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Excursions & Events

Explore the culture and beauty of New York with fellow GSI students and our Global Student Ambassadors (GSAs)! The following excursions may be organized during GSI, offering you the chance to have a unique, exciting New York experience and expand your cultural horizons!

COVID-19 UPDATE:  Due to the escalating COVID-19 situation in New York, GSI is moving to an online-only format for Summer 2020. Please visit our COVID-19 Update page for details before submitting your GSI application.

Excursions & Events

New York City
Global Student Ambassadors and GSI staff will guide you on a day-trip to New York City. Take your picture in Times Square, wander the halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, explore the hustle and bustle of Wall Street, or stroll the High Line!

Tanger Outlet Mall, Riverhead
Outlet (discount) shopping is an American tradition!  Spend a day at the popular Tanger Outlet Mall in Riverhead for discounted shopping at 130+ name brand stores.

Beach
The south shore of Long Island is home to numerous public beaches.  Dip your toes in the Atlantic Ocean, relax on the sand, and experience Long Island beach culture!

Alive After 5 
Experience the biggest street festival on Long Island!  Main Street in Patchogue is closed to cars with live music,  street vendors,  and food trucks.

Broadway Musical
Experience the magic of Broadway with discounted tickets!  This matinee viewing allows you to spend the rest of the evening exploring New York City.

Port Jefferson Village
Spend your evening strolling Port Jeff Village, a popular beach town on Long Island!  Load  up  on ice cream, visit the shops, or eat dinner at one of the many local restaurants.

* All excursions and events are subject to change.

Beyond the Brook

Stony Brook is located at the geographic midpoint of Long Island. The campus lies about 60 miles east of New York City and 60 miles west of Montauk Point. It is only a short distance to the beaches of Fire Island and the historic monuments and museums of New York City.

Beyond the Brook  was developed to provide students with all the information needed to explore what Long Island and New York City has to offer socially, culturally, and recreationally.

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