ESL Summer Camp in New York City (Manhattan)

English Summer Program at Barnard College (Columbia University) 1, 2, 3, or 4-week English Course + Activities

10 student class average; 12 student class maximum

Our New York City English camp at Barnard College is for international teenagers ages 14 to 17. Our classes are taught by highly qualified instructors with a bachelors and/or master/s degree. The program offers one, two, three, or four weeks of English classes, Cultural Workshops, organized off campus activities in the afternoons, and one full-day excursion per week.

Commuter (day) students are welcome. Students can participate in classes & activities and commute to the campus each morning. Please contact us ([email protected]) to inquire about commuter pricing.

CISL’s ESL Camp in New York City offers the following:

  • Classes and accommodations on the safe, beautiful, and centrally located Barnard College campus in Manhattan.
  • Students live and study on a beautiful campus affiliated with one of the most prestigious Ivy League schools in the country.
  • In the heart of Manhattan, close to the best shops, restaurants, and museums of New York.
  • Commuter Students: Day campers can participate in classes & activities and commute to the campus each morning. For more information on commuter pricing please contact us at [email protected]

Course Highlights:

  • CISL-created curriculum actively engages students in their learning process through a project-driven ESL program.
  • All instruction takes place on the university’s campus along with modern facilities students can use.
  • Small class sizes to ensure more one-on-one time with our qualified instructors
  • 20 English / Cultural Workshop lessons per week
  • Classes from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, 4 days/week
  • Cultural Workshops 1:30-3:10 Tuesday and Thursday

Students in the ESL camp at Barnard College (New York City) enjoy:

  • Residential accommodations
  • Shared room/shared bath
  • 19 meals per week included
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Laundry facilities (fee payable)

CISL’s prestigious English Camp in New York City provides students with numerous opportunities to explore and enjoy the East Coast of the United States.

  • One of the most exciting ESL camps in the United States: Our activity calendar is packed with events immersing students in social , and cultural activities while providing students a chance to improve their English outside of the classroom
  • Afternoon, evening, and weekend activities allow students to explore the many museums, theaters, restaurants and parks of New York
  • Weekly full day  excursions allow students to visit Boston and Washington DC
  • See the Sample NYC Activities Calendar for details on CISL’s exciting activities!
English Camp in New York City Program Details

16 AM ESL lessons per week: from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Monday-Thursday

4 Cultural workshops per Week: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 1:30-3:10 pm. Students will participate in theme-based Cultural Workshops focused on Entrepreneurship & Business Development and cultural NYC sites.

Class levels: 4

Note: Class size is an average of 10 students, with a maximum of 12

Barnard College Residence, 19 meals/week


NYC Attractions

Washington DC

Half-day activities plus  weekly full day.  excursions. See the sample English Camp at NYC activities calendar for details on CISL’s exciting activities!
Airport Transfers
Airport transfers not included in price. Groups/Individuals please contact the Junior Program Director for fees.
NYC Junior Program Daily Schedule (subject to change)
9:00 – 10:40English ClassEnglish ClassEnglish ClassEnglish ClassDeparture Day


Afternoon/ Evening


Arrival Day


Optional Excursions

10:40 – 10:50BreakBreakBreakBreak
10:50 – 12:30English ClassEnglish ClassEnglish ClassEnglish ClassFull Day
12:30 – 13:30LunchLunchLunchLunch   Excursions
13:30 – 15:10Afternoon ActivitiesCultural workshopsAfternoon ActivitiesCultural workshops
15:10- 18:00Afternoon and Evening Activities

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For more information regarding CISL’s Junior English programs at Barnard or CISL’s other English camps in the United States, contact our contact the Junior Program Director.