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Read SAYIT's advice on and contact information for accommodation and J1 summer job hunting in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Massachusetts’ capital and largest city, Boston is a vibrant city renowned for its cultural facilities and world-class educational institutions such as Harvard University and MIT. as being a place of great American history.  Boston is the place to go if you are in search of a summer of fun, great weather, and a sense of Irish community.


There are usually many apartments and houses available to rent close to the city centre in places like Cleveland Circle, Allston, and Fenway.

Check out these websites for accommodation suggestions:

Boston is a student town with plenty of colleges around with housing offices.  Accommodation around the colleges are generally more affordable than in the city.  Don't forget to check out university bulletin boards, internet café message boards and local newspapers where students may be looking for summer housemates.   

  • Boston College +1 617-552-8000 
  • Boston University +1 617-353-2300
  • Emerson College +1 617-824-8500
  • Harvard University +1 617-495-1000
  • Lesley University +1 617-868-9600
  • Mass College of Art +1 617-232-1555
  • MIT +1 617-258-5515
  • University of Mass +1 617-287-5000

Please be aware that Chinatown and Roxbury are not recommended neighbourhoods to live in.

Job Hunting

There is a high volume of tourists in Boston every year, so there is usually a high demand for staff in the hospitality industry.

Briar Group is one of the biggest restaurant groups in Boston.  It would be a great place to work if you are looking to brush up on your customer service skills while working in food and beverage.

You can also check out the Facebook page of Irish International Immigrant Centre who often posts job ads.

Company Name 



Briar Group 

311 Washington St, Brighton, MA 02135, USA



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