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In Berlin, Farewells, The Art of Travel Fall 2014 by Jesse Wheaton1 Comment

I’m not leaving. It’s an odd thing watching everyone else go. Packing, planning to share cabs, rushing to fit in all the fun they can in the final days. I feel like my time in Berlin can just now begin. I’m out of the restraints of NYU’s grasp, the dorm requirements, the heavy course load. To be clear I chose …

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J.M.W. Turner – Painting Set Free

In Art, London, The Art of Travel Fall 2014 by Evan PowellLeave a Comment

I recently visited the “Late Turner – Painting Set Free” exhibition at the Tate Britain. For those unfamiliar with the London museum scene, the Tate Britain—part of the Tate network of galleries which includes the world renown Tate Modern—is dedicated to the display of historical and contemporary British art. Perhaps of most interest, the Tate Britain houses a substantial collection …

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Polar Opposites

In London, Tips, The Art of Travel Fall 2014 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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We Out

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

As my time here in Shanghai draws to a close, I have been doing a lot of reflection. I was so busy during my time here that the time just slipped by! My last semester abroad is almost over, and in one month I have to go back to real life. Although China is awesome, I am 100% ready to return …

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K done. K bye.

In Sydney, Farewells, The Art of Travel Fall 2014 by Tyler Finley1 Comment

It is the strangest feeling to be writing goodbye right now. Of course, for the obvious reason of having lived in Sydney for almost four months. But also, because I still have a few more days here. I don’t think I’ve come to terms with parting with the people I’ve met and the places I’ve encountered, and to express sentiments …

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In Shanghai, Tips, The Art of Travel Fall 2014 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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Thriving in a superficial environment

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

I started this semester taking inventory of what was around campus and my dormitory. To be frank, it didn’t impress me. We live in a new and constantly expanding part of Shanghai called Pudong. It would be an understatement to say Puxi (west of the Huangpu River), is more exciting. Puxi’s streets are teeming with history, culture, expats, locals, stores …