Over spring break, I went on a ‘study abroad’ trip to New York City. It’s my favorite place in the world and I was very excited to visit the Big Apple again. The trip is run by Dr. Sarah Brooks, who is a true angel on earth. It’s an incredible experience, but considering the fact that it’s an art history trip, and I’m an art history minor, I may be a little biased. I took so many pictures, and I thought it would be fun to share them with you all.
While we were in the city we attended required events with the study abroad group. But at the end of the day, we had time to roam and explore on our own. I’d been to Times Square before, but it’s always a fun spot to visit while you’re in the city.
On our way to Ellis Island, the ferry stopped at The Statue of Liberty. Though we didn’t have time to stop and say hi, she’s quite impressive to see up close.
I had always wanted to visit Washington Square Park in my past trips to the city but I never had the chance. So this time, I made sure to see the arch we all know and love.
Visiting the One World Trade Center was one of my favorite parts of the trip. We also visited the 9/11 Memorial and paid our respects. The memorial itself is so beautiful and serene. If you have yet to visit, put it at the top of your list; it is so important.
Not only did we get to visit One World, we got to go up to the top of it. Pictures don’t do it justice. I cannot tell you how amazing it is. It’s all about perspective with photography, and let me say that this perspective is more beautiful and inspiring than I explain.
Of course, New York City isn’t just buildings, it’s also food and legendary restaurants. My roommate and I decided to go to Ellen’s Stardust Diner one night for dinner and it didn’t disappoint. The wait staff are all actors and actresses aspiring to be on Broadway. There’s singing, there’s dancing, there’s confetti. It’s a full experience and is completely worth the thirty-minute wait.
We visited approximately one museum a day while we were in the city. Being exposed to as much art as possible in just a week was the best part of the trip.
We’ve all seen the Guggenheim in movies like Mr. Popper’s Penguins, but to see it in person is so different. The building itself is a work of art-absolutely stunning.
We visited the Brooklyn Museum and it was quite intriguing. We were also fortunate enough to be there shortly after the opening of David Bowie Is.
We walked the High Line one morning. There was still snow on the ground and it was freezing, but the views were great. I’ll definitely be visiting the High Line again in future trips to NYC.
To end the article, I wanted to share my favorite photo that I took during our visit. If you have any questions about the trip, comment below and ask! You can find more details about it here, on the study abroad info page.