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ENC to launch Boston Semester program

Published: March 22, 2010

College students from across the nation soon will have an opportunity to experience Greater Boston’s wealth of educational, arts and cultural offerings through Eastern Nazarene College’s new “Boston Semester” program.

Scheduled to launch in Fall 2010, the program will enable undergraduate students from other colleges to spend a semester studying at ENC, where they will take courses in colonial history, New England literature and art history while also taking advantage of ENC’s proximity to Boston.

“One of the many great things about studying history and culture in the Boston area is that so many wonderful museums, historical sites and libraries are here,” said ENC History Department Chair Randall Stephens, who noted that ENC’s Wollaston campus is located one block from the Josiah Quincy Homestead and five minutes from the Adams National Historical Park. “Beyond Quincy, it’s just a short subway ride from Wollaston to downtown Boston, and from there, the whole array of Boston’s tremendous historical and cultural treasures are within walking distance.”

Students who enroll in the Boston Semester program will live on ENC’s Wollaston campus while taking a minimum of three required courses: Colonial to Revolutionary America, Introduction to Art History and Literary Boston.

“While studying America’s early history, students will visit local colonial landmarks and early American homes,” Stephens said. “Trips to Henry David Thoreau’s Walden Pond or the home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow will add immeasurably to the literature course. And the art history course will benefit from visits to the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Harvard’s Fogg Museum and walking tours of the city.

For more information on Eastern Nazarene College’s “Boston Semester” program, visit www.enc.edu/bostonsemester

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