Student Success Center
Trip Dates

Friday March 13- Tuesday March 17, 2015

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 November 24, 2014, or until space is filled.

Contact Information   

Informational Sessions
Pre-trip orientation classes
Jan 20, 2015 & Mar 3, 2015
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, 2015. 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 - $793.00
  • Triple occupancy - $841.00
  • Double occupancy - $936.00
  • Single occupancy - $1,222.00
  • 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

Scholarships are available for Riverland Theatre & Music students!

Payment Schedule
  • $250.00 non-refundable deposit (Accepted until November 24, 2014 or until space if filled)
  • Remainder due January 30, 2015. (non-refundable)
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

You may audit the class, eliminating academic responsibility

  • Round-trip from Austin to NYC via chartered motor coach between Austin and Minneapolis and a direct flight between Minneapolis & NYC/JFK airport
  • Five days/four nights in New York City (Manhattan)
  • Lodging in heart of Times Square
  • Free breakfast and WiFi at hotel
  • Luggage porterage and tips
  • Guidance of experienced Riverland faculty
  • Pre-trip classes to assist you with cultural, leisure, and travel planning
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
    • Additional information will be provided at pre-trip class meetings.
Contact Information

Scott Blankenbaker, Music / 507-433-0547
Lindsey Williams, Theatre / 507-434-7390

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!