The Final Exhibitions!

Greetings to all NYCE students and parents!

Today, the major classes debuted their final exhibitions. Each class had projects they have been working on the for the duration of their classes, and the students were proud to share all of their hard work!

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Amelia pictured with her photographs.

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Lucy sharing her project! 

From designing apps for phones, to showcasing their talents in a Coffeehouse session which is a space where classes shared different styles of writing, students expressed excitement and knowledge during their presentations and performances.

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A poster prepared by one of our students discussing equality.

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Students sharing their work with others! 

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Siena presenting her project! 

A project that has been in the works for the Politics and Human Rights major was Period Projects for People (PPP). PPP has been collecting pads and tampons outside of the elevators for the past week. These bins have requested unopened period products to be donated to homeless shelters in the area. This group collected a significant amount of products to be donated, and showcased their accomplishments today.

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PPP group presentation.

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Students sipping their sparkling cider at the art exhibition. 

The Musical Theater students also showcased their talents during their performance this evening. With numbers from Mamma Mia!, Chicago, and Waitress, the students dazzled the crowd!

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The Musical Theater poster!

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The Musical Theater performance in action!

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The Musical Theater performance in action!

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The Musical Theater performance in action!

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Katelynn performing!

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Lingman performing!

NYCE Final Performances and Exhibitions Schedule

Coffee House
Sunday, 3:30 pm in the Diana Student Dining Room

Creative Writing
Both major and minor Creative Writing students will present work that they have written during class, either prose or poetry.

Journalism
Journalism students will have the opportunity to share the articles they wrote for the class digital magazine about urban change in Harlem, a storied neighborhood with a rich history.

Speech and Debate
Speaking Pros: The Great Debate – Watch and enjoy an entertaining debate presented by your Speech & Debate class.

Fashion Show
Sunday, 7:30 pm for the minor, 8:00 pm for the major

The major students will present their looks on the catwalk – not to be missed! The minor students will display their “mood/inspiration” boards in the same venue.

Musical Theater
Monday, 8:00 pm in the Diana Oval

Be whisked into the dazzling world of Musical Theater with this revue of group numbers, duets, solos, scenes, and monologues performed by the Majors. Chicago, Oliver!, Grease!, Hamilton, Waitress, Newsies, Book of Mormon, Mamma Mia!, Mean Girls, The Last Five Years, and more!

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Advertising & Media
Diana 501+ & 502, 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm
My Ad Campaign
Major students will display 3 or 4 color letter size prints of their proposed product via an advertising campaign. Elements include a band identifier with a mission statement, a mood board and a poster announcing their product choice. The final medium can be an Instagram or print ad which they can present individually.

Business & Finance
2:10-2:50 pm in the Oval
Shark Tank
Step into the Shark Tank! Come watch aspiring entrepreneurs from the Finance class seek investments for the growth of their business models or product line from the tycoon investor sharks. Experience the drama of pitch meetings! Welcome to the Tank! Watch the feeding frenzy!

Computer Science
4:30-4:45 pm in the Student Dining Room
The major computer science students will be presenting their final apps this Monday. Come enjoy their tech innovations!

Criminology
4:00-4:30 pm in the Student Dining Room
Criminology Conference and Poster Session
The criminology major is going to be presenting – conference style – topics of their choosing. They’re going to outline their topics on poster boards, so I just need a table set up since we’re doing it so that people can walk around and ask them about their respective topics, rather than a one-at-a-time presentation.

International Business
2:50-3:30 pm in the Oval
Shark Tank II – Deeper Waters
Step into the Shark Tank again! Come watch aspiring entrepreneurs from the International Business class seek investments for the growth of their business models or product line from the tycoon investor sharks. Experience the drama of pitch meetings! Welcome back to the Tank! Watch the feeding frenzy! Watch out – there is blood in the water.

Math and Engineering
1:30 – 2:00 pm in the Oval
A Talk with the Engineering Experts
Our students will display their projects on Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. Over coffee and donuts, we discuss the teams’ design choices and demonstrate their prototypes.

Medical Science
4:20-5:00 pm in the Oval
Oxbridge Anatomy: “Urine” Good Hands!!
Watch these future physicians demonstrate CPR and other skills they learned over the course of the summer. You might even learn how to save a life! Free blood pressure tests available for program participants!

Politics and Human Rights
1:30 pm -2:15 pm, Altschul Atrium
Menstrual Health as A Human Right
The politics and human rights major students will present a campaign on the global menstrual health crisis. Their presentation will come in the form of a small rally include visuals, spoken remarks and a fundraiser.

