History & Description
Just over a century ago, the Marist Brothers came to New York's Hudson River Valley to train young men to continue the Brothers' vocation as great educators. What started as a seminary for the training of future Marist Brothers has developed into one of the leading colleges of the arts and sciences in the country.
Marist College is now home to approximately 4,100 traditional undergraduate men and women, 1,100 adult continuing education students, and another 1,000 graduate students. In 1947, the first graduating class of modern-day Marist College consisted of four Marist Brothers. Today, close to 30,000 alumni and alumnae call Marist alma mater. Marist has a proud tradition that laid the foundation for a state-of-the-art campus for students preparing to enter the work force of the 21st century.
New York City, New York
"New York is a world unto itself. It is home to many of the greatest fashion designers in the world, fabulous museums and galleries and it is irrefutably the media capital of the planet. But it's also a place to live - and to play. Students in the Marist in Manhattan program have actually told us there are so many things to see and do, they have trouble listing them all. Enjoying Italian ices in Central Park or the ice rink in Bryant Park. Strolling the tree-lined streets of Brooklyn's tony Park Slope, or enjoying the view from the High Line, overlooking the Hudson River on the West Side. Partying at nightclubs in the East Village. Partying at nightclubs on the Upper East Side. Restaurants here, there and everywhere - Chinatown, Restaurant Row on 46th, or the shops at Eataly Market. Weekends in SoHo. Weeknights in Midtown. Live performances on the sidewalks of Times Square and Rockefeller Center. See it, do it, live it. New York" (http://www.marist.edu/commarts/maristinmanhattan/nyc.html).
About The Program
Marist in Manhattan kicks off each semester-long program with a day-long orientation to help students learn how to navigate the busy subways and streets of New York. Faculty and staff lead students on a tour of key New York sites. During the first few weeks, academic staffers conduct frequent phone and email checks, along with some "drop-in" visits.
Marist in Manhattan students reside in the deHirsch Residence at the 92nd St. Y on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Located just 3 blocks east of Central Park, deHirsch is both convenient to midtown and enjoys easy access to the many shops and restaurants on adjacent Third Avenue. The deHirsch Residence is part of the Y’s comprehensive community center, which includes a theater, fitness center, swimming pool, art/music classes, a daycare and many more amenities. Student rooms are dormitory style, with common kitchens and laundry areas located on alternate floors. There is 24-hour security. http://www.92y.org/Residence.
Food & Laundry
You will have access to both kitchens and local restaurants. Usually students cook and eat-out equally in this program.
You will have access to laundry (see above).
Internship courses for academic credit at colleges and professional schools enable students to apply classroom learning in the workplace. Using nationally recognized best practices in experiential learning, students reflect upon the professional environments they will be entering and develop an understanding of the competencies they will need throughout their working lives. They explore the particular practices of a profession or industry, and refine or reassess their career goals. Requirements: Students participate in a minimum of 270-405 hours of internship work time. Academic staffers make regular checks on student progress, with feedback offered on weekly journals and other times, as needed. Additionally, online or on-ground coursework is offered and is designed specifically to complement the knowledge and skill sets associated with interns. Students will explore learning strategies, general codes of conduct, and networking approaches which create a context for individual growth and development throughout their careers. Faculty members seek to maximize the professional resources available in New York by scheduling class meetings to coincide with lectures, panel discussions and other industry-related events. Together, these approaches offer the student a rich environment in which to gain exposure to the professional world.
Where are the internships?
New York is home to numerous major television networks, fashion design houses, public relations and advertising agencies, national sports leagues, apparel manufacturing headquarters and much more. Students will play an active role in selecting which employers they want to apply to.
How does intern placement work?
The best internships are very competitive. The Marist faculty and staff will guide you through this process by assisting you in preparing a cover letter, professional resume and provide you with interview tips and counseling you on choosing appropriate employment sites. Ultimately, employers retain full control over which students they select. Therefore, we encourage students to work closely with faculty and staff on the internship search process.
How much work is involved in an internship?
Most students want to maximize their time at New York internships. Academic requirements vary by discipline, but a good rule of thumb is to plan on working at the internship a minimum of 3 full days per week for at least 12 weeks. Communication Media students must enroll for a minimum of 9 credits of internship, which requires 405 hours of time at the internship site. Fashion students must enroll for a minimum of 6 credits, or 270 hours or 9 credits of internship, which requires 405 hours of time at the internship site.
Is there course work in addition to the internship?
Yes, most instructors require students to produce written journals, blogs and papers to document, analyze and reflect upon their internship experience. These works can become valuable in the future as they show prospective employers what you have done.
To view where recent participants have interned, click on this link: http://www.marist.edu/commarts/maristinmanhattan/about.html.
Monthly internship seminar lunches and dinners give students the opportunity to share and compare personal experiences and to reflect on ways to maximize their internships. A series of social activities are scheduled, including trips to Broadway theaters, comedy clubs and sporting events. Faculty members often organize group trips to lectures and talks given by industry leaders.
Current BW Status
You must be a current BW student and have completed at least one semester of on-campus study at BW before you may submit an application.
Your cumulative grade point average has to be 2.7 or above (the host institution might have a higher GPA requirement.) If lower than a 2.7, students may appeal with the permission of the Explorations Director.
Student Conduct Record
Serious or multiple violations of college policy may jeopardize your eligibility for Explorations/Study Abroad programs. You will not be eligible for a program if you have been found in violation of any of the following policies within the past 12 months: Aacohol, drugs, assault (any type), harassment, stalking, vandalism, theft and more (this list is not all-inclusive).
Your account must be paid in full, or at least, making current payments to the University for the current term.
In order to receive transfer credit from your classes abroad, you need to receive a "C" grade or better.
How Much Does It Cost?
Students who choose to participate in this full semester program can expect to pay charges above BW tuition, room and board, for the respective semester. All of your financial aid and scholarships will apply. Housing for this program is more expensive than housing at BW. More details regarding this can be found by contacting Explorations/Study Abroad. Additional financial aid may be available to help with this additional cost.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
In addition to federal aid, other forms of financial assistance may be available. Public and private organizations, businesses, and churches often award grants, loans, and fellowships to students traveling abroad. Scholarships may be awarded on the basis of personal attributes (ethnic or religious background, parents' field of employment,etc.) For more information about available scholarships/funding, please visit: my.bw.edu/Academics/Study-Abroad/Pages/Financial-Aid-and-Scholarships.aspx