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Iconic American Landmarks in NYC and DC

New York City, New York; Washington D.C.

Arrive Date: July 8, 2018    End Date: July 29, 2018

Program Overview

From the dramatic monuments on the National Mall to the famous skyline of the city that never sleeps, Washington D.C. and New York City present visitors with a visual narrative of the nation as a whole. This program offers you the opportunity to learn about visual communication while exploring the iconic landmarks for which these cities are known, including the White House, the Statue of Liberty, Arlington Cemetery, and Central Park. During classroom meetings, we will consider how these cities and their iconic landmarks contribute to our abstract understanding of what the U.S. is as a nation. Visiting the free museums in D.C., exploring New York’s historic neighborhoods, and enjoying the international culinary treats available in both cities are among the many options students will have during free time. 

Instructor:  Melissa Bender

Taught in:  English

Max Enrollment:  30

Program Coordinator:  Paula Levitt


University Writing Program (UWP) 12. Visual Rhetoric (4 units)

University Writing Program (UWP) 198. Directed Group Study (2 units, P/NP)

Program Highlights
  • DC excursions include White House and Capitol Hill Tours, Smithsonian museums, and others.
  • Enjoy a boat trip on the Potomac River to Mount Vernon, home of George Washington.
  • NY excursions include Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, 9/11 Memorial, Guggenheim museum and others.
  • Walking tours of National Mall, Arlington Cemetery, Greenwich Village, and Grand Central Station. 
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