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Boston Commons & Fisher College

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The Boston Commons Experience

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Known as America’s Walking City, Boston provides all the excitement of a major city in a compact area that’s easy to get around. You’ll never be bored with all the events and diversions awaiting you in this unique and picturesque city!

  • Take a unique ride on the Duck Tour as amphibious vehicles drive you by the city's great sights and then plunge into the Charles River for a watery finale.
  • Have an all-American day and see the world-champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park with pitcher Koji Uehara.
  • Sample famous New England seafood at historic waterfront oyster bars or try authentic Boston clam chowder at Quincy Market.
  • Visit the impressive collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, including major works of Impressionism, Egyptian antiquities and modern American painting.
  • Stroll along fashionable Newbury Street and go shopping at high-end boutiques or sip a cappuccino at an elegant sidewalk café.
  • Spend a day touring the quaint villages and scenic beaches of Cape Cod, where Boston’s elite travel for summer getaways.
  • Boston, MA

    The home of prestigious and renowned universities such as Harvard, MIT, Boston College and Boston University, Boston hosts the world’s largest and most diverse population of college students. Being the cultural, business and educational capital of New England, Boston offers many captivating attractions such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and President John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.

    Students will find it easy to take the subway system to all the varied neighborhoods of this fascinating city, including Back Bay, the North End (Boston’s Little Italy), and Chinatown. On the weekends, FLS provides excursions to scenic Cape Cod, historic Salem and Plimoth Plantation and Vermont’s beautiful Green Mountains.

    Local Climate

    Boston offers 4 distinct seasons. Spring and fall have moderate temperatures ranging from 6 to 12 degrees Celsius. Winters are full of snow and brisk weather, while summers are sunny and hot with temperatures ranging from 15 to 28 degrees Celsius.

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