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Summer Plus NY City Activities

Summer Plus Program in New York for Juniors, 13-17 years old, 2-7 weeks 

Come improve your English or world language  skills, discover your passions, learn about the USA and enjoy the best summer of your life!

Designed for teenagers aged 13 to 17, Summer Plus! blends English classes with optional electives in Film, Show Choir, Broadway, Art & Design, Fashion, Leadership, American Sports, creative workshops, memorable excursions and activities, and safe, comfortable accommodations at a prestigious college campus in New York!

Student at Campus, NYC

Dates, Courses & Prices 2018

To book your place on a program, the non-refundable application fee of $155 USD must be paid.  Fees can be paid in USD or by credit card in any currency upon request.

Starting Dates 2018: June 24 - August 18, 2018

PRICES 2018, 3 options: 
1. All-Inclusive fee: $1,700 USD per week
Include accommodation, classes, breakfast, lunch, dinner,  all activities and excursions (based on Sunday arrival and Saturday departure)
2. Full-day: $1,075 USD
Include classes, lunch, dinner, activities and excursions (Monday to Friday)
3. Day: $500 USD
Include language classes only (Monday to Friday)

General English Class 
The course emphasizes conversational skills in the classroom reinforced by staff-led workshops and field trips in the NYC and New Rochelle areas.
Classes are taught by highly qualified, experienced native-speaking teachers. In addition to their often impressive ESL credentials, many of the teachers have interesting backgrounds in acting, art, music, dance, sports, finance, film, law and information technology. The fascinating mix of creative people makes the school a dynamic place, where people of all ages, interests and professional backgrounds meet and interact.

Seven Course Choices 

Our school used its widely respected, ground-breaking Arts plus English programs as a model for the Summer plus! program.

Select one of the following plus! options and it will be included in your English program. You will spend ten classes per week working on your specialized area and after lunch, you will participate in the related field trips and workshops as well as wonderful sightseeing trips and fun outings. Will it be a visit to the SONY Wonder Tech Lab, a fashion show, the United Nations, a baseball game...? It's up to you!

1. ART AND DESIGN , class topics include: 

  • Galleries in New York 
  • New York City Photography 
  • Famous New York Artist 
  • Pop Art NYC 
  • Art and Advertising 

Workshops and field trips include:

  • NYC Art Galleries 
  • MoMA 
  • International Center of Photography 
  • Street Art NYC Tour

2. FASHION, class topics include: 

  • The Emergence and Success of Famous New York Designers
  • Celebrity Styling
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Inside the Minds of Designers
  • Culture and Fashion
Workshops and field trips include: 
  • Showrooms of New York Designers
  • Museum of Fashion
  • Department Store: Behind the Scenes Tour
  • College Fashion Show

3. AMERICAN SPORTS, class topics include: 

  • History of Baseball, Basketball and Football
  • Careers in Sports
  • Iconic Sports Figures
  • The Effect of Sports on U.S. Culture
  • Varsity Sports
Workshops and field trips include: 
  • Backstage Tour of Madison Square Garden
  • Rock Climbing Basics
  • Live Yankees or Mets Baseball Game
  • Ice Hockey Introduction

4. FILM , class topics include: 

  • Walking tour of New York City Movie Sites 
  • Film Genres 
  • Effects of Camera Angles and Positioning 
  • Stop Motion Animation Workshop 
  • Science Behind 3-D Animation 

Workshops and field trips include:

  • Famous New York City Movie Sites 
  • Sony Wonder Tech Lab 
  • Stop Motion Animation 
  • Museum of the Moving Image

5. BROADWAY , class topics include: 

  • Acting and Intentionality 
  • The Basics of Improvisational Theater 
  • Monologues and Auditions 
  • Million Dollar Music 
  • The Broadway Shows 

Workshops and field trips include:

  • Backstage Tour of Radio City Music Hall 
  • Tour of an Independent Theater 
  • Broadway Show 
  • Voluntary Talent Show/Open Mic 
6. LEADERSHIP , class topics include: 

  • Great Leaders 
  • Interviewing Skills 
  • Giving a Perfect Presentation 
  • Promising Careers 
  • Intercultural Communication 

