Long term USA programmes at Kaplan International, New York

Key points

  • Incredible downtown location just seconds from Central Park South
  • Completely repurposed school with state-of-the-art, tailor-made facilities
  • Well-connected with local transport and places of interest
  • School with a practical, hands-on methodology
  • Regular social activities in America's cultural capital

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
School size
XL
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
26 years
Nationality mix
South Korea, Italy, Brazil, etc..
ratings
123 authentic opinions
Please note that due to the safety measures implemented following official recommendations and requirements, some school facts and services – such as the number of students per class, schedules, access to common areas as well as certain activities - may differ from those described on our website. Please contact us for more information.

What makes our partner school in New York a great place to study? It’s the perfect location within the hustle and bustle of Manhattan! As a brand new completely repurposed school, it’s modern and bright, and you’ll love being just one street away from Central Park South. Thanks to its emblematic status as the city that never sleeps, students travel from all over the world to study English in New York. Socialise with new friends in the lounge, or grab some food together in the local cafés and restaurants. Step right out into the very heart of Manhattan: with the lively theatre district and artistic icons such as the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) only a stone’s throw away, you’re in prime position to explore the city’s cultural gems.

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Included in the price
  • Learning Progress Guarantee (Intensive course +10 weeks)
  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme
  • Job Club (semi-intensive or intensive course)

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ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market in the UK! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

Semi-intensive course (Academic Semester/Year)

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 20 - 52 week(s)
20 weeks From 5844.- GBP
(7685.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
20 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:40
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
New Yorker residence, double room, no meals (17+)
24
9065 USD
19465 USD
21625 USD
36
12785 USD
28345 USD
31585 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.76   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (19.06-21.08.2021) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (19.06-21.08.2021) 30 USD

Options

K+ Live Express: Grammar & Vocabulary, 5 l/week (per week) 100 USD
K+ Live Express: Speaking & Listening, 5 l/week (per week) 100 USD
K+ Live Express, 10 l/week (per week) 200 USD
One-to-one online lessons (per lesson) 80 USD
One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family) 75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
108 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family) (19.06-21.08.2021)
Availability on request
115 USD
Extra night (17+) (residence)
Availability on request
130 USD
Extra night (17+) (residence) (19.06-21.08.2021)
Availability on request
138 USD
Airport transfer from JFK (pick-up) 190 USD
Airport transfer from/to JFK (pick-up and drop-off) 361 USD
Airport transfer from Newark (pick-up) 190 USD
Airport transfer from/to Newark (pick-up and drop-off) 361 USD
Airport transfer from La Guardia (pick-up) 190 USD
Airport transfer from/to La Guardia (pick-up and drop-off) 361 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 18.01 / 31.05 / 05.07 / 06.09.2021
Holidays
25.11.2021 - 26.11.2021
19.12.2021 - 28.12.2021

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course (Academic Semester/Year)

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 20 - 52 week(s)
20 weeks From 6376.- GBP
(8385.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
20 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 08:30-11:40
Options (group): 12:10-13:40 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Specific options:
The intensive course includes 8 lessons per week to focus on specific skills such as vocabulary, business English, exam preparation or local culture, depending on students’ interests and language level.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
New Yorker residence, double room, no meals (17+)
24
9905 USD
20305 USD
22465 USD
36
13505 USD
29065 USD
32305 USD
USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.76   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (19.06-21.08.2021) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (19.06-21.08.2021) 30 USD

Options

K+ Live Express: Grammar & Vocabulary, 5 l/week (per week) 100 USD
K+ Live Express: Speaking & Listening, 5 l/week (per week) 100 USD
K+ Live Express, 10 l/week (per week) 200 USD
One-to-one online lessons (per lesson) 80 USD
One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ Post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family) 75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
108 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family) (19.06-21.08.2021)
Availability on request
115 USD
Extra night (17+) (residence)
Availability on request
130 USD
Extra night (17+) (residence) (19.06-21.08.2021)
Availability on request
138 USD
Airport transfer from JFK (pick-up) 190 USD
Airport transfer from/to JFK (pick-up and drop-off) 361 USD
Airport transfer from Newark (pick-up) 190 USD
Airport transfer from/to Newark (pick-up and drop-off) 361 USD
Airport transfer from La Guardia (pick-up) 190 USD
Airport transfer from/to La Guardia (pick-up and drop-off) 361 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 18.01 / 31.05 / 05.07 / 06.09.2021
Holidays
25.11.2021 - 26.11.2021
19.12.2021 - 28.12.2021

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

98% of students recommending this school

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123 students gave their opinion about this school

