USA Business and Politics

Explore the business and financial industries of the world's biggest economy

Immerse students in American business and international relations.

America has long been the world's largest economy and is at the centre of international business development and innovation. Home to the two largest stock exchanges in the world in addition to the famed Silicon Valley where tech giants such as Facebook, Apple and Google are based.

The USA is the ideal destination for students to learn from both large corporate businesses and exciting new start-ups.

Take your students from New York City, to Washington DC and San Francisco, visit the United Nations, Wall Street, the Pentagon, the White House and more on this educational trip.

Take part in an interactive trading game, learn of the intricacies of financial trade and its influence on international relations and politics.

Trip Highlights

  • Tour Wall St.
  • Visit the home of the first American president.
  • Immerse yourself in the history of the civil rights movement with a walking tour of Harlem, NY.
  • See the Statue of Liberty and tour Ellis island, the historic gateway to America.
  • Take part in an interactive trading game.

Trip inclusions

  • A package including flights, accommodation, transport, meals and activities.
  • Our full suite of tools, resources, checklists and support that will make your trip planning and advertising a breeze.
  • Teachers travel free on all school trips.
  • Your school will have an Educating Adventures trip program manager on hand 24/7.

Trip inclusions

  • A package including flights, accommodation, transport, meals and activities.
  • Our full suite of tools, resources, checklists and support that will make your trip planning and advertising a breeze.
  • Teachers travel free on all school trips.
  • Your school will have an Educating Adventures trip program manager on hand 24/7.

Trip Highlights

  • Tour Wall St.
  • Visit the home of the first American president.
  • Immerse yourself in the history of the civil rights movement with a walking tour of Harlem, NY.
  • See the Statue of Liberty and tour Ellis island, the historic gateway to America.
  • Take part in an interactive trading game.

Business & Politics USA Itinerary

DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY

DAY 2: WALL ST TOUR, STATUE OF LIBERTY AND ELLIS ISLAND

Take a tour of Wall Street and get the business and financial perspective. You will also take part in a trading game. In the afternoon you’ll be heading via ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to visit the Immigration Museum. This evening, if time permits, walk the highline to Chelsea Markets for dinner.

DAY 3: GUIDED TOUR OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE, ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY AND BASEBALL GAME

Enjoy a fascinating tour of the Federal Bank and the Gold Vault. This afternoon you’ll climb the One World Observatory to get the best views of New York from the highest building in America. Later, head to the baseball to watch the New York Yankees play. (Subject to scheduling). ​

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On this business & politics trip to the USA your students will visit key financial centres, bustling metropolitan cities and iconic political landmarks. Expect to increase their knowledge of American businesses, international relations and significant political events including the Civil Rights Movement on a tour of Harlem NYC.

Trip activities

Guided Tour of the United Nations

Visit the United Nations in the heart of New York City! A one-hour guided tour offers an exciting opportunity to discover UN Headquarters. One of our multilingual Tour Guides will take you on a brief journey through the corridors of international diplomacy. You will learn about the history and work of the United Nations and visit the famous General Assembly Hall and Security Council Chamber (meetings permitting).

Plug and Play and Tour of Silicon Valley

Plug and Play is the ultimate innovation platform, bringing together the best startups and the world’s largest corporations. Your visit will start with tour of Plug and Play for 45 min – 1 hr then you’ll go to the event room and have two selected portfolio startups pitch to you and share information about their startups and their experience. The total visit will be around 1.5 hours.

Civil Rights Tour of Harlem

Step back in time, and learn about a key period in Harlem’s history, when you embark on this walking tour of the neighbourhood. Meet your guide, a long-time Harlem resident, and set off. You’ll be following in the footsteps of former neighbourhood residents like Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr., and will learn all about Harlem’s role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s. Your guide will also share videos, photos and other multimedia pieces of history as you explore.

Teachers at Universal on their school trip

"As a result of this trip, we have three students considering picking up mechanical engineering at university, and a host of students considering STEM-related A-Levels. An action-packed, awe-inspiring week away. I can't wait to go back next year!"

Teacher
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace, NASA STEM Trip, October 2018

"I believe the memories created on an international school trip can drastically enhance a student's entire learning experience. Being immersed in real-life learning is the most powerful educational experiences one can gain."

Teacher
Grace Lutheran College, China Business Trip, September 2018

"The experience for us was personalised, accessible and our consultant was interested in us. This makes the world of difference when you're travelling with students"

Teacher
Brigidine College Randwick, NASA STEM Trip, September 2018

“This trip has taken the top spot for my career highlights to date!  The experiences and the way in which the students conducted themselves and embraced opportunities, even when they were out of their comfort zone, will stay with me forever.  I don’t know if it gets better than this.”

Teacher
Barr Beacon School, NASA STEM Trip, February 2019
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