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Full of Thanks and Full of Food

In The Art of Travel Fall 2017, 13. Thanksgiving, Prague by Vivian1 Comment

Despite growing up in a household heavily influenced by Chinese tradition, being an American-born Chinese, I have never missed a year of festive Thanksgiving celebrations. Whether with friends or family, Thanksgiving is a must every year. My family has always spent it together, whether it meant eating at home or going to a neighbor’s house for a huge potluck party. …

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Hello, Stranger

In The Art of Travel Fall 2017, 12. Strangers, Prague by VivianLeave a Comment

When you live in a foreign country, especially somewhere you barely understand the language (let alone speak it) you tend to settle in a strangely comfortable spot of expecting little to no interaction with strangers. Combine that with a culture where people are much more reserved and tend not to make small talk, you find yourself keeping to yourself most …

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Tap In

In The Art of Travel Fall 2017, 14. Tips, Florence, Places by sabeena1 Comment

Florence, Italy is not an authentic Italian experience unless you make it one. I certainly wish I knew the diversity of Florence before coming, that’s certainly something I did not know much about and NYU wasn’t super clear about. I do wish I did a homestay sometimes, but I am not obsessed with Italian culture or set on being an …

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Trespassing Country Borders

In The Art of Travel Fall 2017, 11. Travails, Prague by VivianLeave a Comment

If you asked people, “what is one thing you want to do before you die?”, quite a number of them would respond with “travel the world”. Which I find particularly interesting especially because the word “travel” is thought to come from the word “travail”, or even a Middle English word meaning torment, labor, or work strenuously.While traveling abroad has been …

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Traveling to Sydney, AU: Recommendations and Foresight

In The Art of Travel Fall 2017, 14. Tips, Sydney by Nicolas1 Comment

In order to review a study abroad experience, I believe it is best to review both the NYU experience at the location, and then the actual physical location in itself. In nearly all metrics that a study abroad site could be measured by, NYU Sydney met my highest expectations.   To begin, the staff are absolutely incredible; they were willing to …

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Fill

In The Art of Travel Fall 2017, 14. Tips, Berlin by Ashley Jankowski2 Comments

Come to Berlin. See what it lacks. Monday morning waiting for the U-bahn; Rush hour. I look around. Despite the start of the workday, the station isn’t crowded. Locals leisurely make their way to the platform. Sneakers. Jeans. Dogs. Flowers. The train arrives right on time. Doors open smoothly. No one pushes or shoves, yet we all manage to get …