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Language Studies International (LSI): Boston

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Course description

This Course Features:20 Lessons per week (4 lessons per day), 1 lesson: 50 minutes, Hours per week: 16 hours 40 minutes (20 clock hrs/wk in the USA), 15 students max. per class, Course length: 1-50 weeks, Age 16+. During the lessons you rapidly improve your communication skills in a variety of everyday situations. In 2 lessons each day you will cover the following areas: grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation. In a further 2 lessons you concentrate on: speaking, listening, reading, writing. You use a textbook in conjunction with a wide variety of materials and exercises including roleplays, authentic materials, newspapers and magazines.

For courses longer than 24 weeks, please refer to the International School Year courses.

*Minimum 12 weeks booking required for Beginner.

Course topics

The classes stress the use of language in everyday situations. In 2 lessons each day, students will work on grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary, while in the other 2 lessons, they will focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening. Textbooks and a variety of other materials are used in instruction, including role-playing, newspapers, magazines and other materials.

Class schedule

Course duration
1-52 weeks
Start dates
Every Monday
Classes per week
20 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 50 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday
School holidays
10 Apr 2020, 13 Apr 2020, 25 May 2020, 03 Jul 2020, 07 Sep 2020, 12 Oct 2020, 11 Nov 2020, 26 Nov 2020 - 27 Nov 2020, 25 Dec 2020 - 03 Jan 2021

LSI Boston does not hold classes on the holiday dates above. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.

Class times

Morning session
09:10 AM - 10:50 AM
Break
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Morning session
11:10 AM - 12:50 PM

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

Elementary
Pre-intermediate
Intermediate
High intermediate
Advanced
You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level. You may also take this test before your arrival in Boston.

Class size

Average 12 students
Maximum 16 students

Student age

Age range 16 years old and older
Average 25 years old
(24 in the summer)

Certificate

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.
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reviews

Reviews

89% recommend

based on 27 reviews
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"It was useful to take English classes."

Léa Carmagnolle, student from France

I was in Boston for one month, working and my company suggested me to take 1 hour private English lesson per day. The teacher was really nice and I was happy having him.
The only problem I had is that I've been told I'd have a certificate at the end and I didn't receive anything. I sent an kind reminder email but I unfortunately still don't have any certificate.

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
19 Nov 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Ask, and it will be given to you!"

Miyih Shin, student from South Korea

I took one to one English courses for 2 weeks at LSI
The classes were from 8:00 to 9:00 am.
I was not tired , but inspired during the class.
The teacher precisely focused on what I wanted to learn.
Thanks to that, now I can say I am making progress with my English speaking skill.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
16 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Good teachers, nice students and location"

Cornelia Russmann, student from Germany

The organisation was good, but it was very noisy caused by construction work on the street.
Good mix of international students.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
22 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Really interessting"

Arthur Adokpo-Migan, student from Benin

Professors and administrative staff were always very present, available and responsive. I really liked the good mood that prevailed during the classes.

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
15 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"The location of the school is excellent"

VERONICA BERENICE NAVARRETE MORALES, student from Mexico

The location of the school is excellent, in the courses you meet people from several countries, which forces you to speak in English so that you can get to know them better, because they speak another language

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Date of study
15 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Nice experience!"

Miguel Bastos Barros, student from Brazil

I spent only 1 week in the school, but the experience was awesome!
Everthing in the school was great and I made new friends, during the classes and outside the school everybody speaks only English so it was a good experience to practice and improve my english skills.

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Date of study
16 Apr 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Very nice"

Pablo Pol Seijas, student from Spain

Hi, my experience was so good. The best was my teacher Glenn. He was a very good teacher and taught me a lot. The school was nice but i didn't like the location near Chinatown. The school didn't have good activities to do after the classes. The accommodation was bad. The apartment was old and dirty and very far from the school.

