Language study abroadBoston
Language course in Boston:
CAMPUS OF TRADITIONS
By American Standards, Boston, with half a million inhabitants, is a small city, but most of all it is an old city with many interesting sites and monuments. The port city on the Atlantic seaboard does not have a true centre, but consists of fourteen quasi-independent neighbourhoods. The magnificent avenues give the city a European flare that is also reflected in the manner of its inhabitants. Boston also has a well-developed public transit system that reaches virtually into every corner of the city. The Charles River, much beloved by Bostonians, separates Boston from Cambridge, the home of the famous Harvard University. Boston is very much a university city, filled with students year round.
STROLLING IN AMERICA’S ATHENS OF THE NORTH
In the very centre of the city lies Boston Common, a park that was laid out 350 years ago. Another popular spot for relaxing is the Promenade on the banks of the Charles River, filled with rowers and sailboats. The heart of the “Downtown Crossing” pedestrian area is an inviting destination for shopping and strolling, and Newbury St. and Faneuil Hall marketplace are El Dorados for passionate shoppers. Americans like to refer to Boston as the “Athens of the North”, on the strength of its many universities, as well as the wide range of cultural attractions, from classical music to the famous comedy clubs.