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upGrad Connect East coast Campus Experience Tour

July 16 - 21, 2024

Visit iconic universities like Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, and discover hidden gems like Williams, Amherst, and Bowdoin. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the East Coast, and get a glimpse into student life at top colleges.

East coast Campus Experience Tour

The East Coast College Tour is a wonderful opportunity for students to tour numerous college campuses and evaluate their college options. Students visit a wide variety of campuses, including private and public schools in both urban and rural areas. Participants will be able to determine if a large or small school is appropriate for them, and, with the comparison materials we give them, they will be able to review their opinions once they’ve returned home. In less than one week, students have the opportunity to experience several great American cities. In the past, participants have hiked the liberty trail, dined in Harvard Square, explored Greenwich Village and the South Street Seaport, and witnessed the impressive monuments of DC while shopping in Georgetown.

We encourage students to enroll with friends, but even those who don’t arrive knowing someone will end up with a group of newly-found peers from across the US and often around the world. Housing is provided, and students are usually housed in double or triple rooms. Most overnight stays are at business class hotels such as Sheraton, Westin, Marriott, or Embassy Suites.  When feasible, students stay in the central areas near attractions. We may also occasionally stay in a campus dorm/residence hall to get a feel of campus living.


East Coast Campus Experience Tour Schedule

Day 1

Arrive in Boston 

  • Arrive at Boston Logan Airport between 2PM and 5PM.
  • Welcome to Boston, one of the oldest cities in the United States!
  • Greet your fellow travelers and enjoy dinner in historic Boston.
Day 2
Day 3

Providence, Rhode Island and New Haven, Connecticut

  • Spend the morning exploring Brown University, – OR –Rhode Island School of Design.
  • Enjoy lunch in the coach on our way to beautiful Connecticut for our afternoon tours.
  • Continue your tour at Yale University,Wesleyan
  • Stop by one of Yale’s favorite haunts for their famous milkshakes before taking a rest on the motor coach on our way to New York City!
Day 4

New York City, New York

  • Explore Columbia University– OR –Barnard College.
  • Get a quick peek at the Empire State building as we head towards Greenwich Village where you will have lunch before heading to New York University (NYU) or a local tour of the NYU area.
  • Spend a moment reflecting at Ground Zero before leaving New York.
  • After your tour, board the motor coach for a trip to Philadelphia and a tour of the City of Brotherly Love.
  • Check into our hotel before heading out to one of Philly’s best cheesesteaks and a sweet treat. The locals know it puts Pat and Geno’s to shame. We recommend the Philly with cheese wiz! Really! Vegetarian options are also available.
Day 5

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Start the morning at Reading Terminal where you will take in the mouth-watering aromas of Philadephia’s historic farmers market before heading to the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)
  • Spend your afternoon exploring Swarthmore College– OR –Villanova University.
  • Spend the evening exploring Washington DC’s greatest monuments lit up by night before having dinner in the historic city center.
Day 6

Washington, DC


Please note: 

  • Schedule Subject to change. 
  • Families are responsible for arranging transportation to meet the tour at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), and to depart from Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) or Washington Dulles (IAD). 
  • While rare, some universities may limit the number of students who can be on a tour. While we always try to give students their first choice, registrations are on a first come first serve basis.
Tour regular price is approximately US$3000*.  

Pricing is all-inclusive of everything the student needs from the moment they land at Boston airport ot when they depart Washington DC including housing, meals, tours, ground transportation, site seeing and driver gratuity. Students are responsible for pocket money for personal items such as ouveniers. 

*This is tentative pricing. Actual price may vary according to the dates and prevailing conditions.

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