This summer I am travelling to the United Kingdom to attend the International Summer School at Pembroke and King’s Colleges at Cambridge University. The program will last 8 weeks through July and August, 2012. I will be living in Cambridge and taking excursions around the British Isles. Cambridge is about one hour north of London by train.
I have done a little research about Cambridge, which I am going to write about below. When I get there and learn even more about the school, I will add to this page. So here is what I know so far…
Cambridge is made up of 31 colleges and 150 university departments. The colleges are the places where live, eat, socialize, and receive smaller, more specialized classes called supervisions. The colleges admit their own students, under some requirements of the university, and are governed by their own statutes and regulations. Students are educated partially by their college and partially by the university’s academic departments.
I am attending an international summer school run by two colleges: Pembroke and Kings.
Pembroke college, shown below, was founded in 1347 (it feels so weird to be talking about something so old…we don’t have that kind of perspective on history in the US.) I will be living in housing at this college. Here is more information if you are interested: http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/about/
King’s college was founded in 1441 by King Henry VI. The college is famous for the elaborate gothic-style buildings (which I plan on photographing a lot when I get there). The picture below shows some of these beautiful buildings. http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/