WELCOME TO THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY CLASS OF 2022 YOU’LL BE AMAZED AT WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO DO NEXT.
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LAUNCH YOUR CAREER.
GET READY TO DO THINGS YOU’VE DREAMED OF.
Invent an app as your senior engineering project. Or build a new medical device in our cutting-edge Engineering Product Innovation Center.
BRING A NUTRITIOUS GARDEN TO A LOW-INCOME COMMUNITY. Just one of the volunteer programs for freshmen.
BABATUNDE Major: Astronomy & Physics (CAS) Hometown: Long Beach, CA BRING HEALTH CARE TO THE WORLD.
AND SOME YOU CAN’T EVEN IMAGINE.
CGS brought my studies to life.
Help BU Global Medical Brigades conduct health screenings in a rural village.
DANCE FIVE FEET OFF THE GROUND.
Will you help develop a lifesaving vaccine? Study international marketing in Shanghai? You might make your acting debut on the Boston stage, go on an archaeological dig, or uncover political stories as a reporter in Washington, D.C.
It’s not the circus, it’s a BU aerial dance class. Beautiful, challenging, and a fun place to just hang.
We can’t predict the incredible things you’ll do at BU. But we can promise you this: you’ll be stretched, challenged, and inspired by the CGS January Boston-London Program—the only program that lets you study abroad in your freshman year. In January, you’ll dive into your first semester of a unique liberal arts curriculum at one of America’s top universities while exploring the cultural riches of Boston. Then, this summer, pack your bags for six weeks of rigorous study in London with day trips to c omplement your classroom experiences. What you learn in your two years at CGS will enhance your entire career as a BU student. And on graduation day, you’ll be prepared for a future as a global citizen who is ready to lead in an interconnected world. Someone with broad experience and a degree from a top-ranked global university. DISCOVER THE SECRET TO MAKING A PERFECT DOCUMENTARY. Professor
Read on. And prepare to be amazed.
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Mary Jane Doherty tells all. Hint: there’s love involved.
TOUCH THE ROYAL HAND OF ELIZABETH I. (Her signature, that is.) Travel to England to explore primary documents at the London Archives.
“We studied art history in our humanities class during the Boston semester. Then, while in London, we took a trip to an art museum. Seeing many of the paintings we studied truly brought the works of art and their time periods to life. It became one of my favorite learning experiences. Doing this as a freshman was unique; most students don’t study abroad until their junior or senior years.”
RETHINK OLD ASSUMPTIONS. Discuss Middle Eastern conflicts over dinner with classmates from the Pardee School of Global Studies.
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BU BY THE NUMBERS
HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE COMPLETED BY BU STUDENTS
WHERE BU GRADUATES RANK IN THE WORLD FOR EMPLOYABILITY
WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT THE CGS JANUARY BOSTON-LONDON PROGRAM?
BOSTON, LONDON, AND A LOT MORE.
Sometimes thinking small is the way to go.
In other words, you’ll never be bored around here.
OUR AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
UNDERGRADS WAITING TO TALK TO YOU
That’s a whole lot of ideas, thoughts, and points of view.
NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN BU’S FRESHMAN CLASS
OF STUDENTS GRADUATING DO SO IN FOUR YEARS.
BU BEANPOT MEN’S ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS— AND COUNTING
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10:1 OUR STUDENTFACULTY RATIO
Don’t be surprised if your professor knows your name before you even start your first class.
Start in Boston with a solid foundation, including classes in the humanities, social sciences, and rhetoric. The CGS curriculum, “Revolutions: Changing Times, Changing Minds,” will explore six major tipping points that led to dramatic paradigm shifts in Western thought and culture. Visit Boston landmarks and meet local experts on topics relating to your studies at places like the Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall, the famous Walden Pond and town of Concord, and the Museum of African American History.
91% OF RECENT GRADUATES FOUND EMPLOYMENT OR PLACEMENT IN FELLOWSHIPS, GRADUATE PROGRAMS, OR THE MILITARY.