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My ratings for this school

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Housing
Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
22 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Would you recommend this school?
No
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"Very fantastic experience"

Edwige BRASSELET, student from France

That was a very nice experience. Learning English without pressure with great teacher and staff.

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
6 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Not what I expected or needed but a good and nice experience anyway"

Nathaline Nancy Désirée Château-Basler, student from USA

I expected a class wherein I would repeat the grammar lesson from the very beginning. In which I would repeat every grammar rule systematically within the time I am in class.
If it was the case, I would have needed 10 weeks, which I was not told before and I could not afford.
LSI put two levels together in one class (intermediate and advanced), which is obviously not as good if every level has its own class.
In the afternoon classes I could only choose between a few options, such as TOEFL, but I wanted to prepare for CPE. Thus, I took TOEFL because it was the best option for me, but again not what I really expected.
The teacher (Nell) was great, she really made a good job. Her classes were never boring, she made really good and funny exercises for us, she used loads of different methods and materials. I was lucky to sit in her classes.
The location of the school is great and the facilities are good.
Since I am here with my husband and I will stay in the Boston area for about a year whereas the other students are here for a few weeks and they are much younger. I didn't go to any activity and I didn't avail of the housing.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
15 Aug 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"LSI is the perfect balance of good teaching, good facilities, good staff."

Livia Mazzocchetti, student from Italy

My first lesson day was strange, because, although the exams on Monday were really well done, I thought that the Advanced Level was too difficult for me. After 2/3 days, my English was totally unlocked, thanks to my teachers. I really appreciated the other ways that the teachers used to teach us topics that were usually boring.

The location was comfortable, just like the facilities.

I didn't have the opportunity to enjoy all the activities that the school offered, (also because I stayed in Boston for only three weeks) but I could see photos and tales from friends that had been there for 5/6 months and the activities were really fun!

I'm sorry but I don't have any things I didn't appreciate! 

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
27 Jul 2015 - 14 Aug 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"An experience awesome Boston is a beautiful city and a great place for learn English"

Hellen Mayerling Servet Ramirez, student from Peru

The teachers in LSI are good, they help me to improve my English, they correct me when was necessary and I learned new things. The classes are very good, they used different strategies for teach us the lessons. The college is easy to find, and they have different activities for practices English after classes and know Boston. The homestay was excellent. I enjoyed my time with my house parents, they make feel if I was in my house and they help me to improve my English too.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
11 weeks
Date of study
8 Sep 2014 - 28 Nov 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Really helpful!"

Rachele Lucia Liguori, student from Italy

I really enjoyed classes which were very interesting and interactive and I also met a lot of friends from all over the world.

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
27 Oct 2014 - 14 Nov 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Excellent experience"

Jose Ricardo Kulczycki Oropeza, student from Venezuela

This experience has been the best experience of my life. I learned a lot and enjoyed every moment in Boston. Thank you.

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
3 Feb 2014 - 28 Feb 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"I had the most wonderful time ever!"

Susana Sofía Quinteros de Cotter Moine, student from USA

I had the best time ever! Tim was extremely nice and coordinated everything when I wasn`t able to participate in a class of +50 people. The course was great, I learned a lot, especially grammar. The teacher in the morning was excellent and so was the group.
The best of all was the teacher in the afternoon; it was a blast!!!!!!!

Thank you for everything I would definitely come back or recommend the school. You have excellent classes and a very professional staff.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
10 Feb 2014 - 21 Feb 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"It was good. I really expected more improvement, but I realized that it was necessary to study for some more weeks."

Renata Carpinelli, student from Brazil

The teachers were great. I didn't like the location and I couldn't enjoy the activities.

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Date of study
6 Jan 2014 - 10 Jan 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Good, but not perfect"

Aline Eleterio, student from Brazil

The structure of the school was very good, but at the last week they put us in a level that didn't have water. We only had a bathroom. This thing disappointed me, but if I have to grade it, I'd give 8 for score. The people in the background are very helpful, but the schedule after class can be better.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
21 Oct 2013 - 8 Nov 2013
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Very impressive."

