PERPSECTIVE

PERSPECTIVE

December 16, 2019

August 24th, 2019. We each stepped foot in Prague, maybe for the first time, ready to call this new city home for the next four months. Our high expectations were matched by our high spirits.

Orientation week- an amalgamation of sessions overviewing resources, history,...

December 11, 2019

Throughout this semester, I have been working with Project Syndicate as a communications and media research intern. Project Syndicate is an international media organization that publishes and syndicates commentary and analysis on a variety of important global topics. T...

November 26, 2019

Thanksgiving holds a special place in my heart- while most people eagerly anticipate Christmas, I’ve always preferred one special Thursday in November. Growing up, I looked forward to fulfilling my role as the designated potato-masher and table-setter alongside the res...

November 19, 2019

When choosing my classes for my semester abroad, I knew I wanted to take at least one class that was unique to Prague and would allow me to experience the city in a way I never would have otherwise. I was always interested in the arts, with music and dance being some o...

November 14, 2019

Roma people, known by the derogatory term ‘gypsies’, have been historically persecuted and still face extreme racism in the Czech Republic and many other former communist countries. During the Holocaust, 90% of the Czech Roma people were killed in concentration camps....

November 14, 2019

When I first got to Prague, I thought it was so cool that we were going to school in the city center and we got to live in a residential neighborhood, because I got to immerse myself in two different parts of the city. But what I learned this weekend on a walk into the...

November 5, 2019

The 23rd annual conference produced by the Forum 2000 Foundation paid homage to the promising ideology that existed during 1989 during the Czech Republic’s Velvet Revolution. Topics covered a broad range of global perspectives and were even held in different languages...

November 5, 2019

One thing you don’t necessarily come across frequently when hearing about studying abroad experiences is the actual classes. Yes, we travel, try new foods, gain new experiences, and lose lots of sleep, but a big part of studying abroad is the actual studying! Going to...

October 21, 2019

The Czech Republic is one of the most homogenous countries in the world, with over 90% of Czechs identifying as ethnically Czech. This means that, to some extent, everyone looks the same. While Prague is a metropolitan city which, by nature, attracts a diverse populati...

October 16, 2019

From struggling to get an NYU ID to figuring out how to sign in to NYU Wi-Fi, there are random little aspects of being a visiting student in this program that come up every now and then that differ from the experiences of NYU students. During the first week, I was cons...

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