Cultural Enrichment, Activities & Sports

The Cultural Enrichment and Activities programs ensure that whenever students are not in class they have a wide range of opportunities available through which to further immerse themselves in local life and culture. From museum tours to choral concerts, sports and movie nights, students have multiple options every day to satisfy their creative, intellectual, and gastronomic ambitions. The Activities Directors transform the program sites into laboratories in which students can actively, and safely, engage with their exciting surroundings.

Activities & Sports 

Our extracurricular program maintains a healthy balance between study and leisure time that allows students to relax and unwind. To that end, the Activities Directors organize a full daily program of elective social events and sports. These typically include dances, quiz nights, talent shows, and poetry readings, as well as many sports and activities. 

Students may choose to participate in structured activities or take advantage of the hundreds of other opportunities that Cambridge and the greater Boston area provides. Our sports program includes opportunities to play softball, basketball, volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, and soccer.

Dane and Ames Halls are only a short ride away from the many attractions in Boston Common, which include softball diamonds, a carousel, and a spray pool. Students might jog along the Charles River, admire the views from Harvard Bridge, or explore world cuisine in Quincy Market. Alternatively they could join a member of staff on the Freedom Trail, eat cannoli in the North End, take a tour of historic Fenway Park, or visit the top of the Prudential Building for a cup of coffee to be enjoyed over live jazz. 

Many students use their free time to pursue individual interests. Our program is equipped with a small library of books, DVDs of classic American movies, board games, and sports equipment so students can make the most of the glorious sunshine or a rainy day. There is plenty of time for fun, relaxation, sightseeing, and socializing with new friends.

Cultural Enrichment

Designed to complement students’ class work, our activities program ensures that whenever students are not in the classroom they have a range of cultural opportunities available. From museum tours to visits to cultural centers throughout the city, students have multiple options every day to satisfy their creative and intellectual ambitions. The Activities Directors transform Cambridge and the greater Boston area into a classroom in which students can actively engage with the culture, history, and life around them.

With summer festivals, concerts, theater performances, gallery exhibitions, and museum exhibits, Cambridge and the greater Boston area offers unsurpassed cultural exploration and adventure. Students trace the history of the city through its landmarks and monuments, explore open spaces, parks, and gardens, and discover a world of opportunity under the guidance, advice, and care of our on-site staff. 


A tour of the area might start amidst the bright lights of Kenmore Square, where the Boston University bookstore, many restaurants and cafes, and Fenway Park are all within walking distance. Then, after a short ride on the T, Boston’s subway network, you could explore downtown Boston. You might stop by Quincy Market for a snack before venturing to Boston Harbor to see the USS Constitution and the site of the Boston Tea Party. You could head in a different direction and visit the New England Aquarium and its spectacular Giant Ocean Tank or go on a whale-watching cruise to encounter spectacular ocean wildlife in their natural habitat. Alternatively you could peruse the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, hear a concert by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, or walk the full length of the Freedom Trail and learn about the American Revolution while standing on the very ground on which it began.