Boston

Kayaking on the Charles River

After a morning of class, students went kayaking on the Charles River Monday afternoon. This was the first time in a kayak for some, but they were all naturals! We stopped for ice cream near the MIT campus on the way back. [caption id="attachment_4608" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Students put on life vests prior to ...

by Staff, Staff Blogger

Saturday at the Franklin Park Zoo

[caption id="attachment_4602" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Group shot at the zoo![/caption] Over the weekend, we took our students to the Franklin Park Zoo (website) in Boston. Highlights of the trip included the bird enclosure and feeding the budgies. Lauren, Stephanie, Luca, & Lola in the bird enclosure [caption ...

College Tours, SAT Prep, & Boston Adventures!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300"] View along the Charles River Esplanade, a short walk from our Boston dorm[/caption] This Tuesday, our students attended an SAT lecture followed by a tour of Tufts University. The students were eager to learn about the traditions and environment of the university and what it could offer them. ...

by Student, Alexis R. , Tennessee

Visiting Northeastern University

Today students got a chance to take a tour of Northeastern University here in the heart of Boston! This was one of six college visits that the students have gotten to experience during their time here in Boston, and turned out to be one of their favorites. In their evening classes, students then discussed pros and cons of this school as well as ...

Berkeley Campus Tour

It’s almost the end of my Abbey Road experience, and I’m so sad to leave all the friends that I have made. Yesterday our group went on a tour of UC Berkeley, which is one of the schools that I'm planning to apply to. It was a great experience to check out Berkeley because it's such a great school academically, so I loved being able to see ...

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun in Boston!

It's almost the end of the two week long college prep course, but it feels as though we just got started. We have taken four SAT practice tests throughout the course, and each time I see how much I have improved. From my first SAT test to my second, I had already improved by two hundred points! I have not received my third test back you, but ...

Parting with Boston is Such Sweet Sorrow!

This session has passed by so fast! Both sessions did, actually. I can't believe that I've been in Boston for about a month... We've done so much, yet so little in comparison to this large, busy city. This past week has been tiring; we had a lot of SAT prep and homework, we started our college essays, and we took two practice SAT exams. On ...

Northeastern and Boston University

Amid the business of SAT testing and college preparation courses, students have had the chance this week to visit two college campuses: Boston University and Northeastern. Home to the huskies, Northeastern University is a competitive research institution known most for its business and engineering programs. Its extensive co-op program ...

Well-Earned Relaxation

The past couple of days have been very relaxing, after a long and hard week. Over the weekend, we had a movie night, walked the Freedom Trail, went on a Duck Tour, and went to the Museum of Science. Before our Duck Tour on Sunday, I was actually able to sleep in until 11:30, which I found very rejuvenating. I found the Duck Tour especially ...

Only a Few Days Left of College Prep, But We’re Still Having Fun!

Hello! Everything is going great! I have made good friends, and we are all very close and share a lot. Even though we're working hard, we have lots of good times. On Saturday, I stayed in, because I got food poisoning... It was terrible! I had to stay at Emerson, and I have to say I was pretty sad about that, because we were visiting MIT. ...