International Field Study

New York, New York – School of Media

Experience the mecca of fashion, design and media! Come join Be World Ready and take a bite out of the Big Apple! From the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Times Square to the amazing deli’s on every corner and authentic food from many cultures around the world that call New York City home, what will you enjoy first?

Day 1| Monday, October 26, 2020

Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today … I want to be a part of it, NEW YORK, NEW YORK! This morning we depart our Welland campus (front entrance) and board our Coach Canada Bus for New York City! Upon arrival into the city, we will check in at our hotel, Comfort Inn Times Square West, for a 4 night stay. After a quick freshen up and dinner on your own in the area, head out to the lights, sounds and hustle bustle of amazing Time Square! We will then take in a birds eye view and the twinkling lights of the Big Apple from the 86th floor at the Empire State Building!

  • Depart for New York
  • Times Square
  • Empire State Building

Day 2| Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Get your cameras ready! This morning we are going to board our Coach Canada Bus for an exciting orientation tour of New York with a local New Yorker from Levys’ Unique New York. Highlights of the tour may include stops at Fifth Avenue, Rockerfeller Center, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Times Square, Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Tribeca, Canal Street, Chinatown, Little Italy and the Brooklyn Bridge. We will conclude our tour with a stop at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum to see “Reflecting Absence”, a tribute of remembrance and honor to those who lost their lives in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. We also take some time to explore the 9/11 Museum. This afternoon we explore one of the world’s largest and finest art museums: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. With over 5000 years of art from every corner of the world, you will be in awe as you walk the halls of history, admiring pieces from some of the greatest artists of all time!

  • Levy’s Unique New York: New York Highlights Tour
  • 9/11 Museum
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art

Day 3| Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Today, we discover the American dream as we begin our day with a visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Come see the sight that greeted many people to America for the first time. While walking through the Peopling of America Center at Ellis Island, learn of the journey to America and all of its stories of struggle and survival. Next, we take the ferry back from the Statue of Liberty to Battery Park where we will meet our Coach Canada Bus. After our tour, students can either choose Option 1 to visit the United Nations Headquarters, one of the most important buildings in our governing body. Visit where world leaders unite to discuss global issues and challenges. Option 2 is to visit Chelsea Market for lunch, then we take to the streets of the Chelsea area, exploring all that the area has to offer, including a walk on the highline! This elevated promenade, built on a historic freight rail line offers great views of the neighbourhood – a mix of industrial landmarks and experimental art galleries. As we stroll the streets, feast your eyes on sky high graffiti murals while learning about street art’s crucial and controversial role in the city.

  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • United Nations
  • Chelsea Market & neighbourhood

Day 4| Thursday, October 29, 2020

Prepare to be inspired as we head out on our Coach Canada Bus this morning for another great tour with Levys’ Unique New York: From Graffiti to Galleries. This tour will take us through some of New York’s best and exciting neighbourhoods for art. After our tour, we will visit the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum. Built in 1959 by Frank Lloyd Wright, this museum is internationally renowned and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century. In 2015, it was nominated by the United States to be included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List.

We then head over to the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, located on NYC’s Museum Mile in the historic, landmark Carnegie Mansion.

  • Levy’s Unique New York: From Graffiti to Galleries
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
  • Carnegie Mansion

Day 5| Friday, October 30, 2020

Concluding this final day in New York City is a visit to the Museum of Modern Art at 12:00 pm. We do not have the bus today, therefore transportation will be by foot, taxi or subway.

MoMa is one of the world’s largest museums devoted to modern and contemporary art, seeking to create a dialogue between the established and the experimental, the past and the present, in an environment that is responsible to the issues of modern and contemporary art.

You have a free morning and afternoon after the MoMa to explore NYC, like areas such as Fifth Avenue, Rockerfeller Center, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Tribeca, Canal Street, Chinatown, Little Italy and Central Park.

It’s been an incredible time exploring the cultural melting pot that is NYC, but unfortunately our time is over and this evening we will board our coach one final time to head back to our campus in Welland on our overnight drive.

  • Free time
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Depart for Welland

Day 6| Saturday, October 31, 2020

Arrive at Welland Campus buzzing from your New York experience!

 

  • Roundtrip Transportation via Private Motor Coach (overnight return to Welland)
  • Four Nights Accommodation (bed sharing)
  • Hot breakfast every day in NYC
  • Travel Insurance
  • Times Square
  • Empire State Building
  • Levy’s Unique New York: New York Highlights Tour
  • 9/11 Museum
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
  • Carnegie Mansion
  • Levy’s Unique New York: From Graffiti to Galleries
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Central Park
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Fifth Avenue
  • Greenwich Village
  • SoHo
  • Tribeca
  • Canal Street
  • Chinatown
  • Little Italy

PAYMENT TERMS

Deposit
Second Payment
Third Payment
Fourth Payment
Final Payment

PAYMENT AMOUNT

$50 (fully non-refundable)
$200
$200
$200
$200

PAYMENT AMOUNT

03/09/2020
04/10/2020
06/08/2020
07/27/2020
09/21/2020

*Price may increase or decrease depending on exchange rates, final vendor quotes and number of participants.

