Boston

The Too-Huge World, the Next Crazy Venture, and Sad Good-byes to College Prep Session One!

Two weeks, twenty class sessions, four essays, four practice exams, and five college visits later, Session One of College Prep has wrapped. The time flew by, and it will be a shame to say good bye! This group of students has continually impressed me with how vibrant, thoughtful, and intelligent they are. College Prep is an intensive ...

What’s Summer Without Baseball and Fireworks?

This was the last week of College Prep Session 1, and it went out with a bang (or a the boom of fireworks, anyway...)! On Tuesday, we headed to the one place all visitors must go to be able to say they've truly experienced Beantown: Fenway Park! There, of course, we watched from our seats as the Red Sox pummeled the San Diego Padres, defeating ...

More College Tours and Fenway Park to See the Red Sox!

Hi! The last three days have gone by so fast! On Monday we didn't do anything special, but as usual we had our classes. We visited Emerson College yesterday, and even though we are living on the campus, we had no idea it was that big! At 6pm we left for the Red Sox Game, we were all really excited to go, and we were all wearing our Red ...

Harvard, the MIT Museum, and Salem to Round Out Week One of College Prep!

We're halfway through first session; I can't believe how fast it went by! It's crazy! On Saturday morning, we had our College Admissions class and then left for Harvard. I was sooooooo excited! I was finally going to visit Harvard, the school of my dreams for as long as I can remember. Needless to say, I was so full of jubilation, and couldn't ...

Halfway Through College Prep Session One in Boston: A Photo Essay

[caption id="attachment_1645" align="aligncenter" width="553"] Romane, Kimon, and Gabriela working hard in class![/caption] It’s hard to believe that tomorrow will be July, and Session 1 of Abbey Road's College Prep program will be more than halfway done! The days have flown by, and our students are working so hard, seeing a lot of Boston, ...

Busy Times in Boston

Hello everybody, These last two days were pretty intense, we had a lot of work and did so much! We took another SAT practice test on Thursday, and for this one, we really got a chance to use all the techniques that the teacher taught us. I could really see the results because I ended up increasing my score by 200 points. I'm pretty happy! On ...

College Prep’s College Visits

Abbey Road students have attended three colleges over the past three days, all of which are distinct in size, emphasis, and culture. On Wednesday, students visited Boston College, a beautifully landscaped university of over 14,000 students focusing on the arts and sciences, management, education, and nursing. Thursday, we braved inclement ...

Exploring Boston

Hi! Today was my third day in Boston, and I've already learned so much! We took our first SAT test on Monday and got the results today. I was really excited and apprehensive about seeing how I did, because it was my first SAT ever and I'm happy to say I didn't do too bad. On Tuesday we walked a part of the Freedom Trail around Boston, and we ...

First Day Out in Boston

After a day of classes, Abbey Road students walked the streets of historic Boston to follow the Freedom Trail. Led by a tour guide decked in seventeenth-century attire, students discovered a centuries-old Puritan graveyard under the Boston Common, stood under the gaze of a stutue of Benjamin Franklin in the courtyard of Boston’s oldest ...

College Prep Session 1 Has Begun!

Hello from beautiful Boston! All the students have arrived safe and sound, which means College Prep Session 1 at Emerson College has officially begun! We took it easy yesterday, as many students came to us from other countries, including Singapore, France, Ghana, and Greece. After everyone had arrived and settled in a bit, we headed to dinner ...