Embassy LIU Brooklyn

New York Day Programme

Quick facts

Location: Long Island University

Dates available: 19 Jun – 28 Jul

Ages: 12 – 17

Accommodation: Not included

Emergency Number: +1 212 497 8343

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.

Living

This programme does NOT include accommodation. We recommend that parents book accommodation within easy reach of LIU Brooklyn

Food Options

Breakfast

Not included
 

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

Not included

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

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 17 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

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 day 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 days.

 

Activities

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

  • Sports such as football, volleyball and basketball
Excursions and Trips
Full-day Excursions
  • 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
  • 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

All Day Programmes start on a Monday and vary in length dependent on the centre. Some includes the full 7 days of the week, others 6 days (excluding Sundays) and the Malta programme for Juniors (8-13) include 5 days. Students will take part of lessons, have lunch at the centre and go on activities and excursions with the rest of the students. Below is a sample of the full summer programme.

Saturday/Sunday activities available for $40 daily or as priced optional activities.

The programme is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to amendments or alterations.

Week 1 (Rotates every 2 weeks)

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Morning
Arrivals

Tour of DT Brooklyn

Shopping for provisions

Visit Little Island @Pier55
Placement & Orientation Lessons Lessons Lessons
Lessons
Ferry to View the Statue of Liberty with Quiz & explore Ellis Island

Packed picnic lunch

Afternoon
Campus tour & university life

Culture club New York City

Lifeskills & provisions run
Macy's 34th Street Shopping American Museum of Natural History with QUIZ Walking tour outside United Nations & Secrets of Grand Central Station with team Scavenger Hunt Explore Central Park: Belvedere castle, Strawberry Fields - with Most Creative Photo Contest

Evening

Graduation Party
Staten Island Ferry Hawks Baseball Game

Week 2 (Rotates every 2 weeks)

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Morning
Siteseeing in China Town, So Ho & Little Italy

Or

Full day visit to Six Flags (Optional)

Lessons
Lessons
Lessons
Shopping and try new foods
Lessons
Coney island beach day including beach volleyball, swimming, boardwalk shopping & snacks

Packed Picnic Lunch

Luna amusement park (optional)

Afternoon
Greenwich Village & Washington Square Park Visit South Central Park, Columbus Circle & Photo Scavenger Hunt Financial District walking tour
9-11 Memorial & Oculus
(Optional 911 memorial museum)
Visit Barclay Centre and shopping at Atlantic Terminal Walking tour of St Patricks Cathedral, Shop on 5th Ave, View Trump Tower & Rockefeller Cenntre

Evening
Karaoke Night The EDGE (Optional)

Week 3 (Only applies to students who will stay for three weeks or more)

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Morning
Activities & hiking on Govenors Island

Or

Visit to Six Flags (optional)

Lessons
Lessons
Lessons
Lessons Lessons View St. Thomas Church & Visit MOMA

Packed Picnic Lunch

Afternoon
Times Square by Day Visit General Grant's Tomb, view Riverside Church & Columbia University Visit Bryant Park & New York City Library Heights: See St. George Hotel, Plymouth Church, Our Lady of Lebanon, Secret Subway Entrance @ 58 Joralmon St, Fruit streets and Pier Nature Walk in Prospect Park: Prize for Best Nature Photo

QUIZ

Evening
New York Pizza Party Staten Island Ferry Hawks Baseball Game

Student Welfare

We place the highest priority on care and supervision at all of our Embassy Summer centres so you can rest assured students are well looked after. Members of staff are available 24 hours a day.

Student Services

Our student support staff can help you with:

  • Airport transfers
  • Information about local services
  • Assistance with individual and personal problems
  • Emergency contact

Medical information

If a student needs medical attention an Embassy staff member will help make an appointment. Group leaders must accompany the student to an appointment. An Embassy staff member will accompany any student that is not part of a group. All costs have to be paid by the student. Students must have written consent from their parent or guardian for any medical treatment to be administered.

LOCAL HOSPITAL
Brooklyn Hospital, 121 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY, Tel: +1 718 250 8000

INSURANCE
Health insurance is required in the US. If a student does not have insurance, guard.me insurance is available to purchase through Embassy Summer.

SAFE
A safe will be available for the storage of passports, travel documents and deposits.

In case of emergency

A 24 hour emergency telephone number is available all summer:

+1 212 497 8343

Location

Embassy Summer Schools
c/o LIU Brooklyn
Conolly Hall
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn NY 11201