An Itinerary For An Educational Field Trip To New York City

When student travel tours are scheduled for New York City, the main item on the itinerary is art and culture, with some standard points of interest, like The Statue of Liberty and Times Square, included. Here is a descriptive sample itinerary for a New York City student field trip, which balances art and cultural highlights with visits to interesting destinations in Manhattan.

Always use a professional educational travel consultant when planning a trip to New York City. Certified tour guides must be used in New York City, and motor coach drivers must be well versed in street layouts and traffic patterns. An educational travel consultant will select qualified individuals to work with an educational tour. The goal of educational travel is to deliver the highest quality learning experience to the group, and to keep the student travel tour on schedule.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Student travel tours planned in advance can easily complement classroom activities. “Modern Teachers” is a MoMA program that allows educators to customize educational tours of the Museum. Working closely with materials on MoMA’s website, an educator can construct a lesson plan to coincide with the field trip to MoMA. This exciting tool for educators is complemented by video lessons on the world’s greatest artists. With advance notice, educational tour groups can visit MoMA with a docent.

Metropolitan Art Museum

At the Metropolitan Art Museum, an emphasis on the classics benefit the student travel group, and give them a well rounded approach to art history. The brand new Greek and Roman galleries offer glimpses into the world of the ancients with 5,200 pieces from the permanent collection now available for public viewing. The Cloisters is located at Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan and recently reopened in 2006. It represents the world of medieval art and architecture. Other exhibits, lectures, and special programs are also available to student tour groups. Have an educational travel professional schedule a guided student tour for the Met in advance.

A Student Tour of the Empire State Building

Have a qualified educational tour consultant schedule a group tour of the Empire State Building in New York City. The Empire State Building was constructed in 1930, during the beginning of the great depression, greatly reducing building costs. The 86th Floor Observatory offers a commanding view of Manhattan and has been the site of filming “Sleepless in Seattle” and “An Affair to Remember.” The building has a unique history surrounding its construction. The impetus for building the Empire State Building was a contest between Walter Chrysler (Chrysler Corporation) and John Jakob Raskob (General Motors) to see who could build the tallest skyscraper.

Guided Tour of Manhattan

Half-day student tours of Manhattan usually begin at Central Park, the northernmost point in Manhattan, and end to Battery Park, the Southernmost point. The tour covers some major points of interest in Manhattan such as Central Park, Times Square, Soho, City Hall, Wall Street, The Statue of Liberty, and much more. In addition to seeing points of interest, student tour groups will also learn about the artistic and commercial history of Manhattan on this tour.

Educational Tours: See a Broadway Musical While in New York City

Almost every student travel group wants to experience at least one Broadway Musical while in New York City. Tickets for popular shows need to be procured in advance by a student travel company. “Wicked”, “Chicago”, and a “Chorus Line” are popular Broadway musicals appropriate for student travel groups. Off Broadway productions are also available. Book student travel group tickets in advance through a qualified educational travel company to obtain student seating together and receive the best price per ticket.

An educational field trip to New York City can offer the student the travel opportunity of a lifetime. This is only one sample itinerary of a student tour of New York City. There are many other variations of student travel tours to New York. With clear objectives in mind and proper planning, a more customized educational tour of New York City can easily be created.

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Education – Another Attribute of Dubai

The rulers of Dubai are emphasizing in a great way on this particular segment as they firmly believe that there is no alternative of education for their youth and coming generation. They are keen and seriously looking to develop into a knowledge centre in the whole Middle East and particularly in the Arabian world. That is the reason that one can see a network of high class schools and universities offering quality education to both the local and foreign students. Both the government and private sector owned educational institutes are operating in Dubai and the girls and boys are equally getting benefit out of them. Education from primary till secondary is made compulsory while education in Dubai is provided free to all the citizens of the state by Dubai schools which are owned by government.

Arabic is the first language of learning in all government or public schools while English is considered as the second language. On the other hand only English is used in all the private schools for learning and other purposes.

A clear and well directed Dubai education policy is making it certain that information technology should be accessible at all levels. The policy further recommends that there should be a computer at least for every ten kindergarten students, for every five primary class students and for every secondary school student.

Studying in Dubai is worthy, reliable and creditable now as number of internationally acclaimed and accredited universities have been opened in and around Dubai. A vast and gigantic piece of land in the outskirts of Dubai has been dedicated for establishing an education city and the place has been named as Dubai Education City. All the available facilities has been provided to this area and universities and colleges such as Zayed University, American College of the Emirates, American University of the Emirates, Al Ghurair University, French Fashion University, Murdoch University, SZABIST, University of Waterloo, National Institute for Vocational Education, HCT Dubai Men’s College and Hamdan e TQM University are already operating here. Moreover according to an estimate, around 40,000 students are expected to enroll and study at 40 different institutes by the end of year 2015 at Dubai Academic City.

