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Embassy Tufts University

Medford, Boston

Our centre is located on the beautiful campus of prestigious Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, only 20 minutes to downtown historic 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.

Quick Facts

Location: Tufts University

Dates available: 28 Jun - 2 Aug

Ages: 13 – 17

Accommodation: Standard single room, twin room and triple room

Emergency Number: +1 212 497 8343

Living

  • Standard single, twin and triple rooms with shared bathroom
  • Traditional US college dormitory layout
  • All rooms are furnished with a wardrobe, desk and chair
  • Laundry available in each residence building
  • Students must bring their own towel
  • Meals are served in a large self-service canteen
  • Communal facilities and bathrooms are cleaned daily
  • Wi-Fi throughout

Food Options

Breakfast

Cooked and continental which might include pancakes, eggs, juice, coffee, toast, cereal, fruit.

Lunch

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

 

Evening Meal

Three courses, 3 options including a vegetarian and halal option.

 
 
 

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 and get their room keys so that they can check in to their rooms.

 

Welcome

On the first evening 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 stay.

 

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

Each 14-night stay will include 5 half-day excursions to exciting places around Boston such as Harvard University, Massachusetts State House, MIT University and New England Aquarium. It will also include 2 full-day excursions to Charles River, Scusset Beach and Newport Rhode Island. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.
Student may have lessons either in the morning or in the afternoon in week 1, alternating weekly after that.
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/ 4SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jun28/Jul19Jun29/Jul20Jun30/Jul21Jul1/Jul22Jul2/Jul23Jul3/Jul24Jul4/Jul25
MorningArrivals
Testing, Orientation
and Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsFull day trip Charles River Walk and Museum of Science
Afternoon
On-site games or shopping day or Optional trip to
NYC

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
EveningSports TournamentWelcome Party! US Sports / Optional Bowling / Tennis Competition

 Tie Dye Tee Shirt

Night
Graduation Party Casino night/ 4th celebration

 

WEEK 2/ 5SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jul5/Jul26Jul6/Jul27Jul7/Jul28Jul8/Jul29Jul9/Jul30Jul10/Jul31Jul11/Aug1
Morning

Arrivals/ Departures

On-site games or shopping day or Optional trip to NYC
Testing, Orientation
and Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsFull day trip to Scusset Beach
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
EveningEscape Room NightWelcome Party! Sidewalk Chalk Competition/Optional Baseball Trip
5-A side soccer tournament /

Game Night/ Optional Kayaking

Karaoke party/ Graduation eventMovie night/ Sports night

 

See sample programme

WEEK 3/SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jul12Jul13Jul14Jul15Jul16Jul17Jul18
Morning

Games at Lawn on D or optional trip Six Flags New England

Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsFull day trip Newport Rhode Island
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
EveningTufts Scavenger HuntWelcome Party! Soccer Night or optional trip to Red Sox Baseball
Travel Coloring/ Museum of Fine Arts 
Graduation Party
Charles River Orchestra/Trashin’ Fashion Show 
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