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Embassy Tufts University Day Programme

Medford, Boston 

The campus has fantastic facilities including a modern sports hall, indoor swimming pool and running track with a recreational field and outdoor space as well as spacious residence halls. It’s surrounded by beautiful New England villages and countryside, dramatic coastlines, popular beaches and the attractions of Boston is within easy reach. Each day is filled with great lessons and lots of exciting activities, without accommodation.

Quick Facts

Location: Tufts University

Dates available: 27th Jun - 29th Jul

Ages: 13 – 18

Accommodation: Not included

Emergency Number: +1 212 497 8343


  • This programme does NOT include accommodation. We recommend that parents book accommodation within easy reach of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts

Food Options


Not included 


Two courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option.
Packed lunches (provided at weekend): water, fruit, sandwich, crisps and biscuits/cake.

Evening Meal

Not included


Vending machines located in the residence buildings for drinks and confectionery.


  • Baseball field
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Gym available twice a week
  • Outdoor areas for games and activities

Meals served in a large self-service canteen in Dewick-McPhie Dining Hall.


  • Taught by friendly and professional English teachers
  • 20 x 45 minute lessons per week each morning
  • Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level
  • Maximum 15 students per class
  • Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Classrooms are standard style
  • Classrooms are located at Tufts University campus
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report

Programme Information


Students will be welcomed upon arrival at Hillside Apartments where they will register.



On the first day there will be a welcome activity which is designed to ensure students have the opportunity to meet staff and other students and get to know more about the campus, its facilities and useful informationwhich will help them during their days.



Activities are organised in between lessons and during evenings. These activities could be onsite or near to the centre. These may include:

  • Sports such as football, mini Olympics, rounders, table tennis, volleyball and basketball
  • Drama and performance activities such as scavenger hunts and drama workshops
  • Evening activities such as karaoke, talent show, and team games

Excursions and Trips


  • Our students get to explore exciting places in and around Boston such as: Harvard University, MIT University, the New England Aquarium and Massachusetts State House.


  • Newport, Rhode Island: Students visit this historic city by the sea with great shops, incredible mansions and colonial architecture
  • Scusset Beach: A nice sandy beach with crystal clear water
  • Charles River Walk: A fantastic view of the Boston skyline from the Charles River, with a visit to the Museum of Science
  • Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market: Students go shopping at this historic market place including a visit to downtown crossing and Chinatown.
  • Old and New Boston: A visit to the USS Constitution Ship and the Institute of Contemporary Art.
  • Fenway Park: The home of the Boston Red Sox baseball team. Also includes a visit to Boston Public Library, Copley Square and the Prudential Building.


  • New York City: Known as the Big Apple, students can explore its iconic sights
  • Six Flags New England: Students get to hang out at this cool theme park with worldclass roller coasters and over 100 rides.



All Day Programmes start on a Monday and vary in length dependent on the centre. Some includes the full 7 days of the week, others 6 days (excluding Sundays) and the Malta programme for Juniors (8-13) include 5 days. Students will take part of lessons, have lunch at the centre and go on activities and excursions with the rest of the students. Below is a sample of the full summer programme.

Students will need to purchase a Charlie Card for $21.25 which will cover all transportation and excursions for the week.

This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and visits may change.

WEEK  1/4

Testing, Orientation
and Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsFull day trip Charles River Walk and Museum of Science

Arrivals/ Departures

On-site games or shopping day or Optional trip to NYC

Davis Square

Scavenger Hunt
Walk the Freedom


Visit Harvard
Visit Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market, Downtown Crossing and Chinatown - Shopping and History - Boston by Night!Exploring the North End/ Sports Museum


Testing, Orientation
and Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsFull day trip to Scusset BeachGames at Lawn on D or optional trip Six Flags New England

Visit the Massachusetts State House

Shopping at Newbury Street/Assembly Row
Visit MIT University or MIT Museum
Old and New Boston: A visit to the USS Constitution Ship and the Institute of Contemporary ArtNew England Aquarium


See sample programme

LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsFull day trip Newport Rhode Island
On-site games or shopping day or Optional trip to

Stroll Beacon Hill

Cambridge / Harvard Square, Harvard Art Museum 
Water Sports or Games 
Visit Fenway Park, Boston Public Library, Copley Square and Prudential Building
Nature Walk at
Fresh Pond