Why New York for your j1?

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.

Famous for being the backdrop for numerous Hollywood blockbusters, you’ll be sure to see somewhere familiar wherever you are on your J1 in New York. Spiderman, Sex and the City, Friends, you can wander through the neighbourhoods they were filmed in and take your own bit out of the Big Apple!


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. What about heading out to the Jersey Shore on your day off to really experience the American life on your J1 in New York.


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.

Places may be limited for 2023 - Book early to avoid disappointment

Don't forget - your USIT J1 Summer is covered by our Booking Promise, which offers you a refund should your trip be effected by a pandemic.

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