APPROXIMATE. PRICE
850 +/- (BWR Grant Applied)

TRIP DATE 10/26/2020

TO

10/31/2020

TRIP DESTINATION
New York, USA

PROGRAM

This opportunity is available to all full-time Niagara College students whom are currently enrolled, returning or within 6 months of graduation.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
03/02/2020

Payment Options

When making payment through online banking:

  • Set up Niagara College as the payee and use your student number as the account number
  • Once payment is made, you MUST email [email protected] and provide your name, student number, payment amount and indicate that payment is for Be World Ready International Field Study. Please copy Be World Ready, at [email protected] on the email
  • The following business day the payment will be uploaded to your student account and as long as Student Accounts receive an email from you, the IFS charge will be posted accordingly

Other Important Information

All, full-time Niagara College students participating in an international activity are eligible for up to $500 worth of Be World Ready grants to help offset the cost of their experience. In order to qualify for the grant:

  • Apply to an international experience
  • Attend a mandatory pre-departure meeting (dates to be determined)
  • Complete the online pre-departure component (consisting of Blackboard modules and Risk Management forms to sign)
  • Successfully attend the international experience
  • Upon return, submit five high-quality photos and a 100 word minimum well-written testimonial referencing your experience abroad to the Be World Ready team.
  • Apply online
  • Email a copy/photo of your passport to [email protected]
    • Please ensure all text is legible as this is required to book your airline ticket
  • Pay the deposit (spots for this trip are only secured after a deposit payment has be made)

Students registering for and making initial deposit towards an IFS are considered committed for that IFS.

After the initial deposit for each International Field Study (IFS), Niagara College begins making payments to suppliers (airlines, accommodations, and in-country destination management companies) for these IFS’. Therefore, all students who cancel their participation after their initial deposit will be required to pay 100% of the original IFS cost, and no refunds will be issued.

For students who choose to make payments in accordance to the established IFS payment scheduled and miss a payment, the installment will be charged directly to the students’ account and a late fee will be applied to each missed payment.

For Niagara College students requiring an international country visa, you are required to make your payments as per the payment schedule for your respective International Field Study. You cannot defer your payments until after a decision has been made on your country visa. Niagara College’s international travel insurance policy will allow students to make an insurance claim to receive a refund for fees paid towards an International Field Study if your visa is denied.

Travel and Accommodations

Q: Can I bring a friend?

A: You can bring as many friends as you like as long as they are current full-time Niagara College students or within 6 months of graduation from Niagara College and meet the program eligibility requirements.

Q: Can I bring a parent/friend/child from outside the college?

A: No. At this time we are only able to accept current full-time Niagara College students or Niagara College alumni within 6 months of graduation.

Q: What will the rooms be like?

A: Rooms will vary in style on each trip, they are commonly twin-share (2 people to a room, separate beds) in a central location. Single rooms may be available for an additional room fee provided adequate notice is given to Be World Ready staff. We strive to ensure you have comfortable, affordable accommodations anywhere you travel.

Q: Will it be safe?

A: Your safety is the most important aspect of this trip. Be World Ready and Niagara College will take all possible pre-cautions to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable experience while travelling abroad.

Q: Can I book my own flight?

A: No. The round-trip flights are part of the pricing package and the group is to travel to and from the destination country together. These are our Niagara College International Field Study policies and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

Q: Can I have a one way ticket?

A: No. The round-trip flights are part of the pricing package and the group is to travel to and from the destination country together. These are our Niagara College International Field Study policies and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

Q: Can I change my flight Itinerary?

A: No. We will not be able to accommodate a return flight that is different from the group. The round-trip flights are part of the pricing package and the group is to travel to and from the destination country together. These are our Niagara College International Field Study policies and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

Q: I require a travel visa for the trip I registered for. Can Be World Ready get the visa for me?

A: We cannot get your visa for you, however, we will provide you with all the information that we can and guide you through the process of obtaining all the necessary visas for travel.

Q: I have a NEXUS card, do I still need a passport to travel to the USA with Be World Ready?
 
A: Yes. All Be World Ready Participants must have a valid passport.
 
 

Be World Ready Grant

Q: What is the Be World Ready Grant?

A: The Be World Ready grant is a pre-determined sum of money that is granted to each qualifying student who is travelling on an approved educational trip to offset the cost of their learning experience. Up to $400 of grant money will be ADVANCED and posted to the students’ account which will then be transferred to the International Field Study account as payment. The remaining grant money, up to $100, will be AWARDED at the completion of your trip provided student has met all grant requirements.

Q: How will I know how much the grant will be for the field study I am on?

A: The value of the Be World Ready grant will included in the welcome email you receive after registering for the trip.

Q: What must I do to receive the grant?

A: You must complete the online modules, pre-departure waivers and attend an in person training session to receive the grant.

Q: How will I know if I received the grant advance?

A: The majority of the value of the grant will be deducted from your final payment and then posted to your student account as a payment towards your field study.

Q: How do I receive the remaining 20% of the grant?

A: You must provide a well written, 100 word, testimonial of how your experience on the trip impacted you. You must also submit 2 jpeg photographs that showcase your destination and yourself in destination.

Q: I have been on an International Field Study before and received the Be World Ready grant. Do I need to complete the online training and waivers again?

A: Yes, you must complete the online training and fill in the waivers again to receive the grant.

*Note: if we will be flying through the United States of America, you must have permission to enter and leave the United States. If you require a U.S travel visa it is your responsibility to obtain this document and email [email protected] a copy/photo.

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