Boston Climate

Students are encouraged to bring raincoats, an umbrella, and appropriate shoes for wet weather. We recommend bringing clothes that can be layered and mixed and matched since the weather will vary greatly. As Boston has a snowy climate, students should bring a warm coat and appropriate winter apparel. 

Month Avg. Low Avg. High Precipitation
August 65°F 81°F 3.37 in
September 58°F 73°F 3.47 in
October 47°F 62°F 3.79 in
November 38°F 52°F 3.98 in
December 28°F 42°F 3.73 in



An adapter is a device that allows international devices to plug into U.S. outlets. You can purchase these at any electronics store. Students from outside the U.S. may consider purchasing an adapter to allow their devices to plug into U.S. outlets.

Voltage Converters

The electricity supply in the U.S. is 120 volts alternating at a frequency of 60 Hertz. Check whether the electrical goods you plan to bring will work at this voltage. Some international devices, such as hair straighteners and blow dryers, may require a converter.