Day 1 :
Welcome to The Big Apple!
- Travel to New York City:
Meet your WorldStrides representative, participate and begin your once-in-alifetime experience!
- Brooklyn Bridge:
Walk across the iconic New York City bridge while taking in breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Considering the engineering and mechanical feats required to build this structure in the late 19th century.
- National Geographic Encounter:
Students will engage with an immersive underwater experience that transports them across the Pacific Ocean. They will learn about marine biology and ecosystems, and ocean conservation. Groundbreaking technology makes this adventure a visual and aural spectacle.
- Dinner in Times Square:
- Hotel check-in:
Day 2 :
New York City: Reflection
- New York Academy of Science - Mars Rover Challenge:
Utilizing sphero robotics and scratch programming, students will use coding language and design to build a device that can carry a payload in a simulated Mars environment.
- 9/11 Memorial:
Reflect as you visit the twin pools paying tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Created as a living part of the city, this memorial is a green space meant for reverence and remembrance.
- One World Observatory:
With your Course Leader, ride an elevator up 102 stories in only 47 seconds. Learn about environmental and green construction approaches, skyscraper safety systems, and more.
- Broadway Show:
Enjoy the excitement
and pageantry of a Broadway show and
pose for a group photo in Times Square.
No matter which show you end up
seeing, it's sure to be a once-in-a lifetime experience.
- Return to hotel:
Day 3 :
New York City: Explore
- Rockefeller Plaza:
Home to a remarkable collection of art deco motifs and sculptures signifying man's development in spirit, science, industry, and more.
- Central Park:
Experience the landscapes, structures, and water bodies that make up New York City's urban oasis.
- Intrepid Air and Space Museum:
Visit the renowned museum aboard an aircraft carrier docked in New York City. Explore the ship and its many surfaces and interactive exhibits including the space shuttle Enterprise and a decommissioned submarine. Learn about history and STEM fields all in one location.
- American Museum of Natural History:
Explore the wonders of one of the largest museums in the world. You'll investigate an array of topics from biodiversity to the complexities of exploring outer space.
Engross yourself in this
espionage museum and learn what it takes
to be a spy. Your adventure through various
galleries teaches you about real-life spies,
the tools they use, and even what spy roles
you would be best suited for.
- Return to hotel:
Day 4 :
New York City: Design
- Museum of Moving Image Game Design Workshop:
Students participate in a guided tour of the museum's core exhibition, and also explore the world of digital game design through a hands-on, educator-led workshop. You'll be introduced to basic game design principles, and then work in teams to use programming software to build their own unique versions of a ping-pong style video game.
- High Line:
Visit the High Line and explore core concepts around the design, landscape, and the two unique ecosystems that exist here.
- Explore Times Square:
- Return to hotel:
Day 5 :
Depart New York
- Hotel check-out:
- National Museum of Mathematics Workshop:
Explore the museum and participate in a workshop where you'll engage in a familiar game of tic-tac-toe played on alternative topological surfaces. You'll learn to appreciate the ins and outs of these new objects as you develop strategies to master the mathematically enhanced games.
- Transfer to the airport:
- Depart New York City for home: