New York City

April 4 - 11, 2020


Concrete Jungle. The Big Apple. The city that never sleeps. The magic of New York City is hard to put into words; from the streets of Brooklyn to the Statue of Liberty, up to Central Park and everything in between, you will absolutely love this iconic city!

Our school visit will be at Mott Hall Bridges in Brooklyn, NY. Award-Winning Author and Founding School Principal of Mott Hall, Nadia Lopez, will be our host. Each traveler will be receiving a copy of Nadia's latest book, 'The Bridge to Brilliance; How one principal in a tough community is inspiring the world'.

Your Amazing School Host and Trip Leader:


Nadia Lopez @lopezeffect Author of The Bridge to Brilliance!


Taina Benitez-Cote @taina.benitez

Limited to 20 Participants

All trips are flexible. If you want to make some changes, or bring family, contact us and we will help you make the most of your visit!

Visit our FAQ page for more information!

  • 20+ hours Professional Development observing and working with teachers at Mott Hall Public School
  • 2 Day's of Sightseeing (Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, DUMBO, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tours only))
  • Welcome Reception
  • A copy of The Bridge to Brilliance Book by Nadia Lopez
  • Accomodations for 8 days and 7 nights
  • Background Check
  • All Ground Transportation in New York City with Metro Card - Does not include taxi's
  • Bookbag Tours Conclusive Summit Dinner


Please note that itineraries and schools are subject to change because of school events, school leadership changes, etc.... We will keep you updated if there is a change.

Arrive in New York City!

Check-in Day

day 1

Free day to explore and get acclimated

  • Boat ride to Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island Tour

day 2

Day 1 at School

  • After-School PD Session One
  • Free Evening

day 3

Day 2 at School

  • After-School PD Session Two
  • Free Evening

day 4

Day 3 at School

Summit Dinner: 6:00-9:00 PM

day 5

Group outings planned or on your own

  • Free Day
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Times Square
  • Broadway Show (additional cost)
  • Museum-Hopping (additional cost)

day 6

Group outings planned or on your own

  • Free Day
  • MoMA (additional cost)
  • American Museum of Natural History (additional cost)
  • 9/11 Memorial
  • Grand Central Station

day 7

Return Home

day 8