Artem Kuznetsov, student from Russia

I find that it is very important to have at least a couple of courses with the right level chosen, make homework, communicate, be open, etc.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
8 Jul 2013 - 2 Aug 2013
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Completely Excellent"

Walter Iacomacci, student from Venezuela

Excellent school! I liked it. It was very good. Also, I met a lot of friends and people from other countries like Arabia, China, Japan, and more.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
7 weeks
Date of study
15 Jul 2013 - 6 Sep 2013
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"You have to change your class every 2 weeks"

OMAR ALTRAIRY , student from Saudi Arabia

Classes not bad I mean the room size, but the seats are very bad and uncomfortable. Add to that school was divided into three floors in the building. Teachers are welcoming to others and friends for all. School is located very well and it's easy to arrive by public transportation. On each floor has bathrooms and water. Most of the classrooms have air-conditioning. In other classrooms there are some fans. There are computers, free printer, free internet. Activities are useful and fun. Housing not too good not too bad.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
8 weeks
Date of study
17 Jun 2013 - 16 Aug 2013
Would you recommend this school?
No
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"A dynamic, enriching experience in a convivial learning environment"

Gisele Menye Ntsama, student from France

I only spent 2 weeks in LSI in the TOEFL class. The school was a kind of family setting located in a very noisy place probably due to public works. And sometimes, we had to move from our class. I appreciated the fact that we could have lunch in a nice environment (Rebecca Café) at affordable prices.

I liked the school spirit. That could be seen through easy relationships with had with teachers and the school management.

I really appreciated my 2 classes' dynamics, based on young teachers' abilities to innovate. Even in a boring Toefl class, I had the feeling of learning without pressure. Through interactive activities, games, group works and even playing American football contributed to create a very conducive learning environment.
I also found that outdoors activities were very rich and each of us could find interesting activities to attend. I loved the restaurant and the trip to Hyannis.

For housing, even though the family was smart, friendly and always ready to help us, I did not like that area. Sometimes, at night, you did not feel safe.

I could suggest improvements in 3 ways:
1. Enriching students' vocabulary through a kind of 10 minute review (students making sentences based on new words) every morning, to help new words to be integrated in our vocabulary. Thus at the end of the week you know how to use words, idioms and phrasal verbs seen during the week.
2. Having pronunciation exercises. Currently I am taking pronunciation courses to be able to master the sounds in English and that basic skill is pivotal for learners to be easily understood. And in our class, some students really needed (like me) pronunciation exercises.
3. Maybe think in a future about having more space.

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
12 Aug 2013 - 23 Aug 2013
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"I loved it!"

Giorgio Lissia, student from Italy

I really loved the good times I had in LSI. Both the teachers I had were very prepared and funny! Finally I found the best way to learn a subject! All the people I met were friendly and talkative. One week was not enough. I wish I had more time! But I think I'll be back one of these years.

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Date of study
19 Aug 2013 - 23 Aug 2013
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Excellent"

Cralos Araoz, student from Ecuador

Good teachers, good environment, excellent.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
4 weeks
Date of study
9 Apr 2012 - 4 May 2012
Age group
35 - 49
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Very friendly environment"

Bayan (summer 2010), student from Kazakhstan

I really enjoyed studying at LSI. I was taught with highly-skilled teachers, who were always ready to help and explain things, which confused me about language. My English level definitely has risen, owing to this school. I had 4 teachers, but the best one in my opinion is Mike. He was so kind for all of us, and the style of teaching is more like talking to a friend in relaxed and understandable form. Moreover, he has a brilliant sense of humor! I met so many people from different continents, some of them became my friends and we still keep in touch. overall, it was a great time, I would never regret about choosing LSI from all other schools in Boston.

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Duration of study
5 weeks
Date of study
21 Jun 2010 - 23 Jul 2010
Age group
25 - 34
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"I really cannot forget it, it was great!"

