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Trips & Weekend Activites

The United States is full of historical landmarks that reflect the country's proud culture and heritage. However, considering the United States' vastness in size, these landmarks cannot be covered in one visit. Nevertheless, Shining Future strives to give our students meaningful cultural experiences by giving them chances to venture into different cities and visit historic sites. In accordance with the rest of our teaching philosophy based on experiential learning, we help students American and non-American alike to learn about the United States by taking them outside the classroom and straight to the heart of what they may not have had a chance to explore in the past. Here are some of the cities and activities students have taken part in over the weekend: 

New York City

The city that never sleeps is filled with different types of cultures that blend in to make New York City America's melting pot. NYC is rich in history and places to see. When you visit NYC, you'll get to experience places like the MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art), 9/11 Memorial, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Rockefeller Center.


A stop to New York isn't complete without iconic views of the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State. If attending during the summer, student might have the chance of attending concert for the Today Show and Good Morning America. Whether you're here for a weekend, or for one of our Summer Camps, NYC will have you wanting to come back soon. 


Boston is a hub for revolutionary history, along with its great influence of strategic institutions. Boston continues to produce new leaders in many fields that propel advancement in the country. When you visit Boston, you will have the chance to visit these institutions along with sites like the Boston Harbor, Bunker Hill monument, Harvard Square, and the site of the Boston Marathon.



Talk about experiencing history first hand; Philadelphia is the perfect place for this. This city is known for being the place where the United States was born. Within Independence National Park, you will find Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the President's House. This park will take you back to America's Founding Fathers period.


Besides being a historic city, Philadelphia has great museums and harbors to relax. Of course, one cannot leave Phlly without trying a Philly Cheese Steak from a local vendor.  

Six Flags

Visiting cities is always fun, but visiting amusement parks can be even funner. Six Flags is know as one of biggest and best amusement parks in the country. Right from the start, you will be amazed at the amount of rides the park has; from small carousel to giant rollercoasters that will leave you hanging (literally). Out students always have a blast when they visit Six Flags, as most of them conquer their fears and leave wanting more. 


Other Excursions

  • Hershey Park

    • Hershey, Pennsylvania

  • College Tours

    • Yale University

    • New York University

    • Harvard University

    • Boston College

    • Princeton

    • MIT (Massachussetts Institute of Technology)

  • Yankee Stadium

  • Paintball

  • Madison Square Garden Tour

  • MOMA (Museum of Modern Art)

  • Bronx Zoo

  • Yale Art Gallery

  • Broadway

    • Finding Neverland

    • Matilda

    • Wicked 

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