Workshops and field trips include:

  • Tour of the United Nations 
  • Interviewing Sessions 
  • NYU College Tour 
  • Malcolm X Museum
7. SHOW CHOIR , class topics include: 

  • Pop Culture in "Glee" 
  • Singing for Musical Theater 
  • Performance and Choreography 
  • American Musical Review 

Workshops and field trips include:

  • Practice with a youth gospel choir 
  • Training and performances, led by a vocal teacher 
  • Tour of Carnegie Hall 
  • Participation and Performance in Rennert's Talent Show

Program Overview

What is Summer Plus! New York? 
It’s an academic and experiential  program that gives students the opportunity to improve their English speaking skills, while immersing themselves in one of five exciting elective courses topics. Summer Plus! New York is for  students who love the outdoors and want to meet new international friends in a vibrant city!

Program at Glance
An all-inclusive program with premium accommodation, inspired excursions and an exciting selection of Plus! option courses to spark the imagination of any student:
  • For ages 13 to 17
  • Levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced
  • Duration: 2-7 weeks
  • 15 Students per class (max.) 
  • Creative workshops and exciting field trips related to the Plus! option in Film, Fashion, Dance, Sports and more!
  • Excellent facilities with comfortable accommodations, full board on weekdays, half board on the weekends and 24/7 security
  • Around-the-clock organized activities and staff guidance
  • Full schedule of activities, meals and excursions included
  • Premium accommodations with full supervision
  • Diverse international mix of 30 nationalities

Summer New York Location
  • Iona College's beautiful campus in New Rochelle is our choice for  Summer plus! New York. Located in upscale Westchester County, New Rochelle is just 30 minutes by train from Grand Central Terminal in midtown Manhattan
  • New Rochelle has been named by Business Week as one of the top family towns in the USA. It hosts a pedestrian-only section known as New Roc City featuring restaurants, stores, cinemas, sports and games centers that are a favorite with teens

Iona College Campus 

  • Founded in 1940 by the Congregation of Edmund Rice Christian Brothers, Iona College is a private, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of American Catholic higher education.
  • It offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous post-graduate certificate programs. Iona is known for its top-flight athletic programs and is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference sports conference

Campus facilities
  • Soccer and softball fields, basketball  courts and Olympic-sized swimming pool 
  • Smart board-equipped classrooms
  • Apple computer lab
  • Auditorium and rehearsal spaces
  • Student union and campus store
  • Library
  • Bookstore
  • Indoor gym
  • Cafeteria
  • Snack and beverage vending machines
  • Student lounge and games room
  • Campus-wide wireless internet
  • ATM (Cash Point)

Program Highlights
  • Class hours are 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM, Mondays to Fridays 
  • 10 lessons per week of general English (speaking, listening, reading and writing)
  • 10 lessons per week in a Plus! elective ( Art & Design, Fashion, Leadership, American Sports, Film, Broadway, Show Choir options)
  • Sunday arrival and Saturday departure 

Program includes

  • 10 General English lessons per week focused on verbal communication 
  • 10 Plus! lessons per week of on chosen option 
  • 1 Plus! field trip or workshop per week in the chosen Plus! option 
  • 3 Half-day excursions to NYC  per week
  • 1 Full-day excursion per week 
  • 15 Students per group leader during trips and excursions 
  • 19 Meals per week
  • Accommodation in Iona College’s best-equipped residence hall
  • Certificate upon course completion


  • One time non-refundable registration fee, $155 USD
  • Airport transfer - round trip, $300 USD
  • Optional Insurance & Visa 
  • Tom Todoroff Professional  Actor’s Workshop, Jul11–Aug 8, $75 USD 
  • Additional Broadway Shows - $50–65 USD
  • Six Flags® Great Adventure, July 14, $75 USD
  • Washington D.C. Day trip, July 21 $100 USD
  • Boston Weekend, July 28–July 29, $300 USD

Included Accommodation & Board (all-inclusive fee option):

  • Fully-stocked cafeteria offering full board  during the week and half board on the weekends
  • Summer plus! program residents will be welcomed to Iona College’s best-equipped residence hall, South Hall, featuring single-gender suites

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Accommodation & Meals

Meals & accommodation are included in the program cost.

