Founded in 1630, Boston is one of America’s oldest and noteworthy cities. Commonly referred to as ‘Beantown’, thanks to it’s love for beans baked in molasses, this major city has plenty of stories to tell. From the American Revolution to the site of USA’s very first public school, spend your break week discovering the reason over 19 million visitors make their way to Boston every year.
International Field Study
S20 Boston-Open to All Students
Day 1 | Depart for Boston
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Report to the Welland Campus for a 6:00am departure to Boston, MA. Upon arrival in Beantown, we will check into our hotel and have some time to freshen up and grab a bite to eat. After dinner, we will go to the Skywalk Observatory Boston for some incredible views of the city we will call home the next four nights.
Day 2 | Freedom Trail
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
After a great nights rest, we take to the streets and experience the Freedom Trail Walking Tour. This 1.5hr tour will highlight the revolutionary history that took place at 11 of the 16 official Freedom Trail historic sites. Don’t spoil your appetite, tonight we take a North End/Little Italy Food Tour! In the North End, the streets are narrow and compact, and there is history – Old North Church, Paul Revere’s house, burial grounds – seemingly around every corner. The neighborhood is packed with restaurants, virtually all of them Italian, and the locals carefully maintain their deeply-rooted ties to Italian culture. This is the oldest urban neighborhood in America. The air is fragrant with the fresh ocean breeze and scents of coffee houses, bakeries, and restaurants, as we wind our way through the scenic narrow streets.
Day 3 | Boston Harbor
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Roosevelt, JFK, Obama, Gates, Zuckerberg and you! These are people who have all strolled the hallowed grounds of Harvard University. Enjoy a tour of Harvard featuring Harvard Yard, a history of the university, general information, and a unique view on the student’s individual experience. Following our tour, we make our way to the New England Aquarium which is home to the largest shark and sting ray touch tank on the East Coast. Be sure to gaze at the Giant Ocean Tank, a four-story coral reef home to Myrtle the green sea turtle and hundreds of other Caribbean animals. End the day with a Boston Harbour Historic Sightseeing Cruise. During this 90 minute cruise learn about Revolutionary war, USA’s oldest continuously manned lighthouse and how the harbor was transformed into one of the cleanest in the country.
Day 4 | Fenway
Friday, April 24, 2020
Visit “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” – Fenway! During this one hour tour you will sit atop the Green Monster and learn the history of a park celebrating all things Red Sox since 1912. Following our tour we will make our way to the Samuel Adams Brewery. Now one of America’s leading independent craft breweries, the first batch of Samuel Adams was brewed in founder Jim Koch’s kitchen after discovering a recipe belonging to his great great grandfather while in his father’s attic.
Tonight, we venture out as a group one final time to the quaint Charles Playhouse to watch Shear Madness-America’s hilarious whodunit! Shear Madness is a popular interactive comedy that keeps audiences laughing as they try to outwit the suspects and catch the killer. New clues and up to the minute improvisation deliver a different show every night. Prepare to have a good laugh!
Day 5| Depart Boston
Saturday April 25, 2020
So long, farewell! This morning it’s time to say goodbye to Boston and head back to Welland after breakfast.
- Roundtrip transportation from Welland Campus via private motorcoach
- Accommodations in quad occupancy bunk bed rooms
- Skywalk Observatory Boston
- Freedom Trail Walking Tour
- North End/Little Italy Food Tour
- Harvard University Tour
- New England Aquarium
- Boston Harbour Historic Sightseeing Cruise
- Fenway Park Tour
- Samuel Adams Brewery Tour
- and more!
*Price may increase or decrease depending on exchange rates, final vendor quotes and number of participants.
$750 +/- (After $170 Grant)
TRIP DATE 04/21/2020
Open to all Niagara College Students and Alumni within 6 months of graduation. Please note that only current full-time students are eligible for the Be World Ready Grant.
When making payment through online banking:
- Set up Niagara College as the payee and use your student number as the account number
- Once payment is made, you MUST email [email protected] and provide your name, student number, payment amount and indicate that payment is for Be World Ready International Field Study. Please copy Be World Ready, at [email protected] on the email
- In 3-5 business the payment will be uploaded to your student account, and as long as Student Accounts receives an email from you, the IFS charge will be posted accordingly
Other Important Information
All full-time Niagara College students in good academic standing participating in an international activity are eligible for a Be World Ready grant to help offset the cost of their experience. Students who will be completing their program in April 2023 are not eligible. You must be returning to studies in the Spring/Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 semester to be eligible. Students will not directly receive this money as the full value of the grant has already been applied to the final payment to off-set the total cost of the trip. For students who do not complete all grant requirements by established deadlines (including time of submission), the full grant amount will be charged directly to their student account. In order to qualify for the grant:
- Complete all pre-departure forms as instructed
- Complete the online pre-departure training
- Attend mandatory pre-departure meetings
- Successfully attend the international experience
- Share at least 3 quality photos to a shared OneDrive and provide content for each photo to be shared on the Be World Ready Instagram
- Be interviewed on-location
- Participate in the Focus Group and complete the Post-Participation Survey
*Note: if we will be flying through the United States of America, you must have permission to enter and leave the United States. If you require a U.S travel visa it is your responsibility to obtain this document and email [email protected] a copy/photo.