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Computer Science Trips to New York

From £669.00

Overview
Reasons to Visit
Popular Itinerary
Places to Stay
What You Say
  • Overview

    New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world, at the forefront of world culture and finance, so it goes without saying that it takes a certain level of technology to keep a city like that going, which makes it an ideal destination for students of ICT and computer science.

    In addition to its many museums and art galleries, iconic landmarks and Broadway shows students of computer science can get hands-on at Microsoft's recently opened flagship store which offers fantastic workshops on coding, game and app creation.  They could explore the New York Transit Museum to learn how technology has transformed the city infrastructure or head to the New York Hall of Science and visit the technology centre.  Whatever you are interested in there is something for everyone and you can not fail to please your students and inspire them with a visit to the city that never sleeps.


  • Reasons to Visit
    1. Brooklyn Robot Foundry

      If you are interested in bringing your students to Brooklyn Robot Foundry there are a number of workshops aimed at introducing your learners to the wonders of building robots. Options are based upon the age and ability level of your group and include the following themes: Gravity, Mechanical forces, Circuits & Vibration, Switches, Electricity, Friction & Machines, Gears & Motors.

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    2. Microsoft Store Workshops

      Alongside a tour of Microsoft's flagship store on fifth avenue students can take part in 2 hour workshops and learn the art of coding. Workshops are available using 3 of microsoft's coding products; Kodu, a visual programming language made specifically for creating games; TouchDevelop, a programme for creating and sharing apps; Project Spark, where you can build your own gaming world and characters. A great way to get some hands on experience in an inspiring and iconic environment.

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    3. New York Hall of Science

      NYSCI, New York City’s hands-on science and technology centre, has more than 100,000 square-feet of indoor exhibition space to explore. It presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and maths. See website for downloadable resources to enhance a visit.

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  • Popular Itinerary

    Day 1

    Flight from UK to New York. Transfer to accommodation.

    Evening: Visit to Empire State Building/Top of the Rock 

     

    Day 2

    Morning: Visit to Nintendo World 

    Afternoon: Visit to September 11 Memorial Museum

    Evening: Evening Meal

     

    Day 3

    Morning: Visit and workshop at Microsoft store

    Afternoon: Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise to view the Statue of Liberty.

    Evening: See a Broadway Show     

           

    Day 4

    Morning: Visit to the New York Hall Of Science 

    Afternoon: Free time for last minute sightseeing and shopping.

    Evening: Transfer to the airport.  Overnight flight back to the UK



    Day 5

    Morning: Arrive in UK.

  • Places to stay
    • Hotel Pennsylvania

      Ideally located in the heart of midtown Manhattan directly opposite Madison Square Gardens and Penn Station. 2 double beds per room, all rooms have private facilities, TV, telephone and air-conditioning. The hotel has two restaurants.

    • YMCA West Side & Vanderbilt Youth Centres

      These purpose built youth centres offer secure budget accommodation ideally located in central Manhattan. 2 bedded rooms with bunk beds, all rooms have TV and air-conditioning, separate male and female facilities are available in each floor, self-service restaurant, café, shop, 24 hour security, safe, swimming pool.

    • Courtyard Midtown East

      Centrally located on Eastside of Midtown Manhattan within walking distance of the Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue shopping and Radio City Music Hall.

  • What you say

    Microsoft Workshop - they asked on arrival if we would like to do a VIP Tour and it was fantastic! I would highly recommend the 5th Av Microsoft store, every member of staff that we came in contact with were so helpful and made it a fun and enjoyable session.

     

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