CAS '21 James Nycz

SA: Cambridge University, Pembroke College

Program Abroad:

  • Semester Abroad (SA): University of Cambridge, Pembroke College

Ask me about...

  • Completing a study abroad program and Penn in Washington in the same year

  • Interviewing while abroad

  • Writing a dissertation

My Experience Abroad:

I wanted to use my abroad experience to dive deep into alternative non-American perspectives on scholarship. At Cambridge, I was set up with a one-on-one supervisior whose course material was tailored to what I wanted to study. I was able to learn from my professors about not just the course material, but also about academia and the application of knowledge on a personal, equal standing. In the community of Pembroke College, I felt welcomed and it eventually became a second collegiate home.

Other Highlights:

  • Attending lectures with one of the world's leading classicists, Mary Beard.

  • Participating in student life activities at Pembroke College.

  • Going to the British Museum to research artifacts for one of my weekly essays.

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