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UMass Boston Navitas Global Student Success Program


Portuguese is the second most spoken language in Massachusetts - initially brought by immigration in the 1800's from Europe and Africa, then Brazil in the late 1900's.

State Capital

Boston, the state capital of Massachusetts, and unofficial "Capital of New England", is the anchor of a 4.5 million people metropolitan area called Greater Boston.

Time Zone

Boston's time zone is GMT-5 hours.


Average Summer temperature: 27 °C / 80 °F. Average Winter temperature: 0 °C / 32 °F

Livable City

The Economist Group's Intelligence Unit has previously ranked Boston in the top 50 "Most Livable Cities" to reside in the world.


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UMass Boston Navitas Global Student Success Program (GSSP)

Healey Library Bldg., 10th Floor, Suite 10-25
100 Morrissey Boulevard,
Boston, MA 02125

Prospective Student Enquiries:
Telephone: +1 (617) 287-5794
Facsimile: (617) 287-7644