Studying in Boston, United States

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Massachusetts, United States

Boston at a glance

Boston City, situated in the state of Massachusetts, U.S. has one of the most select education offers in the country, with over 100 top quality institutions located in the city and in the surrounding Greater Boston area. Boston is often considered one of the intellectual capitals of the world, “the Athens of America”, as teachers and the local population place a lot of importance on quality education and career success. Boston is located on the Eastern shore of the United States, historically an important Atlantic Ocean port and the key to several important events in the American Revolution, such as the famous Boston Tea Party. After the American independence, the city became an important manufacturing hub and a centre for education and culture. The first public school in the U.S. was founded in Boston, as well as the first subway system.  

Studying

Studying in Boston

Study courses at universities and colleges in Boston live up to their reputation, offering an endless variety of specialisations in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Study law, science, management, medicine, teaching, engineering, arts, and much more. You can enrol in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Phd programme, but can also find quality short courses, diploma studies or distance learning options. Preparation courses designed to introduce international students to the American higher education system may offer a reliable entryway to a good undergraduate degree. Top business studies provide plenty of accredited internationally recognised MBAs, featuring important executives, economists and innovators as guest speakers.

Universities and colleges in Boston feature state-of-the-art facilities with well-equipped laboratories, ideal for scientific and technological research. Depending on your education goals, you may study in classes with smaller numbers of students, focusing on student-teacher interaction.

Career

Career opportunities in Boston

Boston is one of the top 30 most powerful city economies in the world, and sixth largest economy in the United States, based on city GDP. The greatest contribution to the city’s economy are the international students who study and get employment in Boston. The most important economic sectors in Boston include financial, professional and business services, technology companies (especially biotechnology), tourism, as well as law and government. Boston is also one of the biggest industrial and fishing port in the United States.

You can seek employment in one of the major companies headquartered within Boston or nearby, such as: AMD, Advanced Cell Technology, Bose Corporation, Cisco Systems Converse, Hewlett-Packard, Intel Corporation, The Gillette Company, Santander Bank, State Street Corporation, and many more.

Life

Boston city life

Boston is a wonderful city to visit and live in, with many historic buildings and monuments as well as cultural and sporting events, specific to the American lifestyle. Students may discover numerous world-class museums and historic architecture such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, Harvard Square, John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library, Freedom Trail, or the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

You can visit plenty of parks with particularly beautiful scenery during spring and autumn. Walk in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the United States, or the Boston Public Garden, the Franklin Park Zoo, and parks scattered along the shorelines.

Bostonians are avid music lovers and you’ll have plenty of chances to listen to the famous Boston Symphony Orchestra. Several theatres are located in the Theatre District. You’ll also have the chance to participate in major annual events such as First Night, on New Year's Eve, the Boston Early Music Festival, the annual Boston Arts Festival and or the week-long Harbourfest. The nightlife is as lively as any international metropolis, with the bars and pubs on Lansdowne Street being the main night-time attraction.

Boston is home to several major league sports teams such as the Boston Red Sox (baseball), Boston Celtics (basketball), or the New England Patriots (American football) and is famous for its passionate sports fans.

International atmosphere in Boston

Boston is a city built by immigrants, which harbours and encourages a welcoming international environment that will offer you a new multicultural perspective and will nurture your creative thinking. Be one of the 350,000 students enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Boston and benefit from some of the best international higher education in America. People from all countries of the world such as Ireland, Haiti, Italy, Vietnam, Israel, Australia, come to study and live in Boston, so you’ll be able to interact and connect with people from all continents.

Weather Boston

The weather is fairly unpredictable in Boston, ranging from 0°C (32°F) or below in the winter and 30°C (86°F) or more in the summer. Temperatures can change quickly in all of the seasons so it’s a good idea to wear layered clothes.

Costs

Accommodation costs in Boston

Types of Accommodation:

  • Residence Halls – shared with other students, vary in costs and facilities. This type of accommodation may range between 8,000 – 11,000 USD/year.
  • Rented apartments may cost 1,100 USD/month (per person, or even higher, depending of the location in the city. Living with roommates in Boston is a great way to save 25-53% on your monthly rent!
  • Home stays with locals may be just as pricey, but ensure a more personal living experience that will introduce you to the traditional Bostonian lifestyle.

Living costs in Boston

Boston has one of the highest costs of living in the United States, but also offers some of the highest living standards in the world. 1,500 USD should be enough to get you food, accommodation, heat and internet.

Monthly groceries amount to 300 USD/month, while a regular dinner out in a pub costs about 20 USD. A monthly public transport ticket is 77 USD.

Universities in Boston

EC schools are only in English-speaking countries and are always in the best locations. The friendly and helpful teachers will be focused on your goals. Learn English at one of their modern schools on a course that's perfect for you!

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The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya offers you a highly personalised university education with a strong vocational element. This high level of personalised treatment is achieved by ensuring that there is: no more than one group per course; a maximum of 80 students per lecture, and one university professor assigned to every eleven students.

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Northeastern University offers a wide range of research and professional graduate degrees from the main campus in Boston and two graduate campuses in Charlotte and Seattle.The mission for our graduate education is to create and maintain a vibrant community of scholars where the best-in-class graduate programs are tightly coupled with the best-in-class research, scholarship and creative activities.

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Stafford House International is a group of English language schools that offer courses for general, academic and professional purposes. Our mission is to educate, inspire, and help our students enjoy our cities, empowering them with confidence, to realize their personal potential.

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