Javier Alexander Ledesma Santana, student from Dominican Republic

I like the way classes are, and all of the activities you do create a better time and experience in the city.

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
6 Sep 2011 - 24 Sep 2011
Age group
25 - 34
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Similar to moon, one part luminous and other part is dark"

Omer, student from United Arab Emirates

What I liked was: the tactic and style of teaching, the number of student in class, the good location, and a very friendly staff. And what I didn't like was: the class equipment and the small building.

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
6 Jun 2011 - 17 Jun 2011
Age group
25 - 34
Would you recommend this school?
No
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"Great"

Marta Navarro Hernandez, student from Spain

I think it was the best time in my life... I met so many friends and I think that I have improved my english so far with excellent teachers and great activities. It was so nice to do this course in Brisbane. Hopefully when I was there, weather was not so bad... There is my neighbour from Canary Islands doing the course now. I enjoyed a lot and I told him to go there and he is very happy too thanks BEST WISHES

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Duration of study
4 weeks
Date of study
11 Jan 2010 - 5 Feb 2010
Age group
25 - 34
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"Semi Group was Great"

Juan, student from Venezuela

I don't know why the school offered me a change to a semi group class, but this was the best.

I really enjoyed this class with my teacher Bob and my classmate from Japan Yhio, who is a manager and mature person like me.

With them the classes were excellent !!!

On the other hand, my homestay wasn't that I had hoped. I told Leslie this. I hope you could describe better what type of house, distance, room, bathroom and general conditions the student will have. The homester was nice with me and this helped me to feel much better.

Finally, Boston was wonderful, very beautiful and exciting city !!!

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
5 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009
Age group
50 - 64
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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Housing

LSI Boston offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay - Twin room - Bed & breakfast

A$ 354
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Location: Boston
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Laundry and other
Distance to school: 45 - 65 minutes by train or subway
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
Restriction: 2 students must book together
A$ 354
Our homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the American culture and New England life in a comfortable setting. Our Student Services Coordinator visits all homestays to ensure a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
 Age Minimum: 16
 Single rooms with choice of bed and breakfast or half-board
 All bed linen and towels provided
 Laundry facilities available in the home or at local laundromat
(Prices vary, but one load, wash and dry, is about US$5-6.)
 Good and reliable public transportation
 Commutes average 45 minutes to 65 minutes maximum,
which is normal for a major metropolitan city like Boston

Homestay - Single room - Bed & breakfast

A$ 403
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Location: Boston
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Laundry and other
Distance to school: 45 - 65 minutes by train or subway
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 403
Our homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the American culture and New England life in a comfortable setting. Our Student Services Coordinator visits all homestays to ensure a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. This Homestay Features: Age Minimum: 16 ,Single rooms with choice of bed and breakfast or half-board , All bed linen and towels provided , Laundry facilities available in the home or at local laundromat (Prices vary, but one load, wash and dry, is about US$5-6.) , Good and reliable public transportation , Commutes average 45 minutes to 65 minutes maximum, which is normal for a major metropolitan city like Boston.

Homestay - Twin room - Half board

A$ 435
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Location: Boston
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Laundry, wireless internet, and other
Distance to school: 15 - 65 minutes by train or subway
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
Restriction: 2 students must book together
A$ 435
Our homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the American culture and New England life in a comfortable setting. Our Student Services Coordinator visits all homestays to ensure a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
 Age Minimum: 16
 Single rooms with choice of bed and breakfast or half-board
 All bed linen and towels provided
 Laundry facilities available in the home or at local laundromat
(Prices vary, but one load, wash and dry, is about US$5-6.)
 Good and reliable public transportation
 Commutes average 45 minutes to 65 minutes maximum,
which is normal for a major metropolitan city like Boston