The January Boston-London Program is an interdisciplinary and global liberal arts program within our top-ranked research university. You’ll begin your studies in Boston in January 2019, followed by a six-week summer term in London that will complete your freshman year.
OF UNDERGRADUATES COMPLETE INTERNSHIPS.
Gain global perspectives in London during six weeks of intensive study. You’ll focus on “the century of change (1850–1950)” and conclude with today’s digital revolution. Your study abroad experience will be complemented by side trips that reinforce course material. Receive one-on-one guidance from a CGS academic advisor in both Boston and London. You’ll work in tight-knit groups with peers and distinguished CGS faculty in a close academic community. Work to fulfill your BU Hub requirements. The BU Hub, the innovative University-wide general education program, will prepare you for today’s interconnected, global, and fastpaced world. You’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind needed to thrive in your personal, professional, and civic life. The CGS program fulfills most Hub requirements, giving you a unique pathway through BU. Continue in CGS through your sophomore year alongside the September cohort of CGS students, following the program and taking electives in your field(s) of interest. In your junior year, you’ll transition seamlessly into the BU school or college of your choice to earn your degree.
WHY CHOOSE A RESEARCH UNIVERSITY? BU is one of only three research universities in Boston and Cambridge named to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). For our students, this distinction means more than labs and data-crunching. Research forms a rich ecosystem of ideas and discovery across the University. Whatever your interest, you’ll pursue it through hands-on experiential learning, guided by the best professors. It might be engineering a new invention, advancing a novel idea, or performing an original piece of music. Above all, AAU members are recognized for their extraordinary faculty. Simply put, you’ll be taught by professors who will astonish you—in any field you choose.
Learn more about the curriculum at bu.edu/cgs/academics/programs.
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SAIL TO TAHITI WHILE CONDUCTING MARINE BIOLOGY RESEARCH.
LEARN LIKE YOU NEVER LEARNED BEFORE.
(Bring sunscreen. Lots of it.)
CAN YOU TEACH A CHILD WHO HAS NO LANGUAGE? Professor Helen Tager-Flusberg is leading the way at our NIH-funded autism center.
GRACE Major: Environmental Analysis & Policy (CAS) Hometown: Annapolis, MD
I love the sense of community.
BEING A STUDENT IS DIFFERENT HERE.
Teacher speaks. Student writes (AND YOU’LL LOVE IT.) down what teacher says. That was then, this is BU. Here, we pride ourselves on a culture of inquiry. When your professor speaks, you’re expected to respond. To challenge and question what you’ve heard. You’re also expected to push yourself away from your desk and get out there and practice what you’ve learned—in labs, in theaters, in hospitals, in the city, in another state, even in another country. After all, the best way to learn anything is to live it. It’s also a lot more fun.
BECOME AN ENGINEER WITH IMPACT. Our “societal engineer” concept is so unique, it’s patented.
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES Our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) connects BU faculty members with students who want to work with them on research projects in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, medicine, education, and the arts. There are hundreds of different research opportunities (bu.edu/urop) waiting for you—all you have to do is ask.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Because we’re right in Boston, you have a wealth of options to consider in lab sciences, medicine, advertising and public relations, the hospitality field, art history, government, physical therapy, and finance. But why stop at Boston? We also send students around the world for internships. In fact, BU has more than 4,000 internship placements worldwide (Sydney, anyone?). If you’re ready for some real-world experience, we’re ready to make it happen.
STUDY ABROAD Ours is widely considered one of the premier study abroad programs in the country, so your time in London is sure to exceed your expectations. Especially since you’ll be based in the fashionable, fascinating Kensington district with excursions to nearby cities.
“It was a little intimidating to start in January, and I was worried about friend groups already forming. But when I got here, everyone on my dorm floor was very welcoming, and I honestly didn’t feel left out for one moment. It was also really easy to make new friends in class, thanks to the small cohort. Now I see people I know all the time on the sidewalk. It’s wonderful to have that community.”
