Benefits of Boston

The city is our campus. In our first-year City of Boston class, students explore the history and diversity of our vibrant city. To prepare for weekly field trips to neighborhoods like Chinatown, Dorchester, and the North End, they read about immigration, redevelopment, environmental justice, and other hot topics. In addition to exploring Boston’s past and present, students become comfortable using public transportation and navigating the city. They play soccer on Boston Common, practice and perform in venues like the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, and unwind on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.

Our location also affords us opportunities to connect with our community. This fall during the Day of Service, our students and staff volunteered with 18 different community organizations such as the Pine Street Inn and Our Place, and groups of students prepare monthly dinners at the Women’s House. During special events like Museum Day or Impromptu Day, we might visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum or see a play at the American Repertory Theatre. What our students take from the city, they bring back to our classrooms.