Senior Spotlight 2024

To celebrate the Class of 2024, we asked graduates who attended CGS to share their memories, proudest accomplishments, and plans for the future. Congratulations Class of 2024! Gabrielle Drillis, CGS and Pardee, International Relations Major What student organizations have you been involved in? Under-Secretary General of Boards and Cabinets for BarMUN XVI, Chief of Staff for […]

CGS Syllabus: Food in London

By Gabrielle Drillis Traveling abroad presents endless opportunities to connect with peers, explore new places, learn about different cultures, and indulge in foreign cuisines. Furthermore, students are given the opportunity to learn in a unique, hands-on environment where they are fully immersed into the content of the curriculum.  Master Lecturer John Regan took this opportunity […]

Peer Mentors program provides support to first-year students

By Gabrielle Drillis Navigating the first semester of college is an exciting and unpredictable journey. The combination of living on your own, taking on rigorous academics, making new friends, and adjusting to a new environment in the heart of Boston presents many new opportunities, but can also be a large undertaking for any first-year student.  […]

From CGS Student to Published Author

By Gabrielle Drillis When Marcus Wachira (‘22, ENG ‘24) started his gap semester as a first-year CGS student, he couldn’t have predicted that just three years later he’d be a published author. Wachira is a senior studying mechanical engineering with a passion for creative writing. During his time at BU, he has earned the title […]

My CGS Experience: Developing a Love for the Humanities

By Sana Iqbal We all come into this world as a blank canvas, waiting for people and experiences to leave a mark on us. Among all my learning experiences, the influence of the College of General Studies has left the most influential mark on me. The day I received my acceptance letter to CGS was […]

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: Building StoryMaps of London

By Rukshana Khan  Experiential learning is a key aspect of CGS’s curriculum, particularly in the summer semester of students’ first year. Whether students are studying in London or New England, faculty prioritize out-of-the-classroom learning experiences that allow students to make connections across their courses. So when CGS students were able to return to the six-week […]

CGS Celebrates 70th Anniversary

For 70 years, the College of General Studies has been a home to students within Boston University, instilling the value of exemplary interdisciplinary education, providing the backdrop for lifelong friendships to be built, and preparing its students for the challenges of real world problem solving. On Sept. 29, CGS alumni, students, faculty and staff gathered […]

Experiencing London

When Maya Ferris (’21, CAS’23) learned that she would have the opportunity to go to London with the College of General Studies, two years after the Covid-19 pandemic caused her first-year summer semester to be held online, she immediately jumped at the opportunity. “I was so excited that I would finally be able to experience […]

A Look at Undergraduate Research: Women Writers in the Late Victorian Era

By Ella Nasca Before coming to campus for the first time in the fall of 2021, Fangqi (Doris) Luo (’22, CAS’24) excitedly looked through the CGS website to get a sense of what in-person studies would be like. Luo stumbled upon a section about the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning (CITL) and quickly became […]