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Diversity Series: Shades of the Apple – Exploring Diversity in NYC

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Diversity Series: Shades of the Apple - Exploring Diversity in NYC

$1,795 per person

Tour Dates:

May 12-15, 2022 

Trace the history of immigration in New York City from Ellis Island (optional extension), through “Old New York” in Lower Manhattan, into some of the world’s most diverse neighborhoods today and study the effects of wide-spread diversity on this booming metropolis. Examine inequalities in gender, age, race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, and socioeconomic status that exist in diverse communities.

MEJDI Exclusive Socially Conscious Experiences:

  • Learn about the history of immigration in New York from an expert at the Tenement Museum.
  • Meet with a representative from John Jay College of Criminal Justice for a discussion on systemic racism in law enforcement and how education and inclusion in the workforce helps bridge social disparities.
  • Talk with I Am Your Protector, a community of people who stand up for one another across dimensions of religion, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation with a goal of breaking down barriers between different communities.
  • Take a walking culinary & culture tour of New York’s most diverse neighborhood, Jackson Heights. Chat with local immigrant restaurant owners, sample cultural specialties, and hear first-hand stories about what the “American Dream” and what that looks like today.
  • Meet with an English as a Second Language (ESL) expert and educator and learn how education and language learning plays a role in a neighborhood that is home to ~167 different languages.
  • Walk the Bed-Stuy murals, colorful street art celebrating the black community, with a local black author and journalist and talk about the history and importance of black communities in NYC.
  • Meet with a leader from the Hasidic Jewish community and a female Arabic Christian priest for a discussion about religious diversity in Brooklyn.

Check out the detailed tour itinerary (also located at the bottom of this page).


Before you Register:

  • Read through the Terms and Conditions
  • Do not book your flight until you receive the tour confirmation email from us. This tour requires a minimum number of travelers to run and we will send out the tour confirmation (and update this note on the webpage) as soon as we have met that number.

Interested but not ready to deposit? Click the “Request Info” button at the top of the page so we can keep you updated on the tour status.

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Tour Deposit: $300.00 per person (Special Offer: $99 for bookings through July 31)

Trip Includes

  • 3 nights’ accommodation at the following hotels or similar (double occupancy): Hotel 50 Bowery NYC, Chinatown
  • 1 expert local guide for 4 days
  • Public transportation/walking tours on days 1-3
  • Private coach transfers to/from Queens on day 3
  • Private coach transportation on day 4
  • NYC MetroCard
  • Group departure airport transfer
  • Meals listed in the itinerary: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Entrances, sites, and honorariums for speakers
  • US-based customer service representatives

Trip Does Not Include

  • Airfare
  • Arrival airport transfers
  • Travel insurance-HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
  • Single Supplement-$420
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Anything not explicitly mentioned in the included section

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