Trip to Ellis and Liberty Island

As part of the Inclusiveness Initiatives Fund Grant awarded to the International Student Orientation Committee (ISOC) in December 2007, spring and fall entrants of the Class of 2011 were able to participate in an educational field trip to Liberty Island and Ellis Island in New York City on Sunday, March 30, 2008. The pictures taken by the participants and their comments about the trip (see below) illustrate how much they learned about the cultural and social history of the United States.

On the Ferry to Battery Park

"I really enjoyed the guided tour and hearing about the other side of the story of immigrants. I think this perspective of the immigrants' story helped give me a more complete picture of the history of Ellis Island and the people who would become the backbone of the U.S."  Student '11