Summer in the Big Apple!

New York City is packed with plenty to do! After a day full of discovery and creativity during class, explore the shops, sights and scenes in NYC. Enjoy a favorite sport or just relax in the park.

Each evening, you will have the opportunity to socialize and build friendships while you enjoy the fun and excitement of NYC nightlife. Many popular hangouts are located just steps from Columbia, and the welcoming crowd of lively locals and visitors creates an unforgettable energy! Catch a local concert or enjoy a game of pool or pingpong. From Topshop to Marc Jacobs, Adidas to Bloomingdale’s, you can’t beat the trendy upscale shopping in SoHo. If you want to watch the world go by, sit down at a café right in the center of the bustling city and people watch while sharing stories and playing games with your new friends.

Your Stay with ACA 

Columbia shows you a vibrant campus perfectly situated to take advantage of all the excitement New York has to offer in the summertime.

Rest easy, because ACA understands the importance of being comfortable in your home away from home. Columbia's residences feature the comfort, safety and cleanliness you expect from ACA, including air conditioning! Staying on Columbia's campus, in the heart of NYC, you will have easy access to all classes and activities. This prime location offers easy access to the attractions, entertainment and shopping that make the Big Apple a world-class city. Our goal is to consistently create an environment where you’ll be able to concentrate on getting the most out of your summer – staying relaxed, refreshed and ready to excel.

Staying in NYC has its privileges. You’ll kick back in comfort, enjoying in-suite bathrooms, Internet access, weekly housekeeping, linen service and much more. At the end of the day, relax in fully furnished lounges. Catch your favorite show on cable TV, play some Xbox, or watch a DVD with your new friends!

The Finest Fitness Facilities

You’ll have access to a fully equipped workout facility and plenty of other athletic options during your stay. You can lace up your running shoes for a jog in Central Park, or hit the gym to pump some iron or get moving on an elliptical trainer. Outdoor tennis courts, basketball courts and plenty of other options are sure to keep you busy. Of course, a game of touch football or a little Frisbee is always a Central Park classic. Just make sure to pack your workout gear!

Safety and Supervision

ACA has always been committed to absolute safety for every student. We maintain a ten-to-one student-to-staff ratio – one of the lowest in the industry – to ensure everyone gets the unmatched attention and unique personalized programs they deserve. As part of our commitment to student safety, ACA staff members live on student-occupied floors, accompany students on all activities and excursions, and are always equipped with cellphones for emergencies.

Travel to New York 

We recommend that students fly nonstop to LaGuardia (LGA) International Airport. There they will be met by ACA staff members, who will escort them to comfortable, air-conditioned shuttles for the brief drive to campus.


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