Locals sometimes say that if you don't like the weather in Boston, just wait a few minutes and it will change! No matter what type of climate you're used to, there's a season in this part of the world that will make you feel like you've never left home.
The IBS school year begins in September. Autumn typically lasts into November, and is the perfect time to get to know New England. Daytime temperatures range from 50 - 60 Fahrenheit (10 - 16 C), with the occasional warmer days of "Indian Summer." An IBS tradition is a fall trip to the Dean's New Hampshire farmhouse to observe the region's famous brilliantly colored leaves.
Winter is cold and in January and February temperatures are often below freezing. But New Englanders manage to enjoy it as they skate and build snowmen, or drive a couple of hours north of Boston for skiing and snowboarding. Even people who have never seen snow before enjoy some of IBS's weekend trips north!
Spring comes in April with blooming flowers, buds on trees, and warmer and longer days. It's a perfect time to stroll along the Charles River or shopping on trendy Newbury Street. A great break from studying for exams!
Staying over summer break? June through August feels like a vacation. The days are lazy, sunny, and hot. There's no better way to cool off than to sail on the Charles, or head to the sandy beaches of Cape Cod. And there is wonderful hiking in the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont.
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