Students from the Lycée Albert 1er head to New York on educational school trip

In a week-long journey, 44 students from  lycée Albert 1er broadened their horizons with a visit to New York City, blending cultural, historical, and educational experiences.

From February 16th to 23rd, Monaco’s Albert 1er high school students ventured to New York City for a cultural and historical exploration. This educational journey, meticulously planned for a year by educators and funded by sponsors, was designed to enhance the participants’ academic and life skills through a richly varied curriculum.

Kicking off the adventure, the group explored the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, delving into symbols of American freedom and immigration. Their itinerary also led them to Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, the cradle of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution.

A poignant moment unfolded as the students visited the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center, followed by a refreshing experience in the vast expanses of Central Park.

Highlighting the educational emphasis, the itinerary included stops at prominent museums such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, MoMA, the Guggenheim, and the Met. Here, students connected with artworks previously studied in class, deepening their appreciation for art history.

The journey also offered a platform for students to immerse in different lifestyles and engage in discussions on cultural diversity. Embracing technological advancements, they were assigned to create blogs in either English or French to chronicle their experiences, integrating modern communication methods into their educational fabric.

Among the individual projects, student Jérémy embarked on a creative endeavor, distributing custom-designed stickers across New York, illustrating the trip’s inspirational impact on their academic pursuits.

An enlightening session at the United Nations headquarters introduced the group to the intricacies of children’s rights, commemorating the 35th anniversary of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child and underscoring the humanistic ethos of their expedition.

Through hands-on learning and global exploration, the trip showed the importance of understanding diverse cultures and histories, providing the students with invaluable life lessons beyond the classroom.


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