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. Our campus is located in the Allston area right by Harvard Business school . Just across the street students can find several restaurants and Star Market. Within a 5 minute bus ride there is Harvard sq with over 100 restaurants and cafes including Shake Shack, Starbucks, Ramen Noodles,  and many shops.

Optional: During our Boston program we offer  College Preparatory classes – SAT/ACT exam prep, college essay workshops, common application workshop)at extra cost.


(dates are flexible according to the school calendar)


- Boston Studio Allston Hotel

12-18 years old One time registration fee:


Cost per day

double room $199

Cost per day

single room $295

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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:

  • CAMPUS TOURS: Guided visit to Harvard University, MIT, Boston University, Boston College and Tufts
  • SHOPPING TRIPS: Outlet malls, Newbury
  • DISCOVER THE CITY: Freedom Trail, Boston Public Library Tour, Copley shopping
  • MUSEUMS: Museum of Fine Arts, Science Museum
  • THANKSGIVING DINNER: Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with other students
two international students play pool in the lobby of the student-hotel that they are staying at for thanksgiving break

Optional Add-on: College Prep Morning Classes (SAT, ACT, Common Application, Essays – 15 hours) 

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 $95 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 Boston right on Charles River by Harvard Business School and within a 10 min bus ride or 25 min walk to Harvard Square. All major attractions are within a few minutes’ ride.


  • Large bedrooms with big beds, tables, chairs, huge TV with connections to video game console, private, large en suite bathrooms and fridge
  • Game rooms – foosball, pingpong
  • Movie theatre room and dance floor
  • Small gym
  • Laundry room available to all students
A game room of one of the student-hotels that cogito students stay in for thanksgiving break. It has a grey sofa, two blue armchairs, a table in the middle and a foosball in colorful wall as background.


We offer big comfortable rooms ( 1 or 2 ppl) with huge beds, mini -fridge, en suite private bathrooms, large TV big windows. Each room has towels, soaps, shampoos and all basic cosmetics.

Single hotel room we provide for students in the thanksgiving break program in Boston. A multicolor wall behind the twin bed and a big window in the left. In front of the bed, there is a table with two purple chairs, two paintings and a television.


Two meals (breakfast and dinner) plus sandwiches and other snacks are included in the program fee. We provide breakfast on campus. Dinners are served on campus and  we also have a few restaurant outings. Sandwiches, noodles and other 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 $195 plus based on:

Private bedroom (1 person): $295 per day

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

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

Extra Trips and Services:

College Prep Morning Classes (SAT, ACT, Common Application, Essays – 15 hours) – Cost: $295


  • 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 $195

registration fee and pay the deposit


Download the rules here

Download the example of itinerary here

You are ready for your school break adventure!

*We reserve the right to make last minute changes to schedule, activities or dorms and classroom locations due to weather condition, cancellations, classroom availability, building conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.

*Nos reservamos el derecho de realizar cambios de última hora en el horario, las actividades o los dormitorios y la ubicación de las aulas debido a condiciones climáticas, cancelaciones, disponibilidad de aulas, condiciones del edificio u otros.

*Nós reservamos o direito de fazer alterações de última hora na programação, atividades ou dormitórios e locais de sala de aula devido a condições climáticas, cancelamentos, disponibilidade de sala de aula, condições estruturais ou outras circunstâncias imprevistas.

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