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Students from Spain Experience American Campus Life at Iona

Students visit the Apollo Theater.

New Rochelle, NY (September 18, 2015) This past summer 16 college-aged students from Spain visited Iona College, for three weeks, to experience American campus life under the guidance of the Office of International Student Engagement.

Students took classes in English as a Second Language (ESL) and Media as well as shared in a variety of cultural trips in and around New York City.

Students visit the UN.

In addition, participants enjoyed a taste of American campus life as they stayed in the residence halls, meals in the cafeteria, and used many of the recreation facilities on campus in their free time such as the pool, gym, and soccer field.

Highlights of their New York experience included; the Empire State Building, the Apollo Theater, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and Yankee Stadium where they took in a Yankees-Orioles Game.

“We couldn’t have been happier with the success of the program,” said Joe Polchinski, program director. “It was an all-around team effort on the part of the program participants and the Iona College staff who served them. It is my sincere belief that this experience was both educational and enjoyable for all the participants and I know they made many lasting memories of Iona College and New York that they now have taken back to Spain with them.”

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