Wicked Smaht: Exploring Boston Colleges and Culture (US)

Dates: 4/1 – 4/5
Location: Boston
Price Range: $2400 – $2700
Theme: College Tour
Faculty Contact: Allison Luhrs and Bart Gummere
Travel with us to a city filled with history, culture, and a whopping 64 colleges and universities within a 30-mile radius: Boston! There we’ll take in the city’s sights as we sample a variety of school settings (urban to suburban) and sizes (small to midsize), educational approaches (liberal arts to STEM) and atmospheres (sports-enthused to acapella-oriented). By touring schools, meeting with current students and admissions representatives, and recording your observations you’ll start to get a sense of what kind of school feels best to you—and then you’ll be able to apply that knowledge to your own future school visits and college searches. But while this trip is college-focused, we also want to appreciate the city itself with visits to the Boston Commons and Public Gardens, the Charles River, Harvard Square and Cambridge, some candlepin bowling, and perhaps even a Celtics game. Colleges we’re likely to visit include Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Northeastern, Tufts University, and Worcester Polytechnic University (WPI). Where possible we’ll meet with EPS alumni currently attending the schools we visit.


Day 1: Depart Seattle early Monday morning and land in Boston at approximately 4:00 pm. Travel to our hotel, settle in, and then enjoy our first dinner together.
Day 2: Visit Northeastern University in the morning for an urban setting, then travel to Tufts University to see a suburban campus. Dinner and candlepin bowling at the delicious American Flatbread before returning to the hotel.
Day 3: We’ll see both Boston College and Boston University, and also have some time to explore downtown Boston’s sights. Possibility of attending the Boston Celtics vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA game that evening.
Day 4: Take the commuter line train out to Brandeis for a different suburban experience. On our way back to the city, visit Harvard Square, then tour MIT. Enjoy a dinner with EPS alumni currently attending some of the schools we visited. Ask questions and get to know the inside scoop on what it’s like to move from EPS to college in Boston.
Day 5: Load up the charter bus and take a ride out to Worcester (pronounced “Wooster”) to see what college at an experiential, STEM-based school looks like. Charter will take us to the airport afterwards and we’ll fly back to Seattle, landing about 8:30 pm.

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