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U.S. East Summer Camp

Overview:
In OCSEP's East Coast Summer Camp, you will be able to experience the amazing variety of people, cuisine, culture and history that has led to America being called a "melting pot". This camp encompasses several major cities throughout the American East Coast including New York, Boston, New Heaven, Philadelphia and the nation's capital Washington, D.C. Students will receive an introduction to American history and culture as well as to the best of American higher education by visiting the prestigious Ivy League universities. The trip is perfect for students who plan to attend a U.S. university, but have never visited the U.S. before.

Features:
•Immersion in English language and American culture
•Interaction with the diverse population that makes the U.S. a "melting pot"
•Touring around the East Coast and seeing iconic sights •Visiting the nation's top universities including Harvard, Georgetown, MIT, Yale, UPenn and more!


Sightseeing:

Boston

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, commonly known as MIT, is among the top schools in the United States and is one of the most prestigious universities in the world according to Times Higher Education.

Harvard University, the oldest institution for learning in the United States, was established in 1636 and is an Ivy League research university which boasts as the most prestigious university in the world according to
Times Higher Education
.

The Museum of Science has existed for over 180 years and features a planetarium, an IMAX theater, and exhibitions and presentations which have helped to make it one of Boston's leading cultural institutions.

The Boston Harbor Islands is a recreation area made up of a collection of islands where you can find hiking trails, beaches, the civil war-era Fort Warren and the oldest lighthouse in the United States, Boston
Light.

Harvard Square is the historic center of Cambridge, Massachusetts and the current commercial center for both Harvard students and local residents.

Lexington & Concord are the cities involved in the first battle of the American Revolution between the Americans and the British and where the first shots of the war were fired.

Old Sturbridge Village is a living museum which re-creates life in rural New England during the 1790s through 1830s and is a popular tourist and educational trip destination.

New Haven

Yale University is a private Ivy League research university and is the third oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

New York

Columbia University is an Ivy League university which is affiliated with more Nobel Prize laureates than any other academic institution in the world.

The Statue of Liberty is the iconic symbol of the United States and freedom which was a welcoming signal to immigrants arriving from abroad.

Ellis Island was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954.

New York University, also known as NYU, is a private, nonsectarian university which was founded in 1831 and is one of the largest private nonprofit institutions of American higher education.

Rockefeller Center is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan and has been a national historic landmark since 1987.

Philadelphia

University of Pennsylvania, or UPenn as it is commonly known, is a private Ivy League research university and  is particularly well known for its medical school, dental school, school of business, law school, communications school, nursing school, veterinary school, its social sciences and humanities programs, as well as its biomedical teaching and research capabilities.

The Independence National Historic Park preserves several sites associated with the American Revolution and the nation's founding history including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center and the First Bank of the United States.

The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence which was made in 1752 and was used to summon lawmakers to legislative sessions and to alert citizens to public meetings and proclamations in its early years before being adopted as a symbol of freedom by abolitionist societies, who dubbed it the "Liberty Bell" in the 1830s.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, also known as the Tomb of the Unknowns, is a monument dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified.

Independence Hall is the centerpiece of Independence National Historic Park and is known primarily as the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted.

Washington, D.C.

Georgetown University, founded in 1789, is one of the nation's top private research universities.

The National Mall is an open-area national park spanning the area where you can find the United States Capitol, the Smithsonian Museum, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial and receives approximately 24 million visitors each year.

The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool has been the site for many historic events including Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

The Lincoln Memorial was built to honor the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by him, The Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address.

The Washington Monument was built to commemorate the first American president, General George Washington and is both the world's tallest stone structure and the world's tallest obelisk, standing 555 feet 518 inches (169.294 meters).

The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial was completed in 1982 and honors U.S. service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam and South East Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for during the War.

The United States Capitol Building, built in the distinctive neoclassical style, sits atop Capitol Hill and is the meeting place of the United States Congress°™the legislature of the federal government of the United States. 

The Library of Congress was instituted for Congress in 1800 and is the research library of the United States Congress and the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.

The National Botanical Garden was created in 1821 by the Columbian Institute on land granted by congress and is the oldest continually operating botanic garden in the United States.

The White House, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States.

The Smithsonian Museum was established in 1846 and is called the "nation's attic" for its holdings of 137 million items in 19 museums, 9 research centers and a zoo and is the largest such complex in the world.

Schedule:
Days
Location
Morning
Afternoon
   1
Shanghai
Fly to Boston (20hrs)
2
Boston
MIT
Boston City (State Council Building, Commonwealth Avenue, Boston Common, Boston Public Library, etc.)
3
Boston Harbor
(cruise tour)
Quincy Market, Freedom Trail, USS Constitution Museum
4
Harvard
Harvard square & surroundings
5
New Heaven
Yale
Travel to New York
6
New York
New York Harbor
(Statue of Liberty)
United Nations Building, Metropolitan Museum of Art
7
NYU
Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue, Broadway, Times Square
8
Columbia University
Empire State Building, WTO towers, Wall Street
9
West Point
Travel to Philadelphia
10
Philadelphia
UPenn
Independence Hall, Liberty Bell
Travel to Washington DC
11
Washington
U.S. Capitol Building Library of Congress
National Botanical Garden
White House, Museum of American History, National Day Parade
12
Georgetown University
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial,
Washington Monument, National World War II Memorial; Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial;    Jefferson Memorial
13
National Air and Space Museum
Outlets shopping
14
Shanghai
Flying back to Shanghai (20 hrs)

Info:
Duration: Summer 2014
Organizer: OCSEP Education
Target Students: Full-time Students


If you represent a school or are an interested student please email camp@ocsep.com for further information.
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