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Embassy Tufts University

Medford, Boston
Quick Facts
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.
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, cleaning is $1.50 per wash and drying is $1.50 per cycle
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
Washing machines are located in each residence building.
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.
Students will need to purchase a Charlie Card for $21.25 which will cover all transportation and excursions for the week.
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.
 
This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and visits may change.
 WEEK 1/4 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 MorningArrivals
Testing, Orientation
and Lessons
LessonsLessons LessonsLessons
Full 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
Full day trip Charles River Walk and Museum of Science 
 EveningSports TournamentWelcome Party! US Sports / Optional Bowling / Tennis Competition
Tie Dye Tee Shirt Night
 
Visit Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market, Downtown Crossing and Chinatown - Shopping and History - Boston by Night!Graduation Party Casino night/ 4th celebration

 

 WEEK 3/6 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
Games at Lawn on D or optional trip Six Flags New England
LessonsLessons Lessons LessonsLessons
Full day trip Newport Rhode Island
 
 AfternoonGames at Lawn on D or optional trip Six Flags New EnglandStroll Beacon HillCambridge / 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
Full day trip Newport Rhode Island
 EveningTufts Scavenger HuntWelcome Party!
Soccer Night or optional trip to Red Sox Baseball
Travel Coloring/ Museum of Fine Arts Visit Fenway Park, Boston Public Library, Copley Square and Prudential Building Graduation Party
Charles River Orchestra/Trashin’ Fashion Show

 

STUDENT WELFARE
We place the highest priority on care and supervision at all of our Embassy Summer centres so you can rest assured students are well looked after. Members of staff are available 24 hours a day.
Student Services:
Our student support staff can help you with:
Accommodation
Airport transfers
Information about local services
Assistance with individual and personal problems
Emergency contact
Medical
If a student needs medical attention an Embassy staff member will help make an appointment. Group leaders must accompany the student to an appointment. An Embassy staff member will accompany any student that is not part of a group. All costs have to be paid by the student. Students must have written consent from their parent or guardian for any medical treatment to be administered.
 
LOCAL HOSPITAL
Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 170 Governor’s Avenue, Medford, MA 02155, Tel: +1 781 306 6000

INSURANCE
If a student does not have insurance, guard. me insurance is available to purchase through Embassy Summer.

SAFE
A safe will be available for the storage of passports, travel documents and deposits.
Office Address
Embassy Summer Centre
Tufts University
Conference and Event Services
Harleston Hall
30 Lower Campus Road
Medford, MA  02155-7049 USA