WE’RE NOT CALLED BOSTON UNIVERSITY FOR NOTHING Some schools actually downplay the city they’re in. Not us. We’re proud of Boston. And why not? It has it all. You want history? Start with the Freedom Trail and work your way out to Thoreau’s Walden Pond. Want the arts? Our theater district is second only to Broadway, and the Museum of Fine Arts is considered one of the top museums in the world. Sports? How about the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, Bruins, and Revolution? Even the world’s largest two-day international rowing regatta is practically in our backyard, on the Charles River. And when it comes to shopping and dining, well, let’s just say you’ll never run out of places to do both.
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NEXT STEPS/FAQS 1
ENROLLING AT BU
To secure your place as a January 2019 freshman, please submit your nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $650 by May 1, 2018, unless otherwise indicated on your deposit voucher. This deposit will be credited toward your spring-semester charges. Late deposits will not be accepted. You may pay your deposit online by credit card or electronic check through the BU Applicant Link (bu.edu/applicantlink) or by paper check made payable to Boston University (check must be drafted on a US bank and include a routing number). If you submit your enrollment deposit by paper check, please write your Boston University ID number on the check. You will find this number on your deposit voucher.
Enrollment Information for International Students International students may also pay their enrollment deposit using either of the wire transfer options below: Go to bu.edu/studentaccountingservices /your-bill/payment-options for links to Flywire or Western Union Business Solutions. Payment through these vendors may result in faster crediting of payments and a lower exchange rate. You will need your BU ID number to complete the wire transfer. Please scan and email a PDF copy of the bank receipt with your name, BU ID number, and the dollar amount to BU Admissions at email@example.com. We strongly recommend wiring your payment well before the May 1, 2018, deadline. Please note: If your admission is conditional on providing proof of financial documentation (see Admission Decision on the Applicant Link), you must submit all requested documents and complete your admission status prior to sending your enrollment deposit by wire transfer.
Boston University’s offer of admission is extended with the understanding that, if you are currently enrolled, you will maintain your current level of academic performance in all coursework. You are required to submit a copy of your final transcript—including proof of graduation or certification of equivalency—in order to verify that your current level of performance has been maintained. All final grades will be reviewed by BU Admissions during the
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ENROLLING AND LIVING HERE.
summer. Failure to provide this documentation will jeopardize your enrollment.
self, BU, and Boston while connecting with new friends.
BU demands the highest standards of conduct from the University community and expects incoming students to act in accordance with the Code of Student Responsibilities (bu.edu/ dos/policies/student-responsibilities). The University reserves the right to reconsider, and withdraw, an offer of admission if it learns that a student participated in illegal activities or other unacceptable conduct prior to matriculation at the University.
A CGS academic advisor will contact you during the summer to discuss your academic plans and give information on registering for classes in the fall. Classes will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
Unless you are a US citizen or permanent resident, you must hold an appropriate visa before you begin your studies at Boston University. We are here to help if you have any questions or concerns about the visa process. You may contact an International Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-353-4492. If you will study at BU on an F-1 Student Visa, you will need to apply for your visa in the fall, well in advance of the January semester. You will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) by mail in the fall, as well as an instruction sheet for obtaining a student visa. We encourage you to apply for your visa as soon as possible after receiving your Form I-20.
4 HOUSING AND DINING PLANS Boston University offers an array of on-campus residences, including high-rise buildings and historic brownstones. Rooms within the residences vary in size and style. All freshmen are required to live on campus. Visit bu.edu/housing to view the entire residency requirement policy (see Living on Campus, Freshmen). You may choose one of several dining plans to match your schedule and eating preferences. Learn more about on-campus housing and dining plans at bu.edu/housing. Information about signing up for housing and dining plans will be sent to you via email in late fall.
