What a week we had in New York! Once again, after a year of studying and preparations, there was a lot to see and much to experience. The group of twenty-five students and we teachers surely made the most of our time in one of the greatest cities in the world. Also, I suspect there are numerous new New York enthusiasts among us due to the variety and quality of everything this magnificent city can offer be it culture, history or any aspect of American life.
Do read the accounts written by my students! They certainly had their own favorites on our itinerary. Mine were the Metropolitan Opera, as usual, and the possibly once-in-a-lifetime chance to attend a court hearing in one of the very buildings one usually sees only on tv-series and movies! Students enjoyed the extensive sight-seeing tour and had a blast in Madison Square Garden, to name but a few favorites.
Furthermore, the extraordinary team-spirit this particular group had needs to be acknowledged. Old friendships were strengthened and new ones built – at times it did feel as if we were one big family! I am extremely proud of the constructive and positive approach of each and every one of you.
I would like to take the chance to thank all my students, their families, as well as my colleagues for a job well done. NYC is a city to be experienced and I hope to be able to continue being a part of that experience for groups to come.
Until we see again, New York!
|American Studies 2014 group in ARC in May 2014|