Homestay - Single room - Half board

A$ 507
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Location: Boston
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Laundry, wireless internet, and other
Distance to school: 45 - 65 minutes by train or subway
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 507
Our homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the American culture and New England life in a comfortable setting. Our Student Services Coordinator visits all homestays to ensure a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
 Age Minimum: 16
 Single rooms with choice of bed and breakfast or half-board
 All bed linen and towels provided
 Laundry facilities available in the home or at local laundromat
(Prices vary, but one load, wash and dry, is about US$5-6.)
 Good and reliable public transportation
 Commutes average 45 minutes to 65 minutes maximum,
which is normal for a major metropolitan city like Boston

Executive Homestay - Single room - Bed & Breakfast

A$ 548
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Location: Boston
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, laundry, and other
Distance to school: 15 - 45 minutes by train or subway
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 548
Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Sunday two days after your last day of class. Alternatively, your housing can also start on the Saturday two days before your first day of class and end on the Saturday after your last day of class. If you wish to arrive earlier or leave later, the school can arrange any number of extra nights for you, subject to availability. An extra night costs $45.00. For 4 or more nights a full week’s fee is charged.”

Executive Homestay - Single room - Half Board

A$ 652
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Location: In the city center of Boston
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, laundry, and other
Distance to school: 15 - 45 minutes by train or subway
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 652
Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Sunday two days after your last day of class. Alternatively, your housing can also start on the Saturday two days before your first day of class and end on the Saturday after your last day of class. If you wish to arrive earlier or leave later, the school can arrange any number of extra nights for you, subject to availability. An extra night costs $55.00. For 4 or more nights a full week’s fee is charged.
student-residence

ESL Townhouse - Double room, no meals

A$ 548
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Address: 81 Park Drive #1, Boston, MA 02115, Unites States of America
Location: Boston
Housing type: Student residence (off-campus)
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, telephone, free internet, and tV room
Distance to school: 20 - 35 minutes by train or subway
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Saturday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 548
Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Sunday two days after your last day of class. Alternatively, your housing can also start on the Saturday two days before your first day of class and end on the Saturday after your last day of class. If you wish to arrive earlier or leave later, the school can arrange any number of extra nights for you, subject to availability. An extra night costs $55.00. For 4 or more nights a full week’s fee is charged.”
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A US$200 refundable Room & key deposit is collected by the residence upon arrival, payable in cash only.

Waverly Place Brighton International Guest House - Single room - No meals

A$ 564
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Address: 65 Waverly Street, Brighton, MA 02135, USA
Location: Outside the city center of Boston
Housing type: Student residence (off-campus)
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, telephone, wireless internet, free internet, and other
Distance to school: 45 minutes by train or subway
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 564
Ideal self-catering student accommodation in the Brighton district of Boston. Waverly International Guest House offers three apartments, each with four single bedrooms, a shared bathroom and fully-equipped kitchen.

Back Bay International Guest House - Shared room (2-4 people) - Half board

A$ 733
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Address: 237 Beacon Street , Boston, MA 02116, USA
Location: In the city center of Boston
Housing type: Student residence (off-campus)
Room type: 4-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, laundry, telephone, free internet, tV room, and other
Distance to school: 20 - 30 minutes by train or subway
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 733
INTERNATIONAL GUEST HOUSE PROVIDES

Fully furnished rooms
Semi or full kitchens
Private or shared bedrooms and bathrooms
Dining room
Complementary wireless high speed Internet
Common television and laundry rooms
Weekly cleaning service available
Telephones with free local calls

A US$200 refundable Room & key deposit is collected by the residence upon arrival, payable in cash only. Other: Cancellations for individual reservations may be done in writing up to 7 nights prior to arrival without penalty. Cancellation less than 7 nights prior to check-in will be charged a flat rate of US$300.
Late fees for late night check-ins and late departures may apply.

*Limited Singles and Studios available, breakfast only and no meal options available, enquire for prices

For all residences, a $400 deposit is required at time of booking to ensure a firm reservation. This deposit will be used towards residence fees or cancellation fees, whichever is applicable.

