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A Weekend of Fun in Boston

Students enjoyed a busy weekend of academics and fun in Boston. Saturday, they toured some of Boston’s famous historic sites on the Freedom Trail, including the Boston Common, the Granary Burying Ground, the Old State House, and Faneuil Hall. Later they visited M.I.T., where they were introduced to strong academic programs and unique ...

Half-Way Mark: A Photo Journal of College Prep Session 2!

It's hard for me to believe that we're already one full week into session 2! We've been working and playing hard, and taking full advantage of the great activities and schools that Boston has to offer. The weekend, and the half-way mark for the session, really snuck up on us. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the week: [caption ...

Red bricks and much more…

These past few days have been a blur; we have seen and done so many things in such a short span of time that I sometimes find it difficult to remember everything we did. We went to Tufts University on Wednesday, and I definitely think it was one of my favorite campuses so far. This is due to it being in a rural area and having a lot of green ...

College Visits, College Visits, and More College Visits!

We've been touring so many colleges, and thus walking so much that I actually feel that my legs are getting toned. I guess I'm not missing my workout then! On Wednesday, we toured Tufts. The campus was beautiful, the architecture was amazing, and the class buildings were arranged in a way that was very practical. They had a specific building ...

by Student, Alexis R. , Tennessee

Elephants and Art Heists: College Prep Session 2!

It’s been a busy couple of days! The first days are behind us, and students are really in the thick of things now. Yesterday we had our second college visit, to Tufts University, and tonight we visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on Neighborhood Night. First, Tufts-- this was such a fun campus to visit! They have so many quirky ...

Shakespeare on the Common and Boston College

Students in Abbey Road’s second session of College Prep began their first week of classes yesterday. After an active day of study in their S.A.T. and college-preparation classes, students enjoyed an evening in the famous Boston Common, where they played soccer and chess and enjoyed each other’s company as they watched an adaptation of ...

Off to a Great Start

The Session 2 of Abbey Road's College Prep program has been going on for three days now, and I am extremely happy with my decision to come to Boston and take part in the courses. I arrived on Sunday after flying in late from Chicago, because my flight was delayed. My first impressions of Emerson College and the courses were very positive. ...

Bring on College Preparation Session 2

The second session of College Preparation started yesterday, and we got to meet everybody during orientation on Sunday (except for those who were getting in late). We all went out to dinner to get to know each other a little. We hurried back to the dorms and went straight to bed because we did not want to be tired to take our SAT practice test ...

by Student, Alexis R. , Tennessee

College Prep, Session 2: Here we go!

The students have finally arrived and are safely settled in to their dorms here in Boston! Monday morning will be their first SAT practice exam, and it promises to be a long, but good first day for everyone. To kick off the session, we went out to dinner at FiRE + iCE. Students were treated to a unique mixture of foods, created interesting ...

The Fourth of July and Saying Goodbye

Hello! As you all know, Thursday (July 4th) was America's birthday! That night, we went to the Cambridge side of the Charles River to see the Boston Pops play, and there were so many people! We waited for the sun to set, and the fireworks started at 9:30. They were amazing! When they ended, the place was so crowded we couldn't take the T to get ...