Why New York

Over eight million people call the Big Apple home and it’s not hard to see why. New York is a thriving metropolis of sights, sounds and scenes. Every world culture combines to create a city of attitude and atmosphere with every intersection offering something new. Made up of various districts including Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island, it’s a popular destination for J1ers and these areas double as the main places for students to live and work.

Famous for being the backdrop for numerous Hollywood blockbusters, you’ll be sure to see somewhere familiar wherever you are in New York. Spiderman, Sex and the City, Friends, you can wander through the neighbourhoods they were filmed in!


During the summer months, New York City suffers from very high humidity. If you’re staying in Manhattan or Brooklyn, take a trip out to the breezy shores of Long Island to escape the stifling heat.


Time Difference

New York City is 5 hours behind GMT.

Things to See

Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park, Ground Zero

By Air

New York is served by three airports - John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) within NYC city limits, both in Queens, and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in New Jersey.

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