Your gap semester is a time of limitless opportunity. Whether you choose to focus on you, focus on learning, focus on experience, or any combination of the above, we’re here to help you make the most of your gap semester. This article contains tips, resources, and helpful links to get you started on your journey. […]
On July 1, Megan Sullivan will step down from her role as Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning after seven years. In her time as Director and Associate Dean, Sullivan led CITL through a period of growth and development during which undergraduate research grants […]
This spring, the College of General Studies Class of 2023 elected new officers to represent them in the CGS Student Government Association for the upcoming year. We caught up with your representatives to talk about their CGS experiences and their plans for sophomore year. Alan Chau, President Why did you want to run for CGS […]
Clara Sudol (CGS ‘21), used the gap semester as an opportunity to get out of her comfort zone. Clara spent the semester in Taiwan where she worked as a teacher’s assistant in an elementary school. We spoke to her about her time abroad and how it prepared her to succeed at BU.
In the wake of a week of protests following the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, members of the CGS community gathered to share their thoughts, helpful resources, and plans of action.
Leo Chen knew he wanted to spend his gap semester interning in the legal field. The internship he ended up landing, with the SIU School of Law’s Veterans’ Legal Assistance Program, showed him how rewarding practicing law could be.
For Onyemaechi Onyekwu (CGS’10, SAR’12), the College of General Studies was one step on the path toward fulfilling a lifelong dream. The CGS alumna just passed the boards to become a certified midwife (CNM).
When Sydney Pickering (CGS ’20, CAS ’22) was presented with an opportunity to join the Boston Celtics dance team, during her gap semester, she moved from her home in Los Angeles to Boston five months early to join the team.
Tyler Davis (CGS ’20, COM ’22) spent her gap semester pursuing her passion – film. An internship with the San Francisco International Film Festival turned into an opportunity to have one of her own short films played at the festival.
Throughout the month of April, the admitted Class of 2024 has joined us for Virtual Open House events to ask their questions about the CGS experience, student life at BU, the gap semester and more. We compiled some of your top questions—and their answers—so that you have all the information you need as you prepare to embark on your college experience.