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NYC
NOLA
Grand Canyon

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. Participants 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, 9/11 Memorial Museum
  • 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: January 2 - January 8

Cost: $1,975 (includes lodging, all breakfasts, program related activities) Flights not included

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New Orleans

New Orleans is a unique city built from the many influences of Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond. The city is well known for cuisine, music, celebrations and festivals, and its French and Spanish Creole architecture. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the vibrant culture, food and music through immersive activities such as:

  • Museum Visits: New Orleans Jazz Museum, Voodoo Museum
  • Tours of the French Quarter and Honey Island Swamp

Dates: January 2 - January 8

Cost: $2,295 (includes lodging, all breakfasts, program related activities) Flights not included

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Grand Canyon 

The Grand Canyon is visited by more than 5 million tourists each year, who want to see this stunning geological landmark in Northern Arizona. However, this area is more than just a beautiful sightseeing destination; it is also home to members of the Navajo Nation. Native American culture is a vital part of the United States and this program will allow participants to learn more about its rich history while also exploring the dazzling landscapes of Northern Arizona. This program includes:

  • Hikes through various state and national parks: Arches National Park, Grand Canyon, Red Rock State Park
  • Visit to Edge of the Cedars Pueblo, to learn about the history and culture of the Pueblo peoples
  • Cross-cultural discussions with members of the Navajo Nation

Dates: March 25 - March 31

Cost: TBA

Full Itinerary

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