Hello International Representatives,
We are excited to announce some exciting updates to CIEE’s New York Orientation! We are always looking to improve our students’ experiences and based on feedback received from NYO last year, we have made the decision to host NYO 2023 at a new Newark-area hotel.
All CIEE 2023 Student Orientations will be held at:
Embassy Suites Newark Airport Hotel
95 International Blvd
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
The Embassy Suites Hotel is conveniently located just three miles from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), walking distance to the Mills at Jersey Gardens shopping mall. The hotel offers a complimentary made-to-order breakfast, which means our jet-lagged students will no longer have to wait for a group breakfast at a specific time! In addition, the hotel has an indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, and complimentary wi-fi.
To best accommodate our students, host families, and school start dates, we will have 3 NYO sessions:
- NY1: August 1-3
- NY2: August 8-10
- NY3: August 15-17
On the first day of NYO, the Welcome Dinner is at 7PM, so we ask that your students arrive to Newark, New Jersey airport (EWR) by 5PM. As for the last day, please book all domestic flights out of EWR before noon (12:00 pm).
Please note that we will be capping each orientation session on a first come, first-serve basis so it is important that CIEE has an accurate headcount of how many of your students wish to attend. CIEE will do our best to assign orientation sessions to make sure students arrive in time for their first day of classes.
The pricing for NYO 2023 will remain the same as NYO 2022. The cost to attend our 2-day New York Orientation this year is $700 per student. This amount includes the student’s 2-night hotel stay, meals, orientation sessions led by CIEE staff, excursion activities, and chaperoned transportation to and from Newark airport. We will be unable to accommodate transfers to/from other airports unless approved at least 30 days in advance. Additional fees will apply. Orientations will be included as add-ons in your upcoming August 2023 invoices.
We are currently finalizing our 2023 orientation agenda, which will be available in the coming weeks. We anticipate much of the same programming and tour activities as offered in past years’ orientations. Should you have any questions regarding orientation, please do not hesitate to reach out.
We look forward to meeting your students in-person soon!
HS Operations Team