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The Argentina Effect

In The Art of Travel, 1. Introductions, Buenos Aires by Kiana

People keep commending me for coming here. I think it’s because when they think about Argentina, a nondescript jungle littered with Evita scripts comes to mind. I’d like to take this time to officially settle the matter- Buenos Aires is a large city, and in some ways much like New York. In fact, I live in a sub-section of the …

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Finding Comfort (Or Lack Thereof)

In The Art of Travel, 1. Introductions, Shanghai by Brooke

After studying abroad last semester and seamlessly transitioning into Czech society, I personally believed I would never experience ‘culture shock’. However, the bank teller who saw me break down into tears two days ago can attest that I had, yet again, jumped to a false conclusion. The days leading up to my bank break down had been inundated with miscommunication, …

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Sleepless in Shanghai

In The Art of Travel, 1. Introductions, Shanghai by Rachel

The first time I studied abroad, I fell in love with a city through the eyes of someone else. Before I began dating a boy from a different program who had already been in Prague for almost a year, my perspective of Prague was only what NYU had shown me: Old Town Square’s bustling, con-artist-like resemblance to Times Square, the …

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Revisiting the Familiar

In The Art of Travel, 1. Introductions, Shanghai by Irina

Returning to study at NYU Shanghai for a second time is like going back in time and refreshing the mind, allowing certain memories that might otherwise be left forgotten and buried under the heaps of junk stored in our brains resurface once more. When one returns home from a trip, it is easy to recall the highlights and adventures, often …

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We’re Not in New York Anymore

In The Art of Travel, 1. Introductions, Florence by Isabel

At the beginning of spring semester I got an email. “Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to NYU Florence Fall Semester!” it read. I could hardly read the rest, I was so excited. But in the midst of the first few moments of excitement, I was hit with another extreme emotion; total and complete fear. Oh god, I’m leaving the country, I thought. …

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Born Again in Sydney

In The Art of Travel, 1. Introductions, Sydney by Nicolas

It’s amazing how one’s perspective changes after arriving at a foreign destination and diving headfirst into new experiences.  Perspective towards becoming more open minded; towards testing one’s boundaries and conquering one’s fears; towards living in the present, with few thoughts about what is ahead, and what was left behind. My name is Nicolas Miano and I am a sophomore studying …

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Where Have I Been?

In The Art of Travel, 1. Introductions, Berlin by Ashley Jankowski

Where have I been? This is the single question that I whispered to myself as I began my solo wanderings through Germany. While the miles and the landscapes accrued behind me, this question remained in plain sight. I couldn’t pinpoint its purpose. What exactly was I trying to figure out? I’d never been to Europe before, and upon my arrival …

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Dobrý den, Praha

In The Art of Travel, 1. Introductions, Prague by Vivian

Just a couple years ago, I would have been able to sheepishly admit to the fact I had only been to 3 countries over the span of my entire life. Never would I have thought I would be able to spend any span of time over 2 weeks outside of the United States. In fact, for the curious, following were …

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Making Sure Summer Never Ends

In The Art of Travel, 1. Introductions, Sydney by Falynn

There is nothing in this world I love more than a beautiful summer day spent at the beach. I wait for summer to come all year long and take advantage of every sunny day when it finally reaches June. I grew up in Long Beach, NY, spending nearly every day of each summer sitting in my Tommy Bahama chair, snacking on whatever …

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Sunny Days and Heavy Eyes

In The Art of Travel, 1. Introductions, Sydney by Flurin

“The moral of the story is… you get one life; so do it all.” – Bobby Axelrod (Billions) Waking up to my shrill alarm was even more unpleasant than I had anticipated. The wear and tear of daily orientation activities and consecutive late nights had taken its toll and during my initial moments of consciousness the prospect of going to …

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Bonjour from Paris!

In The Art of Travel, 1. Introductions, Paris by Howard

Hi! My name is Howard Zheng, currently a sophomore year concentrating in Philosophy and Photography. I’m originally from Shenzhen, China, a large city right next to Hong Kong. Meanwhile, I’m pursuing my passion in the city of light – Paris. I chose Paris for its art culture already engraved and beyond. For my concentration, I anticipate to integrating conceptual photographs …