City of Boston

Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the most historic cities in the United States. Today, this vibrant, dynamic metropolis is one of the most exciting destinations in the country. A peerless setting for advanced study and cultural enrichment, Boston offers an exciting mix of educational, cultural, financial, and high-tech scientific activity that attracts thousands of students and scholars each year from all over the world.

Conveniently located in Boston’s Back Bay, the Boston University campus is close to all of the cultural and recreational attractions that the city has to offer. A compact city, Boston is perfect for those who like to walk or bicycle. From the BU campus, you can easily follow the Charles River Esplanade to the Hatch Shell for a free concert, or walk along tree-lined Commonwealth Avenue Mall to the Boston Common. If you enjoy exploring the nooks and crannies of historic neighborhoods, Beacon Hill is only blocks away from campus. Boston’s North End is a longer journey, but you will find street festivals and delicious Italian cuisine and pastries when you get there.

Whether you walk, bike, or ride the “T”—part of Boston’s comprehensive public transportation system—you’ll find it easy to find your way around town during the summer.

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