Student Tours - Interior Design

Study Tour Destinations for Interior Design Students include:
* New York City
* China
* Milan, Florence and Venice Italy
* International Furniture Shows

This trip is designed to introduce students of interior design to the industry in this fast-paced city. Presenting a balance of business and cultural experiences, students will enjoy visits to various industry appointments combined with museum tours, sightseeing and a Broadway Show.

Depending on scheduling, one main feature of this trip will be the annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. More than 600 exhibitors will display contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors. This assemblage of national and international exhibitors affords the chance to experience the most selective scope of the globe's finest, most creative, and original avant-garde home and contract products - handily and temptingly showcased in one venue. Your Student ID is your ticket in.

Stroll along Antique Row in the East Sixties or visit the eclectic shops in SoHo and Tribeca. Walking around the neighborhoods will provide the opportunity to view a variety of architectural styles. The unusual Flatiron Building, New York's Brownstones, Row Houses & Walk-Ups, The Cast Iron Architecture of New York's SoHo and the Mansions in the Sky: Tour NY's Fifth Ave including the opulent Trump Tower. Walking tours of the various Manhattan neighborhoods gives one a peek at the various ethnic groups who live here.

The Empire State Building, The Empire State Building is cemented in both New York and U.S. History. Built during the Depression, the building was the center of a competition between Walter Chrysler (Chrysler Corp.) and John Jakob Raskob (creator of General Motors) to see who could build the tallest building. Construction began in 1930 and is a stunning example of Art Deco architecture. Your trip to the Observatory of the Empire State Building on the 102nd floor provides a special opportunity to view the city from above. On clear days visitors can see the surrounding countryside for distances up to 80 miles, looking into the neighboring states of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts, as well as New York. Do this at night for a dazzling display.

There are many exciting hotels in Manhattan designed by notable architects/designers including Philippe Starck and Ian Schrager. And you can enjoy a guided walking tour hosted by one of New York's architecture experts.

New York is home to some of the world's finest museums. Students will visit the permanent American Decorative Arts exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum as part of the tour and may also want to see the Guggenheim, Museum of Modern Art, the Frick Collection or Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design or any of the smaller collections around town.