ESL Townhouse - Single Room, No meals

A$ 821
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Address: 81 Park Drive #1, Boston, MA 02115, Unites States of America
Location: Boston
Housing type: Student residence (off-campus)
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, telephone, wireless internet, free internet, and tV room
Distance to school: 20 - 35 minutes by train or subway
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Saturday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 821
All Apartments Include:

Full furnishings plus:
Free Wi-Fi internet access
Cable TV (in each bedroom in the Shared Apartments)
Telephone with free calls in the United States
Bed linens and towels
Laundry room in the building
Cleaning service every 2 weeks and prior to new arrivals

Shared Apartment features:

Double room
Single Room
Kitchen
Common area for dining
Bathroom
Maximum 3 people per apartment

A US$200 refundable Room & key deposit is collected by the residence upon arrival, payable in cash only. This residence has its own cancellation & refund policy which applies: Move-in Fee is charged with less than 30 days’ notice of cancellation. No weekly fees are due with at least 15 days’ notice of cancellation. With less than 15 days’ notice, the first 2 weeks are charged.
Please note that for a check-in scheduled at ESL Townhouse after 9:30pm, there is a Late Arrival Fee of $50.00.

Back Bay International Guest House - Single room - Half board

A$ 1,240
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Address: 237 Beacon Street , Boston, MA 02116, USA
Location: In the city center of Boston
Housing type: Student residence (off-campus)
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, laundry, telephone, free internet, tV room, and other
Distance to school: 20 - 30 minutes by train or subway
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 1,240
INTERNATIONAL GUEST HOUSE PROVIDES

Fully furnished rooms
Semi or full kitchens
Private or shared bedrooms and bathrooms
Dining room
Complementary wireless high speed Internet
Common television and laundry rooms
Weekly cleaning service available
Telephones with free local calls

A US$200 refundable Room & key deposit is collected by the residence upon arrival, payable in cash only. Other: Cancellations for individual reservations may be done in writing up to 7 nights prior to arrival without penalty. Cancellation less than 7 nights prior to check-in will be charged a flat rate of US$300.
Late fees for late night check-ins and late departures may apply.

*Limited Singles and Studios available, breakfast only and no meal options available, enquire for prices

For all residences, a $400 deposit is required at time of booking to ensure a firm reservation. This deposit will be used towards residence fees or cancellation fees, whichever is applicable.
visa

Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

If you are studying full time in the United States for more than 18 hours per week, you will receive an I-20 that you need to submit to the US embassy along with your F-1 student visa application. The I-20 has a SEVIS tracking number on it. Students who wish to apply for a student visa must pay the SEVIS fee online before going to the US embassy or consulate for their visa interview.

Your I-20 will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged $65 when you register.

Please note that United States law states that an I-20 can only be issued to students who intend to pursue full-time English language studies. United States law does not permit students to study part-time with an F-1 Student Visa. If you are studying for less than 18 hours per week, you have to apply for a Visitor Visa (B1/B2) on your own.

Learn more about how to get a US student visa »

Flights and airport transfer

The closest airport to the school is Boston Logan Airport (BOS).

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Boston based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

Travel insurance

Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

Learn more about our insurance plan »

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questions

Questions and answers

Have questions? Get answers from Language Studies International (LSI): Boston staff, Language International student advisors, and past students.

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"The student already has a B1/B2 visa and will be in Boston in July. However, she is interested in taking the Business course, which is 30 lessons per week. Would you be willing to make an exception and to accept this student into this course?"

Language Studies International, USA can accept students on a tourist visa or on the visa waiver for a short course of study. People whose main purpose is to study should come on a student visa. People whose main purpose is tourism can come on the tourist visa or visa waiver.

You should be aware that if you choose to travel on a tourist visa or visa waiver but tell immigration that you are coming here to study, the immigration officer at the Port of Entry (airport) may ask for a student visa which you not have. In this case, the you may not be allowed entry to the United States.

With that said, many of our students come on the tourist visa or visa waiver. The decision about which visa to obtain is entirely up to you.

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