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Boston and Waltham

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Boston is known as one of the most vibrant, student-friendly cities in America with more than 600,000 people in its twenty diverse neighborhoods - another 3.5 million in the wider metropolitan area - as well as 250,000 students in its nearly three dozen colleges and universities. So, what exactly is this reputation based on?

It is that despite its rich history, Boston remains a youthful city and a center of contemporary culture. It is it's combination of skyscrapers in the financial district with brick row houses in the Back Bay and the trendy shopping on Newbury Street, coupled with the vibrant ethnic neighborhoods in the Italian North End and Chinatown.

Boston has countless historic sites and world-class cultural institutions such as the Freedom Trail, the Museum of Fine Arts and the John F. Kennedy Library. Those looking to enjoy the city’s nightlife can visit its restaurants, clubs and concert venues. And, of course, for sports fans, Boston boasts some of the country’s best teams in baseball, football, basketball, soccer and hockey.

Public transportation allows students to easily access most parts of the city. Boston also presents a gateway to the many vacation opportunities of New England -  from the sandy beaches of Cape Cod to nearby Mountains for hiking and skiing. No matter what students are looking for, Boston has it all.