Senior Spotlight 2023

To celebrate the Class of 2023, we asked graduates who attended CGS to share their memories, proudest accomplishments, and plans for the future. Congratulations Class of 2023! Iris Fitzsimmons Christensen, CGS and CAS, Spanish and International Relations Major What student organizations have you been involved in? Delta Phi Epsilon, Migration Tales, UROP, Global House What […]

CGS Syllabus: The Space and Observation Project

By Meghan Bohannon Learning inside and outside the classroom is a hallmark of CGS’s curriculum. During the 2021 Summer Semester in New England, CGS students were given several assignments that highlighted interdisciplinary study and real-world applications for their coursework. In RH104: Rhetorical Practices from The Industrial Revolution through the Digital Revolution, taught by Senior Lecturer […]

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 are 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 […]

Capping off CGS from around the world

Capstone has long been a rite of passage for CGS students, the culmination of their academic experience at CGS at the end of their sophomore year. But for this year’s class of sophomores, remote learning amid the Covid-19 pandemic presented a unique challenge to completing the project.

#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.

Q&A: CGS’s New Boston-New England Experience

This year, the College of General Studies is offering incoming first-year students the opportunity for an interdisciplinary, experiential education without leaving New England. The Boston-New England experience, hosted for the first time this year, gives students the opportunity to spend their spring semester in Boston, and continue with a Summer 1 semester that takes them to historical sites around New England.