A Year in New York

Living in New York

Mountbatten participants live in New York, not as tourists, but as young professionals pursuing a postgraduate qualification through work based learning at a host organization in conjunction with academic study. No other programme can provide such an experience; the Mountbatten Institute is unique.

We facilitate a carefully designed training programme that provides an opportunity to learn about both American and International business practices and to experience the rich cultural diversity of America's most populous region, in America's most cosmopolitan city. We provide everything needed to succeed as a professional New Yorker from the moment of arrival:

  • Training placement
  • Living expense allowance
  • Accommodation
  • Health insurance
  • Visa assistance
  • On-going personal guidance and support
  • Special events, excursions and volunteer opportunities

A typical week for a trainee in New York includes full-time work based learning at a host organization, one or two evening classes and weekend sessions (depending on the academic option). In each cohort a core group of active and dedicated participants will devote their free time to the activities of the Intern Management Committee, while others plan a weekend trip to Montreal or the White House. Some stay local and explore one of New York City's five Boroughs, a visit to Coney Island in Brooklyn, for example. Still others take a class, play football, explore a museum, shop or volunteer with a local charity.

While not a complete list, here are some examples of how recent Mountbatten participants have spent their free time in New York:

  • Volunteering at One-To-World, HOPE and the Jewish Childcare Association of New York
  • Running the ING New York Marathon for Team Red Cross
  • Organizing the Next Generation Seminar series, hosted by Mountbatten
  • Attending the Economist Gala Dinner with President Bill Clinton
  • Sledding in Upstate New York
  • Blogging about American Food
  • Cheering on the New York Mets
  • Celebrating at the Burns Night Gala
  • Playing in the New York Metro Soccer League
A Year in New York