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Five fun things to do near the school
- Follow the Freedom Trail.Take the two-and-a-half mile path around 16 historic Boston sites: museums, parks, buildings and even a ship.
- Enjoy a museum. There are plenty to choose from: The Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Science, even a Museum of Bad Art.
- Take the Harbour Walk for great cycling, swimming, ship-watching and sight-seeing opportunities.
- Go on the Boston Chocolate tour and sample a selection of desserts in some of Boston's best restaurants.
- Browse through the shops or stop for something to eat at the attractive Faneuil Hall market place.
March 17th St Patrick's Day: A huge parade celebrating the Irish heritage of many of Boston's citizens.
April Boston Marathon: the world's oldest annual marathon.
July 4th Independence Day: Fireworks and concert, with the accompanying week-long celebration 'Harborfest'.
December 31st New Year's Eve: Music, dance and theatre, ice-sculptures, a parade and fireworks: Boston goes all-out.
Downtown Crossing Find out about the shopping, eating and cultural attractions in the area around our school.
Start Here Boston Guide to events and things to do.
Boston Online Friendly and knowledgeable guide to all that Boston has to offer.
The New England Patriots Find out information, game reports, statistics and the history of the team.
Boston chocolate trolley tour Fun for those who like their puddings.
Boston Downtown: local information
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- Class size average 15 students
- Number of students average 100, maximum 800
- Number of teachers 7 full-time; 4 part-time
- Minimum student age 16
- Average student age 25
- Internet Unlimited free access; wireless internet available throughout the school
- Facilities Multimedia room, interactive whiteboards
- Accessibility Accessible to students with visual impairment, hearing impairment and wheelchairs.
- Nearest bus stop: 10 minutes' walk
- Nearest shopping centre: 7 minutes by subway
- Nearest post office: 7 minutes' walk
- Nearest mosque: 45 minutes by public transport
- Nearest café: 5 minutes' walk
- Nearest bank: 5 minutes' walk
- Nearest newsagent: 5 minutes' walk
- Nearest supermarket: 10 minutes by subway
- Nearest church: 10 minutes' walk
- Nearest park: 3 minutes' walk
Cost of Living
We currently advise that students should budget approximately US $90 -115 per week. This will cover all transport, food and entertainment costs.
A few sample prices (all in US $)
|Taxi||2.60 minimum; 2.80 per mile|
|Subway||costs vary by where students live; monthly pass (includes bus) 72.00|
|Nightclub entrance||5.00 - 20.00|
|Three course meal in a mid range restaurant||25.00|
|Big Mac hamburger||3.25|
|Can of Coca Cola||1.00|
|A cup of coffee (in a chain like Starbucks)||3.50|
(information last updated April 2013)
Prices are in US $. Access a currency converter here.
How to reach Embassy Boston Downtown
The school is conveniently located in downtown Boston so it is easy to get there from Boston Airport, as well as from the two main train/coach stations.
From North Station by subway
Take any Green Line "inbound" train from North Station to Park Street Stop.
Exit the station and cross Tremont Street towards the shop 'Finagle a Bagel', turn right and then walk along the Tremont Street towards the Theater District.
You will pass Winter Street on your left, then Temple Place, and the next street to your left is West Street. You will find the school on numbers 33-41.
From South Station by subway
Take Red Line "inbound" train from South Station and get off at the next stop: Downtown Crossing.
When you exit, you'll be at the crossroads facing Washington Street, with Winter Street on your right and Summer Street on your left. Walk along Washington Street.
You will pass Temple Place on your right and the next street to your right will be West Street. You will find the school on numbers 33-41.
From Boston Logan Airport.
Take Silver Line (rapid transit bus) to South Station. From there follow the instructions as above.
The Silver Line runs every ten to 15 minutes through the day from about 5.30 am to 12.45 am. It takes about 20 minutes and costs just $2.00.
(information last updated April 2013)
Logan Airport Boston's international airport. Find information on arrivals and departures, the weather and how to get there.
The T The Boston "streetcars" were the first form of public transport in the USA.
Boston Downtown facts
Hottest month August, 88° F. Bring: t-shirts, light sweaters, light trousers, light outer wear.
Coldest month January, 15° F. Bring: winter clothing, waterproof/snowproof coats, sturdy boots, hats and gloves.
Weather now Five-day forecast from the BBC
Time zone Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Time now World Clock
Best known for academic excellence; its history; seafood; the TV programme 'Cheers'.
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