An International Look at New York City

Muhibbah Club members explore Times Square in New York City
Photos provided by Tram Ho

Members of Muhibbah Club had a memorial experience during their two-day trip to New York City March 25-26.

Tram Ho ‘20, an international student in Muhibbah Club was strongly impressed by the famous U.S. city. When asked about how she felt upon arriving in the city, Ho states, “It was the first time I visited New York City. My first impression was the big difference between this city and Chambersburg. New York absolutely impressed me with its noise, crowds, and skyscrapers.” Spending two days in New York, Ho had the chance to visit famous sites of the city such as Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, and the 9/11 Memorial. “Big thanks to Wilson College and Muhibbah Club for giving us a special and unique opportunity to explore an amazing city in America,” Ho expresses.

Another active member of the Muhhibah Club, Sina Kim ‘20, also spent her two days well in the city. Even though this was her second time in New York, Kim enjoyed every moment in the city. She comments, “I literally loved the crowd, busy, bright, buildings and everything. The first day, I went to Korea town and had amazing, real Korean food with friends. We ordered spicy food called Tteobbokki and Sundae bokum. I was so happy to taste my hometown food and glad my friends can try Korean food.”

Asking about what surprised her most, Kim laughs, “Times Square was crowded even though it was 1 in the morning. People were still out there and hanging around and I felt like its only 9 p.m. There was a big culture shock.”

Amisha Rijai ‘19 had a fun time in New York City as well. Sharing about what she had experienced, Rijai comments, “We went to the Brooklyn Bridge. We also went shopping at five different clothing stores including Forever 21. I loved the fact that there was so much fun stuff to do and cheap and yummy street food to eat.

Muhibbah Club had a wonderful trip to New York City. In hopes of making more fun memories, the club is preparing for another trip to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. in April.

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