For our May cluster meeting we did a tour inside of the Washington Monument. This was our first Washington Monument tour since before the pandemic! We were very happy to have a great turnout and gorgeous weather.
I just saw this website and thought it would be great if you are planning a trip to NYC. I don’t see a map of Washington, DC available. But, they do offer other cities such as Boston and San Francisco.
What I find interesting is that you can view the city like you would a mall directory. You can see what stores, restaurants and buildings are along the streets.
Check it out here: http://www.citymaps.com/
Au Pair Contest: First au pair in my cluster to email me (or send me a message on Facebook) with the name of their favorite U.S. city to visit will win a prize. Contest is closed – The winner is Tina!!!
This year instead of snow, we had rain on our White House tour day. But, it was still a great day to get a peak inside this fantastic building. In addition to the usual sights, we were able to see one of the rooms set up for a Super Bowl Party. I thought the choice of colors (a lot of pink) seemed a bit off for the Super Bowl. Maybe they just wanted to be careful not to take sides.
Since no photos are allowed inside, here are a few nice ones from outside. Not everyone from our group is pictured. This is as many as I could gather together for a group photo, standing in the cold and rain waiting outside. Special thanks to the office of Senator Ben Cardin, for assisting with our tour request and to my son, RJ for photography assistance.
Click on any of the pictures, to see it full size in our Cluster Photobucket Album.
|Participants are invited to explore the history, geography, landmarks, arts and customs that characterize North America. Learn about fascinating cultures and locales through classroom lectures, films, articles and discussions while improving your English comprehension skills. As part of the course, you will participate in a weekend “I-Witness” tour to the destination you are studying!
To see a detailed itinerary of the tour, please visit the Cultural Hi-ways website: http://www.culturalhiways.net/newyorkdc2010.htm
Program Fee: $379 (includes tour). Who should enroll: Anyone living in the tri-state area.
How do I register? Sign up online here with payment of $379 (includes tour). We will process your registration and send you a receipt letter via e-mail.
Class location: George Mason University/ Arlington Campus 3401 Fairfax Drive Arlington Va. There is NO PARKING – must take Orange line subway to Virginia Square/GMU station.
Credits: When you have successfully completed the course, you will obtain a CERTIFICATE stating you have earned 45 HOURS or 4.5 CEUs CREDIT
|Please read: Class dates: Saturday October 23, Saturday November 6 and SUNDAY November 21. Tour date: December 4-5, 2010|
|Saturday, Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; 3 sessions starting October 23, 2010, ending November 21, 2010|
I have heard it is not an easy road to get to the White House, but I always thought that meant to be elected president. On Saturday, it was a difficult trip for us just to get to the White House for our tour.
Since White House tours are not easy to come by, we could not let a little thing like 6 inches of snow stop us. Over 70 au pairs from two clusters braved the snow and had their chance to catch a glimpse of some of the famous rooms inside the White House. And I caught a glimpse of the president’s car leaving for the Georgetown basketball game.
Here are some photos of that day.
- The view from my driveway before I left for the Metro.
- Here I am dressed more like I’m going skiing than to the White House. My three shirts and pair of snow pants did keep me pretty warm though.
- Some of the snow covered scenery on the White House grounds.
- Just as I am walking back to the Visitor Center, out comes the Presidential Motorcade! Is the President in this one?
- Or maybe in this one?
- No, he’s got to be in this one.
- The White House looks so beautiful covered with snow.
In 2009, Borough of Manhattan Community College – City University of New York (BMCC-CUNY) began providing a new educational opportunity for students living in the metro New York City area through our Learning Across America courses. They recently announced an expansion of these courses to our area!
Courses are offered through BMCC-CUNY. The classroom sessions will be held at the George Mason University campus in Arlington, VA (a two minute walk from the Virginia Square/GMU metro stop.) The certificate of completion will be issued by BMCC-CUNY.
Course breakdown for DC area students (exactly the same as NYC area students):
- Students register for a course on the BMCC-CUNY website.
- Each course consists of 3 classroom sessions (10am – 4pm on 3 separate dates) and a mandatory tour (tour is included in tuition price) to the destination studied.
- Outside work will be required of each student
- Upon successful completion of the classroom sessions and tour, a certificate of completion will be issued showing 4.5 CEUs (or 45 hours) have been earned.
How much does the program cost?
Course fees (which include the tour) start at $379. Please see website for more information.
How many credits will I earn?
You will earn for 4.5 CEU’s (or 45 hours) for each course.
Certificate of completion will be issued by BMCC-CUNY.
How do I register?
Sign-up on line at www.bmcc.cuny.edu/ce
Your registration will be processed and a confirmation email will be sent.
Visit www.bmcc.cuny.edu/ce or call (212) 346-8410
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