We are pleased you have decided to join the Colleges of the Fenway community. There are many exciting involvement opportunities for you as an international student like COF Intramural Sports or Performing Arts programs! Be sure to keep in touch with your international student advisor at your home campus for a variety of information. See contacts.
- Local Information for COF Students (coming soon!)
- Social Security Cards and Driver’s License information
- ESL Conversation Groups at Boston Public Library
A sampling of newspapers from around the world. Keep in mind that not all countries guarantee freedom of the press as a fundamental right.
- BBC World News
- Le Monde French daily newspaper, a diplomatic version is also available in English
- The Australian Australia’s national daily newspaper, keeping you informed.
- Mail and Guardian Online South Africa’s first online newspaper.
- China Daily Beijing based online newspaper
- El Peruano Peruvian newspaper in Spanish
- The Moscow Times
Boston Cultural Resources
200 Mass Ave., Boston
T: Green Line to Hynes
Built in 1935, this giant, walk-in globe made of stained-glass stands three stories high. Visitors can witness the world from a whole new perspective inside.
170 Beacon St., Boston
T: Green Line to Copley
The Goethe Institute offers German classes and free cultural events, and aims to promote “transatlantic dialogue” through film and conversation.
Boston French Library and Cultural Center
53 Marlborough St., Boston, MA
T: Green Line to Arlington
The French Library is home to the country’s second largest private collection of French books and periodicals, and also loans out French films. The cultural center offers French classes, film screenings and lectures.
The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
T: Red Line to Harvard
Harvard’s Center for Latin American Studies offers many free events geared for students. Visit their events page for more information.
Dante Alighieri Society
41 Hampshire St., Cambridge
T: Buses 85 or CT2, or red line to Alewife
The Society promotes the education and awareness of Italian language and culture. They offer free Italian classes and cultural events!
T: Bus 51
SHOWA Boston was established by Showa Women’s University in Tokyo, Japan. It provides a cross-cultural exchange and educational center for Japanese. They also offer courses in Japanese language for American students, and host cultural events! If you would like to become a mentor for study abroad students from Japan and learn about Japanese culture, you can apply for the College Connection Program, which brings together students from Showa Boston and the Colleges of the Fenway. The deadline to apply for this academic year is the end of September. You can apply online here.
Armenian Library and Museum of America
65 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Boston-area Neighborhoods with an International Flair
Union and Sullivan Squares, Somerville
T: Orange Line to Sullivan or Buses 85, 86, 87, 91, or CT2 to Sullivan or Union Square
Home to a large Brazilian community and many Portuguese-language shops and markets
North End, Boston
T: Green or Orange Lines to Haymarket
Boston’s Little Italy!
T: Green Line to Boylston or Orange Line to Chinatown
Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Cambodian restaurants
Porter Exchange, Somerville
T: Red Line to Porter Square
A shopping center with many Japanese products and other goods from Asia
T: Orange Line to Jackson Square
World neighborhood with a great selection of restaurants and shops
Plan your trip with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.