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Oh Drumpf

In Art of Travel Fall 2016, Places, Politics, Sydney by Tamera0 Comments

Surprisingly, most of the Australians I have encountered and spoken politics with are as fearful of Trump winning as I am. Growing up, I was always taught that America is the best and that the world revolves around America. This is obviously not the case, and so I disagreed with this idea, so much that I underestimated the global power …

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“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”

In Art of Travel Fall 2016, Politics, Prague by Jake1 Comment

Do I find politics interesting? Yes. Do I find US politics interesting? No. My answer isn’t based on US politics as a whole — it is only on this election. As an Australian studying in the US, I have close to no ability to shape the future of the country. One that I may consider working in. It sucks! Especially due to …

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“I’ll Keep You In Suspense”

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

So I’m assuming we’re talking about American politics? I’m ashamed to say I almost didn’t register to vote. Not that I hadn’t tried to, it just didn’t come up in my to-do list for about… a year? Maybe it’s because I still feel disconnected from American politics, even though I’m thoroughly, 100%, American. Nowadays, I almost flinch when people assume my …

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Apocalypse 1:1–9

In Art of Travel Fall 2016, Book #1, Florence by Harry0 Comments

If you’ve been keeping up with my “addictingly real” –The New York Times, semi-regular blog posts, you’ll have noticed that getting these posted on time has been a trial (Ref. ‘semi-regular’). But I just like to keep the people guessing, you know? It keeps ‘em hooked. Like, when is he gonna update us? Who knows?! I’m sure it’ll be worth …

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Knowing When to Share & When to Keep (Travel 2.0)

In Art of Travel Fall 2016, Sydney, Travel 2.0 by Carmen0 Comments

If I’ve got this down right, I am now participating in the new Travel 2.0 culture this very moment by writing this blog. I and my fellow bloggers write about our experiences while abroad, which in turn theoretically offers insight to readers about the do’s and don’ts of possible future travel destinations. When looking at it through a shallow lens, …

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Trump and “la otra candidata”

In Art of Travel Fall 2016, Buenos Aires, Places, Politics by Hashmita2 Comments

The U.S. Elections are only 17 days and are getting more stressful than ever, so I’ll start this post with a good ol’ little game of Guess the Politician: Son of a millionaire, businessman-turned politician, neoliberal rightist, anti-immigrationist One’s first guess would probably be republican frontrunner Donald Trump, but Argentine president Mauricio Macri perfectly fits the bill too. The conservative …

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Every Vote Counts

In Art of Travel Fall 2016, Buenos Aires, Politics by JT1 Comment

I’ve heard it again and again when people have talked about elections in my life. “My vote doesn’t count. How can one vote, amongst so many voters in the US possibly make a difference?” As we get closer and closer to my first presidential election, I have come to realize that this myth is false. Having one of the most …

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Is Hillary Clinton The New FDR?

In News, Travel Habit News by Prof0 Comments

Huffington Post: Even President Obama, among others, has said Hillary Clinton is one of the most qualified presidential candidates ever. And she has been advocating a new New Deal for America, including tuition-free public universities and colleges, paid maternity leave, child care, expanded social security and Medicare benefits, as well as more public investment at a time when the private …

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NY Times: 20 places to travel in your 20s

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

New York Times: There’s no better way to change your perception of the world — and maybe yourself — than travel. You’ll experience different cultures, meet new friends and make lifelong memories. But traveling in your 20s poses challenges: You might have financial constraints, limited time off from work and concerns about safety. So think of this selection of 20 …

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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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