Overview

CityGAP provides meaningful and challenging experiences in the New York City landscape, creating a safe and rewarding space for personal and intellectual growth. We use the built and natural environment as a collaborative outdoor classroom, where students wrestle with urgent challenges facing the city.

CityGAP provides immersive, experiential programs in New York City in which young people engage with the city as classroom, laboratory, studio and community. We serve young people from around the world who are seeking a meaningful, creative, collaborative and COVID-safe experience outside in the city. Our ideal client is a young person who wants to go beyond remote learning to work with peers and expert partners on relevant challenges in the city.

We partner with city officials, graffiti artists, theatre experts, policymakers, journalists, entrepreneurs and other educators to engage urgent questions in the city, with students producing work in a range of media, including policy memos, historical fiction, websites, podcasts, artwork, architectural de signs, feature articles, essays, documentaries, etc.

We use the built and natural environment as a collaborative outdoor classroom, where students wrestle with urgent challenges facing the city at this critical moment, producing a portfolio of creative and original responses in varied media. Students work on both group and individual projects, addressing relevant questions in the city. We spend most of our time outdoors in the city (using COVID-19 safety protocols), serving students who want to get out of the classroom, master life skills, escape remote learning, and do relevant and meaningful work with a supportive group of peers.

Cost and Session Information

Financial Aid is available. A FAFSA should be submitted.

The Fall Program consists of two Project Cycles:

First Cycle: September 20th- November 5th Cost: $4500

Second Cycle: November 8th- December 17th Cost: $4000

Full Semester: $8500

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