• 2-week programme held in mid July and based on the campus of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

      • Stay at the prestigious University of Massachusetts (UMass) and see New York City, Boston and Providence. Here the universities you’ll visit are UMass, Amherst College, Harvard, MIT, Yale, Columbia and Brown


Amherst, Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts (Amherst, Massachusetts)

UMass is an ideal setting for KE programmes. The campus in Amherst occupies a very attractive, green setting on the edge of the beautiful New England countryside. The town is a 20-minute walk away, or you can take a bus. You’ll soon feel very relaxed and comfortable in this environment.

The facilities on the Amherst campus are excellent, with well-equipped classrooms and plenty of space for outdoor activities.

Accommodation is in a modern part of campus, with very pleasant twin-share rooms. Bathrooms are shared between four people, in an apartment-style arrangement. The buildings are fully air-conditioned (Amherst can get quite hot in the summer).

Breakfast and dinner are included, and are generally taken in one of the main dining halls, where the choice for meals is really exceptional – you’ll be amazed! For lunch, there are various choices on the campus.

Amherst – the city (population: 40,000; location: about 150km west of Boston, 270km north of New York City)

Amherst may not be a famous city, but the University of Massachusetts is ideally placed within easy reach of New York and Boston. So from here you’ll be able to visit a selection of the Ivy League universities of Harvard, Brown, Columbia and Yale, together with the prestigious MIT and Amherst College. Plus you’ll see the highlights of Boston and New York City…

Amherst itself is a fairly small place, a classic university town dominated by two very different universities: the huge UMass, where you’ll be staying, and the small, elegant Amherst College – both prestigious, but with a completely different feel. Amherst has a relaxed and friendly town centre, with a number of cafes and speciality shops perfect for browsing. It’s also a very green, open, healthy sort of place.

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The University of Massachusetts (usually known as ‘UMass’), is a very large organisation, with over 70,000 students in total. Its operations are divided across five campuses in different parts of the state of Massachusetts: Amherst, Lowell, Boston, Dartmouth and Worcester. The largest of these is Amherst.

UMass is one of the highest ranking public universities in the USA, consistently appearing in the top 100 in the world. The Amherst campus has an extensive range of facilities, as you might expect, since it’s home to around 29,000 undergraduate students (the library, for example, has more than 6 million items!). Just in Amherst, it’s possible to choose between more than 80 bachelor’s programmes. However, entry is pretty competitive, and high scores in entrance examinations are required.

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