The population is youthful, dynamic and free spirited, creating a very distinctive atmosphere and energy that is conducive to forming new friendships. It’s good to be a student in Boston. You can also take advantage of the city’s numerous sports facilities and cultural attractions, by day and by night. The old colonial town is full of charming little corners, while modern Boston offers all the attractions that one expects of a city of over half a million inhabitants. Boston beautifully combines the ambiance of old Europe and the New Continent.