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13 Reasons why you should learn English in New York

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If you’re thinking about learning English in New York, then you probably already know a little bit about the Big Apple – but if you’d like to know a few more reasons why you should make New York your EC destination, then keep reading!

1 | It’s the city that never sleeps

Of course, New Yorkers do sleep just like everyone else in the world – but this expression means that there’s always something happening around this buzzing cosmopolitan city. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you can bet that there’s something on to suit it!


2 | You’ll be surrounded by culture

New York is known to be a rich melting pot of cultures, with generations of families coming from all over the world helping to mould the city into a vibrant, multicultural hub. You’ll be able to try a whole range of different cuisines, experience a diverse music scene, and enjoy some serious world-class art in places like The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art, to name just a few.

3 | Every neighbourhood has its own personality

NYC is one big city, but every little neighbourhood and borough has its own distinct personality! Stepping into a new part of the city is just like stepping into a different, charming new world.

4 | Fashion, baby!

New York is home to New York Fashion Week, one of the most eagerly-awaited events in the fashion calendar. But that’s not all – personal style is king in this stylish city, and New Yorkers are never afraid to experiment with their outfits and dare to be truly fashion forward.

5 | It’s shopping heaven

Oh, and you’ll be happy to know that you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to shopping in New York. From designers and high-end brands to more affordable brands and vintage shops, you might just end up struggling to pack your suitcase when it’s time to go home…

6 | Musical mecca

Any big musician or band you can think of can’t possibly miss out on the chance to perform in the Big Apple! If you love music, keep an eye out for any top names that’ll be visiting New York while you’re studying English there.

7 | Did we mention the art?

Yeah, we did, but It’s so amazing that we just had to talk about it again. And the street are is amazing too!

8 | Central Park, obviously!

As one of the most well-known sights in this iconic city, Central Park is just bursting with things to see and do!  With roughly 40 million visitors each year, this huge piece of greenery right in the middle of the city is one of the most-visited parks in the world.

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9 | Sports, sports, and more sports

Hailed as the world’s undisputed sports champion, New York is the place for you. If you love anything from all-American favourites like baseball, basketball, or American football to other sports like hockey, soccer, racing, rugby, tennis, golf, and running – they’ve got it. Oh, don’t forget to hit Yankee Stadium!

10 | The legendary $1 pizza

Do we even need to say anything about this glorious pizza?

11 | Lady Liberty

It’s just impossible to visit New York without spending some time hanging out with the Statue of Liberty! There are loads of incredible sights to see in NYC, like Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, the Flatiron Building, and colourful Chinatown to name just a few top spots.

12 | This incredible skyline

Just wow.

13 | EC New York!

Our English language school in New York is located right in the heart of Manhattan’s Times Square, with incredible views of the city and just minutes away from 5th Avenue, Broadway, and the Empire State Building!

Courses Include:

General and Intensive English

English in the City


Academic Semester/Year

TOEFL Exam Preparation

Cambridge Exam Preparation

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