The basics
THE USA: Destination Guides

Where to see the “real” New York (by a New Yorker) [VIDEO]

Where do you go in New York to see the "real" New York which the locals know? An actual New York local shares some inside tips for things to do at the end of our Google Hangout session.

share image

If you google ‘things to do in New York’ or buy a tourist guide, you’ll be inundated with the same things to go and see: Empire State Building, Times Square, Madison Square Garden etc.....These are all incredible, world-famous sites with a lot of history; but where do you go if you want to see the New York which only those who live there, know about?

Aidan from Sara’s Homestay, a New York resident himself, tells us about the secret haunts and sights which you might miss if you only trust the tourist guides and websites which everyone looks at. After all, you want to see something special, don't you? Watch the video below where Aidan shares his local knowledge. If it helps you, LIKE it; or if you know someone who you find it useful, share it with them.


Watch more clips from our Hangout with Sara’s Homestay:

‘What public transport is available in America?’

‘How can international students integrate into American life?’

‘What is a residence hall?’

‘How much does it cost to live in America?’

‘How can I live on a budget in America?’

Meet an American homestay host [Interview]

See more videos on our YouTube channel

Study in the USA


'Study in the USA' eBook

Enjoy what you’ve read? We’ve condensed the above popular topics about studying in the USA into one handy digital book.

Get your eBook

Must read

Common cultural misconceptions about the USA

A global business and cultural powerhouse, America is a key international hub for visitors, professionals and students alike. The USA has not only been hugely influential of global pop culture, but continues to significantly impact international trends of economic growth and technological innovation. Unfortunately, the nation is also subject a number of damaging stereotypes. We’ve laid out some of the key, and perhaps most distasteful misconceptions about US


Why are international student numbers in America so high?

While the UK has experienced a steep decline in their number of incoming international students in the last year, America can proudly declare the opposite . In the academic year 2011-2012, over 760,000 students from abroad studied in America. This is excellent news for not just the education community, but the nation as a whole; in a recession, these students brought with them just under $23 billion for the nation’s economy. This news indicates


What does the USA offer international students?

The USA continues to attract the largest number of international students year after year, now welcoming more than one million to its world-renowned universities and colleges. In addition to its prestigious reputation for academic excellence, the USA has plenty of unique experiences and opportunities to offer international students. Here we explore what exactly makes the USA such a desirable study location.   World-leading universities You’ve


My study abroad story: Vietnam to America

Each year, more than 1.2 million students from around the world choose to study in the USA. That’s more than the entire population of Vietnam. The USA is also home to some of the most highly acclaimed universities in the world. According to the World University Rankings 2019 , seven of the top ten best institutions in the world are based in the USA, including Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, Harvard