The city is filled with places and buildings that have shaped the history of the city and the entire country. It's impossible to mention them all here!
New York is an enchanting city for young people and a dream destination for teenagers, primarily because you never get bored there. There's always something to do, and most importantly, something new. A lifetime wouldn't be enough to see and experience everything at least once. Teenagers love recognizing the settings of their favorite movies and TV shows, and young adults arrive full of hope to launch their careers and fulfill their professional dreams. The city is a magnet for entrepreneurs from around the world, not to mention artists and the most original dreamers. New York awaits its visitors with perpetual surprises and wonders. What better destination for youth seeking to fight boredom and search for hope and a future?
Whether you are a beginner or have an advanced level, you can find a suitable language stay based on your English proficiency. AILS allows you to discover the language through total immersion to optimize your progress quickly. However, you can also take advantage of our language stays to improve your English and learn to adapt to the various accents you'll hear in New York. You can choose the intensity of the courses, in addition to the type of accommodation, when organizing your stay.
US law requires all foreign nationals to present a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond their intended stay in the United States. You should also ensure that you have an electronic or biometric passport with an electronic chip symbolized on the cover.
This document is mandatory when neither of the parents accompanies a minor child upon departure from France. Although it was abolished in 2013, this requirement was reinstated a few years later as part of the fight against terrorism, mainly to prevent minors from traveling to conflict zones.
To enjoy our language stays in New York as a minor, you will need to present a passport, a parental authorization for minors, and a photocopy of the identification document (preferably the passport) of the parent(s) who signed the authorization. The processing time for the parental authorization is on average two days, but it depends on the local authorities, so it's advisable to start the process in advance. Having a valid passport requires more planning. Depending on the time of year, there may be a high demand (such as during vacation periods). The processing times can range from three weeks for the quickest to over two months if the national printing office is highly solicited during that period!
More than 800 languages are spoken there every day, and English is heard in all possible accents. It's the dream destination to learn English and practice switching between languages with other language learners who are supportive. In fact, you will frequently meet New Yorkers who are going through the same learning process and can share experiences and tips to progress even faster.
As mentioned, New York is THE shopping capital. If Paris is the fashion capital, it's in New York where you'll find the most sought-after pieces at the most accessible prices. Every year, many fashionistas don't hesitate to cross the Atlantic for a quick shopping trip during the January sales...
The richness of cultures and immigration history also translates into culinary diversity. There are so many restaurants, fast-foods, cafeterias, and food trucks in New York that it's estimated to take more than 22 years to visit them all! From traditional Italian cuisine to the most avant-garde molecular gastronomy, all culinary inspirations are represented. It's both a paradise for steak and grill lovers and vegans. Many say that people walk a lot in New York not because it's difficult to park a car, but to burn off the calories from the meals...
Immersing yourself in the places that have captivated us in movies or multiple seasons of a TV series is a unique experience. New York is part of the collective unconsciousness in all countries. It's the first city that comes to mind when representing the United States to the rest of the world, as well as when imagining a daily life similar to that of the heroes on the big or small screen.
Because New York is the city that never sleeps, you'll experience the unique energy that is shared by the 8 million souls living there. In this bustling city often compared to a beehive, it's fascinating to be able to combine multitude and energy with the peace and secrecy that surround many neighborhoods and hidden and unusual corners. It's an experience in its own right that you can only discover in New York.