Trips to New York for Psychology & Sociology Students
New York offers all you need for the perfect Psychology trip. Core study themes of social influence and memory can be expertly explored through New York’s excellent museums and memorials. Uncover the psychological scars of the shocking events of 9/11 by visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and hearing first-hand accounts from survivors and rescue workers. Take a walk in the footsteps of the cities thousands of immigrants at Ellis Island and the Lower East Side and learn how their assimilation formed a multi-cultural society whilst The Jewish Heritage Museum offers a superb psychological evaluation of the effects of the Holocaust.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation||Empire State Building|
|2||The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island||Museum of Jewish Heritage||Broadway Show|
|3||9/11 Memorial & 9/11 Memorial Museum||One World Trade Centre Observation Deck & Tenement Museum||Times Square at night|
|4||Central Park & lastminute shopping on 5th Avenue including Macy's||Transfer to airport for overnight return flight to the UK|
|5||Arrive in the UK|
|Morning||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation|
|Evening||Empire State Building|
|Morning||The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island|
|Afternoon||Museum of Jewish Heritage|
|Morning||9/11 Memorial & 9/11 Memorial Museum|
|Afternoon||One World Trade Centre Observation Deck & Tenement Museum|
|Evening||Times Square at night|
|Morning||Central Park & lastminute shopping on 5th Avenue including Macy's|
|Afternoon||Transfer to airport for overnight return flight to the UK|
|Morning||Arrive in the UK|
Price Shown includes
- 3 nights’ room only accommodation
- Return flights & overseas airport transfers
- Extensive group travel insurance
- 1 in 10 free place ratio
The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.
Price shown is based on 30 paying passengers departing from selected departure points on selected dates and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home
- Services of a StudyLink Representative to provide 24-hour emergency assistance
Additional on-tour support available...
- Airport assistance during check-in, security and gate checks on your outbound flight from the UK
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- Pre-booked and pre-paid public transport tickets
- Services of a Local Guide
Top visits for college groups in New York
The 9/11 memorial was dedicated on September 11, 2011 in a ceremony for victims’ families. The memorial honours the 2,983 who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The memorial allows visitors to come together again in the spirit of unity and courage that emerged in the wake of 9/11. The memorial consists of two pools set in the footprints of the Twin Towers, surrounded by a plaza of more than 400 trees. The names of the victims are inscribed in bronze around the pools.
Highlighting the experiences of poor 19th century and early 20th century immigrants from different cultures, the museum tells the stories of one tenement apartment that was home to nearly 7,000 working class immigrants.
Tours also available including Irish Outsiders, Meet the Residents, and Hard Times.
Exploring 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture, the museum tells the story of Jewish people through more than 800 works of art, and covers topics including ancient civilisations, immigration, the Holocaust and cultural identity.
The museum’s permanent Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey’ exhibition tells the story of the Jewish people through art and media, including radio and television programmes related to the Jewish experience.
Lower East Side (Immigrant Neighborhood) Walking Tours - Outside the Home
See the Lower East Side through the eyes of the immigrants who have lived here for 150 years during this 90-minute tour.
Discover the towering Jarmulowsky Bank building, where immigrants deposited (and eventually lost) their life savings, the Daily Forward building, where socialists fought for worker rights, and PS 42, where generations of immigrants learned how to be 'American'.
Lower East Side (Immigrant Neighborhood) Walking Tours - Then & Now
For generations of immigrants, the Lower East Side wasn't just a place to find a cheap home. It was also where they learned how to start a business, build a congregation and educate their children. Discover the fascinating history of this neighbourhood during this two-hour tour and find out why it’s such an ever-changing mix of the old and the new.
United Nations Building Guided Tour
On this guided tour around the UN Building, your students will learn about the organisation, its structure and history. Your group will leave feeling enlightened about the broad range of fundamental issues dealt with here, from sustainable development, democracy and human rights, to governance, economic and social development, and more.
Empire State Building
Venture over a quarter of a mile skyward and observe as your group takes in the scale of the immense urban landscape which opens up before them. This is a great way for your students to gain artistic inspiration away from the hustle and bustle of the streets below. A particularly popular evening visit.
See a spectacular Broadway performance - entertainment at its greatest! Choose from shows such as Wicked, Chicago and The Lion King.
Top of the Rock™
Experience the best and most complete daytime view of New York City! Bring your sketchbook with you and you’ll be spoilt for choice over what to sketch. The unparalleled views of New York’s landmarks include Central Park, the Chrysler Building, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty – simply the most spectacular view in the city!
