Our Junior Summer Vacation Study Program enables international students ages 14 to 18 to improve their ability to speak English while experiencing the diversity of American culture first-hand. The program runs for two, three or four weeks with residential suite apartment style accommodations with air-conditioning. Entertaining and fun daily fully-supervised activities are provided with a variety of field trips, so our students can experience the exciting, fast-paced culture of the world-famous New York City.

Our program includes:

· English language program of 15 classes per week

· Accommodation: double and single rooms in suite style units with air-conditioning; full board from Monday to Friday and brunch and dinner on Saturdays and Sundays

· Weekly activity program: supervised activities every afternoon and evening, including daily off-campus field trips

· Placement test

· End of course certificate

· Class size: 15 students maximum

· Free internet access

· Ages: 14 to 18

· Arrivals on Sundays, departures on Saturdays


Between July 23 and July 28, 2020, the NYC campus will be closed, so we will give our students the option of going to Boston for the weekend. Participants will depart NYC on July 23 and return on the 28th. There will be a Supplemental Fee of US$250 that includes accommodations and meals in Boston, tour of the city, supervision and transportation between NYC and Boston. If you want to avoid this extra cost, please book your dates either before 7/23 or after 7/28.

  • Duration

    2, 3 or 4 weeks during the months of July and August.

  • Price

    1 week = US$1,598

  • Ages

    Programs are offered to students ages 14 to 18.

  • Length

    English language program of 15 classes per week

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Airport transfers

Airport transfer available.

Class size

15 students maximum.


7 off-campus activities per week.

July 2019 (Sample schedule, subject to change)
ArrivalTesting and Orientation 9am-12pm
Classes from 9am-12pm
Classes from 9am-12pmClasses from 9am-12pmClasses from 9am-12pm
Dom Time and Brunch
The Empire State Building

(Dinner Out)

2-9pm: Times Square and Midtown Manhattan

(Dinner Out)

2-9pm: Bryant Park, NYC Public Library, Grand Central Station

(Dinner Out)

The Metropolitan Museum

(Dinner Out)

2-7pm: Central Park, Bethesda Fountain and the John Lennon Memorial

(Dinner Out)

9/11 Memorial and Museum, Battery Park and Wall Street

(Dinner Out)

8-10pm: Welcome Party

New York City

New York City is in reality a collection of many neighborhoods scattered among the city’s five boroughs, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. While Manhattan and Staten Island are islands, Brooklyn and Queens are geographically part of Long Island, and the Bronx is attached to the US mainland. The islands are linked by bridges, tunnels and ferries.

For the past two centuries, New York has been the largest and wealthiest American city. It’s an architectural marvel with many historic monuments, impressive buildings and countless magnificent skyscrapers. Besides the architectural delights, New York is an urban jungle that has everything to offer to visitors. The city is home to numerous museums, parks, trendy neighborhoods and shopping streets. It’s the most ethnically diverse, religiously varied, commercially driven, famously congested, and the most attractive urban center in the USA. New York has more Jews than Tel Aviv, more Irish than Dublin, more Italians than Naples, and more Puerto Ricans than San Juan.

The University

Our New York City program is hosted at St. John’s University. Founded in 1870, St. John’s is a Catholic and Vincentian university. Its campus encompasses over 100 acres located in a quiet, safe residential neighborhood in one of the five boroughs that make up New York City. The University lies within easy reach of Manhattan, accessible by all public transportation, allowing our students access to the vast cultural, educational and commercial resources this magnificent city has to offer. St. John’s campus features broad lawns, handsome stone buildings and ultramodern student residence halls. Facilities include high-tech laboratory and classroom buildings; and state-of-the-art facilities for students.

Residential accommodation

Our dorms at St. John’s are typically suite style apartments with single and double occupancy. There is 24/7 security; washers & dryers; microwaves; apartment refrigerators; as well as free Wi-Fi. Our students enjoy many dining and catering options at the recently renovated Dining Hall. Meal plans include all-you-can-eat, buffet style dining.


Our students will discover New York City through daily afternoon and evening field trips to historical and cultural places of interest. Our staff will organize and supervise each group tour for your students, so they can experience NYC culture and lifestyle. Field trips include:

Ferry to the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island

Times Square and Midtown Manhattan

Central Park

Empire State Building

Metropolitan Museum

9/11 Memorial and Museum and much more!