Enlace is proud to announce the departure of our 2013 New York English School trip to New York State! This year, nine students from our advanced class, will be traveling from Managua to Newark Airport, beginning on Tuesday August 13th. After two days in New York City—visiting famous attractions such as the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and a Yankees baseball game—the students will travel to Waterville and Geneseo to visit some of the many Enlace Project supporters, practice their English, and learn about United States’ history and culture. The trip will conclude in Geneseo on August 25th.
The students chosen for the trip are those who have worked with Enlace Project’s NYES for an extended period of time and have shown initiative and commitment to the program. Only two of the students have previously visited the United States, on Enlace’s prior trip in February 2012. The last visit offered ten students a ten day stay in NYC and Geneseo, and was the only previous of its kind that Enlace Project has offered. Generally perceived as a success, the group hopes to have equally positive results with this visit.
Led by Enlace Project’s Co-Directors Kellan Morgan and Yacarely Mairena, this trip also brings Enlace employees Juan Mairena, Luzvelia Sevilla, and Javier Rocha to the United States. Prior to departure, Kellan led the group through orientation sessions on the schedule and expectations, culture, and history. Participants have also been asked to present something from Nicaraguan culture, including dances and poetry readings.
Enlace Project’s NYES trip has been a long time in the making, and has the potential to inspire future trips in the coming years. The basic itinerary for this trip is outlined below:
Milton and Luzvelia practicing
a traditional Nicaraguan dance.
August 13-14: New York City
Visiting sites such as the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ground Zero, Central Park, Wall Street, and a Yankees Baseball game.
August 15-19: Utica/Waterville, NY
Visiting sites such as the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, local farms, a tour of the Utica Brewery and the Adirondacks/Enchanted Forest.
August 20-25: Geneseo, NY
Visiting sites such as Niagara Falls, Darien Lake Amusement Park, and the State University of New York at Geneseo campus.