Participant Event: Manhattan Boat Cruise


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On Flag Day, InterExchange joined some of our NYC interns and trainees on a Manhattan Sunset Boat Cruise along with interns and trainees from the French and German Chambers of Commerce. We were able to soak in the sights of the beautiful city and network with professionals and other J-1 interns from all over the world! Representatives from the U.S. Department of State, the French Embassy and the Consulate General of Germany in New York were also in attendance.

Manhattan skyline
Manhattan skyline
Image courtesy of InterExchange

The boat tour started in the west side of the island of Manhattan for a stunning view of midtown at sunset with the Empire State Building lit up in red, white, and blue. Then the tour continued down the Hudson River, treating us to a gorgeous view of the Financial District of New York City and the Freedom Tower. Finally, the boat cruised by the Statue of Liberty before heading back to its dock.

Interns on the boat
Interns on the boat
Image courtesy of Felix Yates

Guests enjoyed an evening of eating, drinking, and socializing with their J-1 peers, as well as networking, meeting new friends, and discussing their various experiences in the U.S. and NYC so far.

Kristen with Max and Statue of Liberty
Kristen with Max and Statue of Liberty
Images courtesy of InterExchange

One of our participants, Felix Yates, said, “The boat cruise had stunning views of Manhattan as the sun set. It was also a great opportunity to meet other people from all over the world. I had a fantastic time!”

Kristen Gartside Kristen Gartside

Kristen started at InterExchange Career Training USA in 2016 after returning from a year-long internship in London. She is thrilled to be able to help InterExchange participants embark on their very own internships abroad in the U.S. Kristen currently lives in New York City, holds a masters degree from the University of Oxford, and is hoping to travel to every corner of the globe.

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