Photography/Fine Arts
McCagg Gallery 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Both Major and Minor Fine Arts classes will present some of their work in the gallery, along with selected photographs of the photography minor students. The Fine Art work will be a range of paintings, drawing and sculptures reflecting their exploration of different materials and mediums, museum visits, visiting artists’ discussions and observations, moments in NYC that captured their attention and our studio time together.

Psychology
2:45-3:30 pm in the Student Dining Room
Come hear what the psychology students uncovered about 1:Anxiety in Children, 2:Psychology of Music, 3: Dreams/Nightmares of Substance Abusers, and 4: Sociopathic Behavior in Serial Killers

Sports Business
4:00-4:20 pm in the Oval
Current Challenges in Sports Business
Each student will give a brief summary of a sports business-related topic or issue the he or she researched and reported on to the class.

First College Visit Day!

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The Ivy League conjures up images of hallowed halls of academia, selectivity of admission, and the pursuit of academic excellence. The Oxbridge NYCE students all had the chance today to explore Ivy League institutions with the trips up north to Brown University in Providence, RI, and Yale University in New Haven, CT, and down south to Princeton University in NJ, and University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to the buses out of New York, one group crossed the street to explore Columbia University and took the subway to another great institution, New York University in lower Manhattan. Many students are sporting attire acquired in College bookstores up and down the East Coast! Next Tuesday is another day devoted to touring college campuses and seeing what kind of school would be the best fit for their tertiary education.

 

Meet the Staff!

Greetings to all the NYCE 2019 Students and Parents!

The Oxbridge Academic Program staff is working hard to prepare for all of the students arrivals on Thursday. The entire staff is thrilled to meet and interact with the students. Three Deans, one Program Director, four Activities Directors, and three program assistants are currently at Barnard prepared to help the students navigate their summer in New York City. To kickstart getting to know our staff – we asked each staff member their favorite thing to do in the Big Apple.

DEANS

Meg – “I love going to the Bronx Botanical Gardens, it’s really awesome!”

Anne – “Going to the Strand!”

Scott – “Eat  Xiao Long Bao 小籠包 in New York!”

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Kevin – “I love seeing Broadway shows! I have already watched Kiss Me, Kate and Oklahoma this summer.”

 

PROGRAM ASSISTANTS

Rebecca– “Having breakfast in the Chelsea Market and heading to Artists and Fleas after.”

Elisabeth – “I like to eat lunch in Bryant Park because they have free Broadway shows in Bryant Park.”

Jennifer– “Exploring Korea town with my friends”

 

ACTIVITY DIRECTORS

Ben – “Go to the Highline!”

Brian – “Eat!”

Althea – “See a Broadway show!”

Berra – “Seeing the Haitian and Greek gallery at the Met.”

 

Please email us at newyork@oxbridgeprograms.com or contact us via phone at +1 (434)-422-1537 with any questions or comments. We have each individual student’s flight information, and our staff is equipped and excited to be waiting at Laguardia, JFK, and Newark airports for all of your arrivals.

See you soon Oxbridge students! Safe travels!

The Oxbridge Academic Staff

 

NYCE Program Office is open and ready!

Greetings to all NYCE 2019 Students and Parents!

The Oxbridge NYCE residential staff is all here now at Barnard College and working to set up everything for this summer. The deans and program assistants have checked on all the rooms and the activities directors have started booking tickets to ballgames, amusement parks, and museums. Our program office is located in Mehler Parlor inside Barnard’s Elliott Hall residence. This Program Office is open daily this week from 9 am until 5 pm Eastern Standard Time.  If you have any questions or need to contact us for any reason, please contact this NYCE program office directly and not the general Oxbridge Academic Programs office. We can be reached by email or phone:

Email: newyork@oxbridgeprograms.com
Phone: 434-422-1537

If any flights to NYC change or have delayed or missed connections, please give us a call in the program office or email us. Additionally, if you have paid for “Unaccompanied Minor” service through your airline, please let us know, so that you can insure the proper documentation is brought to the airport.

Safe travels! We look forward to your arrival on Thursday! Come ready for adventure in this great city!

Kevin B. Held

NYCE Director

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NYCE 2018 – Final Directors Update

The Final Banquet and the Awards Ceremony for Oxbridge NYCE are over, and the final dance was a blast. Pizza and movies followed the dance as students  bid each other farewell. Tears of goodbye have been shed, as students sayid adieu to new friends from the four corners of the world.

