Students enjoyed a taste of long-haul travel as a part of their studies, with a visit to the popular destination Miami.
Students from both Tourism & Aviation and Sports at New City College's Epping Forest campus joined forces to enjoy a week-long visit to one of the United States' premier travel destinations.
Students had a packed agenda every day made up of both educational visits and fun activities in the city and at the beach. For Tourism & Aviation students, a long-haul trip to Miami helps introduce the students to a popular travel destination and all planning and coordination involved.
For Sport students, the trip provided insight into the opportunities of education abroad as well as a variety of careers the country had to offer.
The students had also fundraised throughout the year to raise funds towards the trip.
Simone Butler, Tourism & Aviation Course Leader at New City College said:
The trip was a great success. A major part of the course is to travel to a long-haul destination and Miami definitely ticked all the boxes for a fantastic educational visit
The Tourism group stayed at the Freehand Hotel where they met with the Director of Sales who shone a light on the hospitality and tourism business in Miami.
Tourism & Aviation student Chloe Piper said:
It was so helpful to learn about the different hospitality services in Miami and speak with key people to gain as much knowledge about the industry as possible. I had so much fun!
Sports students were invited to Urban Soccer in downtown Miami to participate in a strength and conditioning session with SoccerShape. The students took part in a number of different sessions aimed to improve an athlete's performance. The two-hour workout was followed with a question and answer session with the SoccerShape coaching staff.
The trip ended with a trip to South Beach where students cruised around Biscayne Bay viewing million-dollar mansions of the rich and famous including the Beckhams, Rihanna and Shakira to name but a few.
Looking to join the success? New City College Epping Forest Campus is taking applications for September!
Tourism & Aviation and Sports courses still have limited spaces available. Find out more about 16-18 and 19+ courses at our next open day.