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Most Students on Tour Education Programs to New York City include:

  • A view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

  • Observation deck experience at Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, or One World Trade Center

  • Broadway Play (additional cost)

With extended time or an additional day the program may include:

  • 9/11 Museum and Memorial or 9/11 Tribute Center

  • Central Park or Wall Street walking tour

  • Madison Square Garden tour

  • United Nations tour

  • Various museums and galleries


New York City's climate is temperate, which means in the summer temperatures can exceed 90 °F and in winter it occasionally fall below 10 °F. Alternating hot and cold spells are common. Expect frequent rain showers in the spring months of April and May, with occasional thunderstorms and spells of humidity in the summer. Windy snow showers and ice storms blow into New York during the winter months.


New York City is located on the Eastern Atlantic coast of the United States, at the mouth of the Hudson River. 

The city is made of five boroughs separated by various waterways. Brooklyn and Queens occupy the western portion of Long Island, while Staten Island and Manhattan are completely

on their own land mass. Bronx, to the north, remains attached to the New York State mainland.

The island of Manhattan is largely a protrusion of granite, rising a few hundred feet from sea-level. The southern tip and center of the island are virtually solid granite, while areas in Greenwich Village and Chelsea are composed of softer soil. As a result of this geologic arrangement, Manhattan's tallest buildings are located in these two large "rocky" areas.

Manhattan is flanked on its west side by the Hudson River, and on the east side by the Harlem River and the East River.


  • Taking a photo with a NYC icon such as the Statue of Liberty, the Wall Street bull, or St. Patrick’s Cathedral!

  • Standing in Times Square after dark.

  • Seeing the city from an observation deck high atop a skyscraper building!

  • Seeing a Broadway Show.

Get Prepared


Check out this virtual tour of New York City!


The New Colossus - a poem by Emma Lazarus about the Statue of Liberty.


New York, New York - Fred Ebb/John Kander,  famous song about New York by Frank Sinatra.


  • Bagels with cream cheese

  • New York-style pizza

  • Hot dog, pretzels, or roasted nuts from a street vendor


Coffee! Pop into one of many shops on nearly every corner!

Water - stay hydrated!




  • NYC has a reputation of being a loud city with a lot of car honking. Actually, the city government comes down hard on excessive honking and will fine a driver for honking without a good reason.

  • How small the Statue of Liberty appears compared to all of the tall buildings 

  • The number of taxis!

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