Apart from the normal traditional education, the state is also focusing on availability of technical education. Dubai is having colleges and universities that are offering education in areas like Islamic teachings, law, hospitality, aviation, agriculture, medical and cosmetic surgery, engineering and management sciences.

Education in Dubai is on a move. The day is not very far when we will see excellent, world class and superior educational institutes all over in Dubai just like nowadays we have witnessed marvelous hotels in Dubai every where.

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Education – The Sleeping Monster

As this world gets more advanced the employment outlook is pointing towards the more Educated side of the Workforce, its becoming more apparent that a good percentage of our youth are not taking this matter serious enough. I mean you look around these days and most kids are either failing in school or dropping out. And after that they usually end up hanging out on some street corner or getting some low paying job that can’t even support these kids . And then they usually end up getting their girlfriends pregnant and they can’t support them either.

That’s were we as parents or family members have to make some kind of attack plan to get these kids to further their education at any costs. There are endless avenues to go down these days to get a good education there is no reason at all that these kids can not succeed. And let’s not forget ourselves because i know that there are a lot of us that are not happy with our position in life. I mean all you have to do is open your eyes because its every wear and believe me its like Education City out there. There’s school;s for every kind of employment that you could think of. Vocational, Trade School’s, College’s, Home Schooling you name it it’s out there. And if you don’t want to attend a University, Almost every College offers Online Courses.

Plus there are so many opportunities for Financial Aid, be it Loans or Grants. So it don’t matter if you are in to Science or Psychology you can achieve your dreams whether you go to a School full time or go the Online Education way It can be done. I really think that Education should be at the top of every body’s thoughts these days because the saying these days is more Education = Bigger Dollars. And if the high cost of these big name Universities are scaring you, do what me and my wife did with our daughter and have her do her first two years at a Community College.

It’s usually half the price and most of the big name Universities will let you transfer the credits and you end up with the big name on their Diploma. And most of these Educational Facilities have Payment Plans So which way you decide to take it ends up being a win win situation. The possibilities are endless out there for everyone of us to improve our lifestyles in a big way and all you have to do is take the first step.

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1.3 Billion, Global Education City

All over the world thousands of students are trying to find the best place to study English whether at home or abroad. Many countries are starting to make English the official language and jobs are becoming harder and harder to find unless the applicant is bilingual, English and another language.

Many countries have families who are sending their children to study abroad so that they can become fluent in English however, these programs are very expensive and many families are unable to afford this choice so one country has found a way to solve this problem.

South Korea decided to pour $1.3 billion into an ambitious project on a secluded island where all schools from elementary to universities will be taught almost entirely in English.

Top-notch schools are joining in from the outside including one of the first being from North London in Great Britain. Korean language and history will be the only other subjects taught that will not be in the English language.

Although, English is already taught from the third grade up, many believe that this is still not good enough. They are expecting an overwhelming 9000 students to participate in this new school system on the island.

Officially, the statistics say that as of 2007, already over 27,000 students from South Korea study abroad and this is due to the fact that the country claims that even the English institutes are not up to par. In fact, a government survey just last year showed that nearly half of all South Korean parents wanted their kids to be sent abroad to study.

Ironically, this has caused many family problems including divorces and even suicides among the fathers. So, they are expecting this to be the solution to solving problems such as these as well as extending to helping families as far as China and Japan because it is already a tourist city for these nations.

They are projecting the tuition to be approximately between $3,100 to $4,700 which is about half of the amount they would spend to send overseas. They feel confident that it will be full as there are potentially 750 million within a two-hour flight time radius of the Global Education City.

Many are worried as they already have 21 English villages in the country and many more continue to emerge such as one which will school over 5000 children in the south.

Both the commercial and residential side will be English as well creating a total immersion experience on the island. The first stage will be ready and open to accept students in 2011 with a school in the three areas; elementary, middle and high school. They expect the entire complex to be completed by 2015.

This will be good news for families in South Korea.

Wynelle is a motivational speaker, mentor, trainer & empowerer of youth leadership helping them discover their purpose in life and for over 35 years has been a missionary to youth in Latin America & the Caribbean. She has appeared on networks of television shows including TBN and Enlace (Spanish Christian TV). She received an award for the “Most Outstanding Woman of the Year” in 1988 for her ministry to youth. Wynelle speaks, reads & writes fluent Spanish serving as a translator for the Juvenile Courts of Texas which enabled her to be more effective with the youth of today. Wynelle is now hosting her own television program for young people in both Spanish and English.

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