As soon as you arrive in the U.S. American Ivy makes sure that the only thing that you need to think about is enjoying your stay.  All of our packages include transportation from and to the airport, accommodations, meals and schedules full of activities and fun educational  events.  Our student tours are chaperoned by American Ivy staff to ensure that they are highly organized, safe and fun. Our family education vacations include luxury housing, transportation, full days of learning for kids and entertaining activities for parents.

University Tours

We offer 1st class transportation and accommodations so that students and families can comfortably and efficiently visit the most famous schools in the world:

  • Yale
  • Harvard
  • Brown
  • Pennsylvania
  • Cornell
  • Dartmouth
  • Columbia
  • Princeton
  • Regional State and Public Universities

Education and Cultural Tours

We offer students the opportunity to learn useful and practical English through interaction with native speakers and travel while experiencing American culture:

  • Visit major sites and cities: New York City, Boston, Washington D.C.
  • Attend classes at an American school
  • Experience life as an American student
  • Complete English immersion
  • Create international friendships

Workshops and Camps

While visiting the Unites States to learn English and experience American Culture, students are offered a variety of classes, workshops, and activities to make their trip both educational and exciting:

  • Sports Training Camps
  • Art and Performance Workshops
  • Museums and Science Camp
  • Volunteering in the Community

Family Tours

During school breaks, families can travel together and stay in private luxury homes.  While students are experiencing the above programs, parents can relax and enjoy their vacation by spending days on the beach, shopping or on the golf course, and their nights in first class restaurants and bars, attending concerts and relaxing in one of our many regional casinos.

We provide airport pickup and drop off, daily transportation, baby sitting service and interpreters if desired.  Contact us so that we can design an itinerary for you.

Sample Program

Below is an example of one of our programs that can be booked for either the winter or summer school vacation breaks.  The program activities are suggested and can be adjusted to meet the needs of the tour group.

14 – 21 Day Yale New Haven Winter/Summer Break Itinerary

Students stay in a luxury hotel in the center of New Haven, Connecticut, across the street from the Yale New Haven campus and in the heart of the Yale community.  They will be walking distance from Yale events, theaters, museums, restaurants and cafés.  This is perfect for students who want to get the full Yale experience before they apply.  Alternatively, students have the option to reside with a Certified American Ivy Home Stay Family while they participate in the program

Sheltered English Instruction – Each morning will begin at the hotel with breakfast and a short English lesson.   We will review the previous day’s language events and prepare for the upcoming day’s activities with English and U.S. culture lessons

Meet the Mayor of New Haven Connecticut and other popular New England cities – New Haven Connecticut, is one of the oldest and most innovative cities in the U.S.  Mayor Toni Harp would like to personally welcome you to the city.

Yale University Campus Tour – You will break up into small groups and take a tour with Yale students.  The university was founded in 1701 and has many beautiful buildings, courtyards and interesting places to study and learn.  Your Yale student guide will give you an insider’s view of the school.

Yale Cultural Events – Depending on the week that students arrive, there is a full schedule of theater, lectures and museum tours available on the Yale campus.  As arrival and departure dates are decided, we can make reservations for these events.

Basketball Camp (3 – 5 days) – Students will attend camp with American kids who also want to improve their skills.  This camp offers total immersion into the American basketball culture.  The camp is designed to teach the value of teamwork, nutrition and goal creation through athletics.  Our city’s basketball program is designed for both the athletic superstar and for those students who want to try the sport for the first time. If your student is not athletic but would like to play anyway, we will provide him or her with a top coach to help build their confidence and sharpen their skills.

Art Camp (3 – 5 days) – Students will join other American children to tour the city’s art galleries and studios.  Then they will attend classes with some of the city’s best artists to create their own art.  Artists will guide students in painting, sculpture and mixed media.  During the camp, students will be matched up with an American Buddy.  An American Buddy is an American student who is about the same age, who will help to welcome and guide your child through the class.

University Day and Week Tours – Tour some of the most prestigious universities in the United States while staying in University dorms and participating in activities on campus to get the full college experience.

  • Ivy League College Tours – Yale University, Harvard University, Dartmouth College, Brown University, Columbia, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University.
  • Tour other well-respected and highly ranked universities including Wesleyan University, University of Connecticut, Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University and other regional schools.Because many of these schools are located close to each other, we can arrange tours to visit several schools in a single day.

Museum Camp (3 – 5 days) – Museum workshops are designed to give the student experience utilizing basic fundamental scientific principles while they build, engineer and learn.  There are projects to create solar powered cars, catapults, weather stations, musical instruments and many other things that teach the power of natural science.

New York City Tour – (1 – 3 days) This is a full day of visiting New York City’s most famous attractions including Broadway, the Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, SoHo, Statue of Liberty, movie filming locations and more.  We can also include a trip to Brooklyn for shopping and sightseeing.

Farewell Banquet – We will host a banquet to exchange contact information and connect on social media with all of the people that you met on your tour, including your teammates at basketball camp, your American Buddies from Art Camp and anyone else who worked to welcome you to the United States.

Other tour options include visiting international corporations located in the area, the Coast Guard Academy, the Naval Submarine Base in New London, and other military attractions.  The availability of these tours depends on the schedules of the organizations.

American Ivy provides chaperones for all of its programs.  Activities can be planned for the guardians and parents for those times when children are attending camps, workshops, and tours.  These can include museum tours, real estate tours, shopping and casino trips, restaurant and food tours, wine and vineyard tours and other activities that cater to the interests of the parents and guardians.  Availability for all of the above tour options are dependent on the actual arrival and departure dates.