New York English Language Experience

New York English Language Experience

Experience offers students 18 and over a combination of intensive English coursework with opportunities to experience New York City, its culture, commerce, food, and people. Join students from around the globe for this intensive, experiential program. Weekly themes include An Exploration of Performing Arts, Eat Your Way Across NYC, Going, Going, Gone – New York Sports, and A Greener New York – Urban Sustainability.


  • Session I – July 13 to July 24
  • Session II – July 27 to August 7
  • Session III – July 13 to August 7

Session I

An Exploration of Performing Arts

The students will spend time exploring the different performing arts found in New York. They will visit Harlem and experience Amateur Night at the Apollo, see the lights of Broadway while going to a show and culminating the week their own play that they will write and perform at the JCCA for students with special needs.

Eat Your Way Across NYC

Food brings people together. New York City has some of the best food in the world. We also have many people who have food insecurity. This week shows students one of the oldest food neighborhoods in New York, Little Italy. Students will use their experience in Little Italy and take that knowledge to the NYC Food Bank where they will volunteer their time collecting food from the farmer’s market or serving dinner to New Yorkers in need.

Session II

Going, Going, Gone New York Sports

Exercise and sports are not only fun to watch but also fun to play. Students will take part in the NY sports scene and learn all there is to know about baseball. They will go to a Yankees game and end the week by actually playing a game. They will be posting all of their activity at #play60. Students will compete for posts and likes.

A Greener New York - Urban Sustainability

From walking the High Line to volunteering for the parks department, will learn about the importance of sustainability and the environment. Working together, they will enjoy the open green spaces of New York while working towards a cleaner environment.

Session III

Is a month encompassing all four weekly activities.


Two Weeks (Sessions I or II)

  • Tuition: $1,450
  • Student Fee: $1,680
  • Housing: $700
  • Health Insurance: $72

Total: $3,902

Four Weeks (Session III)

  • Tuition: $2,600
  • Student Fee: $2,880
  • Housing: $1,400
  • Health Insurance: $72

Total: $6,952


We will be offering a number of merit-based scholarships for each of our programs. Scholarships will be awarded to students based on their strong interest and commitment toward pursuing their selected area of study and on merit.


  • Enrolled in high school (10th, 11th, or 12th grade).
  • Formal essay (300-350 words) explaining why you are interested in your selected program and how it will help prepare you for college and your future career.
  • Two recommendation letters from a teacher or guidance counselor.
  • Copy of most recent high school transcript.

The deadline for scholarship applications is May 1. Recipients of the scholarship will be notified the week of May 15.