GLOBAL YOUTH BENEFIT - Celebrating studying abroad and global citizenship

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Sound River Studios

4-40 44th Drive

Long Island City, NY 11101

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GLOBAL CITIZENS UNITE!

Welcome to join us for an exciting evening of celebration, where you'll be able to enjoy international appetizers, live music, and the opportunity to connect with new friends of all ages who either share an interest in studying abroad or who have already had their own study abroad adventures.

Hosted by Americans Promoting Study Abroad (APSA) in celebration of our nonprofit's 10-year anniversary, this will be an inclusive event, designed to connect you with our APSA community of diverse, passionate young adults from across the U.S.

The APSA network is full of people like you who believe in the importance of cross-cultural communication & making a positive impact in today's world. Also, nonprofit professionals working with globally focused organizations, as well as high school and university educators with a passion for international education are welcome to join us in Long Island City for this special occasion.

In addition to sharing stories about international travel and study experiences, your ticket will give you access to your fill of globally inspired food & a selection of non-alcoholic beverages, as well as a live concert performance from Los Cumpleaños, a Colombian-music inspired dance/rock band, which is sure to be tons of fun!

Please note this is a non-alcoholic event. Also, ALL AGES are welcome to join us but if you're under the age of 18, you'll need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards supporting the APSA Scholarship Fund.

7:00PM | Registration

7:30PM | Global Youth social and casual networking over food and drinks

8PM | Live performance from Los Cumpleaños, a Colombia-inspired rock/dance band

10:00PM | Closing remarks

If you can't attend please consider making a donation to support our mission to unite and empower diverse youth through study abroad. Donate here



VENUE

Sound River Studios is located at 4-40 44th Drive in Long Island City, in Queens. The venue is right on the waterfront at the end of 44th Drive with a spectacular panoramic view of the Midtown Manhattan skyline.

By subway, Sound River Studios is easily accessible from 4 different stations: Court Square (E-M-7-G), Vernon-Jackson (7), Queens Plaza (E-M-R) and Queensboro Plaza (N-W-7). The nearest, Court Square on the E-M is only 3 blocks east on 44th Drive, about a 10-minute walk. As you exit the station toward the rear of the train at 21st Street and 44th Drive, walk straight ahead toward the river and the Manhattan skyline.

By ferry, the venue is located just north of 2 NYC Ferry terminals. The Long Island City/Gantry State Park Terminal (Astoria Line) is about a 6-min. walk & the Hunters Point South Terminal (East River Line) is about a 15-min. walk.

By car, the venue is 5 blocks south of the Queensboro Bridge and about 10 blocks north of the Queens-Midtown Tunnel. Street parking is available on 44th Drive, Vernon Boulevard and side streets in the vicinity, or arrive by taxi or rideshare service, less than 15 minutes from Midtown.


About Americans Promoting Study Abroad

APSA is a non-profit organization established in 2008 by American professionals who have extensive international experience and who are passionate about youth development. APSA was founded to fulfill a need to grow the number of Americans who are ready to engage globally and to diversify the range of careers they will pursue. To accomplish this, the organization provides scholarships to give more American high school students the opportunity to study abroad. Through the APSA China Scholars flagship program, participating students are prepared with the knowledge, experience, and motivation to establish the foundation for lifelong engagement with foreign cultures necessary to prepare them for the increasingly globalized workplace.

Since 2008 APSA has awarded over 400 high school students from 14 cities across the US with over $2M in scholarships for global education experiences abroad. Our goal is to reach 1000 youth by 2020.





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Long Island City, NY 11101

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