Eleanor Roosevelt Tour in New York & Washington DC

Women’s Studies in the United States

While on your trip to learn about women’s studies in New York and Washington D.C., take some time to help out the local communities. Work at a homeless shelter in a predominantly black neighborhood or help plant trees in the city to help reduce pollution.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Welcome to New York! You’ll take a short car ride to get to Hyde Park. Admire your beautiful surroundings as you wait for your journey to start tomorrow.

Your first stop today is Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill cottage. You’ll enjoy the beautiful gardens as your tour guide tells you about Eleanor’s early life. You’ll see a film and an exhibit about how Eleanor Roosevelt became a political leader.

Today you’ll visit the home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but Eleanor lived here, too. It’s also home to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum, where you will learn about FDR’s time as president and what Eleanor did to help him make important political decisions.

Now it’s time to volunteer! Eleanor Roosevelt was a strong feminist, and she fought for women’s equality. Because women’s reproductive health is undergoing political discussion, this is a great place to make a difference. You’ll work as a shield to people walking into the clinic to keep them away from the protesters. 

Then, you’ll hop on a plane to Washington D.C. for the last leg of your tour.

Today, you’ll visit the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers project. The organization is working on publishing all of Eleanor’s papers in both digital and print. There’s not enough documentation of Eleanor Roosevelt’s triumphs and important messages, and they’re on the way to changing that. You’ll get to read from some of these papers and learn more about her.

It’s your last day, but it’s a big one! You’ll visit the White House! It’s difficult to get a pass, but today you’ve got one. You’ll receive a tour with an emphasis on the Roosevelts, showing you what it was like when FDR was in office.

Your trip might be over, but you’ve learned a great deal about an amazing woman. Maybe you can follow in her footsteps someday.

Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady of the United States from 1933-1945. She was an important political figure and activist, and she’s said to have had a great deal of influence during her husband’s presidential terms. On this trip with an emphasis on women’s studies, you’ll learn all about Eleanor’s life and how she changed America.


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