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Embassy Medford, Boston

Tufts University

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: 25 Jun – 30 Jul 

Ages: 11 – 18 (18 year olds accepted as part of a group leader)

Accommodation: Standard single or double room

Emergency Number: +1 212 497 8343


  • Standard single or double 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 at a small fee
  • Meals are served in a large self-service canteen, with packed lunches provided at the weekends
  • Communal facilities and bathrooms are cleaned daily
  • Wi-Fi throughout

Dining & facilities

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


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


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.


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


  • 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 17 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



Students will be welcomed upon arrival at Harleston Hall where they will register and get their room keys so that they can check in to their rooms.


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 information which will help them during their stay.


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, 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.
  • 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 world-class roller coasters and over 100 rides.

3 Week Sample Programmes


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 be provided with a complimentary Charlie Card which will cover all transportation and excursions for the week.

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

Morning Arrivals Testing, Orientation
and Lessons
Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full day trip Charles River Walk and Museum of Science
Afternoon On-site games or shopping day or Optional trip to
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
Evening Sports Tournament Welcome Party! US Sports / Optional Bowling / Tennis Competition Tie Dye Tee Shirt
Graduation Party Casino night/ 4th celebration
Morning Arrivals/ Departures
On-site games or shopping day or Optional trip to NYC
Testing, Orientation
and Lessons
Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full 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 Art New England Aquarium
Evening Escape Room Night Welcome Party! Sidewalk Chalk Competition/Optional Baseball Trip 5-A side soccer tournament /
Game Night/ Optional Kayaking
Karaoke party/ Graduation event Movie night/ Sports night
Morning Games at Lawn on D or optional trip Six Flags New England Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full day trip to the "Witch City" Historic Salem Massachusetts
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
Evening Tufts Scavenger Hunt Welcome Party! Soccer Night or optional trip to Red Sox Baseball Travel Coloring/ Museum of Fine Arts 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 information

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.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 170 Governor’s Avenue, Medford, MA 02155, Tel: +1 781 306 6000

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

A safe will be available for the storage of passports, travel documents and deposits

In case of emergency

A 24 hour emergency telephone number is available all summer:

+1 212 497 8343


Embassy Summer Centre
Tufts University
Conference and Event Services
Harleston Hall
30 Lower Campus Road
Medford, MA  02155-7049 USA

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