Lodging & Travel Information


Girls will have a college dormitory experience rooming with fellow program participants in spacious, four-bedroom dorm suites on Marist College‘s scenic campus in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Located in Poughkeepsie, NY, the college sits on the banks of the Hudson River and boasts magnificent views of the river and Catskill Mountains as well as a waterfront park. The campus is also a convenient five-mile drive from the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (at Val-Kill) where the GLW program takes place.

The program will commence at Marist College at 9:00 AM the first Saturday of the session and close at approximately 12:00 PM the following Sunday after a graduation brunch celebration at Marist College.

Family members and guests who are local and/or traveling with participants are invited to attend the following events if their schedule permits:


Participants and their families are responsible for the cost of  transportation to and from the GLW program. Those traveling long distances generally arrive the day before the program session starts (Friday). ERVK offers shuttle service, for a fee, to and from the local train station and nearest New York airports. See details below.

Travel by Car

Participants traveling by car will need to arrive by 9:00 AM on the first day of the program session and should plan to depart by approximately 12:00 noon the last day of the session. Free parking is available at Marist College.

Travel by Rail

The nearest local train station is in Poughkeepsie and both the Amtrak and Metro-North rail lines stop there.

Poughkeepsie Station
41 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(800) 872-7245

Participants should plan to arrive at the Poughkeepsie station no later than 8:30 AM on the first day of the program session and to depart from Poughkeepsie on the last day of the program sometime after 12:30 PM.

Shuttle service to/from the station is available through ERVK and must be reserved and paid for in advance. The cost is $8 each way.

Those who are traveling overnight by rail are strongly advised to consider early arrival on the Friday before the program session starts.

Travel by Air

Participants traveling by air generally plan for early arrival on Friday and must fly into one of the three airports listed below to access airport shuttle service through ERVK:

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
New York, NY 11430
(718) 244-4444

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
New York, NY 11371
(718) 533-3400

Stewart International Airport (SWF)
1180 1st St, New Windsor, NY 12553
(845) 838-8200

Early arrival participants’ flights MUST arrive between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Friday to be eligible for shuttle pick up service. Return flights on Sunday should be scheduled after 4:30 PM; shuttle transport departs Hyde Park for NYC airports at 12:00 noon.

Shuttle service to/from the airport is available through ERVK and must be reserved and paid for in advance. The cost is $60 each way.


Participants traveling long distance by train and nationally or internationally by air generally opt for early arrival and shuttle service pick up/drop off to the local train station or closest New York airports. Early arrival pick up at NYC airports and the Poughkeepsie train station takes place between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on the Friday before the program session start. Participants are responsible for breakfast, lunch, snacks, beverages and incidentals on a Friday arrival day.

Early arrivals will be housed in the Marist dorm. The fee for lodging, linens and Friday night dinner is $65 per person. Please make provisions for your child’s breakfast,  lunch and snacks on the days she will be traveling.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 13 (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.
(2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.