Cultural Immersion Intensives

Immerse yourself in NYC culture through these seminars!  Stimulating readings and in-class discussions are supplemented by unique excursions that take full advantage of the resources of the Upper East Side and surrounding neighborhoods.  Professors with highly specialized academic and professional backgrounds guide students through these immersive experiences and invite them to take an active role in their learning.

We are offering several seminars during the Fall 2017 semester:


Tasting NYC Food Culture

Explore NYC as one of the food capitals of the world, with special emphasis on the culinary culture of the Upper East Side. Through readings, discussions, and class outings, learn how the history of New York City can be told through food.


Touring NYC Museum and Gallery Culture

Be immersed in the museum and gallery culture of the Upper East Side.  Readings and discussions provide historical and cultural contexts for the artists and works encountered during visits to both world-renowned and niche museums and galleries throughout NYC.


Experiencing NYC Diplomatic Culture

Discover the unique role that NYC plays in international diplomacy with special emphasis on the United Nations.  In addition to studying the UN’s past, present, and future, you will have opportunities to interact with professionals who work in the exciting field of international diplomacy.