Living in Boston | International Student Services

Boston is rich in history and offers diverse activities to serve the international community.  If you would like to practice English outside the classroom, you can join Boston Public Library Conversation Groups.  If you enjoy fine arts and museums, the Museum of Fine Arts and Isabella Gardner Museum offer plenty of excitement for FREE! For more information about fun in Boston during the four seasons, visit the City of Boston website.

Getting around in Boston

Boston is considered the Athens of America; it is one of the oldest and most vibrant cities in America.  Boston is also known as a "walking city" because the city is easy to explore on foot and with public transportation.  The locals call Boston's transit system "The T," which includes trains, commuter rail, buses, and ferries. Public transportation is the most convenient and affordable way to really absorb the feel of Boston as a picturesque place with a green summer and white winter.

Wheelock offers discounted T passes to help students explore Boston and surrounding regions. Learn more on our Getting Around web page.

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