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Expectations and Advice

In The Art of Travel, 14. Tips, Shanghai by Yuka Niwa1 Comment

When I decided to study abroad at NYU Shanghai, I had a set of expectations. Some things met my expectations, some things exceeded them, while others fell short. The most significant piece of advice that I would give to another student planning to study away at Shanghai is to keep an open mind and take everything step by step. Expectations …

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My Second Thanksgiving

In The Art of Travel, 13. Thanksgiving, Prague by Alice2 Comments

Coming from a Chinese family, I don’t remember ever really celebrating outside of eating some turkey and pumpkin pie from the school cafeteria on the day, and that was when I was still attending elementary school in the U.S. Because Thanksgiving was never really a big holiday for me, I never really missed it, whether it was here in Prague, …

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“A delicate tale of bliss”

In The Art of Travel, 13. Thanksgiving, Paris by Howard1 Comment

There is no Thanksgiving in France. French don’t even have a translation for “thanksgiving”. Thus, while all my American friends are taking their four-day break, I’m doing the usual routine. To me, Thanksgiving is more about the experience at night. I spent my last Thanksgiving in New York City, and all I remember was the empty streets in the daytime, …

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Giving thanks to new friends

In The Art of Travel, 13. Thanksgiving, Sydney by Falynn1 Comment

As the days led up to Thanksgiving, I was reminded of an instance that occurred at the very beginning of the semester. The NYU Sydney cohort was sat in the auditorium of our academic building as the staff went over introductory information, including our schedule of events for the next four months. “What about Thanksgiving?” asked one student as the …

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Thanksgiving Down Under

In The Art of Travel, 13. Thanksgiving, Sydney by NicolasLeave a Comment

Prior to this weekend, one of my largest regrets with deciding to study abroad was that I would miss Thanksgiving and the lead up to Christmas festivities.  Personally, although the summer is by far my favorite season, Thanksgiving and Christmas are undoubtedly the most special calendar days of the year.  In many ways, successive celebrations on these dates have imprinted …

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There was no Stuffing or Turkey.. But there was Pie!

In The Art of Travel, 13. Thanksgiving, Shanghai by Yuka Niwa2 Comments

This year was the first Thanksgiving that I did not have a traditional Thanksgiving feast. This was partly due to the fact that I did not realize that Thanksgiving was on Thursday until Wednesday morning. Therefore, by the time I googled ‘Thanksgiving Dinner in Shanghai 2017’, most of the venues said ‘reserve at least 72 hours in advance’. The few …