Learning Express: Niagara Falls

How great would it be to study, explore and earn educational credits all in the same weekend

all while experiencing one of nature’s wonders, Niagara Falls?

Learning Express let's you do just that!


Niagara Falls:
The Beauty & Power of Nature

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Formed over 12,000 years ago, Niagara Falls lies between the United States and Canada. Consisting of three awe inspiring waterfalls, Niagara Falls is sacred to Native Americans like the Iroquois tribe. For centuries, the Iroquois believed that the sound of the waterfall was the voice of the mighty spirit of the waters.

Classroom sessions focusing on local history, customs and traditions will be enriched by exploration of some of the many sites, sounds and attractions this amazing area has to offer.


When will this course be offered?

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 thru Saturday, September 28, 2019

What’s the class schedule?


  • Fly to Buffalo (New York) International Airport. Take free shuttle to the Hampton Inn - Buffalo Airport.

  • Class begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. Class will be held at the Hampton Inn.

  • Overnight at the Hampton Inn.


  • Students will be transported to the Comfort Inn The Pointe in Niagara Falls, New York. The hotel is adjacent to the beautiful Niagara Falls State Park.

  • Class takes place between 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Class will be held at the Comfort Inn.

  • You’re free for the evening to explore Niagara Falls on your own.



  • Check-out of the Comfort Inn by 11:00 a.m.

Important: Students will receive a pre-assignment as well as a post-assignment.  The pre-assignment will be sent to students one week before the start of class.  Students will complete the post – or final – assignment once the classroom portion of the course ends.

How much is tuition and what does it include?

The tuition price is $499 and includes the following:

  • 3 nights hotel stay (Thursday at Hampton Inn - Buffalo Airport; Friday and Saturday at Comfort Inn The Pointe)

  • 3 continental breakfasts

  • light dinner (sandwiches and beverages) at Hampton Inn - Buffalo Airport

  • Discovery Pass

  • Transportation from Hampton Inn - Buffalo Airport to Comfort Inn The Pointe

  • all costs associated with the class (there are no additional material or activity fees!)

What else should I know?

  • Please note that the cost of airfare to/from Buffalo, New York is not included.

  • Students returning to Buffalo International Airport on Sunday will need to provide their own transportation to the airport. Buffalo International is approximately 17 miles from Niagara Falls, New York. A one-way taxi ride costs about $55 so we will encourage you to share a taxi or Uber with your fellow students. One week before the start of class we’ll invite you to “care to share” which will allow you to communicate with other students and arrange taxi/Uber car pools.

  • The Niagara Falls course takes place on the United States side of Niagara Falls. If any student wishes to visit the Canadian side of the Falls, this is an easy 10-15 minute walk over the Rainbow Bridge from our hotel, Comfort Inn The Pointe. Please remember, however, that you’ll need proper documentation to enter Canada and return to the U.S.

How many credit hours will I earn?

Upon successful completion of the course you’ll earn 36 credit hours.

How soon will I receive my educational certificate?
Students will receive a pre-assignment as well as a post assignment.  Students will complete the post – or final – assignment once the classroom portion of their course ends.  Once a student satisfactorily completes their post assignment, they’ll receive their educational certificate via email 10 days after the final class session.

Students who require their certificate sooner than outlined above should request their final assignment in advance by contacting BMCC.  Please note that BMCC needs two days from the date a student submits their final assignment to issue an educational certificate to them.