All residence halls are supervised by Resident Advisors who live on each floor at a ratio of 15 students to 1 leader. Students are assigned to leader by gender and floor.

Iona College

Summer plus! program residents will be welcomed to Iona College’s best-equipped residence hall, South Hall, featuring single-gender suites. Each suite houses a maximum of 10 people and contains two double rooms, two triple rooms, a living room, a kitchenette, and two bathrooms.

  • Co-ed dormitory hall with separate male and female suites 
  • Each suite contains four bedrooms (double and triple beds) with a living room, kitchen and two bathrooms 
  • WiFi available across campus 
  • 24-hour campus security 
  • Game room and cable TV lounge with DVD 
  • Laundry rooms on each floor
  • Each room contains blanket, pillow, sheets and towels, bed, closet, dresser, desk, chair 


Meals in the Iona College cafeteria will provide a nutritious dining experience and a chance to relax and make friends, too.

Weekday Meal times:

  • Breakfast 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM 
  • Lunch 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM 
  • Dinner 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM 

Weekend Mealtimes:
  • Breakfast 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM 
  • Dinner 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM 
  • Brunch at 11:00 AM if on campus,  breakfast before excursions if off

Activities, Fun & Culture

Our handpicked group leaders organise an exciting and varied leisure programme to keep you entertained after class and at the weekend.  

The Summer plus! activities and excursions use New York as a catalyst for learning and fun. Students will practice their English in different situations, explore this global cultural center, make life-long friendships and experience memorable times.

Student activities are planned with an eye toward our students' diverse interests in art, music, sports, design, food, architecture and American culture! Additionally, all activities are monitored by Rennert staff 24 hours a day. Safety is very important to us!

Activities and excursions include:
  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island 
  • Broadway Show
  • Weekly Socials
  • MOMA
  • Scavenger Hunt 
  • International Karaoke 
  • Charades 
  • Classic American Films Experience 
  • Empire State Building
  • Mister and Miss Rennert Fashion Show 
  • Brooklyn Bridge and WTC Site
  • Sports and Activities
  • American Museum of National History 
  • SONY Wonder TEchnology Lab 
  • Apple Youth Workshop
  • Metropolitan Museum 
  • Jones Beach 
  • Hiking on the Briarcliff Peekskill Trailway 
  • Shopping at Woodbury Commons
  • BBQ parties 
  • Guddenheim Museum 
  • Six flags great adventure and much, much more!

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Other Summer English Programs available on request

The school offers Summer Programs related to specific fields. You can combine your English of 20 lessons per week with one of the specific electives in Dancing, Acting, Coding or Adventures. All programs have: 

  • An all-inclusive fee with accommodation, meals, activities and excursions
  • Exciting weekly theme-based elective classes 
  • Comfortable accommodations with 24-hour supervision 
  • International friends from over 20 different countries

For more information on these programs please contact us at

Program name: Academy Plus Dance New York City 

This intensive program gives you real time to practice in state-of-the-art facilities. Take professional dance lessons at the famous Broadway Dance Center. In class, receive top-quality English instruction, learn about celebrity choreographers and review dance styles and techniques.

  • Dates: June 25 –Aug 12 
  • Duration: 2–7 weeks 
  • Accommodation: 1760 Residence in Manhattan
  • Price: $1,700 USD per week

Program name: Academy Plus Coding New York City 

Every device, app, website and business relies on code to operate. Don’t wait! Get ahead, start coding and creating now with The New York Code + Design Academy program Generation Code:

  • Dates: July 2–Aug 12
  • Duration: 2–7 weeks  
  • Accommodation: 1760 Residence in Manhattan
  • Price, 2 weeks: $4,160 USD 
  • Prices, 4 weeks: $8,320 USD

Program name: Summer English Adventures or World Language  Adventures New York City 

Get the opportunity to improve English skills while experiencing the sights and sounds of one of America’s most famous cities!

  • Dates: June 25 –Aug 12 
  • Duration: 2–7 weeks  
  • Accommodation: 1760 Residence in Manhattan 
  • Price: $1,580 USD per week

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