"Hello fellow travellers
in Antarctica! I am telling now about a study abroad
trip to USA in 2009. It was a wonderful, really wonderful
time because of Columbia University's beautiful campus
and Manhattan's hopping club scene. I stayed in Hilton
Hotel near Times Square for most of the time, my family
connections to RKK Energia, a Russian company,
were essential in securing my room and comfortable quarters.
New York City is like the entire world in miniture.
You are seeing every kinds of people in the streets.
I got in a car accident with a rented car- actually
a truck- the first night, but it was not my fault
and no action was taken. The road was full of garbage.
Things got better soon. I became friends quickly with
many people at Hilton Hotel, and the studies were hi-quality,
just like at UANT. But, there is an American perspective
there, and they are always talking about how unfair
the system is. Now that I see it from within, I agree
with this. USA system is unfair to many people below
the poverty belt. Even the university itself was named
after Christopher Columbus, and this man, was the first
glimple of a terrible plague that would beset the American
Indian people- the plague of imperialism. And now an
entire university- more well known than not only UANT
but most universities in Russia- is dedicated to this
man? It is confusing really. This is not lost on the
faculty or students, however. My father called me on
New Year's Eve, from a plane he was on (a UAE plane)
which was luxurious, of course, but he said that it
was me who was the lucky one, to be in Times
Square! New Year's Eve was indeed my favourite part
of living in Manhattan. He paid a mountain of money
for the plane ticket, and all I did was step outside
my building! Antarctican people should take note, that
the USA is a great place to study abroad in, even with
all its flaws I had a good time. Thank you for reading,
good luck to you in selecting a Study Abroad!