2016 Program Overview

The 2016 Global Link Program welcomed 12 ICU students to New York from July 5th to July 29th. The 2016 program focused primarily on exploring issues faced by New York City such as homelessness, post-disaster recovery, and food sustainability. The program also continued its career-related activities with visits to a variety of NY-based companies and organizations. Included for the the first time was a trip to Washington, D.C., where students visited the World Bank and NHK’s Washington bureau office. At various receptions and dinners, alumni shared their stories and life lessons with the program participants.

Take a look at the 2016 schedule, some photos, and some testimonials from our incredible participants to learn more.

2016 Schedule

Week 1

Day 1: Orientation; Welcome Lunch at Bernheim & Schwartz; Boat Cruise around New York City.

Day 2: Roundtable Discussion on Identity Formation with Sam Shepherd; Lunch at Dinosaur BBQ; Walking Tour of Harlem

Day 3: Visit to Ground Zero & 9/11 Tribute Center; Tour of Columbia Campus; Visit to Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations