Advising in the Boston-London Program

Advising is an integral part of getting an education at Boston University College of General Studies. Our full-time academic advisors partner with CGS students throughout their time at CGS– helping them find their pathway to a Boston University degree, guiding them to the right courses, connecting them with resources and opportunities, and helping them strategize to make the most of their time at Boston University.

Associate Dean Stacy Godnick (back row, third from left) was in London to welcome the first session of students, hold advising appointments, and even tag along on a boat ride to Greenwich. Photo courtesy of Stacy Godnick

That doesn’t end when freshman students go to London for their summer semester! CGS academic advisors are in London for part of each summer session so students have them as a resource if they need it. CGS Academic Advisors Matt Bae and Louis Mayhew both traveled to London for part of each session to meet with students in person.

Before they arrive in London, academic advisors reach out to all of the students explaining how to book an academic advising appointment and where students will be able to find them for the two weeks they’re there. On-site in London, they’ll have meetings with students and hold open office hours when students can drop by for a chat.

Advisors answer questions about majors and give students strategies to manage assignments and handle stressful moments. Studying in London gives some students the dream to study abroad again, so academic advisors find themselves fielding lots of questions about the dozens of study abroad opportunities at BU.

Advisors in London meet with each faculty team and they’re in constant communication with the students’ academic advisors in Boston. Advisors also join in on the excursions that are part of the London curriculum– visits to Stonehenge, to Bath and Oxford, boat trips, and historic tours. Associate Dean for Student Academic Life Stacy Godnick was there for the first week of classes to advise students, and Associate Dean of Faculty Megan Sullivan joined students for the second summer session.

Learn more about the London semester in our other posts about courses and assignments, student life, and exploring London and the United Kingdom