Business Studies School Trip To New York
Visit New York and see your students become inspired by the energy and entrepreneurial spirit of this global financial centre.
The day-to-day life of Wall Street
Wall Street Experience Seminar
Classes at the American Museum of Finance
Back stage tour at Macy’s department store
*Please note, entrance fees where applicable are not included in typical price – contact us for more details
Some of the world’s biggest banks and financiers, along with the New York Stock Exchange have their headquarters on this famous block. Students can learn about the global impact of these organisations, their economical stance and what exactly constitutes their day-to-day operations.
The Federal Reserve System is the central banking system of the US and helps to dictate the global business environment. The Fed bank in New York is a grand edifice believed to hold a third of the world’s gold reserves in subterranean vaults. Guided tours include a visit here and to the multimedia centre where you can track and learn hypothetical trades.
These group seminars and activities are designed to help students understand the activities on Wall Street in a fun and interactive way. Students will work as a team to manage their risk and detect profit opportunities in the ‘Trading at Investment Bank Seminar and simulation’, while ‘The Trading Game’ simulates the excitement and pressure of the trading floor environment.
Since 9/11, tours of the NY Stock Exchange are prohibited, but students can still get a feel here for the financial market in motion. There are interactive exhibits on banking and entrepreneurship, with a Centre for Financial Education offering classroom programs where museum tutors and market professionals explore how finance impacts our daily lives.
Book a class for your group at this historic bank building on Wall Street, taught by a museum educator or industry professional. Topics include analyzing stock and financial markets – helping students understand the trade-off between risk and reward in investing. Other classes cover paper money, the history of money, banking in America and bond intelligence.
The world’s largest department store now offers a fun, retail-focused lecture followed by a store tour. An informative discussion follows the story of Macy’s from humble beginnings in 1858 to the 1m square foot of selling space today. Students will also learn about fashion merchandising visual advertising techniques, with plenty of time left over to shop.
What began as a craft of death masks during the French Revolution has become an international phenomenon of celebrity proportions. At the New York museum, students are invited to take a workshop to learn more about the waxwork process and American personalities. An audio-visual presentation and guided tour follows, exploring the moments in history captured.
Documenting September 11, 2001, the museum examines the implications of the events and commemorates the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who died on 9/11 and in the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing. Using multimedia displays, narratives, archives and artefacts, the museum presents powerful accounts of the monumental struggles faced by a nation and the legacy of that day.
The memorial quadrant is a poignant reminder of the 9/11 devastation and an inspiring testimony by citizens to honour those who died. Twin reflecting pools and manmade waterfalls mark the spot where the Twin Towers stood, with the names of everyone lost inscribed into bronze panels around the outside.
The One World Observatory is located within the One World Trade Center providing unmatched views stretching across Manhattan to New Jersey. Groups will be able to learn about the history of the Trade Center in New York, its history and construction.
With views to rival those of the Empire State Building, Rockefeller’s multi-floor observation deck is 70 floors high. A thrilling Plexiglass screen installation shows the construction workers hanging on the high beams, with a chance for you to ‘walk’ across one too, far above the city streets. Exhibits include the history and a model of the building.
The Broadway Theatre District has all the buzz and glitz that you’d expect from America’s answer to the West End. Rounding off the day with dinner and a Broadway show is a typical New York past time and it’s an exciting way for student’s to feel part of the city’s twilight activity.
Built at the peak of the skyscraper craze in 1931, the 1250ft Empire State Building is an Art Deco symbol of NYC. A ride in the express lift to the observatory floors gives students an unrivalled view of the city with outdoor decks and restored original interiors. A handheld device acts as an audio and visual companion with engaging videos, image galleries, quizzes and maps.
Offering students a unique insight into life behind the camera, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to develop the professional skills required to build a career in filmmaking. Students will be able to explore key elements including directing, acting, shooting and editing.
An icon of global alliance, the 18-acre stretch on the East River is an ‘international zone’. Visitors are welcome to explore the space that benefits from a 1,400 specimen rose garden. Tours take in the council chambers and General Assembly, corridors of diverse artwork and displays on the organisation’s concerns such as peacekeeping and human rights.
Take the Statue Cruise from Battery Park to the Statue of Liberty, one of the world’s most iconic structures and a symbol of freedom and democracy. Continue to Ellis Island and be inspired by the history and stories of the immigrants entering America between 1992-1954. This hop-on hop-off service allows you to explore at your leisure.
Students can take on a true Broadway experience. Enjoy a workshop led by Broadway stars located next to the audition studios of Matilda. Enter the world of theatre and discover the theory behind movement on stage.
This new attraction is the highest sky deck in the Western Hemisphere boasting a unique design. The angled viewing platform juts out from the main building affording 360-degree views. Suspended in mid-air visitors can see 100 stories down through the glass floor.
Vessel is a new landmark and the centre piece of Hudson Yards, a vibrant redeveloped neighborhood, located on the West Side of midtown Manhattan. The 154 interconnecting flights of stairs are an interactive art work comprising almost 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings. The ascent gives great views of the attraction itself , the city and river.
Why groups like it:
Why groups like it:
Why groups like it:
- Learn how New York became the economic engine of the USA
- Understand New York’s role as a global financial centre
- Learn about the role of the Federal Reserve system in setting monetary policy, promoting financial stability and advancing economic wealth
- Consider the reasons behind New York’s strength in the retail sector
- Experience New York’s pull for global tourism
Students will have had an opportunity to:
- Understand the workings of financial markets and stock exchanges
- See how trading affects the economy and its global impact
- Discover the importance of the Federal Reserve System
- Gain an understanding of the concepts of demand and supply
- See how businesses operate in an international context
Support to help you enjoy New York with students
New York has an excellent public transport system for conveniently getting around the city by subway. We can provide pre-purchased tickets. We can arrange coaches if you wish to tour the city sites in the comfort of your own coach.
With so much to see and do in New York we will work with you to plan your tour and pre-book all your excursions and activities. Entrance fees for many visits and Broadway shows can be pre-paid before travel.
We can book half or full day guides to enhance your experience for walking tours or coach tours.
We can arrange breakfast in your hotel (if available) in a local café or a packed breakfast delivery service.
Evening meals can be pre-booked at themed restaurants such as The Hard Rock Café, Planet Hollywood, Buca di Bepo and Bubba Gump.