Stafford House’s school in Boston, currently known as Boston Academy of English, is located right in the heart of downtown Boston within steps of Boston Common and the shopping district. Students will be able to explore all the city has to offer from the Charles River and Quincy Market, to Fenway Park and the Freedom Trail – home to the American Revolution!
Boston is said to be the city where the best English in the country is spoken. Home to America’s top universities, its large student population combined with a rich history make it the perfect destination for that American adventure.
Boston is known as America’s college town. It is home to over 50 colleges and universities and has a strong tradition of learning. With world-ranked universities such as MIT, Harvard and Boston College, the city is a popular destination for students from all over the world who are met with a warm welcome to this beautiful and friendly city.
Boston is a cosmopolitan city and has the second largest concentration of international students in the US, making it a welcoming place for global students. It is a small city by US standards which means it is easy to get to know and get around – a place to feel comfortable.
The Freedom Trail is the best way to explore Boston, and find out about its history. The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile walking trail around the city that takes you past 16 historic sites, including Old North Church, Paul Revere’s House and the site of the Boston Massacre.
This unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burial grounds, parks, a ship, and historic markers tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond.
The easiest way to get around Boston is by using the subway, or the ‘T’ as it’s known. It is clean, safe and easily accessible. Boston is also a great city to walk around, because it is so compact and – except for Beacon Hill – it is flat too!
Boston is home to some iconic sports teams, including the Boston Red Sox baseball team. The "Garden" hosts the Celtics, Boston’s NBA basketball team, as well as the Bruins, Boston’s NHL hockey team. Nearby in Foxboro, you can watch the New England Patriotsat Gillette Stadium take on opponents in american football, or you can watch the New England Revolution, the local soccer team, with special student tickets available during the week.
Boston also has a thriving live music scene that caters for all tastes. The famous Boston Symphony Orchestra plays numerous concerts and offer reduced tickets for students. Or if you prefer small venues, the Paradise, Harpers Ferry and the House of Blues play host to local live bands.
Newbury Street is the shopping heart of Boston and home to over 300 boutiques, art galleries and restaurants as well as chain stories like Gap and Nike Town. Lower Newbury Street is famous for its high-end boutiques and designer shopping, while Upper Newbury Street is a great student destination, with stores to suit every budget. The area also has a great range of cafes and restaurants for when you need a break or a bit of people-watching.
When you want to venture further out, Boston is a great place to explore more of the USA. Within easy reach of Boston, are day trips to the coast. Cape Cod offers a typical New England experience and New Bedford is the home of the whaling industry, and the inspiration behind Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.