Living and Working in the Capital Region
While Albany's political and governmental importance to New York State and to
the rest of the nation is well known, the Capital District region boasts a rich
array of options for civic engagement, cultural enrichment, and outdoor
activity. Historical sites such as the New York State Museum (above) and the
restored World War II destroyer escort, the U.S.S. Slater (below, right), offer internship
opportunities as well as insights into key moments in the country's history.
As a city, Albany combines a vibrant arts
community with proximity to areas of great
natural beauty, such as the Adirondack Park
(below, left). To help students make the most
of these opportunities, AIE provides housing
in a single convenient location with easy access
to parking and to public transportation. An
orientation familiarizes newly arrived students
with the area's many sites of interest.