Thanksgiving Break for international boarding school students in the US

5 young students in outerwear pose for a fun picture in a wealthy neighborhood in our winter school break program in boston

Cogito World Education offers a fun and affordable Thanksgiving Break Program for boarding school students.

Our residential Thanksgiving Break is located in Boston and right in the middle of the city. Our campus is located in Back Bay area. Within 10 minutes walking you will find over 100 restaurants and cafes including Shake Shack, Starbucks, Ramen Noodles, Apple store and Prudential shopping center.

Safety and care: We have implemented Covid 19 related precautions including sanitized room and common spaces, frequent temperature checks, and Covid tests before school departures.


(dates are flexible according to the school calendar)


Boston (HI Hostel or similar)

12-18 years old $175 + $235 or $199 or $165 per day

Registration fee + room (prices vary according to the dorm)

See what our students say about our Thanksgiving camps

What makes us the best option for Thanksgiving break?


Every day during Thanksgiving Break Program we offer fun activities to choose from!
All activities are complimentary with the booking but NOT mandatory. Students sign up a day before for events offered the next day or manage their time independently.

Example of activities:

  • Harvard University tour
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • The Freedom Trail
  • Movie night
  • Thanksgiving dinner
two international students play pool in the lobby of the student-hotel that they are staying at for thanksgiving break

Academic support

During afternoons we offer complimentary study hours. Students can sign up for SAT/ACT preparation, essay writing, homework support, or college advising session. All group classes are free and optional. Students can but don’t have to participate.

During Thanksgiving break stay we offer one-on-one tutoring sessions at $50 per hour. All our tutors are from top universities like Harvard, MIT, or BU.

three cogito students from our harvard high school summer program work on an academic project using cogito-provided laptops


Our campus is located in the heart of downtown Boston, America’s most walkable city. All major attractions are within a few minutes walking distance. Students can walk to famous Boston historic sites, Newbury Street shopping, museums, movie theatre, and more than 200 restaurants and cafes. Easy to navigate subway system is around the corner.

a computer-generated map of the american city of Boston, Massachusetts where our thanksgiving break program takes place


We offer accommodation in a newly renovated, modern student hotel- HI. Students have access to a fully equipped kitchen, Internet lounge, library and study room, activity room and TV room, locker storage, laundry – washer and dryer, café in the lobby, group meeting space.

a professionally-taken shot of the lobby of one of the student-hotels that cogito students stay in for thanksgiving break


We offer accommodation in a newly renovated, modern student hotel- HI. Students have access to a fully equipped kitchen, Internet lounge, library and study room, activity room and TV room, locker storage, laundry – washer and dryer, café in the lobby, group meeting space.

a cogito student relaxes in the hotel room we provide all students with while they stay in boston for thanksgiving break


Two meals (breakfast and dinner) plus snacks are included in the program fee. We provide breakfast on campus. Dinners are served on campus and every second day we take students to different restaurants. Snacks (granola bars, nuts, sweets, and fruit) are available all day.

a group of cogito international students sitting together and enjoying a thanksgiving meal at a Boston restaurant


Download an example of our itinerary here.

Camp leaders

Our camp leaders are able to provide additional support with homework, assist with ESL/SAT preparation, and can answer questions on college admission. They have documented previous experience working with teenagers and all have passed a background check. We provide 1 highly trained staff member per 10 students.

  • Amanda: Amanda is originally from Brazil and recently graduated from a Master’s program. She worked at her university improving undergrad student’s experience. Being an international student herself, she loves to help students that live away from home.
  • Flavia – Flavia recently graduated from Hult International Business School with a Master’s program. She is originally from the US but has lived in Brazil since she was a child. Flavia enjoys volunteering, and arts (music, movies, plays, history).
  • Rebecca – Rebecca is currently a senior at Harvard University studying economics. Rebecca’s topics of interest include mathematics, education, and music. Rebecca also give tutoring sessions in our Camps and her methodology helped students from all around the world.
  • Maciek – Maciek is originally from Poland and now works at a nonprofit in Boston. He is interested in business innovation and mentoring.

Daily cost includes: accommodation, meals, supervision, Covid tests, all activities and tickets to movies and museums, group tutoring, campus transfer with (minimum 3 + students, within 2 hours distance from Boston)*

One time registration fee $175 plus based on:

Private bedroom (1 person): $235 per day

Semi-private (2 ppl): $199 per day

Dorm room: (3-4 ppl): $165 per day

*Additional surcharge applies for transfer from schools located more than 2 hours’ drive and with less than 3 students attending the program.


  • Accommodation
  • 24h supervision
  • 2 meals per day plus snacks
  • Tickets to museums and movie theaters
  • Metro passes
  • Laundry detergent
  • Academic support (homework support, SAT/ACT classes, essay writing, college advising) all scheduled activities

How to apply to Thanksgiving Break Program?


Download the form here and send via email or click on book now and fill it out online


Receive the invoice for the $175

registration fee and pay the deposit


Download the waiver here

Download the rules here

Download the example of itinerary here

You are ready for your school break adventure!