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St. John’s University

Summer Vacation ESL Programs for International Teens

Experience the exciting, fast-paced culture of the world-famous New York City with our Junior Summer Vacation ESL Program!

Best for international students ages 14 to 18

Duration: 2 weeks, 3 weeks or 4 weeks during the months of July and August


Our Junior Summer Vacation Study Program enables international students ages 14 to 18 to improve their ability to speak English while experiencing the diversity of American culture first-hand. The program runs for two, three or four weeks with residential suite apartment style accommodations with air-conditioning. Entertaining and fun daily fully supervised activities are provided with a variety of field trips, so our students can experience the exciting, fast-paced culture of the world-famous New York City.


  • English language program of 15 classes per week
  • Accommodation: double and single rooms in suite style units with air-conditioning; full board from Monday to Friday and brunch and dinner on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Weekly activity program: supervised activities every afternoon and evening, including 5 off-campus field trips per week
  • Placement test
  • End of course certificate
  • Free internet access
  • Arrivals on Sundays, departures on Saturdays


Health insurance is required, and students must buy it before coming to the United States.


New York City is in reality a collection of many neighborhoods scattered among the city’s five boroughs, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. While Manhattan and Staten Island are islands, Brooklyn and Queens are geographically part of Long Island, and the Bronx is attached to the US mainland. The islands are linked by bridges, tunnels, and ferries. For the past two centuries, New York has been the largest and wealthiest American city. It’s an architectural marvel with many historic monuments, impressive buildings, and countless magnificent skyscrapers. Besides the architectural delights, New York is an urban jungle that has everything to offer to visitors. The city is home to numerous museums, parks, trendy neighborhoods, and shopping streets. It’s the most ethnically diverse, religiously varied, commercially driven, famously congested, and the most attractive urban center in the USA. New York has more Jews than Tel Aviv, more Irish than Dublin, more Italians than Naples, and more Puerto Ricans than San Juan.


Our New York City summer program is hosted at St. John’s University during the months of July and August. Founded in 1870, St. John’s is a Catholic and Vincentian university. Its campus encompasses over 100 acres located in a quiet, safe residential neighborhood in one of the five boroughs that make up New York City. The University lies within easy reach of Manhattan, accessible by all public transportation, allowing our students access to the vast cultural, educational, and commercial resources this magnificent city has to offer. St. John’s campus features broad lawns, handsome stone buildings and ultramodern student residence halls. Facilities include high-tech laboratory and classroom buildings, and state-of-the-art facilities for students.


Our dorms at St. John’s are typically suite style apartments with single and double occupancy. There is 24/7 security, washers & dryers, microwaves, apartment refrigerators, as well as free Wi-Fi. Our students enjoy many dining and catering options at the recently renovated Dining Hall. Meal plans include all-you-can-eat buffet style dining.


Our students will discover New York City through daily afternoon and evening field trips to historical and cultural places of interest. Our staff will organize and supervise each group tour, so you can experience NYC culture and lifestyle. Field trips may include:

  • Ferry to see the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island
  • Times Square and Midtown Manhattan
  • Central Park
  • Summit One Vanderbilt
  • Metropolitan Museum
  • 9/11 Memorial and much more!
Application FeeUS$150  
1 WeekUS$1,875US$1,700EARLYBIRD
2 WeeksUS$3,750US$3,400EARLYBIRD
3 WeeksUS$5,625US$5,100EARLYBIRD
4 WeeksUS$7,500US$6,800EARLYBIRD
* EARLYBIRD prices are valid until April 1st, 2024.
Read Program Conditions HERE.

Sample 2 Week Schedule

New York St. John’s Sample Schedule

9am-12pmArrivalsOrientationEnglish ClassesSports, Games, Dorm Time
2pm-10pmTimes Square, Rockefeller Center, and Midtown Manhattan (Dinner Out)
Welcome Party
Summit One Vanderbilt Skyscraper Observation Deck, and Times Square by Night (Dinner Out)Bryant Park, NYC Public Library, Grand Central Station, and Roosevelt Island (Dinner Out)5th Avenue & St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Dinner Out)
Coney Island Boardwalk (Dinner Out)9/11 Memorial, Battery Park, and Wall Street (Dinner Out)

New York St. John’s Sample Schedule

9am-12pmSports, Games, Dorm TimeEnglish ClassesDorm Time
2pm-10pmCentral Park, Bethesda Fountain, and the John Lennon Memorial
(Dinner Out)
Staten Island Ferry to see the Statue of Liberty and Outlet Mall
(Dinner Out)
Soho, Greenwich Village and Washington Square
(Dinner Out)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Columbus Circle
(Dinner Out)
Chelsea Market, Highline, and Hudson Yards Walking Tour
(Dinner Out)



Little Italy, Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour, Brooklyn Park, and Dumbo
(Dinner Out)



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Starting at

US $1,700

per week

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