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Young Adults Program

Young Adults
Summer program in NYC

Our Young Adults program in New York is designed for students aged 18 to 22 years old, who want to enjoy a full program of activities without all the supervision. The program includes general English classes, half board accommodation in en-suite shared rooms in our residence in the heart of Brooklyn Heights, selected afternoon and evening activities, and the unlimited subway pass.

To immerse students in NYC life and culture, our English classes take place throughout New York, in Dumbo, Essex Market, Brookfield Place, Industry City and Bryant Park to name a few. The city becomes the students’ classroom!
The locations have been carefully chosen based on comfort, space, ease of access, points of interest close by, proximity of public restrooms…

Our classes are rich in cultural content and conversation with an added interactive approach to learning English. In addition to completing homework, book assignments, participating in pair work and discussion, just like in a regular classroom setting, students get the added bonus of learning about NYC in truly authentic NYC settings.

Our teachers are qualified, experienced, and use an action-based, communicative method to encourage students to interact and use the language as much as possible. There is a maximum of 8 students per class, grouped together according to level.

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2024 Program Dates:

July 14th – July 27th (2 weeks)

Age Range:

18-22 years

Maximum Class Size:

8 participants

Sample Activity Program:

  Download Young Adults Activity Program

Closed group programs:

If you are interested in sending a group to our Young Adults program in New York City, please contact: info@englishoutdoors.org


The 2-week program includes 8 afternoon activities, 6 evening activities as well as a full-day excursion to the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island on Saturday and an optional excursion to the Dorney Amusement & Water Park on Sunday. These activities and excursions are led by an English Outdoors leader.

The other afternoons and evenings are free – participants are free to do whatever they want, without supervision from an EO Leader.  

  Download Young Adults Activity Program



The residence

Our residence is located in the heart of Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn’s most central and vibrant neighborhood, only 5 minutes’ walk from one of the best views of the New York skyline from the Brooklyn Promenade.

On-site features include 24 hour security, key card entrance to residence and rooms, recreational lounges including a pool table and movie room, vending machines, and 24 hour access to I-pads in the lobby. Laundry facilities are also available for students’ use in the residence (about $5 for a wash and dry).

The benefits of staying in the residence

It is the perfect location for a summer program New York: 3 minutes’ walk away from the American diner/restaurant where students have breakfast and dinner everyday. and only one subway stop from Manhattan!

How does it work day-to-day?

Students stay in twin or triple rooms with other EO young adults of the same gender but different nationality, and share an en-suite bathroom. Rooms are fully furnished with beds, desks and closets that maximize living space. There is free wi-fi, cable tv, refrigerator, and microwave in all rooms.

Bed linen is provided but students need to bring their own towels.

Breakfast and dinner are served in a restaurant just 3 minutes walk away. Lunches are not included, students are free to buy their own after class.

  Download Summer Residence Fact File



The Young Adults Program is designed to give participants the freedom to discover the city without being supervised all the time. 

The activities included in the program are led by experienced activity leaders. The activity program is compulsory and students must attend all the activities organized by the school.

During free time however, there is no supervision and students are free to explore New York City on their own. 

Students receive an ID card on arrival at the residence, and there is 24 hour security.

The EO Coordinator is also the student welfare officer and is available 24/7 in case of emergencies.


Q: Where will the English classes take place?
A: All EO classes take place outside the traditional classroom in places such Brooklyn Bridge Park, Dumbo, Essex Market or Brookfield place. Instead of being in a room with 4 walls, students will learn English in authentic locations and the city will become their classroom!

Q: Will it be comfortable for the students? Will there be restrooms?
A: Yes and yes! Locations have been carefully chosen based on comfort, space, ease of access, points of interest close by, proximity of public restrooms, etc. They take place in small classes of 8 students maximum. Students seat around a table, in semi-circular seating, or in a row.

Q: How will teachers be able to teach without a traditional classroom and a blackboard?
A: Teachers will continue to utilize the coursebook, supplementary materials, and mini-whiteboards to target key grammar and vocabulary points throughout each class. Students will also complete homework assignments regularly and be assessed on language objectives weekly just like with previous summer programs. Teachers will also have portable internet routers and use technology in the form of iPads, smartphones, language apps, and online games to keep lessons fresh and interesting to ensure young learners are continually engaged throughout each lesson.

Q: What are the benefits of an outdoor class?
A: Since classes will predominantly take place outdoors throughout the city, students will naturally be immersed in NYC life and culture. With this interactive class concept, not only will students be exploring all that NYC has to offer, but they will be able to live like a real New Yorker and experience the city first-hand!

Q: Will there be homework?
A: Yes, just like in a regular classroom setting. In addition, students will complete coursebook assignments, participate in pair work and discussion, and will get the added bonus of a hands-on approach to learning about NYC!

Q: What happens if it rains?
A: On the rare days when it rains in the morning or if it gets too hot, classes will switch to one of our carefully selected indoor venues or be taken on one of our many cultural or educational field trips located in indoor locations. New York City is full of great museums and semi-secret indoor public spaces.

Q: Should insurance be taken out to cover the trip?
A: Yes, it is highly recommended that every student has an insurance package before leaving home.