Find the Gap: CGS Gap Semester Resources

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. […]

Seven Years of Impact: A Q&A with Megan Sullivan

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 […]

Meet Your CGS Student Government

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 […]

#My100Days: Working as a teacher’s assistant in Taiwan

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.

CGS Community Shares Anti-Racism Resources

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.

#My100Days: Leo Chen supports veterans as a legal intern

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.

My CGS: A Q&A with Sydney Pickering

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.

My CGS: A Q&A with Tyler Davis

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.

Class of 2024: Your Top Questions, Answered

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.