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University Taster Programme – Boston – Ages 14 – 17

The Boston Summer Center is located on the beautiful, 60-acre woodland campus of Pine Manor College, only 20-minutes from Downtown Boston. The city is world famous for its professional sports teams and world-class universities. A wealth of activities is available, either directly on campus or within the wider location, and excellent facilities include on-campus accommodation.

This exciting program is designed to give teenagers a taste of life as a university student in the USA. The course combines English tuition with lectures, discussions and tutorial sessions delivered by university lecturers, as well as visits to world-famous universities such as MIT and Harvard.

Please note: This program is subject to minimum student numbers in order to run. Please contact us before booking online

2 weeks course

30 June to 13 July  and 14 July to 27 July 2019 

Package includes

  • 15 hours of English lessons and lectures per week ( 9 hours of English lessons and 6 hours of university-style lectures per week)
  • Weekly study skills lecture
  • University visits
  • Full-board residential accommodation
  • Welcome party and orientation
  • Placement test
  • Three evening activities per week
  • One full-day and three half-day trips per week
  • End-of-course certificate
2 weeks – US$ 3,120

To book this course, please contact us directly.

Please note: Students must be fully insured before attending USA camps, poof of insurance will be requested when booking. f you do not have your own insurance, we will provide our own.

If you book after 31st March, please contact us to check availability before booking online.

If you need a VISA, please contact us before booking online


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Trips may include:


  • Newport Mansions
  • Wrentham Village Premium Outlets
  • Salem
  • Hampton Beach

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Duration - 2 weeks

Start Dates:  30 June – 13 July; 14 – 27 July 2019 (Sunday arrive/ Saturday depart)
Course ends: 27 July 2019
Minimum entry level - Beginner
Age range -  14–17

On-campus residence

On-campus residential accommodation in comfortable twin rooms with shared bathrooms (between 6 students) and common areas. Girls and boys are in separate accommodation areas or on different floors. The college is just a 1-minute walk away.

Meal plan

Full-board. Breakfast, hot lunch, and dinner are provided every day, with packed lunches or meal vouchers on excursion days. We can cater for vegetarian and other dietary requirements on request.


  • Beautiful, wooded 60-acre campus, great for walks
  • On-site student residence
  • Baseball and softball fields
  • Soccer pitch and tennis courts
  • Cafeteria


Activities can include Arts and crafts, basketball, bingo, games night, international parties, karaoke, movie night, quiz nights, soccer, softball, table tennis, talent show, tennis and more.


Three half-day excursions and one full-day excursion per week.

Half-day excursions may include:

  • Freedom Trail
  • Duck tour
  • Skywalk Observatory
  • Shopping trip
  • China Town
  • Boston Common

Full-day excursions include:

  • Newport Mansions
  • Wrentham Village Premium Outlets
  • Salem
  • Hampton Beach

An overnight stay in New York can be added to the beginning or end of the program (subject to minimum numbers).

Nearest Airports

  • Boston Logan International

Travel times stated are average times based  on a transfer by taxi.

Meet and Greet Service: Prices include Meet and Greet on arrival and check-in on departure.

Unaccompanied minors: Please note unaccompanied minors will be charged £65 in UK Residential Centres,

Economy Transfer Service: Students on Heathrow Economy transfers may have to wait 2–3 hours at the airport before check-in or after arrival. Students will be supervised by Kings Staff during this time. Groups and individuals may be on the same coach/ mini bus.

Flights must arrive between 10.00 – 18.00 and depart between 11.00 – 19.00.

  • Bath (Downside): Heathrow Economy is available every Wednesday from 3 July to 21 August.
  • Cheltenham: Heathrow Economy is available every Wednesday from 3 July to 14 August.
  • Bournemouth: Heathrow Economy is available every Sunday from 9 June to 25 August.
  • London (Beckenham): Heathrow Economy is available every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August.

Flight times: Flights must arrive between 8.00 and 22.00.



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