Discover Boston

One of the oldest cities in the USA, Boston celebrates its past while also looking to the future. Millions of visitors arrive each year, enjoying its historic sites, walkable streets, and lively waterfront. The city’s diverse intellectual community, thriving business scene and vibrant social setting attract people from every corner of the globe to study abroad in Boston.

 
 

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Northeastern University

America’s College Town

Boston is home to over 100 colleges and universities, welcoming over 250,000 students from around the globe. It ranks as one of the 10 best academic cities in the world (QS Best Student Cities 2016), which also attracts professional opportunities. Employers rank Boston the 2nd best city in the world for recruiting university graduates (QS 2016).

Students at Northeastern University

Cultural and historic heart

Follow the Freedom Trail for a trip through American Revolutionary history, then walk over to the beautiful green lawns of Boston Common, America’s oldest public park. The city also hosts world-class music, dance and theater companies, first-rate museums, and lively festivals celebrating Boston’s multicultural heritage.

Student at Northeastern University

Sports central

Sports fans have several big-name teams to watch, including the Boston Red Sox (baseball), Boston Celtics (basketball), New England Patriots (American football) and Boston Bruins (ice hockey). Every April, runners from all over the world compete in the country’s oldest and most celebrated running event, the Boston Marathon. There’s always something going on in Boston’s exciting sports scene.

Students from Northeastern University

Close connections

Boston’s relatively small size and reliable public transportation make it easy and cost-effective to travel around the city. It is within an hour’s flight from New York City, Philadelphia and Montreal, and New England offers plenty of options for day trips to charming historic towns and stunning natural parks.

Korean student Northeastern University

Buseong from South Korea

Progressed to a bachelor's degree in Business at Northeastern University
 

Boston Common is really calm and quiet, so it's a great place to relax. You get a good sense of Boston's energy just by watching the people there. One of my favorite memories, however, was going to a Red Sox baseball game at Fenway Park. The passion of the fans was amazing!

Northeastern Student Stanley

Stanley from Nigeria

Progressed to a bachelor's degree in Business at Northeastern University
 

Before I arrived for my studies, I was not familiar with Boston, but I soon learned that it is one of the cities where American history began. It is an amazing city – to me, the heart of America – and I love it.

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