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Aprovechar

In Buenos Aires, The Art of Travel Fall 2015, Tips by Nina1 Comment

Aprovechar: that is the one thing that I would absolutely advise when studying abroad and even just traveling in general. It is the word that most encompasses how you should approach the wonderful opportunity of travel and exploration. When I was first learning to speak Spanish I had trouble grasping the concept of this word. I though it meant simply …

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Cautionary Tales

In The Art of Travel Fall 2015, Shanghai, Tips by Sammy SongLeave a Comment

To be honest I can hardly suggest any worthwhile insight for prospective Shanghai study abroad students because I can hardly be an authority on the whereby for someone else to experience their life more fully. The primary authority and the ultimate referent of any such question has always been the personal experiencer. As always the content of and the lens …

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You Do You

In Florence, The Art of Travel Fall 2015, Tips by Erica Pappas1 Comment

Most students come to NYU Florence armed with a List. Curated by those who have come here before us, any given List almost invariably features the same restaurants, bars, clubs, and gelaterias as all the others. Prior to my arrival in Florence, I had collected four Lists, the gracious gifts of friends who wanted to help me have the best semester …

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Don’t Be an Asshole

In Florence, The Art of Travel Fall 2015, Tips by Serena Wong3 Comments

So tips. It really just depends on what kind of person you are. Are you the type to genuinely seek an authentic Italian experience? This entails the acceptance, acknowledgment, and appreciation for a completely different culture, which in my opinion is far easier said than done. It’s easy to say that you appreciate a different culture because, well, how could …

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Surviving Australia

In The Art of Travel Fall 2015, Sydney, Tips by Christina Buru1 Comment

Travel tip 1: Bored on an airplane? Pick a victim, one that won’t sleep during the flight and mimic everything they do. Watch the same movie, order the same food. Do the ridiculous things they do when they start testing you because they’re suspicious you’re copying them. They will not confront you (probably not at least)… but it’s a great …