St. John's University - summer school in New York

  • St John's University, Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY, USA
  • Campus
  • age from 12 to 18
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Program description and what is included

A two-week Classic Superior program in 2024 includes:

  • 1 Full-Day Excursion to Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, and the Brooklyn Bridge
  • 1 Full-Day Excursion to the Chelsea District, Chelsea Market, the Highline, and Hudson Yards
  • 1 Full-Day Excursion to Strawberry Fields, Central Park, Fifth Ave., Rockefeller Center, and Times Square
  • 1 Full-Day Excursion to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Herald Square, and Bryant Park
  • 1 Full-Day Excursion to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Federal Hall, the World Trade Center Oculus, and the 9/11 Memorial
  • 1 Full-Day Excursion to Brooklyn and the DUMBO neighborhood
  • 1 Full-Day Excursion to Roosevelt Island and shopping on the Upper East Side
  • 1 Full-Day Excursion to South Street Seaport
  • 1 Full-Day Excursion to Union Square and the Flatiron Building

Entry to Statue Cruises, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, and Museum of Modern Art included.

 

In addition, a three-week Classic Superior program in 2024 includes: 

  • 1 Full-Day Excursion to the Upper East Side and the Guggenheim Museum
  • 1 Full-Day Excursion to the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Chelsea Shopping District
  • 1 Full-Day Excursion to Astoria and Astoria Park in Queen

Entry to the Guggenheim and Whitney Museums included.

 

A two-week Experience program in 2024 includes:

A weekend away (2 days, 1 night) to Niagara Falls, NY in a select-service hotel: 

  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • Maid of the Mist Boat Tour
  • Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls

Entry to the Maid of the Mist Boat Tour is included.

A weekend away (2 days, 1 night) to Washington, D.C. in a select-service hotel: 

  • Photo opportunities outside the following buildings: White House, U.S. Capitol, U.S. Supreme Court, Library of Congress
  • A Smithsonian Museum (either the American History Museum or the Natural History Museum)
  • Washington, D.C. monuments tour of the National Mall
  • Stops in Princeton, NJ and Philadelphia, PA

Entry to a Smithsonian Museum and Monuments Tour included.

Description

The PLUS Centre is situated on the campus of St. John's University - Queens campus. It provides students with the chance to experience life at an American college in a secure environment located in the heart of Queens, a borough of New York City. Queens, which is one of the largest boroughs in "The City that Never Sleeps", offers a hospitable environment to people from every corner of the world. It is amongst the most ethnically diverse places in the country and the world's most linguistically varied place because of the multiple communities it inhabits.

With convenient access to Manhattan via public transportation, the PLUS Centre presents students with a chance to experience life like a New Yorker while residing safely and comfortably on the St. John's University campus.
The cafeteria is just a short stroll away from the lodging. It is an extensive and up-to-date facility with options for main courses, salads, and desserts.

The picturesque Queens campus can be easily accessed through various modes of transportation, including by car, bus, subway, or air. It is conveniently positioned between JFK and LaGuardia Airports.

The Queens campus features broad lawns, handsome stone buildings and ultramodern student residence halls. 

English course

  • Online testing before students' arrival 
  • 15 hours of English lessons per week
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • All supplementary materials provided for the course
  • PLUS end-of-course certificate

 

St. John's University offers ensuite accommodations. There is a laundry room in each residence hall that has washers and dryers available free of charge.

Why choose this school

School infrastructure

  • Dining Hall,
  • Classrooms,
  • Bookstore,
  • Campus Public Safety,
  • Campus ATM.

Sport infrastructure

Hobbies and clubs

  • Welcome Party
  • Farewell Party
  • Swimming and Basketball Tournaments,
  • Themed Discos,
  • Karaoke Night,
  • Talent Show,
  • Movie Screening on Campus.

Recommended arrival cities

  • New York City

Nearest airports

  • JFK - 35 minutes
  • La Guardia Airport - 35 minutes

Location

St John's University, Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY, USA

Sample program

  • 1 day

    Morning. Arrivals - Check-in
    Day. Orientation Tour
    Evening. Welcome Night

  • 2 day

    Morning. Lesson
    Day. Full Day Excursion to Manhattan visiting: Lincoln Center Columbus Circle Lower Central Park
    Evening. Fifth Avenue Times Square

  • 3 day

    Morning. Lesson
    Day. Organized Recreation Games and/or Sports and/or Opportunity for extra excursion
    Evening. Red, White, & Blue Disco

  • 4 day

    Morning. Lesson
    Day. Full Day Excursion to Manhattan visiting: Brooklyn Bridge Chinatown Little Italy SoHo
    Evening. Greenwich Village & Washington Square Park

  • 5 day

    Morning. Lesson
    Day. Organized Recreation Games and/or Sports and/or Opportunity for extra excursion
    Evening. Karaoke Night

  • 6 day

    Morning. Full Day Excursion to Manhattan visiting: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (entrance and audio tour included) Lower Manhattan: Wall Street & the Charging Bull 9/11 Memorial World Trade Center Oculus
    Day. Full Day Excursion to Manhattan visiting: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (entrance and audio tour included) Lower Manhattan: Wall Street & the Charging Bull 9/11 Memorial World Trade Center Oculus
    Evening. Full Day Excursion to Manhattan visiting: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (entrance and audio tour included) Lower Manhattan: Wall Street & the Charging Bull 9/11 Memorial World Trade Center Oculus

  • 7 day

    Morning. Lesson
    Day. Organized Recreation Games and/or Sports
    Evening. Prom Disco

  • 8 day

    Morning. Lesson
    Day. Full Day Excursion to Manhattan visiting: Museum of Modern ArtMoMA (entrance included)
    Evening. Herald Square Bryant Park

  • 9 day

    Morning. Lesson
    Day. Full Day Excursion to Manhattan visiting: Chelsea Market
    Evening. The High Line Hudson Yards

  • 10 day

    Morning. Organized Recreation Games/Sports and/or Opportunity for extra excursion
    Day. Organized Recreation Games and/or Sports and/or Opportunity for extra excursion
    Evening. Graduation & Talent Show

  • 11 day

    Morning. Excursion to Washington
    Day. The National Harbor The outside of U.S. Federal Government Buildings: The White House, the U.S. Capitol, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress Smithsonian Museum (entrance included) Walking tour of National Mall: Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial Philadelphia
    Evening.

  • 12 day

    Morning. Excursion to Washington
    Day. The National Harbor The outside of U.S. Federal Government Buildings: The White House, the U.S. Capitol, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress Smithsonian Museum (entrance included) Walking tour of National Mall: Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial Philadelphia
    Evening.

  • 13 day

    Morning. Excursion to Niagara Falls
    Day. Niagara Falls, NY Maid of the Mist Boat Tour (entrance included) Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls
    Evening.

  • 14 day

    Morning. Excursion to Niagara Falls
    Day. Niagara Falls, NY Maid of the Mist Boat Tour (entrance included) Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls
    Evening.

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