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The French Quarter and Beyond: Top New Orleans Attractions

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend the American Marketing Association’s International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans. Each year the marketing association I’m involved in, Northeastern University’s Marketing Association (NUMA), sends a few students to represent the university, and I was one of the seven selected this year. The conference is held each[…]

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6 Things To Know Before Visiting Poland

Heading to a new country, especially one with a unique culture, can be challenging. There are many ways cultures can be different, and at times it can feel like you have no idea what you are walking into. Here are some things that surprised me when visiting Poland. World Youth Day Something I had never considered[…]

Top 8 Gdansk Attractions

Out of all the cities I visited in Poland, my favorite was by far Gdansk. Gdansk, located in northern Poland right on the Baltic Sea, reminded me of one of the towns I visited last year, Annecy, France. It’s on the smaller side, has an old-time feel, and is pulsing with activities and attractions. Below are my eight favorite[…]

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The History of Polish Amber

One of the engaging museums I visited in Gdansk was the Amber Museum. I thought it would be interesting to see preserved insects and animals, but left wanting to learn much more about amber. The museum covered the history of amber, its relation to Gdansk, and its importance in science. It was very informative, and sparked an interest in amber, something I[…]

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The Controversy of the World War II Museum

One of the coolest museums my study abroad group visited in Gdansk was one that technically wasn’t a museum yet – rather the promise of one. The World War II Museum in Gdansk was set to be open, but thanks to complications the opening has been postponed. Today it is a partially constructed building, one I was[…]

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The European Solidarity Centre and Design

In Poland I have seen many amazing museums, each with something special about it. Some are completely immersive, others are making improvements on data collection, and yet others are controversial. If I had to attribute any defining characteristic to the European Solidarity Centre, it would be its design. The European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk is[…]

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Westerplatte and World War II History

While in Gdansk I had the opportunity to visit an important location in World War II history, a place that I had never heard about prior to my time in Poland: Westerplatte. Westerplatte is where the first battle of World War II took place, with Polish armed resistance fighting against invading German naval forces and Danzig police. The tour I[…]

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Top 9 Warsaw Attractions

Warsaw is fascinating because nearly everything is new. During World War II the Nazis completely demolished Warsaw, destroying approximately 85% of the city. Yet today the city has been restored to its prewar glory, with each section of the city maintaining its uniqueness. I enjoyed the differences between each area of Warsaw, and loved exploring the city. There are[…]

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Chopin Museum: Marketing Analytics and Public History

The most technologically advanced museum I visited in Warsaw was the Chopin Museum. While I’ve recently written about how fantastic interactive and immersive museums are, the Chopin Museum takes this to the next level. The ticket you receive, instead of a typical paper stub, is a digital card similar to that of a hotel room key. Upon entry,[…]