The New York City Business program is designed to immerse students in the worlds of commerce, entrepreneurship and international relations. Tour Wall Street, the United Nations Headquarters and Brooklyn Navy Yard for a direct look into some of the city’s most influential centers of business. During this trip, students learn about the history of New York City as a global power city and engage in exciting opportunities with professionals across various industries.
New York City is a destination overflowing with opportunity. Experience this city of skyscrapers from all perspectives, from guided sightseeing during the day to an evening overlook of the city from the Empire State Building. Walk along Wall Street, the financial center of the United States, to see landmark sites such as the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall and Wall Street Bull.
Begin the business educational experience by attending a lecture on topics ranging from how Wall Street works to local and international business. Discover the challenges and rewards of being a mobile food vendor in New York City with an interactive NYC Street Food Tour. Gain a true appreciation for small businesses by hearing vendors’ stories and seeing firsthand what it takes to run a successful street food business in New York City. Tour the United Nations Headquarters to learn about the history of this global organization and see where diplomats from around the world meet. Students take part in a professional speaker series to hear from an industry expert.
Continue learning about New York City business, embarking on an Entrepreneurship and Innovation Tour at Brooklyn Navy Yard to get a behind-the-scenes look at these thriving industries. Once the nation’s foremost naval shipyard and today an industrial park that’s home to over 450 businesses, Brooklyn Navy Yard encompasses the spirit of urban manufacturing and opportunity. Visit the city’s newest neighborhood, Hudson Yards, a commercial development of retail space, offices, residences and cultural institutions. At the center of this neighborhood of commerce stands the Vessel, an artistically designed spiral staircase.
Learn about the history that shaped the city into the metropolis we know today. Spend time on Liberty Island and Ellis Island to understand the experiences of the millions of immigrants who came to America with dreams of opportunity and freedom. Reflect at the National 9/11 Memorial and journey to the top of the One World Trade Center for a view of the city’s ever-changing skyline. A scavenger hunt in Central Park allows students to enjoy the city’s natural oasis before departing for home.
Arrive in the Big Apple and immediately explore the city with guided sightseeing. After dinner in Midtown, the central borough of Manhattan, enjoy an evening overlook from the top of the Empire State Building.
Start the day with a walking tour of Wall Street and a business-focused lecture. See landmark sites such as the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall and the Wall Street Bull. Participate in an interactive NYC Street Food Tour, getting into immigration and entrepreneurship. Take time to reflect at the National 9/11 Memorial and then experience a new perspective at the One World Observatory.
Tour the United Nations Headquarters to get an insight into international diplomacy. Afterwards, students hear from an industry expert during a lecture that’s part of a professional speaker series. Climb the steps of the Vessel at Hudson Yards, followed by free time to roam the shops, eateries and other features of the commerce complex.
Venture to the Brooklyn Navy Yard for an Entrepreneurship and Innovation Tour. Cruise over to Liberty Island and Ellis Island to see the Statue of Liberty and Museum as well as the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.
Enjoy a fun scavenger hunt in Central Park before leaving New York City to travel home.
Gain a deeper understanding of business on a local and international level through a curated series of tours, lectures and activities. Learn about the impact of small businesses with a NYC Street Food Tour that tells the stories behind the hard-working immigrant entrepreneurs who operate food carts and trucks. Learn firsthand from industry experts through a professional lecture series. See entrepreneurship in action with a tour of Brooklyn Navy Yard. Students are encouraged to think about the evolution of New York City as a global center of business and culture.
Quality, safe hotels with quad occupancy corresponding to the destination.
A night chaperone is on site to ensure security.
All transportation is provided throughout the program.
Airfare covers round-trip flights from major airports.
Two meals are provided daily, breakfast and dinner, featuring local cuisine.
Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.
Customized experiences developed by travel experts to promote learning and engagement.
Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included.
Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.
Tips for bus drivers, guides, Tour Directors and meals.
Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.
Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.
Experience understands there is a growing concern over the COVID-19 outbreak and travel. We are attentively monitoring the situation and following updates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Department of State.
Public health authorities are focusing on prevention efforts and actively testing anyone whose symptoms are compatible with COVID-19. It is important to note that for travel and community settings, the CDC reports a low risk of exposure for those who are in the same environment for a prolonged period of time and without close contact as someone with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. Learn more about the CDC Exposure Risk Categories.
To alleviate any uncertainty, Experience is implementing an Upcoming and Future Travel Policy for 2020. This policy allows our programs to adjust their travel dates and plans to provide more flexibility for travelers and relieve any immediate concerns. As the situation evolves, we will remain in contact with group leaders to keep them informed and adjust any travel plans as needed. We want to assure all group leaders, parents and travelers that we will not send programs to destinations that are deemed unsafe by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) or the U.S. Department of State. The health and safety of our travelers is of the utmost importance and always a main concern on our educational tours. We will continue to stay informed and safely navigate the situation.