In and Around Boston

Home to the American Revolution, Boston still remains a hub for innovation, leading in such industries as health care, higher education, and technology.

Boston has played an historic role in health care, starting with the first use of ether at Mass General Hospital in the 1840s to today’s cutting-edge work on facial transplantations.

With more than 50 colleges and universities and 29 hospitals in Greater Boston, the city is considered one of the top destinations in the US for those pursuing a higher education degree with a focus on health care. Studying at the MGH Institute provides you with access to unparalleled top-notch brain power and innovation while honing your craft to become an excellent health care professional.


Attending graduate school is not only about studying, it's also about the experience. Boston has a cosmopolitan flair. Cobblestone sidewalks stretch along city streets, with restaurants and shops thriving in bustling neighborhoods, each with its own charm. The MGH Institute campus is located on the waterfront within the historic Charlestown Navy Yard.



Stroll through the North End sipping coffee and stop in a pastry shop for a delicious cannoli. In the summertime, visit the SoWa market in the South End where local artists sell jewelry and paintings, with food trucks galore for lunch. Shakespeare on the Common – which is performed on a stage in the middle of the Boston Common with the city as a backdrop – is something not to be missed on a warm summer evening.



And if art or theater is not your thing, Boston is the place to be for sports! Visit Fenway Park for a frank and baseball as it's meant to be, or cozy up to skates and pucks flying on the ice at the TD Garden.




While Boston is a vibrant, young city that offers unlimited things to do, it is also in the heart of New England. Known for beautiful rocky beaches, fall foliage hiking, white-water rafting, camping, biking trails, and skiing, there are numerous destinations to explore with outdoor adventures just a quick drive or train ride from Boston.