. Other students...

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...

A Quiet Lunar New Year in Prague

As I travel through Prague, I am the only non-white person on the tram — the Czech version of our MTA. I’m not used to that. Being from Northern California and going to school...

Day in the Life: Prague

To be frank, I didn’t know what to expect from NYU Prague. From what I had heard about the city, there would be cobblestone streets, colorful buildings and the feel of a bygone era...

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...

Everything You Think You Know About Spain Is Wrong

When NYU notified me that I had been accepted to the NYU Madrid study abroad site, my first thought was that I would finally get to see a bullfight. This dream of mine was...

Abroad Is Not America

Winter may have arrived in New York City, but some of us will be spared of polar vortexes, bomb cyclones and extreme temperatures this semester. With 14 global locations and a highly international student...

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

NYU Florence is known to be one of the most beautiful study away sites NYU has to offer. Most study away sites have dedicated academic buildings. NYU Florence, on the other hand, has an...

London: It’s Even Harder to Be a Student of Color Abroad

Growing up, I could count the number of fellow African Americans that lived in my neighborhood on one hand. The population of my home state, Tennessee, is 79 percent white, according to the U.S....

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

No matter how much time you spend bragging about the fact that you’re studying abroad next semester, it’s likely you still feel nervous about living on a new continent for three months. You may...

Tel Aviv: Nineteen Forty-Eight

In Lebanon, where I spent my summer living just outside one refugee camp, Bourj el-Shamale, and teaching in another, Rashidieh, we didn’t say the name Israel. It was an unspoken rule among volunteers when...
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