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NYC Arts trip

Discussion in 'School trips' started by katie1911, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. katie1911

    katie1911 New commenter

    Looking to possibly run a drama, dance, art and sports trip to NYC... anyone had any experience of this???
     
  2. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    I've run trips to the USA. Not NY though and not expressive arts.

    NY will not be cheap if you want to stay in the centre. However you may find somewhere cheaper say in Staten island and get the free ferry (20 minutes) in and out of Manhattan each day.

    You will need to check carefully the kids you are thinking of taking (and the staff) given Trump's predilection to issue bans to some nationalities. And for others it has always been awkward to get into the USA.
    Happy to help and give suggestions regarding the mechanics of running such a trip.
     
  3. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    As Blazer hints, are you willing to do Trump's work by pre-vetting your potential student and staff travellers to ensure you exclude Muslims?
     
  4. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    He has not actually banned muslims per se. He has banned people from certain countries (which have populations that are predominantly muslim). However it has always been difficult for many nationalities to get into the USA without applying for a specific visa. last trip i took there one girl had a Nigerian passport and she had to be taken to London by her parents and apply in person at the US embassy for a visa.
     
  5. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    This story would suggest that a Birmingham-born Welsh teacher was prevented from travelling to the USA witha school group. Here
     
  6. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    The story also says he had a valid visa. UK citizens do not need a visa to visit the USA.
     
  7. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    All versions in the press say he had a valid visa, but that could mean he had complied with the visa waiver process, I imagine.

    He was certainly taken from an aircraft by US officials operating in a foreign country.

    The various press reports also say that he was born in the UK, has no links with any of the countries on Trump's list and has never visited any of them.
     
  8. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Which equates to having a valid British E-passport I believe, in which HRH requests the bearer be granted free passage within the designation country or some such wording... does that mean someone who claims to respect HM has potentially disrespected her? :eek:

    Just one of those silly thoughts you have when reading these threads.
     
  9. maggie m

    maggie m Senior commenter

    Have been on school trips to NYC. They were art based and worked well. No issues around older students drinking as there can be in Europe. Do choose your time carefully. On one February visit we were snowed in fir 3 days. Not ideal
     
  10. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    This news item appeared recently - might be relevant. Here
     

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