Student Club Newsletter
The Institute publishes the Student Club Newsletter monthly with information about American holidays, NYC neighborhoods to explore, and free events such as:
animated Portrait in
exploring the Institute’s “other”
skating at free or inexpensive
outdoor ice rinks;
attending free First Friday or First
Saturday museum special entertainment evenings;
attending free Jazz Museum of Harlem
viewing free fashion exhibits at the
Fashion Institute of Technology; and
visiting free Earth Day and EarthFair
events at nearby historic Grand Central Station.
The Student Bike Club meets Saturdays in good weather. Students use Institute bikes or their
own. The Bike Club has cycled around
Why NYC Is Called The Big Apple!
In the 1920s, a NYC reporter overheard
215 West 43
Street Times Square,
voice: 212.840.7111 fax: 212.719.5922,
WiFi “Hotspot” throughout!
Serving International Students since 1955
Student Life: An Important Part of Your Spanish-American Institute Education
The Institute welcomes students from all over the world to our English-as-a Second (ESL) language and other courses.
“Student life” at includes classes and student activities in and out of the school. Our goal is to help students improve their English, stay healthy, explore NYC, and experience American culture.
At The “Crossroads of the World”
Institute is in Times Square, the center of mid-town
Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller
International Institute of
Macy’s and other big department stores;
Grand Central Station;
Metropolitan Opera House è
Inside the Spanish-American Institute
. . . students enjoy:
Student Lounges with newspapers and magazines and comfortable furniture for reading, studying, socializing, studying, performing, etc.
A School Bookstore selling textbooks, light snacks, and hot and cold beverages.
Bulletin Boards listing mostly free
The Institute Library (more below).
Wireless internet connection throughout the school.
Special Exhibits by Institute students and alumni.
. . . has over 1000 items. Students may borrow circulating Library books or use reference books in the Library. The Library has wireless connections for student laptops and handheld devices.
The Automated Catalog. Students may consult the Spanish-American Institute’s automated Library Catalog from any networked computer in the school.
Electronic Periodical Databases. Students may access automated indexes through the Library website. EBSCOHost’s MasterFILE Select database contains hundreds of thousands of full text articles from more than 700 general reference publications. You can save, print, download, e-mail, and/or otherwise copy the full-text articles. Go to the school website: www.sai.nyc. Click on Library, then EBSCOHost.
Student Bulletin Boards and Websites
Find out about free and inexpensive NYC activities on Institute Bulletin Boards and school websites, such as:
Free jazz and classical concerts at world-famous music schools and concert halls.
Free or pay-as-you wish admissions to museums like the Met, MOMA, and more.
Free flu shots and other immunizations at NYC Department of Health centers.
Free outdoor pools and beaches and inexpensive indoor Parks Dept. pools.
Inexpensive membership at NYC Parks Department Recreation Centers with fitness/weight rooms, indoor courts, swimming pools, etc.—“the alternative to a high-cost gym.”
Go West! Explore Our Other Neighborhood
The Spanish-American Institute is
between two distinct areas. Turn left exiting the school and
you are in the busy impersonal business and tourist area of