People are the heart and soul of our program. From amazing students to our wonderful network of social sector professionals, we aim to build a community of passionate and driven individuals who care about creating a positive impact as much as we do. We provide Social Innovation Fellows the opportunity to expand their experience outside of their internship through our classes and events. We also know that learning should not end once Fellows leave their internship or the classroom for the day. We have found that one of the most valuable parts of our program is the supportive peer cohort experience.

Building a strong community inside and outside your internship is a cornerstone of our program. We aim to cultivate an atmosphere of support within the cohort that allows you to flourish socially and professionally outside of your internships and class.

I gained great friends and inner confidence that I didn’t have before the program.
— Emily, F '18


Boston has so much to offer and we want to make sure you get to explore all of it! We provide the cohort with monthly events where students enjoy activities in different parts of the city. You’ll enjoy getting to know our city, whether you’re apple picking, exploring the Museum of Fine Arts, or cheering on the Red Sox! Boston has so much to offer and we want to make sure you get to explore it all.

Here are some resources to see what is happening in Boston!

  • Boston Calendar

  • CFSI Blog

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Semester in the City apartments are located in Allston, a hip and easily accessible part of the city, right off the Green Line. This eclectic Boston neighborhood has a large student and young professional population, near Boston University and Boston College. Diverse restaurants, arts & culture venues, and shops are all steps away waiting for you to explore! 

Learn more about the housing options here.

Working and living in Boston gave me a lot of independence and confidence. It taught me patience, life skills, and how to live with other people. I learned a new lifestyle and work ethic that I couldn’t get from dorms and college.
— Sara, S '18