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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...

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...

April 15, 2019

As we sit in a book binding workshop together, Joonyoung Lee (JY for short) focuses on perching her digital camera on a glass to her left. She adjusts its position until it has a perfect view of the task she is about to begin: the sanding down of the spine of the book...

February 25, 2019

While anti-establishment populism, corruption, and xenophobia begin to dominate the world stage, a young party in a small country provides a strategy for strengthening liberal democracy.

Mikuláš Ferjenčík is a 31-year-old parliamentarian with long black hair and a beard...

November 15, 2018

This semester Ally worked as an intern for Democrats Abroad, the overseas arm of  the DNC.  Below read an article written in two parts: her reflections on the experience written before November 6, and a post-election update.

It would be 100 percent easier not to vo...

November 1, 2018

Around 5,000 students have spent a semester at NYU Prague over the past 20 years.  We contacted a few to find out how their time in Prague affected the trajectory of their lives.  

Nicole Farnsworth (Fall, 2001)

Seventeen years ago, I was enjoying similar brightly-c...

October 2, 2018

What image comes to your head when you think of a video gamer? Possibly an awkward, antisocial, pimply and nerdy-looking teenage boy, who locks himself up in his room all day staring mindlessly into a computer screen, while his fingers are busy clicking vigorously on a...

September 25, 2017

Every semester, NYU Prague has visiting students.  This semester, there are five coming from Tufts, Duke, Wake Forest and Reed College.  NYUPragueNow writer Mary Tindall learned more about the experience of one of them....

While we are on an NYU campus, not every s...

March 31, 2017

Between shelves brimming with Mandarin literature, walls filled with Chinese tapestries, and an aroma inundated with the scent of Longjing tea, Martin Kriz’s home décor is fitting as he describes his life as an African Czech using one word: different.

A Chinese Translat...

February 17, 2016

 pictures taken by NYU Prague student Jonathan Stone

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