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Stop and smell (and see/hear/taste/touch) the roses

In Art of Travel Fall 2016, Buenos Aires, Daily life, Places by Hashmita0 Comments

1:00 PM at the weekly fair in the park by the Recoleta cemetery. A four-person band that has just assembled their instruments begins to warm up with slow jazz tunes on the green carpet. “Qué fresquito hace hoy, no?”, says a woman to her child who is buttoning her dainty blue cardigan after a cold breeze passes them. She looks …

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🎼buhhh ba ba bam buh baaa buh ba bamm 🎼

In Art of Travel Fall 2016, Describing, Prague by Jake0 Comments

The brooding introduction of main theme is passed from the clarinets to the strings, and then the trumpets, intensifying with each repetition. As the instruments reply to each others calls, the mood begins to calm. A single french horn sounds the secondary theme, its sound resonating through the hall, raising the hairs on my arms. The reverberance fills my chest …

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The Surry Hills Festival

In Art of Travel Fall 2016, Describing, Sydney by Anne1 Comment

The spring festival is a once a year event full of music, shopping, crafts, traipse artists, ukuleles, and fancy food. Surry Hills is the Tribeca of Sydney. The area is populated with young, wealthy, organic obsessed families. If you weren’t listing to the accents a New Yorker would fell right at home sounded by familiar hipster-looking, bearded men carrying very …

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Sitting in the rain

In Art of Travel Fall 2016, Describing, Places, Sydney by Tamera1 Comment

It is a dreary, rainy Sunday afternoon in Haymarket, Sydney, right next to Chinatown. What was at first a light drizzle has exponentially turned into a heavy pour. Now sitting under protection at a high table, facing George street, the busy Central Station is in view. The rain brings a fresh, crisp smell into the air that is quickly masked …

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Orchestral Observations

In Art of Travel Fall 2016, Describing, Prague by Vivian1 Comment

Disclaimer: It’s difficult for me to totally remove myself from a scene to describe it. My inevitable narcissistic qualities make it practically impossible to imagine a world that does not revolve around myself, a fact that did not change when I visited the Prague Symphony Orchestra. Rather than reducing myself to a tiny ant in a swarm of activity, I …

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Un Día en Primavera

In Art of Travel Fall 2016, Buenos Aires, Describing by JT0 Comments

Spring is around the corner in Buenos Aires and a couple of friends and I decided to be tourists for the weekend and spend a Sunday afternoon at the Floralis Genérica Park located in the Plaza de Naciones Unidas. Floralis Genérica is a popular tourist attraction—a giant silver flower in a park in the center of the city. It is …

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From the Edge of the Piazza

In Art of Travel Fall 2016, Describing, Florence by Cassi1 Comment

Piazza San Spirito. Known for its restaurants, bars, and lively spirit. My roommate and I decided to venture out for dinner, and we are currently standing on the side of the square, along a very dingy, dark green wall, covered in graffiti, waiting for our name to be called for dinner. We didn’t make reservations, and from the looks of …

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Rain and Gelato

In Art of Travel Fall 2016, Describing, Prague by Kai0 Comments

The rain glides down along the sidewalk sliding into pools of mirrors, reflecting the rosy coppers from above. The church bell strikes above the white umbrellas and decaying balconies. A light appears behind a shuttered second floor window and a slim silhouette lingers behind the shadows. As trains rumble above the arched bridge, a standing Italian man argues with two …

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Talking Jane Jacobs and Urban Planning with Citizen Jane director

In extra, extra 2, SOP News by Prof0 Comments

Don’t call “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” a biopic. Matt Tyrnauer’s fleetly paced but exhaustive documentary, having its world premiere at the Hot Docs Cinema today, isn’t concerned with the life of the journalist, self-trained urban planner, and long-time Toronto resident so much as the life of the key idea she brought into the world: that cities like New …

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Book review: Mark Twain’s adventures abroad get fascinating treatment

In Art of Travel News, extra, News by Prof0 Comments

Book Review: Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain’s Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour by Richard Zacks. Ever enthusiastic about making “promising” investments — in state-of-the-art printing processes, his own publishing company, a designing machine for cloth and carpets, and a dietary supplement — Mark Twain found himself, in 1895, hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. He was 60 …

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The Lowdown on Studying Abroad

In Art of Travel News, extra, News by Prof0 Comments

Washington Square News: While most students flocked to the Washington Square campus to start the 2016-2017 year, some 1,500 undergraduate students opted to book a different flight by beginning the school year at study away locations. In addition to NYU’s three degree-granting campuses at New York, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, NYU also boasts 11 study away sites: Accra, Berlin, Buenos …

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Which are the most international universities in the U.S.? NYU ranks #1

In Art of Travel News, extra, News by Prof0 Comments

Are you considering studying abroad? For many students, it’s a comfort to know that while they’re miles away from home, at least they have a supportive community of fellow international students to rely on. Even popular university rankings such as Times Higher Education, U.S. News Education, and the Complete University Guide measure universities based on their international student body. The U.S. just happens to …

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Top Cities For Students, At Home And Abroad

In Art of Travel News, extra, extra 2, News by Prof0 Comments

The U.S. offers so many great cities, it’s tempting to switch states without considering other countries. But don’t rule out studying abroad just yet! After all, international study is an unforgettable experience, and a great way to show prospective employers you’ve got the communication skills, adaptability and international experience they want. Below is a breakdown of how top US cities compare …

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Seldom-seen photos show what America looked like in the 1940s…in color

In extra, News, Travel Habit News by Prof0 Comments

Washington Post: The Farm Security Administration (FSA) was created in 1937 from an earlier agency named the Resettlement Administration, or RA. The RA had been created by a 1935 executive order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt to help struggling farmers and sharecroppers by providing loans, purchasing depleted farmland and resettling destitute families into government-designed communities. Roosevelt tapped a former Columbia University …

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