SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE
NEW YORK CITY – New York City comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers. Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. Broadway theater is staged in neon-lit Times Square.
PUERTO PLATA – San Felipe de Puerto Plata is the capital of the Puerto Plata province on the Dominican Republic’s Atlantic north coast. The city is best known for its beaches. The city’s old colonial-era center is dominated by the 16th-century Fortaleza San Felipe, a Spanish fortress that now houses historical and military artifacts.
SAN JUAN- Puerto Rico’s vibrant capital, San Juan, offers 500 years of history and culture to explore. Roam ancient fortresses and colorful colonial-era buildings. Or dig into flavorful criolla cuisine and reggaeton beats— the city is a kaleidoscope of new experiences waiting to be discovered.
ST. THOMAS – St. Thomas is the gateway isle of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. It’s known for its beaches and snorkeling spots. The Hebrew Congregation of St Thomas is the oldest synagogue building in continuous use under the American flag, the second oldest in the Western Hemisphere — and only one of five synagogues in the world with sand on the floor.
ST. MAARTEN- St. Maarten sits at the crossroads of the Caribbean and the Atlantic. It’s also a place where over 120 cultures meet. You can taste it in the island’s cuisine, which is rated among the best in the Caribbean. And you can feel it whether you stay in the upbeat, party-centric Dutch side where the port is located, or cross into the laid-back, local-driven French side of the island.
TORTOLA – Tortola is the largest of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. It features several white-sand beaches, including Cane Garden Bay and Smuggler’s Cove.