Summer Camps in Boston for International Students

Written By Trent Lorcher

The Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau reports that over 19-million people visit Boston each year, including over a million international visitors. You can become one of the millions of visitors while honing your English skills at one of these Summer Camps in Boston for High School Students. 

These camps are more than a sight-seeing adventure. They will help you prepare for enrolling in an American University and developing important skills.

Summer Camps in Boston for International High School Students

Not all Boston summer camps are the same. Here's a brief description of top programs.

Discover Boston Camp 

Stay in an American home near the Boston Commons as you learn English and experience one of the United States' most culturally important cities. Discover Boston provides unmatched cultural attractions, prestigious universities and colleges, and top-notch entertainment and dining. The camp features 18 weekly English lessons in the midst of Boston's famous landmarks.

Although learning English is one of the goals of Discover Boston, you didn't come here to spend all your time in a classroom. Excursions and activities include a visit to the New England Aquarium, Museum of Fine Arts, Freedom Trail, Revere Beach, Six Flags Amusement Park, and an optional trip to New York City. 

Boston Summer Camp 

The Boston Summer Camp takes place in the heart of downtown Boston on the campus of Fisher College at the edge of Boston Common. In addition to English lessons, students learn about historic Boston. Excursions include Newbury Street, Freedom Trail , Beacon Hill & The State House , Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market , MIT Tour , Harvard University and more. 

Students stay at residence halls located on the Fisher College campus. This three-week program is ideal for international students 15 years or older.

Basketball Camp

The United States has dominated international basketball competitions since the sport was invented in Springfield, Massachusetts over a hundred years ago. The National Basketball Association boasts the best players in the world, including international stars from Germany, Spain, Argentina, China, and other nations. One of the most successful professional franchises in the world resides in Boston.

At the Boston Basketball Camp on the campus of Fisher College in downtown Boston, students will study English and take part in 12 basketball lessons per week at Fisher College's on campus facilities and at indoor community courts in the area. Activities include TD Garden Stadium and Sports Museum, Freedom Trail, Six Flags Amusement Park, Whale Watching, and more.

Harvard Stem Camp 

Harvard University is the most prestigious university in the United States and provides the perfect environment for young scholars looking to improve their STEM skills. Students stay in a university dormitory in downtown Boston and enjoy visits to MIT, the Museum of Science, the New England Aquarium, and more.

This two-week program is open to aspiring students 12 years old and up. Students stay at Suffolk University in downtown Boston and take a short subway ride to Harvard University in Cambridge for classroom instruction.

University Tour Camp 

Boston is unrivaled when it comes to higher education. According to the Boston Redevelopment Authority, 35 universities and colleges with over 152,000 students are located in Boston. Two of these institutions--Harvard and MIT--are two of the most prestigious universities in the world. The University Tour Camp includes tours of major universities in the area, including Harvard University , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Fisher College, Brown University, Boston College, and Boston University.

Students receive 18 lessons of English per week and 1 college prep workshop per week. If you're looking for summer camps in Boston for high school students and preparing to attend an American university, the  University Tour Camp is perfect.


Attending an American college requires English fluency, high test cores, and knowledge of the U.S. higher education system. The FLS TOEFL/SAT Prep Camp helps international students overcome all three of these challenges. This Boston summer camp combines classes, workshops, and college visits to prepare international students for college success.

The FLS TOEFL/SAT Prep Camp is about more than improving English and preparing for college. It's about fun. When you're not in class, you'll enjoy trips to Newbury Street , Freedom Trail , Beacon Hill & The State House , Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market , Six Flags Amusement Park, and an optional trip to New York City. University visits and tours include Harvard, MIT, University of Massachusetts, Fisher College , and Brown University.

Students Boston Teen Global Learner Camp

The Tamwood Teen Global Learner Camp helps students become leaders through leadership training and activities while they gain important skills through English language classes and educational activities. 

Camp goals include becoming a stronger communicator in English and improvement in core life skills. Tamwood’s approach links the core subject of English to technology, leadership, the arts, sports, culture and outdoor education. Students between the ages of 13-17 are eligible.

Summer camps in Boston for high school students abound. These camps, focused on English language acquisition, combine learning and fun like few others



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Trent Lorcher has taught high school English for 19 years. In addition to hosting a foreign exchange student from China, he's traveled extensively, including 18 months in Central America, 2 years in Italy, and additional time in Mexico, France, Morocco, and Spain. He dreams of one day retiring to Spain with his beautiful bride in a place big enough for their 5 kids to visit.

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