Student Success Center
Trip Dates

Wednesday March 19- Sunday March 23, 2014

This travel/study trip will allow participants to encounter the cultural offerings of one of the USA's most vibrant cities for five days and four nights. Experienced faculty will provide a survey of exhibitions and performances in art, music, and theatre, as well as historical background and giving practical guidance. This trip offers access to arts experts and cultural experiences not available to most travelers or commercial tour groups, while allowing flexibility for exploration of individual interests.

BIG ARTS is limited to 40 participants. Registrations will be accepted until December 13, 2013, or until space is filled.

Contact Information   

Informational Sessions

Monday, October 14, 2013, 12:00 PM / East Building Room C107 / Austin Campus

Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 7:00 PM / East Building Room C108 / Austin Campus

Pre-trip orientation classes

January 21, 2014 & March 4, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm  AE room E106
Orientation classes are designed to assist you in maximizing your time in New York. Faculty will present options for exploring NYC's music, art, theatre, and historical offerings as well as providing practical travel advice for your trip.

Registration Instructions

This tour is open to all interested persons who are 18 on or before March 1, 2014. Persons under the age of 18 must have responsible adult over 21 years of age to accompany them.

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Financial Information
  • Quad occupancy - $1275.00
  • Triple occupancy - $1389.00
  • Double occupancy (double beds)- $1565.00
  • Double occupancy (twin beds)- $1565.00
  • Single occupancy - $1989.00
  • Plus 2 credits tuition
    • $367.32 + fees
    • $64.62 (Senior - age 62 and up)
  • Tuition payment is due at time of registration for MUSC 2600 or THTR 2600 and is not included in basic cost. Credit Cards, checks, and cash accepted
  • Round-trip from Austin to NYC via chartered motor coach between Austin and Minneapolis and a direct flight between Minneapolis & NY LaGuardia
  • Motor coach transportation to/from LaGuardia and hotel
  • Five days/four nights in New York City (Manhattan)
  • Lodging in heart of Times Square
  • Luggage porterage and tips
  • Guidance of Riverland faculty
  • Pre-trip classes to assist you with cultural, leisure, and travel planning
What You Receive For Your Riverland Tuition
  • Two credits in humanities (THTR 2600 or MUSC 2600)
  • Guidance of experienced Riverland faculty
  • Two pre-trip orientation classes
  • Information session each morning in NYC at 9:30 a.m.
  • Information and assistance obtaining tickets for cultural events

You may audit the class, eliminating academic responsibility

Costs not included in basic trip price:
  • Tuition for a 2-credit class at RiverlandCommunity College
    • $367.32 including fees
    • $64.62 (Senior Citizen Rate)
  • Food
  • Subway/bus passes
  • Concert & theatre tickets
  • Museum/visitor fees
  • Miscellaneous spending money

(Tips & gratuities for drivers, porters, etc. ARE included in the trip price)

Options You May Wish To Purchase
  • Day Trips in NYC (includes professional guide)
    • Prices vary according to tour selected
  • Trip Cancellation Insurance
    • Recommended and available through Burch Travel. Anyone with a pre-existing health condition must apply for this insurance.
Payment Schedule
  • $500.00 non-refundable deposit (Accepted until December 13, 2013 or until space if filled)
  • Remainder due January 31, 2014. (non-refundable)
Things to see & do!
Times Square is a major commercial intersection in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, on 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. It has been important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world.
The Metropolitan Operais a vibrant home for the world's most creative and talented artists working in opera, including singers, conductors, composers, orchestra musicians, stage directors The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark skyscraper and American cultural icon in New York City, United States
Located in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of international friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States New York City’s Chinatown, the largest Chinatown in the United States—and the site of the largest concentration of Chinese in the western hemisphere—is located on the lower east side of Manhattan.
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. With a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903, and the first steel-wire suspension bridge. Little Italy is a neighborhood in lower Manhattan, New York City, once known for its large population of Italians.Today the neighborhood of Little Italy consists of Italian stores and restaurants.

The Cathedral of St. Patrick (commonly called St. Patrick's Cathedral) is a decorated Neo-Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral church in the United States. It is the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and a parish church.
  • Broadway Shows
  • Television shows
  • Twin Towers site
  • Greenwich Village
  • Central Park
  • Carnegie Hall
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • 5th Avenue shopping
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Rockefeller Plaza
    And more!