The Thursday night coffeehouse, with its public speakers, human rights advocates, and poetry readers; the Friday afternoon class exhibitions of CPR demonstrations, business pitches in a “Shark Tank” fashion, and the engineering disasters presented by the Math and Engineering students (among many other final projects); as well as the Fashion Show, the Film Screening, and the Musical Theater Showcase – these were all impressive examples of what these students have accomplished in their four short weeks here in New York City. They are an exceptionally talented group of young men and women, and the faculty and staff have been honored to be able to get to know them.

Thank you for sharing the summer with us. I hope that each and every student of NYCE 2018 brings the same energy that they felt here to their respective schools at home, as well as further afield. It was refreshing and inspiring for me, as an educator, to spend a month learning alongside them. I am sure that the friendships and connections formed this summer will have a memorable, lasting impact on all the students, as they will have on all of us here.

With warm regards,

Kevin B. Held
NYCE Director

Fantastic Final Presentations!

Over the past two days, we have been blown away by the quality of the presentations of our NYCE students. On Thursday night, Oxbridge hosted a Coffee House, featuring the our Creative Writing students, Human Rights students, Speech and Debate students, and Journalism students reading selections from the work they produced over the last month in classes. The space additionally was opened to any students wanting to share work. Students snacked on pastries and drank coffee

Then, on Friday we had the Final Exhibitions for many of our classes. Students traversed the Diana Center, from the Art Gallery to view fantastic Studio creations, to the Oval to watch their Sharks present business pitches. We saw Criminology discuss what justice meant to them, Computer Science walk eager participants through their self-made apps, and Math and Engineering give humor-filled presentations on the pitfalls of flawed designs.

 

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After a busy day of admiring the hard work and fine accomplishments of our students, we are even more excited to see what they accomplish in their future endeavors. Go Oxbridge!

Oxbridge NYCE Final Projects and Presentations begin today.

Wednesday, 7:30 pm in the James Room of Barnard Hall

Fashion Show and Film making Screening

A runway fashion show with special guest judges presented by the fashion major and minor students will be followed by a private screening of the films made by the film major and minor classes.


Thurs, 7:30 pm Coffeehouse in the Diana Student Dining Room

The art history class will be creating an online exhibition, building on the popularity of using digital to interpret and curate art. Together, we’ll curate a show digitally by creating content that reveals that the Impressionism were an “elbow joint” between past and present.

Creative writers will share readings from their published works.

Speech and Debate students will share some personal stories.

Journalism students will exhibit their website with its news content.

Politics and Human Rights students will introduce their publication and the issues they explored.


FRIDAY FINAL EXHIBITIONS IN THE DIANA CENTER

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Advertising & Media
1:30-2:30 pm in Room 501

Weather Report

Prepare for a weather report. Drawing on a summer of brainstorming, the ad and media crew will be forecasting trends to shake up and revitalize popular global brands, i.e. Adidas, Ikea, Starbucks, and others.

 

Photography/Fine Arts

McCagg Gallery 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

EMERGENCE / DIVERGENCE

e·mer·gence – the process of coming into being / di·ver·gence – the process or state of dividing, separating or parting

How have we emerged as individuals? How will we diverge? Within this exhibition, Fine Art Major and Minor students relate to concepts of time, travel, cultural identity and individual perspectives as inspiration through drawings, paintings, and sculptural works. Their focus is also targeted on their experience of New York City, tracing the nature of memory and sensation as they relate to its unique urban environments. The city’s perpetual motion is suspended in abstracted compositions that relate back to their memories and experiences. Come experience how these blossoming artists have emerged and diverged from each other in expressing their own, varied perspectives.

There will be refreshments for all served at the Art Gallery lobby from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

 

Business/Finance
2:10-2:55 pm in the Oval

Shark Tank

Step into the Shark Tank! Come watch aspiring entrepreneurs from the Finance class seek investments for the growth of their business models or product line from the tycoon investor sharks.  Experience the drama of pitch meetings! Welcome to the Tank! Watch the feeding frenzy!

 

International Business
2:55-3:40 pm in the Oval

Shark Tank II – Deeper Waters

Step into the Shark Tank again! Come watch aspiring entrepreneurs from the International Business class seek investments for the growth of their business models or product line from the tycoon investor sharks.  Experience the drama of pitch meetings! Welcome back to the Tank! Watch the feeding frenzy! Watch out – there is blood in the water.