Take in a spectacular view of Manhattan from the water, and pick out the many famous landmarks which dominate its skyline.
Walking Tour of Midtown Manhattan
Experienced in dealing with groups, our local guides will bring the history and culture of New York to life. Students will be amazed as they walk down world-famous streets such as Fifth Avenue, 42nd Street and Broadway and through Central Park and Times Square.
Walking Tour of Downtown Manhattan
Our expert guides can lead students through the neighbourhoods of Chinatown, Little Italy, SoHo and along Wall Street and Battery Park to give your group an insight into Manhattan life and the history of the city.
The Statue of Liberty Cruise & Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Alongside the ultimate landmark of New York and one of the most universal symbols of political freedom and democracy, the Ellis Island Museum is dedicated to the history of immigration and the important role this island claimed during the mass migration of humanity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
A 45-minute audio tour invites students to relive the immigrant experience as if they were the new arrivals and includes artifacts, photos, interactive displays and videos including the award winning ‘Island of Hope, Island of Tears’.
You will visit the island as part of a short boat cruise passing the Statue of Liberty, which was the first sight for the millions of immigrants.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York’s premier cultural attraction is one of the world’s greatest repositories of art. Offers paintings, sculpture, furniture and all manner of precious objects from across the continents and ancient civilisations. An excellent foundation of inspiration for those interested in the work of other cultures.
Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)
Located in the heart of New York City, The Museum of Modern Art is home to the world's greatest collection of modern and contemporary art. From the painting and sculpture of the 1880s to the film, design, and performance art of today, MoMA provides inspiration for visitors of all ages.
Yankee Stadium Tour
This classic tour of the famous Yankee Stadium includes visits to New York Yankees Museum presented by Bank of America, Monument Park, MasterCard, Batters Eye Café and Press Box. Why not extend your visit by staying for lunch or, during the season, catching a game too!
Madison Square Garden All Access Tour
Get an insider’s look at the world’s most famous arena with the ‘All Access Tour!’ Explore exclusive VIP areas of the state-of-the-art arena and commemorate over 130 years of legendary Garden history.
Exclusive, behind-the-scenes access:
- Visit the spectacular new Chase Bridges, suspended high above the arena floor
- Step inside the Knicks and Rangers locker rooms
- Relive historic moments with the new ‘Garden 366’ retrospective and ‘Defining Moments’ exhibit
- Get VIP treatment with access to luxury suites, including the Delta Sky360 Club
- Plus much more for THE ultimate insider’s look!
One World Observatory
The 104 storey building stands on the World Trade Center site in Manhattan - giving amazing views of the city as well as interactive exhibitions on the building and the city. Groups will ascend to the 102nd observation floor in under 60 seconds in one of five sky pod elevators!
Macy’s is one of the world’s largest department stores and one of the last turn-of-the-century department stores in existence. Take a tour around the shop floor and focus on merchandising, product advertising and the company’s history.
New York Supreme Court
A court tours program has been developed to familiarise students, citizens and civic organizations with the dynamics of the courts of New York State. On behalf of the Unified Court System, your group will observe democracy in action by participating in a free tour at the New York State Supreme Court, Criminal Term. The presentation includes a tour of the courthouse, a question and answer session and a viewing of an actual court proceeding, which will provide your group with a better understanding of the court's daily operation.
The Power of Advertising Session
What makes people buy and how are they influenced? Learn about these advertising techniques and hear from a media professional working within the Madison Avenue or television advertising industry.
Sessions last 90 minutes and can be tailored to your group's individual requirements.
RiseNY - Part Museum. Part Ride.
RiseNY pairs museum-style galleries with an amusement park-quality ride.
Begin your adventure with an immersive film by an award-winning documentarian that transitions to an interactive self-guided walkthrough tracing tipping points in history that helped shape Music, Fashion, TV, Theater and more in each dedicated gallery:
- Discover the rise of Wall Street and The New York Stock Exchange in the Finance Gallery.
- Learn the history of mass media with Telsa’s Coil in the TV/Radio Gallery.
- Understand the law of physics through the Otis elevator brake in the Skyline Gallery.
- Visual, language and performing arts come to life in the Fashion, Music, Broadway and Film Galleries.
Then, board an extraordinary elevator experience that transports you to a spectacular virtual soaring ride! Feel the rush of wind in your hair as you “fly” over the world’s most stunning skyline.
- Broadway Show
- Empire State Building
- Times Square
- Macys Shopping
- Ice Skating
- Sports Fixture