Life in Boston

Harvard Chan students kayaking

Boston is a vibrant public health community and the birthplace of public health education. It is also one of the world’s most exciting cities, alive with start-ups, dynamic hospitals, universities and scientific research institutions, and innovative nonprofits and think tanks. It is also steeped in history, and teeming with recreational, entertainment, and cultural opportunities.

Meet up with entrepreneurs at a nearby innovation hub. Be part of a new research project with a team of award-winning scientists and big-data experts from one of the Harvard hospitals. Then sail or paddle on the Charles River, stroll along the Esplanade, have a picnic in Boston’s famous public gardens, bike across the river to see a show at the American Repertory Theater, explore the North End, or spend an afternoon in one of Boston’s world class museums. And when you really need to decompress, the beaches of Cape Cod and skiing and hiking trails of New Hampshire are less than two hours away.