UNIVERSITY ORIENTATION AND REGISTRATION
Get a head start on planning for January by attending any one of our University Orientation sessions for CGS students during the summer. At Orientation, you will learn about the many resources available to you at BU and meet with your academic advisor. You will also participate in the Common Ground program, in which you will learn about your-
A mandatory Orientation session for all new international students will be held in January before classes begin, though international students are welcome to attend a summer Orientation session. After you pay your enrollment deposit, the Dean of Students office will send additional information about University Orientation by email. Please visit bu.edu/orientation for more information.
6 ADVANCED CREDIT You may receive advanced credit for superior results on certain external examinations. For more information about advanced credit and a complete list of examinations that may allow for advanced credit, visit bu.edu/admissions/ advanced-credit. Please have the results of any standardized tests you take sent directly to Boston University by the testing agency. International students: please submit official examination results or transcripts to: International Student Advisor Boston University Admissions 881 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor Boston, MA 02215 USA
7 MEDICAL HISTORY AND IMMUNIZATIONS After you pay your enrollment deposit, you will receive an email with information regarding how to submit your Immunization & Physical and Incoming Health History forms, which must be completed and returned to Student Health Services before the start of classes. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires immunizations to be completed prior to enrollment. You will not be allowed to enroll until you can prove you have received all required immunizations. For details about which immunizations you must receive, please see bu.edu/shs/getting-started/ incoming-health-requirements.
8 EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION Boston University utilizes the BU Alert emergency notification system. In the event of a campus emergency, students, faculty,
and staff are notified via telephone, email, mobile phone, and text message. Students must provide the University with appropriate contact information upon enrollment. You will not be allowed to register for classes or move into campus residences until you provide us with this information. To learn more about this notification system, visit bu.edu/emd/emergencymanagement/ bu-alert-faqs.
Boston University’s Disability Services Office (ODS) provides academic accommodations to qualified students with documented disabilities. ODS also works with Housing, Residence Life, Dining Services, and Facilities Management & Planning to ensure equal access to all University programs and services. If you have specific questions or need more information, please visit bu.edu/ disability or contact the office at: 19 Deerfield Street, 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02215 617-353-3658 (V); 857-366-4208 (VP); 617-353-7790 (TTY); or email email@example.com For Sign Language Interpreter or CART Provider requests, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAQS: JANUARY 2019 ADMITTED STUDENTS What is the College of General Studies January Boston-London Program? The CGS January Boston-London Program is an interdisciplinary and global program at Boston University. The coursework uniquely c ombines rhetoric, the humanities and social sciences, an elective, and an international experience. You will enter the College of General Studies in January and complete your freshman year by the end of the summer. Students will be expected to complete the London program during either the Summer 1 or Summer 2 term. The January and September programs merge in the fall and students complete their sophomore year together. Then, you will transition into the BU school or college of your choice to complete your degree. Why was I admitted for the January 2019 semester when I applied for September 2018? We received a record-breaking number of applications for an incoming freshman class of 3,300 students. This was the most competitive year ever for admission. To accommodate this exceptional class, we selected a group of well-qualified students for January 2019 admission whom we feel will excel in the College of General Studies.
