New York, New York – School of Media

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Closed

Trip Destination

New York, USA

Approximate Price

850 +/- (BWR Grant Applied)

Trip Date

10/26/2020

TO

10/31/2020

Application Deadline

03/02/2020

Cost Information

Cost for Domestic Students: $500-$1000 (includes IFS + BWR Course)
Cost for International Students: $1000 (includes IFS + BWR Course)
Cost for Students Not Willing to Take the BWR Course: ~$5000 (Full amount of IFS)

Above costs are for International Field Studies, for other programs please see the approximate cost listed above.

Program Information

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

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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?

Travel Visa + Immigration Documentation:

Students are responsible for researching and applying for any required visa(s) on their own; Be World Ready is not able to apply for any travel visa(s) on your behalf. Be World Ready will provide you with supporting documentation as needed to apply for a Visa once the deadline to register has passed. All international students will need to ensure that their Study Permits and Student Visas are not expired before the date of return from the international experience, to ensure that there are no challenges upon reentry to Canada. Travel restrictions and requirements for entry to Canada may change at any time. All travellers are responsible for remaining up to date with any restrictions and requirements for travel and re-entry to Canada leading up to and throughout their International Field Study. Niagara College Canada will assume no responsibility for any changes to governing body travel restrictions, required documentation for travel or any refused entry as a result of change. Travellers are encouraged to review the Government of Canada Website for the latest restrictions and requirements for entry to Canada, as well as to check entry requirements to their destination country as a Canadian citizen.

All international or domestic students, in full-time or part-time* status, and in good academic standing at Niagara College, are eligible for a Be World Ready grant to help offset the cost of their international experience. You must be actively enrolled in studies during the term of travel to participate. International Field Studies participation is permitted only for students who have not yet experienced a Be World Ready IFS since beginning their studies at Niagara College. Students will not directly receive grant money as the full value of the grant has already been applied to the final payment to offset the total cost of the learning experience abroad. For students who do not complete all grant requirements by established deadlines (including the time of submission), the full grant amount may be charged directly to their student account. Details on grant requirements will be shared with you as part of the mandatory Be World Ready (SOCL 1128 or IDPL 9103) course, which all students participating in a Be World Ready International Field Study must enroll in and successfully complete. Eligibility requirements can vary from term-to-term, and from one opportunity to the next. Please complete the eligibility quiz linked on the specific opportunity page to determine if you meet eligibility requirements.

*Part-time students, are defined by Be World Ready as those actively enrolled in a Niagara College program, taking a minimum of 2 classes during the term of travel that contribute to their program progression and credential completion. Students taking a class that does not contribute to a program would not qualify to participate in a Be World Ready International Field Study.

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
The Be World Ready program at Niagara College prepares you for global success through education, exchange, and international experience. This program offers you the opportunity to experience culturally diverse learning environments, understand different perspectives and connect practical skills with a global mindset to help you launch your career.
An international field study is a 7 – 10 day experience that incorporates both vocational and cultural elements, while visiting some of the world’s most famous sights! Many of our international field studies are customized for specific Schools and programs at Niagara College, allowing students to apply the skills learned in the classroom in a real-world setting. All international field studies depart during the Niagara College break weeks to ensure that students do not miss any classes.
All international field studies will include roundtrip airfare (where applicable), accommodations, travel insurance, entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary, and some meals as outlined in the itinerary. A detailed list of inclusions and exclusions will be viewable on the posted webpage for any international field study on our website. Participants can expect to purchase some meals on their own and will need to bring spending money for any souvenirs, extra excursions, incidentals or items of a personal nature.

No. All aspects noted as included in the overall cost of the selected international field study are mandatory with no exceptions made. Our international field studies are built using group pricing and it is important that we do not deviate from the inclusions as it could negatively impact our ability to offer fair pricing to all participants.

In addition to affecting group pricing, 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.

No. Students are not able to book their own flight in any way or alter the flights confirmed by Be World Ready. The round-trip flights as confirmed by Be World Ready are part of the package pricing, 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.

Each international field study destination has different accommodation providers or themes. Accommodation types that are used may include a combination of dorm-style rooms, homestays, tourist class hotels, or occasionally hostels. We strive to ensure we use centrally located accommodation when in city centres, allowing our participants to explore their surroundings more easily. Private accommodation is not guaranteed.

