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Embassy LIU Brooklyn

New York

Our centre is located on the city campus of Long Island University Brooklyn, just one subway stop from from Manhattan and a short walk to the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and the East River.
The breath-taking Manhattan skyline can be viewed from Brooklyn Heights and Promenade. The Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square and all the exciting attractions of Manhattan are all within easy reach on the subway.

Quick Facts

Location: Long Island University

Dates available: 21 Jun - 2 Aug

Ages: 12 – 17

Accommodation: Standard triple rooms / adjoining twin or triple room with shared en-suites / Quad en-suite rooms

Emergency Number: +1 212 497 8343

Living

  • Rooms are located in two residence buildings, Conolly Hall and Hoyt. Hoyt residence is located a short walk from the central LIU Brooklyn campus
  • Quad en-suite rooms (Hoyt Halls)
  • Each room is furnished with a wardrobe, desk and chair
  • Laundry available in both residence buildings
  • The communal facilities are cleaned daily
  • All rooms have air-conditioning and linen changed weekly
  • Deposit of $100 required upon arrival, replacement of lost room key $20
  • Towel and washcloth are provided
  • Students are responsible to keep their rooms clean and tidy, bathrooms are cleaned daily

Food Options

Breakfast

Both cooked and continental, which might include pancakes, eggs, juice, coffee and toast.

 

Lunch

Two courses, 3 main course options including a vegetarian option.
Packed lunches (provided at weekend): water, fruit, sandwich, crisps and biscuits/cake.

 

Evening Meal

Two courses, 3 main course options including a vegetarian and halal option.

 

Snacks

Vending machines are located in the residence building for drinks and confectionery.

Facilities

  • Nearby park for games and activities
  • Communal lounges on each floor of the residence building
  • The residential buildings are close to teaching facilities and dining hall
  • Wi-Fi available throughout

Meals are served in large self-service dining hall in residence building.

Learning

  • 20 x 45 minute lessons per week
  • Taught by friendly and professional English teachers
  • Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level
  • Maximum 15 students per class
  • Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Standard classrooms
  • Classrooms are located on campus
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate

Programme Information

Arrival

Students will be welcomed upon arrival at the Embassy Summer office where they will register and get their room keys so that they can check in to their rooms.

 

Welcome

On the first evening there will be a welcome activity which is designed to ensure students have the opportunity to meet staff and other students and get to know more about the campus, its facilities and useful information which will help them during their stay.

 

Activities

Activities are organised in between lessons and during evenings. These activities could be on-site or near to the centre. These may include:

  • Sports such as football, mini Olympics, volleyball and basketball
  • Drama and performance activities such as scavenger hunts and drama workshops
  • Evening activities such as karaoke, talent show, team games and Manhattan by night walking tours

Excursions and Trips

FULL-DAY

  • Coney Island: The original Brooklyn Beach theme park.
  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: Students can take a ferry ride to Liberty Island and view this iconic statue. Visit Ellis Island the former gateway of millions of people who immigrated to the USA.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art: Also known as ‘the Met’, this is one of the biggest and most important art museums in the world. Students also get to explore the Upper East Side.
  • Empire Outlets: NYC’s only outlet shopping destination with high-quality clothes and shoes from the biggest brands.
  • Macy’s 34th street: More shopping in what is known as ‘the world’s largest store’!

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

  • Bronx Zoo: The biggest city zoo in USA with over 650 species.
  • Madame Tussauds: Located in Times Square, this gives our students the possibility to ‘meet’ with the stars.
  • Broadway show: Students get to pick to see one of the shows available.
  • Guggenheim Museum: A world-famous art museum in a beautiful building.

3 WEEK SAMPLE PROGRAMMES

Extra

Each 14-night stay will include a total of 12 local accompanied visits to New York with visits/activities and 2 full-day excursions to major tourist attractions such as The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Coney Island. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.Students may have lessons either in the morning or in the afternoon in week 1, alternating weekly after that.The programme is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to amendments or alterations.

WEEK 1/ 4SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jun21/Jul12Jun22/Jul13Jun23/Jul14Jun24/Jul15Jun25/Jul16Jun26/Jul17Jun27/Jul18
MorningWelcome ArrivalsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons/ GraduationFull-Day excursion: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
AfternoonExplore DT Brooklyn or optional activity: Madame Tussauds / Broadway Show / Guggenheim-Museum MileCentral Park South Tour & Columbus CircleWalking Tour of St Patricks Cathedral and 5th Ave & Trump Tower /Rockefeller Center or optional activity: Museum of Modern Art (Moma)Cable Car to Roosevelt IslandBrooklyn Bridge Walk & View City Hall/Temple CourtExplore DUMBO & Ferry to South Street Seaport
EveningWelcome Party & Onsite SocialTour of Times Square Sports in Park/ Arts & Crafts/Trashion FashionVisit Little Italy and Chinatown with supper in the CitySports in Park / KaraokeGreenwich Village / Washington Sq ParkScavanger Hunt with LIC Gantry Plaza State Park

 

WEEK 2/ 5SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jun28/Jul19Jun29/Jul20Jun30/Jul21Jul1/Jul22Jul2/Jul23Jul3/Jul24Jul4/Jul25
Morning

Arrivals/ Departures

Empire Outlets Shopping or Govenors Island or optional activity: Six Flags

LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons/ GraduationMetropolitan Museum of Art / Upper East Side
AfternoonExplore Central Park North with Belvedere Castle & ConservatoryExplore Empire State BuildingTour outside United Nations & Secrets of Grand Central Station Financial District walking tour & Oculus or optional activity: 911 Memorial Museum Walk the HighLine and Visit Hudson Yard & Vessel / or Chelsea Market 
EveningWelcome Party & Onsite SocialTour of Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Bridge Sports in Park or Onsite Activity Club Supper in the City: Brookfield Place, Hudson Eats & Hudson River Park Sports in the Parks/ Movie Night/Fashion in the CityNYC Dance Party Staten Island 4th of July Baseball Game/5 Manhattan Bridge Walk Under the Stars

 

See sample programme

WEEK 3/ 6SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jul5/Jul26Jul6/Jul27Jul7/Jul28Jul8/Jul29Jul9/Jul30Jul10/Jul31Jul11/Aug1
Morning

Arrivals / Departures

Macy’s 34th Street Shopping/ Park Slope with Sports in the Park or optional activity: Bronx Zoo with Zip Line or Rock Climbing

LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons/ Graduation
Full Day Trip Coney Island Beach/
*Optional Luna Park Amusements
Afternoon
Tour Brooklyn
Heights
American Museum of Natural HistoryLincoln Center Bryant Park, & Visit NYC Library/ Rockefeller Center & 5th AveMuseum of Moving Images or Guggenhieim
EveningWelcome Party & Onsite SocialTour SoHo
Scavangerhunt
Sports in Park, Arts & Crafts/Fashion in the City Supper in the City at Union Square & ShoppingSports in the Park, Egg Drop with International Quiz NYC Dance Party/ Karaoke Party Staten Island Ferry at Night & View iconi SOL/ Staten Island BaseBall Game

 

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