This weekend, students got a new experience and got to step back in time by attending a local Renaissance Faire! Students got to experience a fun American custom- renaissance faires aren't as popular outside of the States. They got to eat interesting food like turkey legs and fried pickles, enjoy a beautiful sunny day, and see amazing performances. Students also talked and bartered with merchants, took lots of pictures, and got to dress up in costumes! They bought lots of thi
On Wednesday, students had the opportunity to showcase their own business ventures and product ideas at MAIA's own Business Fair! Students created creative, colorful posters of their ideas while SA's, teachers, and other staff and students circulated around the Atrium to look at the posters, ask questions and have conversations. Following the fair, everyone got the chance to vote for their favorite ideas and best posters! Some examples of business ideas were: Air Warrior Snea
This past weekend, two SAs took a group of students to do some sightseeing on New England's beautiful Cape Cod, on the island of Nantucket. Despite the rainy weather, students enjoyed the weekend where they got to stay overnight. Students rode the ferry, explored shops and restaurants, and dipped their toes in the ocean waters. Many of these experiences were firsts for the MAIA students and hopefully encouraged them to explore other beaches in New England!
This week at MAIA, students got to explore a nearby natural geological wonder, Purgatory Chasm. Purgatory Chasm State Reservation is a state-owned geologic preserve and public recreation area in the town of Sutton, Massachusetts. The purpose of the trip was to get students outdoors and also relate to a classic they are reading in class, Odysseus. Students traveled to the far side of the chasm along with teachers and SAs and took photos of the beautiful scenery. Following the
After a long winter, spring has finally sprung at Massachusetts International Academy! To take advantage of the nice weather, students got out into the local community to participate in a variety of classic New England activities. These included getting ice cream cones at a local creamery, playing mini-golf at a glow-in-the-dark course, and seeing a new and popular movie, Infinity Wars.
This past weekend an SA and group of MAIA students took a day trip to New Haven, CT to visit the well known American university, Yale University. Students went on a short walking tour with an SA to visit various sites around the campus and then were given the opportunity to explore on their own. With so many cafes, museums, galleries, and libraries there was something for everyone to do on this quick day trip.
As the end of the year is approaching, it is important to celebrate our last few months together as a MAIA student community. To celebrate, a group of graduate students and their friends went out to Hot Pot last week with their SA and had a great time reflecting on their MAIA experience, celebrating their achievements, and sharing food and memories. We looked at photos from a year of events, clubs, and activities at MAIA, and thought about how to use this experience in the fu
This last weekend, nearly 20 MAIA students got to experience the music, food, and culture of Japan at a huge festival held in the beautiful Boston Common! The views were beautiful as well as New England has started the transition into Spring and cherry blossom season. This event was a great opportunity for students to enjoy something different from their usual weekly Chinatown visit. They saw performances, went shopping, ate traditional Japanese food, entered contests, and en