Countless service and direct ministry opportunities at parishes, schools, and nonprofits, hundreds of places of worship and faith centers, unrivaled academic resources, an abundance of art and culture—Boston offers all this and so much more.
It’s also a center of American history and an internationally renowned hub for higher education, healthcare, and technology. Here, you’ll enjoy vibrant music and sports scenes and convenient access to green space—and the ocean and outdoor recreation are always nearby. With such a variety of offerings, Boston is an ideal city to pursue personal and professional fulfillment.
“So, when my husband Michael and I moved to Boston to study at STM, we found ourselves completely enamored with all the treasures and treats of East Coast life. Without further ado, here is a completely subjective list of my 10 favorite things about life in Boston ...”
Colleges and universities in Greater Boston
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Schools in the BTI Consortium
Home to over 50 colleges and universities, a wealth of world-class cultural institutions, and a wide array of professional and collegiate sports teams, the city buzzes with energy, knowledge, and new ideas. And with the Charles River and Atlantic Ocean, Boston offers endless recreational possibilities. Students take advantage of many of these opportunites throughout the year.
Externships present a great opportunity to serve local communities while gaining professional experience, furthering the Church’s mission, and learning the city. Our students serve in positions throughout the Archdiocese of Boston and in parishes, schools, nonprofits and other settings. Externship sites include:
Archdiocesan Social Justice Ministry
Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
St. Elizabeth Medical Center
The Ignatian Spirituality Project