Can I change my admission to September instead of January, or be placed on the September wait list? Unlike students on our waiting list, you have received full admission to BU through the CGS January Boston-London Program. Unfortunately, it is not possible to change your semester of entry. How many students will begin their studies in the January Boston-London Program? Approximately 400 students will begin their first semester in January 2019. Will I be able to graduate with the Class of 2022 entering in September? Yes, you will complete your freshman year by the end of the summer and will proceed smoothly to your sophomore year at the College of General Studies in September. Can I transfer in the fall to one of the other colleges in Boston University after my first year? You will continue in CGS for your sophomore year in the fall of 2019. After you have completed the CGS program, which includes electives for your major, you will transition into one of the schools or colleges of your choice to complete your BU degree. Do I have to go to London? Experiencing Europe as part of the January Boston-London Program deeply enhances the carefully designed interdisciplinary course curriculum and participating in the experience is strongly encouraged. However, if, due to personal circumstances, you are unable to study in London, a CGS advisor will work with you to take approved summer courses on campus. Where will I live on campus? All incoming freshmen are guaranteed on- campus housing for four years. You will be assigned to a residence for January 2019. On BU’s Boston campus, you will be housed in one of our residences. H ousing in Europe is at the BU campus in the Kensington area of London. When will I register for classes? Shortly after you accept BU’s offer of admission and submit your enrollment deposit, you will be contacted by an academic advisor who will provide one-on-one guidance to help you plan your courses. You will officially register for classes in the fall. How will January 2019 students fit in with the rest of the student body? January students fit in seamlessly. You will attend University Orientation in the summer or winter to connect with your class, meet your faculty, and explore the city of Boston. You also will be invited to winter welcome events in January 2019. You will engage with BU’s dynamic community through your residential experience, where
you will live with students from all undergraduate schools and colleges. How can I best utilize the gap semester? Many students accomplish incredible things during the gap semester. You may take this time to volunteer, participate in an internship, work, travel, take a class, or pursue a special interest. We are always impressed with the myriad of experience students bring to BU in January. Follow the hashtag #my100days on social media to see how students have spent their gap semester. If I have additional questions, is there anyone I can speak with? For questions regarding your admission, please contact BU Admissions at 617-353-2300 or email@example.com. For questions regarding the program, please contact the College of G eneral Studies at 617-353-2850 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Will I be able to enroll at another college or university for the fall semester? Once you accept your place in the CGS January Boston-London Program, you are considered a Boston University student and, thus, are ineligible to matriculate at another college or university. If you do matriculate elsewhere, BU will be unable to honor your admission and enrollment. Students may take non-degree courses elsewhere in the fall, but we encourage you to speak with your CGS advisor to ensure the coursework will fulfill CGS requirements and not jeopardize your enrollment at BU.
FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION Investing in a college education is a choice that will enrich your life and help you secure rewarding future employment. A Boston University education is both attainable and incredibly valuable. Did you know that most BU students graduate within four years and, in doing so, do not incur additional costs of prolonged enrollments? You will find details of billed expenses and tuition for the January Boston-London Program on the admitted student website, bu.edu/ admissions/admitted. Charges at the University are billed per term, spring and summer, separately. However, we encourage you to plan for the full year’s expenses, including miscellaneous costs such as mandatory health insurance for students. A guide to planning and minimizing expenses can be found at bu.edu/finaid/aid-basics/ plan. Also, consider using a tuition payment plan to budget monthly all or part of your charged expenses; visit bu.edu/finaid/typesof-aid/loans for more information.
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CONNECT WITH US. AND YOUR FELLOW TERRIERS. WHY WAIT UNTIL YOU GET HERE? DIVE INTO LIFE AT BU AND MAKE CONNECTIONS AND NEW FRIENDS TODAY!
FIRST THINGS FIRST
DIVE INTO YOUR PASSIONS.
TAKE A DEEP BREATH—EXCHANGE A FEW HIGH FIVES, HUGS, AND BACKSLAPS.
Go underwater with ecology professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler to research the effects of anthropogenic change on marine systems.
Getting into BU isn’t easy, but you did it—so a little celebration is definitely in order. But don’t forget to take the following steps between now and January. APRIL
ADVOCATE FOR AIDS PATIENTS.
SVP to and attend the April 7 or 13 Open Houses on R campus (use #BUOpenHouse to participate in our Open House contest)
Attend University Orientation in June
SVP to and attend an off-campus Admitted Student R Reception in your area
end in your Immunization & Physical and Incoming Health S History forms (watch for an email)
J oin the BU Class of 2022 Facebook group (facebook.com/groups/BU2022) and the CGS Boston-London Facebook group (facebook.com/groups /bucgslondon2022)
sk your school to send a final transcript showing proof A of your graduation
Share the great news that you’re in! (#BU2022)
Learn how one sophomore spent spring break volunteering with a New York City advocacy group.
