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Polar Opposites

In London, The Art of Travel Fall 2014, Tips by Evan Powell1 Comment

While struggling to adjust to NYU my freshman year, I found myself wishing I had looked at more universities with enclosed campuses. I had many friends at small liberal arts schools befriending other students easily, interacting with faculty on the daily, and feeling a strong sense of shared community. That was not at all the experience I had, and it …

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In Shanghai, The Art of Travel Fall 2014, Tips by CyrusLeave a Comment

I don’t think much preparation needs to be done before coming to Shanghai. Maybe it would be useful to memorize the name of foods you think you’ll like (especially if you have dietary restrictions). It might also be useful to subscribe to Smart Shanghai. It caters to an expat population and will keep you notified you of festivals, concerts, cultural …

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Prepare Yourself

In Shanghai, The Art of Travel Fall 2014, Tips by Andrew Eisenson1 Comment

First off, clear your mind and be ready to be uncomfortable.  You must come to Shanghai with extreme patience. Shanghai will force you out of your normal life and throw you into a life where many “common sense” American ideas do not exist. Be ready for unsanitary supermarkets, very oily food, for people to spit no matter where they are, …

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Tips for Studying Abroad in London

In London, The Art of Travel Fall 2014, Tips by Sally4 Comments

TIPS FOR STUDYING IN LONDON 1) CLASSES AREN’T SO EASY Academics are pretty rigorous in London, especially if you’re taking economics or politics courses. I hear the creative writing class also has an incredibly heavy workload. Be sure to stay on top of your assignments and readings or else you’ll be struggling during finals week (me, currently). Traveling is great, …

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To Be Alone

In Paris, The Art of Travel Fall 2014, Tips by Jack Hall2 Comments

Paris is the most enchanting city in the world. That much is made obvious by the millions of movies and romantic dreams which are completely inhabited within in all of the Haussmanian style buildings. The short street which turn into small parks, which open onto couples holding hands and whispering in the language of romance. This is a city that …

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How to Berlin

In Berlin, The Art of Travel Fall 2014, Tips by Lila Faria2 Comments

When I first arrived at NYU Berlin, I got swept up in the “college” atmosphere. I was suddenly surrounded by a limited number of students, who all focused on doing a limited number of things. During my first few months in Germany, I spent a lot of time tagging along with these students, in an attempt to be social. I …

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Crucial Tips

In Shanghai, The Art of Travel Fall 2014, Tips by Kyle1 Comment

I would recommend studying abroad at NYU Shanghai to anyone who is openminded. For those that cannot divorce themselves from the small comforts and conveniences of daily American life, I do not think China is the place for you. The standards for cleanliness, politeness, and every other type of practice are different here. If you are the type of person …