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Off to a Rough Start

In Arrival, Art of Travel Spring 2016, Prague by Angel1 Comment

Hey y’all! Or should I say dobry’ den! I’m currently a Sophomore studying abroad in the beautiful (and inexpensive) city of Prague. I like to think of myself as an adventurous person, but this is actually the first time I’ve been to Europe so I’m super excited to be here. It’s part of the reason why I picked Prague over …

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Art of Travel, Round Two

In Arrival, Art of Travel Spring 2016, Sydney by Lydia Cap1 Comment

Hi all! My name is Lydia, I’m a junior, and I’m spending this semester in Sydney. I’m from New Jersey but call Long Island home. Over the years my concentration has evolved into a study of how public health, the environment, and development—more specifically development in African countries—intersect. I don’t know what job this will lead me to but for …

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So it begins…

In Arrival, Art of Travel Spring 2016, Shanghai by Kayla Olivas1 Comment

Da jia hao! My name is Kayla Olivas and I’m a sophomore at Gallatin. I’m currently concentrating in Marketing, Media, Communications, Fashion and Minoring in Chinese. I decided to study away here in Shanghai to learn more about Chinese Media and improve my Chinese language skills, as well as get to know and connect with my relatives that live here …

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Benvenuti a Firenze

In Arrival, Florence, Art of Travel Spring 2016 by Sammie1 Comment

A few days ago I kissed my family goodbye at the airport ready to board a plane to Italy. Underneath my excitement was one pervasive thought: “Can I do this?” This is actually my second semester studying abroad. I’m a junior in Gallatin and I spent spring semester of my sophomore year in London. When I look back on my …

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Sydney in Sydney

In Arrival, Art of Travel Spring 2016, Sydney by SydneyLeave a Comment

For the month of January, in preparation for my intended abroad experience in Sydney, Australia, my friend and I decided to travel down the coast of California in order to escape the normal routine that we had developed having been raised and currently residing in New York City. It was filled with four major stops along the coast: Santa Cruz, …

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The Arrival

In Arrival, Florence, Art of Travel Spring 2016 by GraceLeave a Comment

Hello! My name is Grace and I am a sophomore in Gallatin and pursing a concentration in Fashion Business and Marketing. I am originally from Santa Barbara, California, but made the leap to New York so I could live in a big city and finally have seasons. The first winter was rough but it felt like an initiation to live …

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Ciao!

In Arrival, Florence, Art of Travel Spring 2016 by Megan Cutaran1 Comment

Ciao everyone!! My name is Megan and I am a senior in Gallatin studying marketing and media (more or less). I spent Spring 2015 in Sydney, and I caught a bad case of the travel bug, so I decided to go abroad again- this time to Florence. I am originally from the suburbs of Los Angeles, but New York feels …

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Czech It Out

In Arrival, Art of Travel Spring 2016, Prague by Emily1 Comment

The night before I left for Prague, visions of stone castles, mulled wine, easy to navigate cobblestone streets, and daily puns of “Czech it out!” danced through my mind. However, I am a pessimistic idealist and went abroad last year in Florence, so I knew everything was not going to be a Disney fairytale. I also knew Jif Reduced Fat …

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No Grace Period

In Arrival, Art of Travel Spring 2016, Shanghai by Matthew G1 Comment

Dear fellow classmates and potential readers, My name is Matthew Gibson.  I am a sophomore in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study where I concentrate in Globalization.  I choose classes that focus on global culture, especially conflict studies, as well as international development and the world economy. I am also pursuing a minor in Mandarin Chinese. I was born in …