New York City Student Life


Students will be encouraged [and expected] to experience the city beyond internship and classroom responsibilities.  Occasional organized activities such as neighborhood bike tours and group excursions will be arranged by program staff.  New York City is filled with free events throughout the summer season in all five boroughs.

For more information, students can consult the following links:

See how the students are exploring NYC below:



Students are responsible for all food and transportation costs. Students will be responsible for arranging their own housing. There are a number of organizations that cater to summer interns in New York city and you can find properties located throughout Manhattan and nearby Brooklyn, none of which are more than a direct, thirty-five minute subway ride away from the Program’s base at the NYHS. The Study Away office can provide additional information to interested students.  Students may also opt to secure their own housing or commute into New York City from nearby locales.

Visits and Excursions

Throughout the New York  program, students will be able to explore New York City through several different field trips introducing them to the city and culture that surrounds them. Past trips have included:

Central Park

Washington Square Park

The Brooklyn Bridge

Battery Park City

Museum of the City of New York

Union Square

Brooklyn Art Museum

Museum of Modern Art

South Street Seaport

The New York Public Library

Grand Central Terminal

Library Walk

Caffe Reggio

Christopher Street

The Stonewall Inn

Chelsea Piers

Students will also have the opportunity to bike between Manhattan and Brooklyn, attend a sporting event and enjoy a special farewell meal.


To find more events occurring throughout your stay in New York City, visit the public calendar here.


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