 

Computer Science
1:30-1:55 pm in the Student Dining Room

The major computer science students will be presenting their final apps this Friday. Come enjoy their tech innovations!

 

Criminology
3:00-3:25 pm in the Student Dining Room

Come explore “what justice means” to each of the budding criminologists through a presentation of visual displays.

 

Economics

2:00-2:40 pm in the Student Dining Room

The World of Economics

Come travel around the world and learn about international economics! Each of the economics students has chosen a country to research and done a deep dive into its economic history, learning about recessions, financial crises, international trade and the country’s development and growth over the last century.  Stop by each student’s station where they will present their work on a poster board and answer any questions you may have!

 

 

Math and Engineering
1:30 – 2:00 pm in the Oval

Engineering Disasters!

Three panels of student engineers will propose their solutions to famous engineering disasters: historical incidents where errors in design or construction resulted in, or nearly resulted in, casualties. Students will investigate and explain the catastrophe of their choosing, and put themselves in the shoes of the engineering team tasked with remedying the damage. They will promote their proposed solutions to gain public support for their designs.

 

Medical Science
4:20-5:00 pm in the Oval

Future Physicians: Trust me, I’m (almost) a Doctor!

Watch these future physicians demonstrate CPR and other skills they learned over the course of the summer. You might even learn how to save a life! Free blood pressure tests available for program participants!

 

Psychology
2:45-3:30 pm in the Student Dining Room

Psychology Journal Presentations

Drawing from weekly experiential journal entries, which contain images and narratives, students will share their reflections and the images which are most meaningful to them. This will tie in with the areas of interest that they have spent time researching. There will be time for questions about their work.

 

Sports Business

4:00-4:20 pm in the Oval

Current Challenges in Sports Business
Each student will give a brief summary of a sports business-related topic or issue the he or she researched and reported on to the class. Topics include the recent decision of the Supreme Court to legalize sports betting, the NFL’s response to its players kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem, the growth of Major League Soccer, and the recent free-agent signings of NBA Star LeBron James (for $154 million by the Los Angeles Lakers) and soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo (for $140 million by Juventus.)


Musical Theater Revue

Fri, 7:30 pm in the Diana Oval

Be whisked into the dazzling world of Musical Theater with this revue of group numbers, duets, solos, and monologues performed by the Majors. Chicago, Rent, Hairspray, Spring Awakening, Mamma Mia!, Little Shop of Horrors, Legally Blonde, Waitress, Wicked, Addams Family, Godspell, Gypsy, and more!

NYCE Director’s Update: Week Three

Parents and Guardians,

Three weeks have flown by here at the New York College Experience. Students have had the opportunity to visit Columbia University, NYU, Yale, Princeton, Brown and UPenn. They explored the campus at each school, with current students. This third week was filled with fun events, from Coney Island on Tuesday to the Circle Line tour around Manhattan on Friday. After watching the Mets beat the Nationals at Citi Field in Queens today, I am sure that many people will sleep late on Sunday morning.

Major and Minor classes continue to delve into their subjects using NYC as their classroom. The Medical Science students went to Liberty Science Center and watched a surgical procedure performed in real time. The budding art historians got a chance to tour The Cloisters, the branch of the Met dedicated to Medieval art. The Sports Business students went to the headquarters of the National Hockey League. All the students have had the opportunity to experience New York with their teachers as mentors.

This final week together is full of special events to celebrate the students’ accomplishments during the summer. A Talent Show on Sunday evening and an open-mic coffee house on Thursday will showcase student performances, where creative writers, public speakers, and others will share their work. On Wednesday night, the Fashion students will strut the runway with their summer looks, and the film makers will treat us to a screening of their projects. On Friday afternoon, the Art Gallery in the Diana Center will feature the creations that our Fine Arts students have produced, and each floor will feature class presentations where students will have the opportunity to share their knowledge with their peers. Student performances continue Friday evening with the Musical Theater class show. The Final Banquet, Awards Ceremony, and Dance will take place on Saturday night, and, in the wee hours of Sunday morning, the first buses will depart Barnard College, and the tearful goodbyes will commence.

By this time next Sunday, all students will be on their way home to all four corners of the world.  We have already been in contact with you if there are questions about departure flights or details.  Please be sure to alert us if you paid the airline fee for your child to travel as an unaccompanied minor so that we can arrange their departure appropriately. If these or any other travel plans change, please email the program office at newyork@oxbridgeprograms.com. We still have one last week to share the magical experience that is NYCE 2018. I know everyone will make the most of it.

 

Kevin B. Held

NYCE Director