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Life in the Big Apple

Hi Summer Discovery Friends and Families!

Time flies especially with so much going on here in the city that never sleeps. This week we’ve been experiencing a wide range of weather from perfect spring-like days in the 70s to scorching summer temperatures ranging into the 90s with humidity as well. As this week comes to a wrap, here is some insight into what our Summer Discovery students have experienced thus far as well as diving into all the fun they’ve had throughout the week!

We kicked Sunday off with getting our students ready for their first day of their internships in the Big Apple. Students practiced taking the subway to parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn to feel comfortable with the commute for their first day of work. Once everyone returned from dry runs, the Resident Counselors showed their students our expansive and exciting home area and gave them some time to explore. From South Street Seaport to Battery Park, there is a lot to see in our neck of the woods. After a long day of becoming familiar with the subway and home area, our whole group went to Veniero’s in the East Village for some delicious and authentic Italian desserts.

The big day arrived, as students started their first day of their internships. Students woke up extra early to make sure they were on time and could grab breakfast (and/or a big cup of coffee). After a full day of work and getting oriented with the subway, students came back to 182 Broadway. Afterwards, students had some free time and got to explore the many dining options available in the home area. Finally, for the few students who weren’t exhausted from their first day, we took a trip to 5th Avenue for some shopping and Eataly for some good Italian ambiance, food, and desserts.

Throughout the week we explored more of the city and all it has to offer. During the day students are working hard at their internships and taking our Global Business Leadership Class.

Our students found their favorite neighborhood in NYC… SoHo. This great neighborhood not only has excellent shopping but is also trendy with cool food spots and great murals, without all the skyscrapers that Manhattan is known for.

Friday was our first all group activity. We went to School of Rock on Broadway. The show was exciting and fun for any age. Saturday was a whirlwind of activities. First, we stopped at the original Nathan’s hot dogs, the boardwalk, rides and the beach at Coney Island. After soaking in the sun, we went to the heart of Times Square to have more fun at Dave & Busters. Most of us passed out immediately when getting back to the dorms from this long and crazy day.

Sunday some students woke up “early” to hangout more in SoHo before the NBC Studio tours. At 30 Rock we saw the set of Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and Late Night with Seth Meyers, along with getting to walk the historic halls of NBC.  Finally, we ended the night with some movies.

Overall, we had an incredible first week here in NYC and students are starting to bond with each other and build friendships that will last a lifetime!

Best Regards,

The NYC Pace Team

Check out the daily for Monday, July 2nd here  Daily Day 10