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Glinda Gets Her Bubble Popped

In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Florence by Jordyn Jay0 Comments

I’ve frequently been described as cold-hearted, intimidating and unapproachable, so being surrounded by a bubble is nothing new to me. In fact, I’m kind of like Glinda the Good Witch, not being anyone would consider me a good witch, but because I fly around surrounded by a gigantic bubble. The thing about flying in a bubble is that if one …

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Bubbles Inside Bubbles

In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Washington DC by Daniela0 Comments

I do not always feel like a tourist in Washington, D.C. There are way more people that exemplify “tourist” than I, including those gaggles of middle and high school students that are beginning to stride into the city on school trips, including my brother who will be here next weekend with his school. My own reaction to tourism in D.C. …

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All By Myself

In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Prague by Abie1 Comment

Moving to New York was my first experience on popping my bubble. I am from Virginia and have been raised in a southern culture which is worlds away from NYC and NYU. Once I adjusted to New York, I promptly packed up and came to Prague to pop yet another bubble. But I quickly made friends with fellow students and …

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Cairo and Comfort Zones

In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Abu Dhabi by Raven0 Comments

When I did my first blog post seven weeks ago, I talked about my need to continue moving beyond my comfort zone. I talked about the process of moving out of the bubble of a hippie small town suburb, and subsequently moving out of the bubble of a liberal arts college in lower Manhattan. I talked about moving out of …

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I’m feeling bubbly

In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Sydney by Brianna0 Comments

I’ve been in Sydney for the past two months now, and I have yet to escape my NYU student bubble. I wonder sometimes that perhaps if I chose to study abroad at a different university, rather than through NYU, if I would have had an easier time assimilating and making local friends. A few weeks into the program, I had …

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pop dat

In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Berlin by Veda Kamra1 Comment

The bubble is way too real. I’ve experienced it all throughout high school, sticking to the comfort of its tiny population, and even at NYU, where I often find myself stuck in routines. I value consistency, but I realize I need to break out of the norm and push myself a bit harder. The worst part is that I knew a bubble …

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The Bubble-less Bubble

In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Tel Aviv by Momachi0 Comments

Across the various global campuses at NYU, there are programs which encourage students to take advantage of all that the university offers, programs which encourage students to venture into the immersive international experience, and there are programs which encourage students to do both. From the first year at NYU New York, it became a blessing in disguise to experience a …

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NYB

In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Berlin by Nathalie Kozak2 Comments

I remember going to all-inclusive resorts when I was a kid with my parents. I thought they were the coolest thing ever– free ice cream at all times, crazy pools with the coolest slides, fun activities all day long. What more could anyone want? I didn’t revisit this idea until I was a senior in high school, and had done …

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Let Me Pop Out Real Quick

In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Prague by Mimi2 Comments

The NYU bubble is a pretty well-known phenomenon on the Washington Square campus. Students don’t leave the Village, don’t go past 14th Street, and don’t get out of Manhattan (who actually goes to the Brooklyn campus anyway?). Stern’s bubble is even more infamous – what is class outside of 44 West 4th Street? What’s the wifi? Where’s the free printing? …

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A Bubble in a Bubble…

In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Paris by Anna L0 Comments

Trying to pin down what or where my bubble was seemed like a challenge until I figured it out yesterday. I had spent the entire day by myself essentially, not coming into contact with anyone I really knew, and did not hold a conversation with another person apart from a simple order at the Anticafé co-working space. My bubble is …

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From Bubble to Bubble

In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Florence by Bhavani Pitti0 Comments

NYU Florence represents a bubble to me. While being in a bubble can give one the feeling of being stuck, this bubble also represents home to me. “Bubbles” can have a negative connotation to some people because they imply a sort of shelter that shields one from any potentially unpleasant experiences, therefore not providing a “real world” experience or a …

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Bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles

In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Florence by Diana1 Comment

Going abroad has always been a dream of mine. I mean, ever since I thought about college, I always connected it with the thought of going abroad for a whole semester and learning about a new culture, a new place, with different people and different places, however, I never could have thought how hard it would be to actually experience …

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Trump double trouble; N.Y.U. roiled by crackdowns

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

The Villager: New York University is facing a dire Donald Trump double whammy. On the one hand, many of its foreign Muslim students are feeling unsettled and confused amid the president’s “travel ban” on certain Muslim-majority countries. Meanwhile, undocumented students at N.Y.U. are racked with anxiety over the new president’s crackdown on immigrants. The two issues blur together into one …

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Your life on a map — a Toronto cartographer turned artist is doing it

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

Metro Toronto: An impossible map hangs on Andrew Alfred-Duggan’s wall. From a distance, it’s familiar, the colour and markings akin to your standard city map. But if the scale is to be believed, Toronto’s Union Station is a stop away from Paris’ Abbesses metro station and Collingwood looks out over Palmerston Island, a coral atoll in the midst of the …

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The Best Places to Walk in Paris

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

New York Times: In her new book, “Flâneuse,” Lauren Elkin expands the concept of the flâneur — that aristocratic bohemian man strolling the city streets, possibly with a top hat or some other touch of the dandy — to include women wanderers from Virginia Woolf to Sophie Calle (one of whose works will be featured in “Person of the Crowd: …

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How Trump Has Taken Away Our Homes

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

The New York Times, By MASHA GESSEN and MARTINA NAVRATILOVA: We wrote this together because we have a few things in common. Some are obvious: Both of us came to the United States as teenagers fleeing Communist regimes; both of us are queer. We are also both moved alternately to tears and to rage by the actions of the new …

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My Paris: Seduced by the Past

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

The New York Times: The streets of the Marais are narrow enough in some places that sunlight pierces the shadowy canyons between its soaring Renaissance-era buildings for just a few hours a day. At night the lanes take on a mysterious, medieval air when streetlamps sputter to life, casting a sheen on timeworn turrets, carved doors and stone mansions. Slip …

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8 Reasons Place Should Matter to Humanitarians

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PPS: The majority of the world’s displaced (over 60% of refugees and 80% of internally displaced persons) now live in urban areas, while the humanitarian system has largely been designed to serve people in camp or rural settings. Nowhere is this dichotomy more apparent than in the Syria region, where humanitarians have been forced to adapt their programs since the start …

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Geography Made America Great. Has Globalization Undone Its Influence?

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

NY Times: Just over half of America, having voted for Hillary Clinton, awoke the next morning to a country that seems not only unfamiliar but upside-down. Populists embrace a celebrity billionaire, evangelicals welcome a foul-mouthed Lothario, conservatives accept an opportunist whose only ideological commitment is to himself. The Republican establishment proves helpless against the hijacking of the party, the mainstream …

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Brilliant! Pristine! Countries Sling Epic Tourism Slogans!

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

The New York Times: Any advertising campaign needs a good slogan, and if the client is a national tourism board, the trick is to encapsulate a country’s wonders and charms in just a few words. Some manage it better than others. The English-language tourism slogans of more than 150 countries have been compiled by FamilyBreakFinder, a travel website, and the approaches …

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2016: The Year the Placemaking Movement Went Global

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

Project for Public Spaces: The placemaking movement in 2016 continued its trajectory from a once quiet movement to a global platform to reinvent the way we shape our cities and communities. Bubbling up from every corner of the world and every sector, discipline, and cause, the placemaking movement demonstrated its capacity to provide the common ground between disparate partners necessary to implement the recently …

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