Boston City, situated in the state of Massachusetts, U.S. has one of the most select education offers in the country, with over 100 top quality institutions located in the city and in the surrounding Greater Boston area. Boston is often considered one of the intellectual capitals of the world, “the Athens of America”, as teachers and the local population place a lot of importance on quality education and career success. Boston is located on the Eastern shore of the United States, historically an important Atlantic Ocean port and the key to several important events in the American Revolution, such as the famous Boston Tea Party. After the American independence, the city became an important manufacturing hub and a centre for education and culture. The first public school in the U.S. was founded in Boston, as well as the first subway system.
Boston is one of the top 30 most powerful city economies in the world, and sixth largest economy in the United States, based on city GDP. The greatest contribution to the city’s economy are the international students who study and get employment in Boston. The most important economic sectors in Boston include financial, professional and business services, technology companies (especially biotechnology), tourism, as well as law and government. Boston is also one of the biggest industrial and fishing port in the United States.
You can seek employment in one of the major companies headquartered within Boston or nearby, such as: AMD, Advanced Cell Technology, Bose Corporation, Cisco Systems Converse, Hewlett-Packard, Intel Corporation, The Gillette Company, Santander Bank, State Street Corporation, and many more.
Boston is a wonderful city to visit and live in, with many historic buildings and monuments as well as cultural and sporting events, specific to the American lifestyle. Students may discover numerous world-class museums and historic architecture such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, Harvard Square, John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library, Freedom Trail, or the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.
You can visit plenty of parks with particularly beautiful scenery during spring and autumn. Walk in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the United States, or the Boston Public Garden, the Franklin Park Zoo, and parks scattered along the shorelines.
Bostonians are avid music lovers and you’ll have plenty of chances to listen to the famous Boston Symphony Orchestra. Several theatres are located in the Theatre District. You’ll also have the chance to participate in major annual events such as First Night, on New Year's Eve, the Boston Early Music Festival, the annual Boston Arts Festival and or the week-long Harbourfest. The nightlife is as lively as any international metropolis, with the bars and pubs on Lansdowne Street being the main night-time attraction.
Boston is home to several major league sports teams such as the Boston Red Sox (baseball), Boston Celtics (basketball), or the New England Patriots (American football) and is famous for its passionate sports fans.
Boston is a city built by immigrants, which harbours and encourages a welcoming international environment that will offer you a new multicultural perspective and will nurture your creative thinking. Be one of the 350,000 students enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Boston and benefit from some of the best international higher education in America. People from all countries of the world such as Ireland, Haiti, Italy, Vietnam, Israel, Australia, come to study and live in Boston, so you’ll be able to interact and connect with people from all continents.
The weather is fairly unpredictable in Boston, ranging from 0°C (32°F) or below in the winter and 30°C (86°F) or more in the summer. Temperatures can change quickly in all of the seasons so it’s a good idea to wear layered clothes.
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Boston University is no small operation. With over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 130 countries, nearly 10,000 faculty and staff, 17 schools and colleges, and 250 fields of study, our three campuses are always humming, always in high gear. Meet the people and places that keep the University running smoothly.
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