Chances are, you’ve heard of Harvard and MIT, two of Boston’s local universities. And the Boston Red Sox, the local baseball team. The Boston Tea Party probably rings a bell, and maybe the Charles River too. Learn English in Boston with ESL and enjoy a famous city that is one of the world’s great seats of learning, a hub of American culture and... well... surprisingly small.
The influence of the universities and colleges on Boston is everywhere. As well as drawing smart people to the city from all over the world, they play a major role in the local economy and cultural scene. This is a city of thinkers and drinkers; strong links with Ireland remain and St Patricks Day in Boston is a sight to behold. The other great celebration in the city is Independence Day on July 4th, which Bostonians approach with particular vigour, perhaps in recognition of the city’s key role in the American Revolution.
Explore nearby Cape Cod, with its windswept sand dunes and salty beaches, or take a cruise across the canal. Discover the history of the Kennedy political dynasty, Boston’s most famous and controversial sons. Head up along the coast and discover the subtle scenery of the New England coast. Or simply enjoy the natural spectacle of the local trees blossoming in the spring or changing into swathes of vibrant crimson in the autumn months.
So, although Boston is home to just 650,000 people (making it the 20th-most-populated city in the USA), there is an astounding range of things to see and do. Take an English course in Boston and discover America’s biggest little city.