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Out and About Through New York City

Annabell alias @belladonna91 is enrolled in North American Studies at the John F. Kennedy Institute and is currently doing an internship at the Liaison Office of Freie Universität Berlin in New York City. From June 6 to 9, 2017 she showed us her favorite places in the American metropolis and gave an idea of the daily routine of the liaison office, e.g., organizing an international alumni conference on its premises.

„The world is my home“,...

In dieser Woche geht's nach New York City.

In dieser Woche geht's nach New York City.
Bildquelle: belladonna91, Collage: Freie Universität Berlin

... schreibt @belladonna91 in ihrer Insta-Bio. Sehr passend, denn in dieser Woche gibt es wieder einen #instatakeover aus Übersee! Annabell studiert am John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für #Nordamerikastudien und macht derzeit ein Praktikum im #Verbindungsbüro der #fuberlin in #NewYorkCity! Wir freuen uns sehr auf eine neue Woche #fuberlinweltweit. #hallofuberlin
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„The world is my home,” @belladonna91 writes in her Instagram bio. Pretty convenient, since this week we’re hosting another #instatakeover from overseas! Annabell is a grad student at John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, and is currently doing an internship at the #fuberlin-liaison office in #NewYorkCity! We’re looking forward to another week of #fuberlinworldwide. #hallofuberlin

Hi everyone out there!

Video: @belladonna91

I’m Annabell - or better known as Anni - and I will be taking you on an Insta(nt) Trip to and through NYC this week. I'm a graduate student of North American Studies at the John F. Kennedy Institute, but currently interning for the German University Alliance, the @fu_berlin liaison office in New York. I can't wait to show you more of my adventures in the city and what we do here at the NY office! Stay tuned!

#hallofuberlin #instatakeover #fuberlinweltweit #freieuniversitätberlin #liaisonoffice #newyork #internabroad #americanstudies #AnnigoesNYC

Summer has not quite made its way to the Big Apple yet...

Video: @belladonna91

... and it has been pretty rainy lately.
Here are some rain-swept sneak peeks of my daily commute to work:
I live in the Upper West Side, so I start off my day with the view of this beautiful church on 79th Street. As I go on, the subway platforms become so crowded that I wish we also had train pushers like in Japan.
So naturally, I really enjoy my 15min walk to the German House after my daily subway ordeal.

#hallofuberlin #instatakeover #fuberlinweltweit #internabroad #AnnigoesNYC

Despite the weather,...

An office with a spectacular view.

An office with a spectacular view.
Bildquelle: belladonna91

... the view from our floor is nothing short of spectacular! (at least according to 'Beary') The #NYliaisonoffice is located in the German House across from the United Nations headquarters on Manhattan's East River. Our building is also home to the German Consulate General, the German Mission to the UN and a variety of other liaison offices & higher education organizations.
Our mission is to promote study and research opportunities at @fu_berlin (so basically telling everyone the well-kept secret that student life in Berlin is just more fun).
If you're reading this and consider studying or researching at @fu_berlin, feel free to check out our website and get in touch: https://germanuniversities.org 

#hallofuberlin #instatakeover #fuberlinweltweit #GermanUniversityAlliance #AnnigoesNYC #mrcoolbear #thisviewthough

One of the many things...

„We all need love.“

„We all need love.“
Bildquelle: belladonna91

... I love about this city (that also reminds me of Berlin): its beautiful #art paired with #activism.
Whenever I miss home (and my colorful Bülowkiez), I take a trip to the Lower East Side to discover new gems like this one!
Have a wonderful day, everyone!

#hallofuberlin #instatakeover #fuberlinweltweit #AnnigoesNYC #latergram #lowereastside #manhattan #artandlove

When we think of #NewYorkCity,...

A secret garden in the middle of Manhattan.

A secret garden in the middle of Manhattan.
Bildquelle: belladonna91

... we often picture a city full of skyscrapers. But for me, it's a very green city – literally.
It was one of the first things I noticed when I came here: There are small parks and green spaces to rest around almost every corner – many times equipped with tables, chairs and free wifi.
And this #GreenacrePark is definitely one of my favorites, especially for a quick lunch break in busy Midtown.

#hallofuberlin #instatakeover #fuberlinweltweit #AnnigoesNYC #lunchbreak #midtowneast #greencity

In April and May,...

#ThrowbackThursday: Visiting „The Daily Show“ and „The Late Show with Steven Colbert“.

#ThrowbackThursday: Visiting „The Daily Show“ and „The Late Show with Steven Colbert“.
Bildquelle: belladonna91

... I was pretty lucky to score tickets for @thedailyshow and @colbertlateshow. The two tapings were very different, but both were super fun: you get a chance to see the hosts of the show and ask them questions (#TrevorNoah talked with us forever), the audience is usually warmed up by a comedian who teaches you how to laugh as loud as you possibly can and, in the case of #StephenColbert, you have an awesome live band, a number of celebrity guests and another musical act (I saw METALLICA) But best of all: the tickets are entirely FREE!

#hallofuberlin #instatakeover #fuberlinweltweit #AnnigoesNYC #throwback #tbt #latenightshows #tapings #freethingstodoinNYC

The perks of living close to #CentralPark:

Going for a run in Central Park.

Going for a run in Central Park.
Bildquelle: belladonna91

Going for a spontaneous run with a chance to see the sun set behind #NewYork's tall buildings. Hope you all have a good night!

#hallofuberlin #instatakeover #fuberlinweltweit #AnnigoesNYC #aboutlastnight #sunset #nofilter #latergram

This Thursday and Friday,...

Hosting a transatlantic alumni conference.

Hosting a transatlantic alumni conference.
Bildquelle: belladonna91

... the NY liaison office is hosting a transatlantic #alumni #conference organized by @fu_berlin and the #AvHFoundation on the top floors of the German House to discuss recent trends and challenges in the #Humanities.

As soon-to-be FU alumna, I'm looking forward to joining @fu_berlin's far-reaching network and participating in similar events in the future. See the link in bio for more information about the alumni network.

#hallofuberlin #instatakeover #fuberlinweltweit #AnnigoesNYC #internabroad #FUalumni #research #futureofhumanities

Time flies...

Goodbye everyone!

Goodbye everyone!
Bildquelle: belladonna91

Not only is my #instatakeover coming to an end, but I also don't have much time left in #NewYork.
It was fun to share my experiences with you and I'm glad you joined me on my journey!
I'll be happy to stay in touch, so feel free to check back with me about insider tips or photo ops for your next NY trip!
Looking forward to seeing some of you back in Berlin.

#hallofuberlin #fuberlinweltweit #AnnigoesNYC #internabroad #brooklynbridge #sunset #latergram #nofilter