31 years old - France
/ 5
Destination parfaite
4 weeks, November – December 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, de par le côté enseignement theorique (non rébarbatif)? la pratique en petit groupe et les échanges avec la classe. »
School highlights
« Interaction classe professeur »
21 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, November – December 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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« Sehr schöne Räumlichkeiten, gute Lehrer »
19 years old - Italy
/ 5
5 weeks, November – December 2019
Value for money (2 / 5)
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46 years old - Spain
/ 5
La atención de la agencia es buena. En mi caso, contraté 4 semanas en NY en familia, fue un gusto tratar con Marta Bernal.Lo que no me gustó nada que te repercuten todos los gastos por pagar con tarjeta de crédito en lugar de asumirlos ellos como hacen todos los comercios. Lo peor es que la edad media de la clase era muy baja para mí
4 weeks, October – November 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
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Accommodation (1 / 5) (Host family)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Si he mejorado el listening »
School highlights
« La ubicación de la escuela »
37 years old - Italy
/ 5
8 weeks, May – June 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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22 years old - Belgium
/ 5
2 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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31 years old - Germany
/ 5
Eine einzigartige Erfahrung!
4 weeks, March 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (1.7 / 5) (Residence)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Fortschritte habe ich insb. im Sprechen erzielen können. Man spricht nun komfortabler und hat eine gewisse Hemmschwelle überwunden. Das war auch mein Ziel/ Erwartung der Reise. »
School highlights
« Der intensive course stellte mit seinem general und business course eine sehr gute Mischung dar. Die Anforderungen und die Art des Unterrichts war sehr unterschiedlich, das machte es interessant.Die Lehrer und Staff sind super nett und immer hilfsbereit. Bei Fragen im Unterricht, oder auch außerhalb, wurde sich immer die notwendige Zeit genommen. »
19 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, February – March 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Residence)
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25 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
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17 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, sprachliche Kenntnisse ausgebaut und eine neue Kultur kennengelernt. »
School highlights
« Gutes Lehrpersonal »
Testimonials

My language course with ESL at Kaplan Empire State Building was a rich and unforgettable experience. The courses were interesting. The teacher chose topics that were thought-provoking on an intellectual level and allowed us to work on our language skills, but also to have a real intercultural debate. The students came from Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Korea and Japan. There were people from various ages in our group, which allowed for a high intellectual level and a great atmosphere.

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Fanny Derameruz
Fanny Derameruz

The Big Apple, a dream come true! First, the heart of Brooklyn, where my host family lives. Then, the Flatbush Ave tube station. A few tube stations later, I find myself in Manhattan. The school is right in the middle of Time Square, so it’s always very busy. As regards classes, the atmosphere is great, you can meet people from all over the world and the staff is excellent!

Here, everything is possible, there is so much to do that you would need to stay for at least a whole year to visit everything! I had the opportunity to see, among others, the Statue of Liberty, the MoMA, Central Park, the top of the Empire State Building, Chinatown… All the landmark places! New York is a city that moves fast, so it’s impossible to get bored here! And the Americans are open-minded and friendly, unlike what you might hear.

The food is said to be unhealthy here, but it is not that bad. There are many fastfoods, but a very wide choice! You are free to choose what you want to eat, and believe me, you can have a balanced meal if you want to.

As far as I am concerned, I fell in love with the city that never sleeps. The nightlife is also very rich. Don’t hesitate to discover this city, it is really worth it!

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Marco Ravasi
Marco Ravasi

The school was easily reachable from my accommodation. Morning classes were focused on communication and simple grammar rules. The exercises we did were quite engaging, as they included reading and exchanging opinions within the group. The afternoon homework usually consisted in researching unknown words or sentences that we had heard or read somewhere. In the afternoon, I visited the city with my new friends. In the evening, there was always something to do: restaurants, theatres or bars. My room was good but simple. In conclusion, I can say that it was a fantastic experience that I would love to repeat.

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Host family
Experience the life of a city slicker with a host family and truly get to know those who live in the cultural capital of the world. Experience complete immersion with your host family while you study English in New York, putting what you've learnt into practice on a daily basis. All homestays are half board (breakfast only also available), offering a great opportunity to improve your English over the dinner table! Homestays are usually 45-60 minutes away from the school, in some of the most iconic neighbourhoods of New York such as Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx.

Take advantage of our discounted package prices including course and homestay for the whole length of the programme!

New Yorker residence
Experience true downtown life in these student halls, a hub for international students around the globe. Conveniently located a 26 -minute walk away from the school, the rooms are single or twin, with en-suite, and complete with TV, mini fridge, storage, and a desk. Students must bring their own towels, but bed linen is provided. Coin-operated laundry machines are available. With students coming from all corners of the earth, you can socialise in the shared common areas and kitchen, and you'll be able to explore new places every day thanks to its fantastic location in the heart of Manhattan.

West Side residence
This residence is located 20-30 minutes from the school by public transports. You’ll stay in a single or twin room with en-suite bathroom and kitchenette. Rooms are cleaned before arrival but can cleaned again at an extra charge; bed linen is provided, but not towels. Wi-Fi is free and coin-operated laundry facilities are available on site. Meet up with the other residents in the 2 lounges or on the rooftop terrace! The residence is monitored 24/7.

A trip to the big apple is absolutely something you should have on your bucket list, and the chance to live in Manhattan while taking an English course in New York is an opportunity you just can't turn down. Being just a short walk away from iconic landmarks while being completely immersed in Manhattan's vibrant, lively streets means you'll never be short of things to marvel at. As the USA's cultural capital, New York boasts cuisine from all around the world that you can try with the friends you'll make through the school's excellent social calendar. Catch a musical on Broadway, cheer at a Mets game, and take in that incredible New York skyline! The choice is limitless in the city that never sleeps!

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ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market in the UK! Any price difference will be refunded 100%.
Special offers
Save on your course and accommodation in New York
Save on your course and accommodation in New York
Book a course at our Kaplan or Kaplan 30+ partner school in New York and take advantage of the following offer: 

- 25% discount on accommodation at New Yorker Residence

Conditions:

- Offer valid for bookings received before 30.04.2021
- Offer valid for courses starting at the latest 30.08.2021
- Valid for New Yorker residence only
- Offer applicable to accommodation fees only, additional fees and services will apply
- Offer subject to availability

To find out more or to take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 09.04.2021
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