EC Boston offers the following course types:
Students will be staying in a modern campus complex located on Brighton Avenue between Longwood Avenue and Pilgrim Road. The Simmons College residence is nestled in Boston’s Fenway Colleges campus, a short walk from the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum with easy access to public transportation. Within 100m, students will find Brigham Circle, a convenient area which includes two grocery stores, two banks, a coffee shop, and lots of other shops and restaurants. The T-stops (Museum of Fine Arts and Longwood Subway stations) are within a 10 minute walk from the dorms, in a safe neighbourhood. This residence provides very comfortable accommodation in the heart of one of the most noted university avenues in the city.
|Number of classrooms||15|
|Native English speakers :||All|
|Teachers with English teaching certification :||All|
|Teachers with college degrees :||All|
The nationality and age mix at EC English Language Schools: Boston (Junior) varies over different time periods, courses and levels.EC Boston teaches students from all over the world, including:
|Open dates||Year round|
|School holidays||10 Nov 2017, 23 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017, 25 Dec 2017, 1 Jan 2018, 15 Jan 2018, 19 Feb 2018, 16 Apr 2018, 28 May 2018, 4 Jul 2018, 3 Sep 2018, 8 Oct 2018, 12 Nov 2018, 22 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018, 25 Dec 2018|
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying English in Boston. These homes are often between 25 - 50 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
Rooms include: • Bed, desk/table where students can do their homework • Storage space • Good lighting for studying • Students will also be provided with access to common rooms such as the living room, dining room and kitchen during acceptable hours • The host family will provide access to laundry facilities or coin operated machines. Students will be in charge of taking care of their own laundry • Bed linen is provided; students should bring their own towels. Meals Upon arrival students must ask their host family when meals are served and students must respect this time. If students will not be home for dinner, they must notify their host family two hours before the time set for dinner. Students will be given a meal card on the first day of class so that they can purchase weekday lunches. A $50 replacement fee for a new meal card will apply if lost. Students need to notify EC staff as soon as they lose their meal cards, that card will then be cancelled. Upon the cancellation of the old card, the remaining balance of the old card will be checked on the system and loaded on to the new card accordingly. • Breakfast - Tea/coffee, toast, jam and cereal with the host family. • Weekday Lunches - Buffet style lunch - sandwiches, pizza, salads, vegetarian, chicken, drink and fruit. • Weekend Lunches - a large sandwich, piece of fruit, chips and drink • Dinner - Students will have dinner with the Host Families. Dinner generally includes a salad, meat or fish, pasta or rice. If students have specific diet requirements EC must be informed of this prior to their arrival.
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
If you are studying full time in the United States for more than 18 hours per week, you will receive an I-20 that you need to submit to the US embassy along with your F-1 student visa application. The I-20 has a SEVIS tracking number on it. Students who wish to apply for a student visa must pay the SEVIS fee online before going to the US embassy or consulate for their visa interview.
Your I-20 will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you.
Please note that United States law states that an I-20 can only be issued to students who intend to pursue full-time English language studies. United States law does not permit students to study part-time with an F-1 Student Visa. If you are studying for less than 18 hours per week, you have to apply for a Visitor Visa (B1/B2) on your own.
The closest airport to the school is Boston Logan Airport (BOS).
The school offers airport pickup services. If you wish to be picked up, just give us your flight details and arrival date. The price of a one-way airport transfer from Boston Logan Airport is $100. You must book your airport transfer in advance when you register.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Boston based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.
Classes are held at Fenway Campus, surrounded by the many colleges and universities of Boston. The area consists of many residential buildings and independently-owned shops. Fenway is also home to Fenway Park, the oldest Major League Baseball stadium still in use and home ballpark of the Boston Red Sox. Transportation is easily accessible, with buses and the T passing through this area.
Have questions? Get answers from EC Language Centres staff, Language International student advisors, and past students.