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Boston and Cambridge

Boston and Cambridge were built for students. There are 85 colleges and universities in the Boston metro area, home to 360,000 students from all over the world.

At the Harvard Graduate School of Education, you get the best of both worlds — the world-class culture and diversity of a big city, plus the walkable charm and intellectual buzz of a college town.

Cambridge: Grad Student Paradise

Harvard Square is packed with bookstores, coffee shops, restaurants, and bars, and that’s only a taste of what Cambridge has to offer. You can almost breathe the creative and intellectual energy. There’s always a film screening, concert, or free lecture series to attend. To unwind, stroll over to the Harvard Farmer’s Market, bike or run along the Charles River, or meet up with friends for Thai food and trivia night at an Irish pub.

Boston: Culture & Opportunity

No other city in America offers Boston’s blend of richly preserved history, colorful neighborhoods, and vibrant arts and culture. Boston is also the birthplace of public education in America and a hub for innovative organizations working to reform and improve education. Spend the weekend in Boston exploring cultural and historical landmarks like the Museum of Fine Arts and The Freedom Trail, then head back into the city for internships and job interviews. 

Outings and Excursions

The Office of Student Affairs organizes group trips and family-friendly activities throughout the year to help you explore the Boston region. Join us for Red Sox and Celtics games, ski trips, fall apple picking, the Harvard-Yale football game, the Head of the Charles, and more!


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