Rooms will vary in style on each trip; however, they are commonly twin share (2 people to a room with separate beds where possible). 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.

Students will be given the opportunity to meet their fellow travellers before the deadline to submit their roommate requests. Be World Ready does their best to accommodate rooming requests, but please note that final rooming arrangements are subject to room occupancy requirements and availability. A rooming list will be created by Be World Ready staff and shared with our accommodation providers before your departure. All participants will be emailed and will have the opportunity to identify their preferred roommate(s). While we will make every effort to ensure all preferences are met, we cannot guarantee it.

As long as they are current full-time Niagara College students and meet the program eligibility requirements. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept any persons to participate in any of our international field studies that are not current full-time students at Niagara College.

In addition to regular communications shared with participants leading up to the departure of their international field study of choice, Be World Ready requires students to attend the Be World Ready course, which includes but is not limited to, online trainings and pre-departure training sessions. During the pre-departure training sessions, students will be presented with the overall expectations of the trip as well as in-depth details concerning their itinerary.

During their time abroad, students will be able to communicate with their trip leads directly, 24/7, with any questions or concerns.

All participants are required to hold a passport that is valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond any expected date of return to participate in any opportunity involving outbound travel.

You are responsible for researching and applying for any required visa(s) on your own. Be World Ready is unable to tell you what visa you require and how to apply. Be World Ready will provide you with supporting documentation as needed to apply for a Visa. While Be World Ready is not able to advise or guide you in a heightened level of detail through any particular visa process, you may consider hiring a travel visa service to assist you with the visa application process, such as CIBT visas. Please note that Be World Ready and Niagara College do not endorse any third-party vendors, nor have any influence or control over any outcomes or services rendered. We cannot apply for a visa on behalf of any participant.

All international students will need to ensure that their Study Permits and Student Visas are not expired before the date of return from the international experience, to ensure that there are no challenges with reentry to Canada.

Yes, while it is great to have a Nexus card, all participants must hold a passport that is valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond any expected date of return in order to participate in any opportunity outside of Canada.
Depending on your destination country, we encourage you to book an appointment with a travel health professional regarding any additional vaccinations and medications you may need. It is strongly encouraged that you book an appointment with the Campus Nurse to go over this information. To do so, please visit the medical office to book an appointment at your respective campus.
Be World Ready takes the safety of our staff and students very seriously and has a rigorous risk management assessment when creating all opportunities. Be World Ready staff monitor destination country risk levels as communicated by the Government of Canada. Your safety is the most important aspect of this trip. Be World Ready and Niagara College take all possible precautions to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable experience while travelling abroad.
Students who sign up during the active promotional period for the international field study will be presented with a payment schedule to follow. At time of registration, students will be only required to pay the full non-refundable deposit that is disclosed at time of registration. Students who are permitted to sign up late will be expected to catch up on any payments missed according to the payment schedule advertised. In some instances, there may only be one payment due date.
Complete the eligibility quiz linked on the webpage of the International Field Study you’re interested in to find out if you meet eligibility requirements.
No. Students will not directly receive grant money as the full value of the grant has already been applied to the final payment to offset the total cost of the learning experience abroad. For students who do not complete all grant requirements by established deadlines (including the time of submission), the full grant amount may be charged directly to their student account. Details on grant requirements will be shared with you as part of the mandatory Be World Ready (SOCL 1128 or IDPL 9103) course, which all students participating in a Be World Ready International Field Study must enroll in and successfully complete to receive funding.
Students are only permitted to travel on an IFS to their home country if the IFS is program specific. IFS’ that are open to students from all programs do not permit students to travel if the destination is their home country. The purpose of the grant funding is to help students gain global competencies that they would not otherwise be exposed to, and as such, travelling to destinations they’ve previously lived in does not support this goal.
Students have the potential to travel and receive funding through Be World Ready up to 2 times; students can travel once on either an International Field Study, Summer Institute, or Semester Exchange, and they can potentially travel again for a Work Abroad opportunity (if eligibility requirements are met – please note that if more applications are received than work abroad grants available, priority will be given to those who have never travelled on any type of Be World Ready experience before). So, if you’re wanting to travel on an International Field Study, note that participation on an IFS is permitted only for students who have not yet experienced a Be World Ready IFS, Summer Institute, or Semester Exchange since beginning their studies at Niagara College.

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