F ollow Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore (@DeanElmore) and the College of General Studies (@BUCGS) on Twitter isit bu.edu/admissions/admitted for more information V on living and studying in Boston
Boston University’s websites feature special sections for admitted CGS January Boston-London students.
KICK YOUR COMFORT ZONE.
MAY reate your BU email account (watch for an email with C instructions)
Be challenged by amazing faculty, Pulitzer and Emmy winners; a MacArthur fellow; a Poet Laureate; and more.
ADMITTED STUDENT WEBSITE Visit our admitted student website at bu.edu/admissions/admitted for: • Advanced credit guide • Information about life on campus • An overview of campus services • CGS January Open House Information • Tuition information • Next steps for January freshmen • Housing and dining information • The link to the Class of 2022 Facebook group
Submit your enrollment deposit (due May 1) Accept your Financial Assistance award (if applicable)
tay in contact with your CGS academic advisor to discuss S your fall plans (taking courses, traveling, working, etc.)
ubmit your International Baccalaureate scores S (if applicable) Submit your Advanced Placement scores (if applicable) FALL egister for classes with the help of your CGS academic R advisor ubmit your New Student Housing Application (watch for S an email with instructions) chedule a visa appointment at the US Embassy S (international students only) JANUARY 2019
ubmit your BU Alert contact information on the S Student Link
onnect with your classmates and faculty at winter C welcome events
iscuss your admission with a CGS academic advisor D (don’t worry, they will contact you)
ttend the mandatory International University Orientation A session before classes begin (international students only) Move into your dorm room Start classes on January 22, 2019 Take the T to explore the city of Boston
APPLICANT LINK Log on at bu.edu/applicantlink to find:
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• Admission and financial aid information
music professor André de Quadros teach a class there and lead inmates in song.
• Registration for the April 7 and 13 Open Houses • Locations for off-campus Admitted Student Receptions
Join the conversation with your fellow Class of 2022. facebook.com/groups/BU2022
t TWITTER Tweet that you’re in! #BU2022
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LEARN A LOT FROM AN OLD GOAT. Study ancient goat teeth from Turkey for clues to the effects of climate change.
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DIRECTORY Boston University Admissions 617-353-2300 bu.edu/admissions email@example.com Athletics Department 617-353-4630 goterriers.com
Community Service Center 617-353-4710 bu.edu/csc
Housing 617-353-3511 bu.edu/housing
Student Activities Office 617-353-3635 bu.edu/sao
Dean of Students 617-353-4126 bu.edu/dos
International Students & Scholars Office 617-353-3565 bu.edu/isso
Student Employment Office 617-353-3594 bu.edu/seo
Dining Services 617-353-2990 bu.edu/dining
Barnes & Noble @ BU 617-267-8484 bu.bncollege.com
Educational Resource Center 617-353-7077 bu.edu/erc
BU HubÂ 617-358-6535 bu.edu/hub
Financial Assistance 617-353-2965 bu.edu/finaid
Center for Career ÂDevelopment 617-353-3590 bu.edu/careers Center for English Language & Orientation Programs 617-353-4870 bu.edu/celop
First-Year Student Outreach Project 617-353-4710 bu.edu/csc/programs/fysop
IS&T Help Center 617-353-4357 bu.edu/tech Boston University Police 617-353-2121 (emergency) 617-353-2110 (non-emergency) bu.edu/police Orientation 617-353-3555 bu.edu/orientation Student Accounting Services 617-353-2264 bu.edu/studentaccounting services
Study Abroad 617-353-9888 bu.edu/abroad Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program 617-353-2020 bu.edu/urop University Registrar 617-353-3612 bu.edu/reg University Service Center 617-358-1818 bu.edu/usc
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For students admitted to the CGS January Boston-London Program starting in January 2019
Published on Feb 14, 2018
For students admitted to the CGS January Boston-London Program starting in January 2019