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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: 28 Jun - 2 Aug

Ages: 13 – 17

Accommodation: Not included

Emergency Number: +1 212 497 8343

Living

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

Food Options

Breakfast

Not included 

Lunch

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

Evening Meal

Not included

Snacks

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

Facilities

  • 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.

Learning

  • 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

Arrival

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

 

Welcome

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

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

HALF-DAY 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.

FULL-DAY EXCURSIONS

  • 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.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

  • 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.

3 WEEK SAMPLE PROGRAMMES

Extra

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

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY
Jun29/Jul20Jun30/Jul21Jul1/Jul22Jul2/Jul23Jul3/Jul24Jul4/Jul25Jul5/Jul26
Morning
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
Afternoon

Davis Square

Scavenger Hunt
Walk the Freedom

Trail 

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

 

WEEK  2/5MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY
Jul6/Jul27Jul7/Jul218Jul8/Jul29Jul9/Jul30Jul10/Jul31Jul11/Aug1Jul12/Aug2
Morning
Testing, Orientation
and Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsFull day trip to Scusset BeachGames at Lawn on D or optional trip Six Flags New England
Afternoon

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

WEEK  3/6MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY
Jul13/Aug3Jul14/Aug4Jul15/Aug5Jul16/Aug6Jul17/Aug7Jul18/Aug8Jul19/Aug9
Morning
Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsFull day trip Newport Rhode Island
On-site games or shopping day or Optional trip to
NYC
Afternoon

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
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