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College is such an exciting and pivotal time for college students. It’s a period where they can dive into academic passions and focus on the subjects that interest them, getting their thoughts bubbling and creative juices flowing.

And what better place to catapult their learning than a once-in-a-lifetime college trip to the concrete phenomenon that is New York City?

Any student would benefit from a college trip to New York City. After all, it has so many extraordinary learning experiences to offer. Not to mention some must-see locations that every student should make the most of when on a college trip to New York, including:

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum

This solemn but significant space is located within the infamous World Trade Center in New York City and tells the harrowing story of 9/11 through the lens of media and a collection of chilling authentic artefacts.

College students can learn more about the tragedy by hearing from visitors who share personal stories of loss, recovery, resilience and hope. This type of educational experience can be very grounding for students, especially during such a key time of their emotional growth and personal development.

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum also provides interactive resources for college students visiting New York, including the Anniversary in the Schools webinar. This location is a must-see for history or political college students in New York who want to discover more about America’s volatile but rich political history.

Time of their lives at Times Square

Times Square is an amazing commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment hub, and neighbourhood in Midtown Manhattan. It is formed by the junction of Broadway, Seventh Avenue, and 42nd Street. Brightly lit at all hours by dancing billboards, thrilling entertainment and eye-popping advertisements.

This part of New York truly is a place that never sleeps, with businesses offering 24-hour services seven days a week. Times Square is the ideal stop for college students studying media, advertising, marketing or graphic design. 

The wondrous hot spot is also referred to as “the Crossroads of the World”, “the Center of the Universe”, and “the heart of the Great White Way”. The backdrop makes it the perfect place for a selfie which they will continue to treasure for years to come.

No business like show business

It’s no secret that Broadway is the planet’s musical and performing arts hub. It’s where thousands of hopeful stars flock for a chance to see their name in dazzling lights. Treat your film and performance arts college students to what’s considered the “Mecca” of the entertainment industry, where they can see first-hand what a hit Broadway show is all about.

Watch magical classics such as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Hamilton, Chicago, and more. There is no end to the sheer delights of what Broadway can offer, with enough musicals and shows to last a lifetime. Why not consider a tour where college students can learn what it’s like to work behind the scenes as a costume designer, producer, and so much more?

The American Museum of Natural History

Perhaps the most famous museum in the world, any college students in New York will be in their element on a trip to the world-renowned American Museum of Natural History. 

Instantly recognisable, this educational wonder is home to over 45 compelling exhibition halls, including a planetarium and a library. This glorious institute has exhibits containing over 34 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and curious human cultural artefacts. 

As if that was not enough, it also boasts unique collections of frozen tissue and genomic and astrophysical data, making it the prime location choice for a science college trip to New York.

We can get you there in a New York minute

At Diversity Study Trips, we understand the value and enrichment that educational college trips provide to all students, which is why we are dedicated to providing unforgettable college trips to the Big Apple and beyond.

We can also arrange jam-packed itineraries guaranteed to keep your students engaged and busy, making the most out of every second of an extraordinary college trip to New York. Contact one of our friendly travel experts today to discover more ways we can help.

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