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Since August 2012, NYU varsity athletes have set off through NYU global sites as ambassadors, students, and competitors during Education, Service, and Sport journeys across the world.

TeamNYUGlobal is rooted in the fundamental belief that service has universal benefit, and that acts of goodwill through sport can reach across languages and cultures.
Our trip to Germany and France with the Men and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams is just a few weeks away! Here’s a sneak peek at our itinerary:
Arrive in Munich, Germany
Tour Dachau Concentration Camp
Tour Heidelberg, Germany by cruise
Volunteer in Baumholder, Germany
Travel to Paris, France and practice in nearby Montreuil
Visit Normandy in Northern France
Stay tuned for details and updates…

Our trip to Germany and France with the Men and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams is just a few weeks away! Here’s a sneak peek at our itinerary:

  1. Arrive in Munich, Germany
  2. Tour Dachau Concentration Camp
  3. Tour Heidelberg, Germany by cruise
  4. Volunteer in Baumholder, Germany
  5. Travel to Paris, France and practice in nearby Montreuil
  6. Visit Normandy in Northern France

Stay tuned for details and updates…

Successful trip equals tired players. Aka, waiting at Seville airport to head back to NYC. We’ll miss you, Spain!

Successful trip equals tired players. Aka, waiting at Seville airport to head back to NYC. We’ll miss you, Spain!

NYU golf arrived in Seville today and spent the afternoon touring the town. Sights included the Alcázar of Seville (“Reales Alcázares de Sevilla”), the oldest royal palace still in use is Europe, as well as Seville Cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world.

Flamenco — A Death Dance: Surely the floor will cave in soon; the strings must break; his voice will crack. Passion this hot cannot continue unconditionally. Bang, bang, bang; stomps like shots. The sound bruises you the color of her soul. Her dress is a copter, and the wind blows my hair back. Hips swing, a curving sensuality. Hands flow like water; feel the intangible. She mugs at us, the soul liberalized. Death approaches with every step, and with every step, the pace quickens in desperation, a battering staccato. She must die; to be so alive would burst the heart.
Sophomore Drew Steiner (men’s volleyball), inspired by last night’s Flamenco show in Seville.

Men’s volleyball taking in the sights of Seville today, including the royal palace and the Cathedral of Seville.

NYU staff getting photo-bombed by NYU golfers outside of Alcázar (the royal palace in Seville).

NYU staff getting photo-bombed by NYU golfers outside of Alcázar (the royal palace in Seville).

Entering the Alcazar (in Seville) gave a slight feeling of being ‘out of place,’ so to speak - the design of the palace originated from a place foreign to that of the current Spain. The difference in cultural building engineering gave way to a feeling of uniqueness. I suppose this subconsciously added to the magnificence of the palace itself. At first, I had thought to myself that this was going to simply be another tour of another place of some historical importance to Spain. However, being home to a variety of Renaissance paintings to the Baroque style from the mid-eighteenth century, the Alcazar took my breath away. The deep intricacies in every wall design and the beautiful layout of the garden and ponds left a running impression of the greatest possible appreciation for art I have ever experienced. To me, the Alcazar is the perfect representation of art - a perpetual adaptation and accommodation of differing styles over the centuries blended together into one flawless design.
Freshman Derrick Chiu, men’s volleyball
​While in Valencia we had the opportunity to work with under-privileged kids through the YMCA. More important than teaching them volleyball was the interaction and experiences we shared. Communicating through broken Spanish and gestures, we were brought together in sport. Regardless of place of birth, age, or economic status we found common ground in playing and physical exertion. Whether it was the look of pure joy on 3 year old Begonia’s face when she underhanded the ball over the 6-foot net from a foot away or the laughter of our oldest team members as a boy ran through the gym yelling “Saucy,” we were connected in joy.
Freshman Jake Getz reflecting on his time volunteering with the Valencia YMCA
Men’s and women’s golf at their post-match lunch at Almenara Golf Course.

Men’s and women’s golf at their post-match lunch at Almenara Golf Course.

Men’s and women’s golf finished up their final round of competition against Club Cañada today at Almenara Golf Club in Sotogrande, Spain. {part dos}

Men’s and women’s golf finished up their final round of competition against Club Cañada today at Almenara Golf Club in Sotogrande, Spain.

Men’s and women’s golf at their post-match lunch at Almenara Golf Course.

Men’s and women’s golf at their post-match lunch at Almenara Golf Course.

With help from YMCA volunteers, our team went into the gym ready to get the kids moving with games and learning about the sport of volleyball. Watching our players play the parachute game, steal the bacon, basketball, soccer & volleyball brought joy to the kids and their parents’ faces. I was never more proud of my athletes as these young men helped the children have a nice day and play sports for a couple of hours.
Assistant Volleyball Coach Karl France reflects on his time volunteering at the Valencia YMCA yesterday

Men’s volleyball spent their last day in Valencia volunteering with at risk youth, ages 4-17, alongside YMCA staff at Fundació Esportiva Municipal Valencia. Special thanks to Directora YMCA Mary Isabel Antelo Viera for an inspiring day!  {part dos}

Men’s volleyball spent their last day in Valencia volunteering with at risk youth, ages 4-17, alongside YMCA staff at Fundació Esportiva Municipal Valencia. Special thanks to Directora YMCA Mary Isabel Antelo Viera for an inspiring day! More photos to come when the internet ends its siesta… :)