All Settled In

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Con and I am a first year M.A. student at CLACS. I just graduated from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, with degrees in Political Science and International Studies and a minor in Spanish. I moved to New York City three weeks ago and living in Bushwick (Brooklyn) has proven to be a fun and interesting change. The past few weeks, I’ve been busy learning subway lines, checking out touristy spots (while trying to appear as a local), and savoring the last weeks of summer by trying out ice cream shops with my roommate.

As a first year student, new to CLACS, NYU, and NYC, I’m perpetually confused and anxious, but also enthusiastic and eager to be in a new place, to meet new people, and to challenge myself academically and personally.

From how I ended up at NYU and highlights from CLACS lectures to the best coffee shops around campus and goings on around town, I’ll be using this space to reflect on my daily experiences as a grad student. I look forward to sharing some of these experiences with you, and maybe even offering some tips on thriving in the labyrinths of NYU and NYC.

Elizabeth Con is an MA Candidate at CLACS at NYU

6 thoughts on “All Settled In

  1. born and raised in brooklyn, thinking of moving to charleston sc retired so looking for that slower pace.Is it a bit too southern for an old east new york/canarsie kid of 58 yrs old?

  2. Not at all! Charleston is an amazing city. It has fantastic food, history, beaches, and a lot of charm. Charleston is a Southern city while still being a progressive and imaginative place. There’s a slower pace of life, but there are lots of events and things to do to keep you occupied. I’m sure you’re doing your research, but check this out:

    Thanks for reading!

  3. Hi There!
    I’m interested in joining the same program. I graduated in 2006 and travelled Latin America 17 months, wrote a book, and returned to New Hampshire to work as a reporter. Now I’m ready for the shift to Latin America, and I’m considering NYU as a path. It would be great to discuss your experience there so far!

  4. Hi Simon! Thanks for reading! Keep following the blog each to find out more about the program and NYU. Feel free to email me at with any questions that you have about the program.

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