NYUL students staying at Urbanest King’s Cross are paying some £2,278 ($3,293.57) a semester in unaccounted fees for their accommodation. An investigation by Bedford Square News has found that NYU students living in external housing at Urbanest pay £134 ($193.74) a week more than non-NYU residents for no apparent reason.
Living costs for college students is rapidly becoming the main issue of affordability. London is the most expensive city in the world, but compared to other London study abroad sites, such as those of Syracuse and Boston Universities, NYU students are paying almost double for living costs. Although tuition fees are high, this information is freely available for people to make an informed choice when they apply – the extra housing costs are a stealth cost paid by students with no transparency as to where this money goes.
In numerous walks through Chefchaoun, a rural town in northern Morocco, I was left with memories so vivid and impressions remarkable enough to linger over for years to come. It is a beauty that I do not wish to lose, and hence I wrote on.
The Panama Papers are a set of leaked documents regarding the life and times and all-round activity of law firm Mossack Fonseca. While not operating only out of Panama, its Panama office offers services relating to creating shell companies in offshore “havens,” which serve as hubs for offshore financial activities.
There is something inexplicably and achingly familiar about London in the springtime. The sunlight illuminates the creamy froth of the clouds above. The trees are in beautiful bloom. Petals drift all over the city, soft on the ever-present wind under a familiar, drifting network of patchwork blue.
In my Spring Break travels through Eastern Europe, I ended up in Slovenia. A friend told me that its capitol city Ljubljana is one of the most beautiful places in Europe, so it had been my goal since the beginning of the semester to see it.
Nestled in the streets and alleyways around Brixton train station are a chorus of market stalls catering to the broad tastes and palates that make up modern London. Next weekend or on a midweek afternoon off hop on the Victoria Line and take it to the end to get some of the tastiest and comparatively cheap food in London while browsing the numerous street stalls.
The semester in London is coming to an end just as the summer begins. As well as cramming in all the touristy things you never got around to doing, check out these great events in the final few weeks.
Europe has become so connected, it often feels like one country to me. It is jarring for an American that two hours’ worth of travel can land you in a new country with a distinct language and culture. It is even more jarring when you hop on a coach that drives onto a train that transports you to Calais, the coast of France.
Candlelit and warm, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse transports its audience back to the Elizabethan Age, where lighting was little more than the will of the sun and strength of a fire. The cozy wooden benches that tower over the stage are the vehicles that take you through not one transportation, but two. First, you travel to the Elizabethan Age, then you are transported to an island as a storm ensues, opening the Shakespeare play, The Tempest.