February 26, 2020

New Eyes on New York: An ELI Class Adventure in the Big Apple

By Pat Duffy

For the month of February, students from Ritsumeikan University in Japan, studied at the ELI in its Mastering English Program. Here, through photographs, they shared some of their fabulous experiences in New York City.

Photo of Yankee Stadium gate 6

“Going to Yankee Stadium was an amazing experience.” — Ryotaro Oki

Architectural shot of balconies at Hudson Yards

“Climbing the Vessel in the Hudson Yards makes me dizzy!” — Gong Diqing

NYC skyline

“It was awesome to see the skyline from the ferry to Liberty Island.” — Rena Nagira

Brooklyn Bridge shot from pedestrian POV

“I can see a magnificent night view from Brooklyn Bridge and it is so beautiful.” — Aoki Showa

Manhattan Bridge shot from Dumbo street

“This is Dumbo. This place is retro and very beautiful.” — Takahashi Toshikazu

Dinosaur skeleton with person looking at it

“I was excited to see a big dinosaur for the first time!” — Yukino (family name not included) 

Barclay Center with players on court

“I was so excited to see the basketball game at Barclays Center for the first time.” — Syuuma Nagasaka

Basketball game at MSG with Japanese player

“I saw the Japanese NBA player, Rui Hachimura, at MSG. It was super cool!” — Keisuke Hayakawa

Bloody steak cut open

“I ate steak at Peter Luger Steakhouse, which is the Number 1 steakhouse in US and very delicious!” — Shugo Tsubota

People ice-skating

“I went to Rockefeller Center and it was an unforgettable experience for me.” — Shiho Oguri

Student in front of "Frozen" sign on Broadway

“My dream of watching the Broadway show came true.” — Yuriko Hiramatsu


Person looking at Warhol's Campbells Soup Cans in Museum

“Finally I saw the famous Campbell soup poster of Andy Warhol. It was so exciting!” — Yuki Yanabe

Large group of students on steps of Metropolitan Museum

“In New York, it was so amazing that I could take a photo with my friends in front of the Met Museum–it was like the scene on the steps of the Met that I saw in “Gossip Girl”! — Rika Matsushima

Lunch for two people with soda on wooden table

“This lobster roll is so delicious!” — Tamami Hosokawa

Statue of Liberty

“I was amazed to see the real, authentic Statue of Liberty!” — Suzuka Tanaka

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