Often students leave the United States for their NYU study abroad experience with a mixture of anticipation and apprehension. Some cannot wait to hit the ground running and dive headfirst into the local experience while others are worried about missing home and unfamiliar surroundings. Although each student’s journey abroad is unique and depends on the personal choices and experiences s/he encounters, we designed Lost in Translation to help guide you through the ups and downs of living in another country.
Coming from New York University, we often take certain products, fashions, traditions, and ideologies for granted until we step into another culture. More often than expected, we find ourselves out of place and sticking out like a sore thumb in other countries and cultures in good, bad and sometimes just plain funny moments. As you will find out from reading this blog, past study abroad participants have encountered all sorts of situations from celebrity status to minor racism to homesickness to catching the travel bug and longing to go back abroad. Please join us on our journey as we share with you tips and hints we found helpful and anecdotes we wish we knew before, during, and after we have studied abroad.