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The culture of the United States is influenced by European, African, Native American, Asian, and Latin American cultures. It is an ethnically and racially diverse nation, which can provide students with countless cross-cultural learning opportunities. GEI will identify destinations in the U.S. with historical and cultural significance so that participants can gain a deeper understanding of U.S. culture. Participants will engage in workshops, excursions, site visits, cultural activities, and reflection to enhance their knowledge of the many cultures in the United States.


New York City

New York City is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, and a global center for commerce, art, technology and entertainment. It has played a significant role in the history of the United States, as the starting point of millions of immigrants who came to this nation to build new lives. You will learn about this city's rich history and culture through various experiential activities, such as:

  • Museum visits: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Museum of Modern Art
  • Tours of iconic NYC neighborhoods and landmarks: Greenwich Village, SoHo, Empire State Building, Central Park
  • Exploration of NYC's famous Chinatown, to experience its unique cuisine, history and culture

Dates: March 26 - March 30

Cost: $1,935 (includes lodging, all breakfasts, program related activities) Flights not included

Full Itinerary




Hawaii is a state composed of islands with natural beauty and charm that has attracted visitors for centuries. Bask in the splendor of the active volcanoes, hike through the breathtaking rainforest, spend the day enjoying the sun and waves at the brilliant beaches, and learn about Polynesian culture and U.S. history. Program highlights include:

  • Snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay
  • An evening luau with an authentic Polynesian show
  • Hiking in Volcanoes National Park

Dates: March 25 - March 31

Cost: $2,445 (includes lodging and program related activities) Flights not included

Full Itinerary 



Seattle, Washington 

Known as the Emerald City, Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle has played a critical role in American culture as the birthplace of grunge, home to the world famous Starbucks coffee, a hotbed for "green" technologies, and the location of more than 150 listings in the National Register of Historic Places. Make sure to bring an umbrella! On this program you'll:

  • Learn about Seattle's Native American culture (certain tribes have lived here for at least 4,000 years!)
  • Attend the annual French Fest and learn about many French speaking cultures
  • Visit the iconic Seattle Space Needle for breathtaking views of this beautiful city

Dates: March 24 - March 28

Cost: $1,475 (includes lodging, all breakfasts, program related activities) Flights not included

Full Itinerary