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STEM Immersion: Boston Tour 2022

In 2022, join fellow NSHSS members in Boston to explore your STEM passions and gain hands-on experience in real-world labs during a five-day STEM Immersion tour.

During this tour, students will focus on a variety of STEM-related activities, including time spent in a real, working lab. The tour also includes:

  • Guided tour of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Visit to Quincy Market
  • STEM workshops
  • Cultural activities (maybe a Red Sox game!)
  • Ecosystem learning activities in the New England outdoors
  • Visit to Museum of Science
  • Team building fun stuff (think: escape room!)

See sample itinerary below for more details. Itinerary is not final and is subject to change.



STEM Immersion: Boston 2022
June 18-22






NSHSS Academic Tours are available to participants who have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the start date and have proof of vaccination. 

Proof of vaccination, as follows, will be required at tour check in:

Original vaccination record issued by the country’s health authority that administered the vaccination (i.e., U.S. CDC's Vaccination Record Card). Copies or photos are not accepted.

The name and birth date on the vaccination record must match the participant’s travel documents and show the participant is fully vaccinated. The vaccination dates must indicate the participant has completed the required doses no later than 14 days prior to the tour start date. Vaccine type, dates administered, and lot numbers must be clearly visible.

Participants are strongly encouraged to review their vaccination records and ensure they meet our standards, prior to traveling to the starting point of the tour to prevent a situation where they may not be able to participate in the tour.

→ $150 deposit is NONREFUNDABLE, but will be put towards total fee.
Flights are NOT included in program fee.


→ Travelers on this tour should book their flights arriving BEFORE 3:00pm on June 18.
Recommended departure time on June 22 is after 3:00pm.
Tours staff will coordinate airport pickups and drop-offs.


→ All NSHSS travelers are required to agree to the official EF Booking Conditions before departing on tour.

→ Tour fee payments may be made incrementally over time, but must be paid in full by May 9, 2022 in order to attend the tour.


NSHSS Member 
QUAD: $3,050
TWIN: $3,350
SINGLE: $3,600


QUAD: $3,300
TWIN: $3,600
SINGLE: $3,850

Tentative Itinerary



June 18

Meet NSHSS and EF Tours Staff at Boston Logan International Airport
Travelers on this tour should book their flights arriving BEFORE 3:00pm on June 18. Tours staff will coordinate airport pickups.

Duck Boat tour
Enjoy Boston views from the water!

Dinner at Quincy Market
​​​​​​​Interchangeably referred to as Faneuil Hall or Quincy Market, here, you'll grab your first meal in Boston and snag some souvenirs.

June 19

Visit a working lab
You'll begin to conceptualize what real research science looks like when visiting and hearing from real scientists at a working lab. Examples from previous tours: the MIT Nuclear Reactor Lab, the Koch Center for Integrated Cancer Research, or a visit with graduate students at MIT's material science department.

Take a guided tour of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
You'll tour MIT's campus while learning about the history of the university and campus life with an MIT student tour guide.

Participate in a STEM workshop
Examples from previous tours: Science for Scientists, coding workshop at Microsoft

Enjoy an evening activity
Perhaps a Red Sox game!

June 20

Travel to Manchester, New Hampshire

Participate in a hands-on workshop developed by FIRST Robotics
FIRST, For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology, hosts one of the largest student robotics competitions in the world. You'll participate in a half-day robotics workshop facilitated by SNHU students. Work in teams to learn how to program a robot and test your programming by block coding the robot to complete a maze.

Return to Boston

Enjoy a New England ecosystem activity
Example from previous tour: visiting Thoureau's Walden Woods 

Hone your puzzle-solving skills at Boda Borg
An escape room with a Swedish twist! Students will divide into teams of three+ and solve a dozen different "quests", each consisting of three to four interconnected puzzle rooms.

June 21

Participate in a life sciences workshop
Visit a biotech incubator focusing on the principles of synthetic biology and gene editing OR a green chemistry lab developing nontoxic solutions to traditionally harmful chemicals.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​STEAM Workshop
Examples from previous tours: workshop at the MFA, music production workshop at Empow studios

Enjoy an evening activity

June 22

Visit the Museum of Science
Self-guided visit to the museum where some activities couple with a STEM presentation conducted by museum scientists; there will be plenty of time to explore the museum on your own!

Depart for home from Boston Logan International Airport
Recommended departure time on June 22 is after 3:00pm. Tours staff will coordinate airport drop-offs.

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