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Just Keep Swimming

In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Shanghai by Irina1 Comment

In Pixar’s Finding Nemo, all of the sea creatures live happily on the coral reef, never daring to swim into open waters. Nemo is the only one brave enough to swim up to the boat and thus wins a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Sydney, Australia. I feel that NYU Shanghai has become like the coral reef for me- a safety net …

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Show the World You Got It

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

I don’t think I ever expected a completely authentic experience when coming to NYU Florence. Florence is such a tourist city, a mecca of tour buses and selfie sticks, almost inescapable. I certainly didn’t expect a Jhumpa Lahiri moment, I’m not about to publish In Other Words. I really thought, to fully immerse, I’d have to learn Italian in its …

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In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Berlin by Ashley JankowskiLeave a Comment

I found it. Discretely nestled along the outermost edge of my neighborhood of Kreuzberg and hidden behind lofty walls of wiry fence and dense ivy lies an unsung jewel: Prinzessinnengarten. Remarkably green and teeming with life, the multi-functioning gardening space is an ecosystem of comradery, commitment, and creativity. Beekeeping and book clubs, ping pong and pizza; After my first lap …

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An Extremely Stubborn Bubble

In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Sydney by Falynn1 Comment

Prior to coming to Sydney, I had heard from friends who had visited some of the other Study Away sites that this ‘bubble’ existed. Students often find that the places in which they live and study in these cities through NYU somehow close them off from the true city they are visiting. This is something I kept in mind when …

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Comfort is Overrated

In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Buenos Aires by Kiana1 Comment

I’ve always identified with spaces. At home in California and in New York, I have my spots that provide me with comfort and routine, down to the desks I sit at in class. After a long day of commitments and errands, there’s nothing I love more than coming home and flopping onto my bed, because for the first time since …

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In and Out

In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Paris by Howard1 Comment

This is a jazz bar my friends and I always go on every Friday night. I cannot recall the name of it, but it is near Notre Dame, close to Shakespeare bookstore, a place where one can easily find on trip advisor, and there are always people taking pictures under its plague. It has the most overpriced drinks in it; …

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Entering Uncharted Waters

In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Sydney by Nicolas2 Comments

Due to the vast network of multicultural global cities around the world today, in my opinion, finding oneself stuck within a “bubble” of familiarity has become an increasingly difficult task.  Unless you are present members of a tour group, who stick together through each activity of the day, or a person who stays within the confines of their own ethnic …

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Biting the Bubble

In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Shanghai by Rachel1 Comment

I am a big fan of making impulsive decisions in the name of expanding my comfort zone. I decided to go to school in New York because I knew it would scare me the most, but give me the most opportunities. I decided to study abroad in Prague because I got a little bit too comfortable in New York and …