We depart from your school at 6:00 am. Arriving in Boston at 10:30 am, at which time we will start our journey into the minds of the students of Harvard University. 8 US Presidents have been graduates of Harvard. Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was established in 1636, by the Massachusetts legislature, and is the oldest institution of higher learning with campuses throughout the Boston metropolitan area. Harvard's 209-acre main campus is centered on Harvard Yard in Cambridge. The main campus is the area in which we will be focusing on. In the last six years, Harvard's student population ranged between 19,000 and 21,000, across all programs, and is a Division 1 college for athletics. Harvard University also has an endowment fund for students who receive high academic grades, yet require financial support.
After our tour, we will assemble for lunch at Quincy Market. Quincy Market has a variety of cuisine, American, Southern BBQ, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Thai, and so much more. Outdoor music, and shows, while dinning in the world's cuisine. After lunch, we take our trip to MIT. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a private research university. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. MIT was founded in 1861 and opened in 1865. MIT is currently 168-acres large, and it's motto is Mens et Manus (Latin for “Mind and Hand”). MIT places among the top ten in many overall rankings of universities, and rankings based on students' revealed preferences. So if you have any students who have their minds focused on science, engineering, or technology, this is the school for them to experience. After MIT we will have dinner, then head back to the hotel.
After a continental breakfast that starts at 6:00 am, we leave the hotel and take our tour of Boston. We will have a guided tour, visiting the State House, the Freedom Trail, Cheers, the USS Constitution, the Trinity Church and so much more! After the tour we will take in lunch as we head toward Yale. Yale University is a private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.The Collegiate School officially changed their name to Yale University in 1701. This was to honor Elihu Yale, the governor of the East India Company out of Great Britain. He donated a crate of goods to help the struggling school continue to operate.Yale has produced many notable alumni, including five U.S. Presidents William Howard Taft, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. Ford and Clinton went to Yale only for law degrees. Graduates of Yale also include 19 US. Supreme Court Justices, and several foreign heads of state. Its law school is the most selective in the country. Yale's motto is Lux et veritas (Latin for “Light and Truth”). After taking this journey through three Ivy League Schools on the East Coast we will journey our way home.