5 days

Program Overview

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.

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Destination Highlights

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.

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Learning Outcomes

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.

Services Included

Transportation

Private transportation provided throughout the program.

Activities

All scheduled activities and experiences are included in the cost.

Tours and Site Visits

Tailored educational experiences, tours and site visits.

Accommodations

Local hotel (quad occupancy) lodging, with a night chaperone to ensure security.

Meals

Two meals are provided daily: breakfast and dinner.

Education

Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.

Technology

Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.

Support

Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.

Guides

Tour Directors create a fun and engaging learning experience for students.