Studying Politics on Educational School

Young people today are getting more and more involved in global politics, and through a structured educational program many are finding they want to follow politics as their career. The annual educational excursion is a fundamental part of any school year and school trips to New York are particularly beneficial for young students of politics. This urban centre, so young and yet so globally significant, is a plethora of learning opportunities and an inspiring and motivating city.

Excursions for Politics Based School Trips in New York

An excellent place to begin on politics focused school trips to New York is the United Nations. This iconic building is located in the heart of the city and offers guided tours that are both comprehensive and interesting. There is no better opportunity for students to glean a flavour of the significant events that occurred here and obtain a unique insight into what happens behind the scenes. Guided tours will take students to the Security Council Chamber, the Trusteeship Council Chamber and the Economic and Social Council Chamber in the newly renovated Conference Building. Questions are encouraged and students become engrossed in all the issues that concern the United Nations.

Ground Zero is another place of high political significance in the city and brings the tragic events of 9/11 right to the hearts of anyone who visits. Audio tours are beneficial in putting the whole event and its far-reaching implications into perspective. Students can take their time to contemplate what they are witnessing and consider the consequential events and international moves made to deter any further atrocities.

A cruise down the Hudson River should be included on the itinerary of school trips to New York as they offer a completely different view of the city. Cruising past some of the main landmarks, students can sit back and take it all in in a relaxed and productive atmosphere. Passing under the Manhattan, Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges, these cruises offer fantastic views of the Empire State Building, among many other things.

The Statue of Liberty, the statue given by France to the US as a mark of friendship during the American Revolution over one hundred years ago, stands tall, grand and symbolic. Ellis Island, home to the statue, offers students the chance to consider the immigration issues the city had in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The first designated immigration station, Ellis Island boasts a fascinating museum that depicts the history of immigration. It reveals many personal accounts of what it was like to have been an immigrant seeking refuge in America. For students studying politics, this excursion should definitely be on the agenda.