Diversity Series: Shades of the Apple – Exploring Diversity in NYC

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Diversity Series: Shades of the Apple – Exploring Diversity in NYC

Trace the history of immigration in New York City from Ellis Island (optional extension), through “Old New York” in Lower Manhattan, into some of the world’s most diverse neighborhoods today and study the effects of wide-spread diversity on this booming metropolis. Examine inequalities in gender, age, race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, and socioeconomic status that exist in diverse communities.

1,795 USD*

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*Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Single room supplements are available

“MEJDI Exclusive” Socially Conscious Experiences:
Learn about the history of immigration in New York from an expert at the Tenement Museum.
Meet with a representative from John Jay College of Criminal Justice for a discussion on systemic racism in law enforcement and how education and inclusion in the workforce helps bridge social disparities.
Talk with I Am Your Protector, a community of people who stand up for one another across dimensions of religion, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation with a goal of breaking down barriers between different communities.
Take a walking culinary & culture tour of New York’s most diverse neighborhood, Jackson Heights. Chat with local immigrant restaurant owners, sample cultural specialties, and hear first-hand stories about what the “American Dream” and what that looks like today.
Meet with an English as a Second Language (ESL) expert and educator and learn how education and language learning plays a role in a neighborhood that is home to ~167 different languages.
Walk the Bed-Stuy murals, colorful street art celebrating the black community, with a local black author and journalist and talk about the history and importance of black communities in NYC.
Meet with a leader from the Hasidic Jewish community and a female Arabic Christian priest for a discussion about religious diversity in Brooklyn.
3 nights’ accommodation at the following hotels or similar (double occupancy): Hotel 50 Bowery NYC, Chinatown
1 expert local guide for 4 days
Public transportation/walking tours on days 1-3
Private coach transfers to/from Queens on day 3
Private coach transportation on day 4
NYC MetroCard
Group departure airport transfer
Meals listed in the itinerary: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Entrances, sites, and honorariums for speakers
US-based customer service representatives
Per Person


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International Airfare
Arrival & departure airport transfers
Single Supplement-$420
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Anything not explicitly mentioned in the included section

“There was nothing ordinary about this truly unique, non-traditional tour company that provides thought provoking narratives from a diverse array of locals. The educational component was mind-blowing – one that was needed. Mejdi is one of a kind.
The time you might have spent shopping on a “traditional tour” is instead on this MEJDI tour spent gaining insight into the current events of the area through the stories of the locals and professionals you will meet.”


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