CAS '20 Mercedes Morgante Giuliani

SA: Cambridge University, Pembroke College

Program Abroad:

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

Ask me about...

  • Going abroad for the first time

  • Getting used to the time difference

My Experience Abroad:

During my time at Cambridge, I was able to explore my academic interests more closely through the supervision system. Due to the personalized nature of the program, I was actually able to focus eight weeks of my time on a 25-page dissertation project that focused on how history textbooks help create a unified American identity, which is something I had been interested about for some time.

Other Highlights:

  • Because of the program structure, I was able to travel around Europe for 5 weeks during one of the breaks.

  • I visited the city my grandmother was born in, and was able to go into the ocean she used to bathe in as a child.

  • I made some incredible friends from around the world, and even got to visit one of them in Bulgaria!

  • Walking along the cobblestone streets of Cambridge felt like a dream, even after six months of calling it my home.

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