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Winter Adventures Program in New York for Juniors, 
13-17 years old, 2-5 weeks 
(December - January)

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

Winter Adventures is an all-inclusive English program for students aged 13 to 17. With over 40 years of experience, we designed this very unique English program in New York to not only improve teenagers' English language skills, but to spark interest in local culture, experience the attractions of the region, and make American and international friends!

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Dates, Courses & Prices 2020

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: December 29, 2019 –January 25, 2020*
*The dates are subject to change. 
All-Inclusive fee: 
2-week stays: $1,550 USD per week
3-4 week stays: $1,525 USD per week

General English Class 
The Winter Adventures  program is centered around the General English classes. The English program emphasizes conversational skills in the classroom reinforced by staff-led workshops and field trips in the New York City.
English classes are student-centered, communicative, and designed for teens by highly qualified, experienced native-speaking teachers. In addition to their often impressive ESL credentials, many of our teachers have interesting backgrounds in acting, art, music, dance, sports, finance, film and college preparation.

Elective Classes
Students will not just take general English classes, but also elective classes. This class is designed to spark student interest and engage them on a topic they are passionate about. You can choose from:
Get ready for the spotlight! Reach a global audience through class-created newscasts, commercials, TV scenes and social media. 
Example field trips:  
  • Museum of the Moving Image
  • Good Morning America 
Explore the neighborhoods, history, food, and traditions that make NYC one of the world’s most talked-about cities. 
Example field trips: 
  • Brooklyn Graffiti and Art Walk
  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum 
Make New York City your runway! Learn the secrets to great design and create your own boundary-breaking looks. 
Example field trips:  
  • Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
  • Garment District Tour 
Whether you dream to study the U.S. or abroad, gain key college application skills and insight into university life. 
Example field trips:  
  • Columbia University
  • New York University 
Optional Add-Ons to your program
+ Dance lessons 
 Learn about New York dance, from Alvin  Ailey and Martha Graham to the hip hop and street-dance movement in your daily dance elective. Additionally, take 3 hours of dance classes per week at famed Broadway Dance Center:
  • 2 dance lessons of 90 mins. each per week 
  • Total 3 hours per week 
  • Price $65 USD per week
+ New Year’s Eve Weekend Package
Come celebrate and have a fun, festive New Year’s Eve in the Big
Apple! Includes New Year’s Eve party, photo shoot and a jam-packed
itinerary of celebratory activities. 
  • Arrival date is Tuesday, December 26, 2017
  • Price: $1550 USD
This 6-day package Includes:  
  • Morning English classes
  • A jam-packed itinerary of activities in the afternoons and evenings
  • A New Year’s Eve celebration to bring in the new year!
  • Accommodations in double rooms at the Vanderbilt YMCA for New Year’s Eve week only
+ Excursions
Discover more and book a fun add-on trip: Washington D.C., NBA 
Basketball Game, Broadway show, Universal Studios, Florida 
(ask us  for more info)

Program Overview

As the world culture capital, New York City has a lot to offer. First class arts, theaters, film, dance, shopping, Central Park, Radio City Music Hall and Times Square are just a few of the attractions waiting for you to explore.
The Winter Adventures program will be in the heart of New York City in Midtown East, just steps away from the including Grand Central Station, the United Nations, New York Public Library, Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller Center and the Fifth Avenue shopping district.
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
  • Duration: 2-5 weeks
  • Various levels to accommodate students' needs
  • Small groups with a maximum of 12 students
  • Exciting and creative weekly theme-based electives such as Dance, Media, Fashion, American Sports and more! 
  • Ample speaking time with more one-on-one attention from the instructor
  • Emphasis on speaking, group activities, pair work, projects and presentations
  • Excellent facilities with comfortable accommodations, full board on weekdays, half board on the weekends with 24-hour supervision 
  • Around-the-clock organized activities and staff guidance
  • Full schedule of activities, meals and excursions included
  • Premium accommodations with full supervision
  • International friends from 20 countries
Winter New York Location
Classes will be held at our school on 45th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues and students will be accommodated at the Vanderbilt YMCA, only a 5-minute walk to classes. From this program location in Midtown, Winter Adventure students will have quick and easy access to the best of New York City in any direction in less than 30 minutes!

Program includes
  • 10 general English lessons per week
  • 10 lessons in an elective per week in fun NYC-themed electives (Media, College Bound, Dance, Fashion or Culture); Dance class has a weekly supplement  
  • 4 Half-day excursions per week 
  • 1 Full-day excursion per week 
  • Exciting, unique and engaging staff-led afternoon and evening activities  
  • Accommodations in shared rooms  
  • 19 Meals per week, three meals per day Mondays to Fridays, two meals per day on weekends  
  • 15 Students per group leader during trips and excursions  
  • Certificate upon course completion and weekly progress reports

  • One time non-refundable registration fee, $155 USD
  • Airport transfer - round trip, $260 USD
  • Optional Insurance & Visa 

Included Accommodation & Board:
  • Only two blocks (5 minute walk) from the school, the Vanderbilt YMCA offers value-priced guest double room accommodations for our Winter Adventures students
  • Breakfast and Lunch are provided by Café Hestia, less than a 10 minute walk from the school and the Vanderbilt YMCA. Dinner is at various restaurants in New York City

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Accommodation & Meals

Meals & accommodation are included in the program cost.

Vanderbilt YMCA
Only two blocks (5 minute walk) from the school, the Vanderbilt YMCA offers value-priced guest accommodations for our Winter Adventures students.
The building features: 
  • State-of-the-art fitness facility
  • Heated swimming pool and recreational gyms
  • Laundry and kitchen in building
  • Free WiFi access
  • Housekeeping services
  • Shared bathrooms on floor
  • Live-in Rennert staff supervisors
  • 24-hour lobby security
Students will stay in double rooms and each student will have their own bed, blanket, pillow, sheets and towels. 
The room also includes:
  • Cable television 
  • Closet or clothes rack
Breakfast and Lunch are provided by Café Hestia, less than a 10 minute walk from the school and the Vanderbilt YMCA. Dinner is at various restaurants in New York City.

Weekday Mealtimes:
  • Breakfast 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM 
  • Lunch 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 
  • Dinner 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
Weekend Mealtimes:
  • Brunch 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
  • Dinner 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 

Activities, Fun & Culture

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

A junior program would not be complete without innovative, exciting, creative and entertaining activities and excursions. 
Some of these include:
  • Statue of Liberty 
  • Skating in Rockefeller Center 
  • Empire State Building 
  • MoMA 
  • Natural History Museum 
  • Brooklyn Museum 
  • Times Square 
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art 
Enjoy activities and excursions such as: 
  • Ice skating, American Museum of Natural History, Top  of the Rock, winter sports in Central Park 
  • Fun trips to Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Waterpark,  Woodbury Common Shopping Outlet and many, many more!
Students will practice their English in different situations, explore this global cultural center, make life-long friendships and have a memorable experience!
Typical Day
0815 – 0900 Breakfast
0930 - 1100 General English
1100 - 1115 Break
1115 - 1245 Elective English Class
1300 - 1400 Lunch
1400 - 1800 Afternoon activity or excursion
1800 - 1900 Dinner
1900 - 2200 Evening Activity
2300 - All students in their rooms and lights out

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