New York, Barnard College of Columbia University
Summer Vacation Courses USA

New York
Barnard College of Columbia University

Founded in 1889 and located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, this campus is just 15 minutes from Times Square by metro.

Age Range

13 - 19



Duration of Stay

15 Days / 13 Nights

Courses start

28 June,12/26 July


in most areas


New York is the only city in the world that gives you unique sensations and feelings.
Walking through the skyscrapers is breathtaking and it will make you feel so small! There are a lot of things: the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Time Square, the Guggenheim Museum, restaurants, theaters, shops…New York is definitely an unforgettable experience!


Barnard College, part of Columbia University, is a Liberal Arts college founded in 1889. It is located on the Upper West Side on Broadway, between 116th and 120th Street, and is close to several subway stations, from where you can reach Times Square in 15 minutes. A large, secure, campus, which constitutes a green oasis in the noise and bustle of Broadway. The campus walls also serve to protect many historic buildings such as the “Law Memorial Library”.

Language Course

The course includes 15 hours of lessons per week from Monday to Friday in standard classes of max 16 students. Lessons alternate between the morning and the afternoon.


Students stay at Plimpton Hall, one of Columbia University’s residences, located on the corner of 121st Street, a 5-minute walk from the campus’s main buildings. The rooms, grouped into airconditioned suites, consist of one double room and two single rooms with a shared bathroom and kitchen. Male and female students stay on different floors. There are also several common areas perfect for socialising and relaxing.
The centre provides towels.

Board Basis

Students have breakfast and lunch in the college cafeteria from Monday to Friday. Dinner is normally off-campus, apart from a couple of exceptions when it is in college. At the weekend there is brunch and dinner in the city.

Free Time and Activities

  • 1 full day excursion:
    The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island..
  • 10 half day excursions of the following type:
    One World Observatory, 5th avenue, the Rockefeller Centre, NY Public Library, Bronx Zoo, Financial District, Little Italy & Chinatown + Memorial, MOMA, the Cloisters, NY Botanical Garden, Coney Island.

Weekly Metro Card included

In the evening the following visits are scheduled: Times Square, Grand Central Station, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Chelsea Market Highline, Soho and the Greenwich Village, Roosevelt Island Tramway, Staten Island Ferry.

This programme may change for organisational reasons.

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