At Emerson, you won’t just live in Boston—you’ll be plugged into it. The city is an international hub for media, advertising, healthcare, digital startups, publishing, performing arts, and more; and our downtown campus across from historic Boston Common puts you in the center of it all. Literally.

Here, you’ll live and learn around the corner from global news organizations, publishing companies, research institutions, literary journals, state and local government offices, ad agencies, arts institutions, and more. You’ll have the chance to intern at companies such as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Beacon Press, Hill Holliday, Boston Magazine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Vox, and Gillette, and make connections that will extend beyond the classroom. Being an Emersonian means building networks that last long after graduation. And Boston isn’t just a great place to go to college—it’s a great place to build a career.

There’s nothing quite like Boston in full swing—and our students can safely enjoy the city as COVID-19 guidelines allow. On a typical day, you’ll step outside and be in the middle of the thriving Theatre District, where, as conditions allow, you can experience works from across the globe and take in shows at world-class venues like the Boch Center Wang Theatre, the Citizens Bank Opera House, and our very own Emerson Colonial Theatre. Venture a few blocks toward the spectacular waterfront along the Boston Harbor or the Charles River. Walk, ride the T, or take a bike share to historic and contemporary art, science, and cultural museums. Show your Boston pride at a Bruins, Celtics, or Red Sox game. Follow the Freedom Trail. Explore historic libraries, browse shelves at antique bookstores, or settle in for a study break at one of the cozy coffee shops scattered around our city.

A Note on Health and Safety

Safeguarding the health and well-being of our entire community is our chief priority. As COVID-19 precautions and guidelines allow, you can enjoy everything our wonderful home city has to offer in a safe and properly socially distanced way.