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Around the World in 365 Days, or: A Tale of Twelve Cities

Heather Lane (1998) has just returned to the UK from Bolivia, the final stop in a twelve month remote working adventure. World travel is usually something one might think of as a holiday, disrupting the flow of work rather than enhancing it.  Digital nomads, remote working, communal work spaces; these concepts one might associate with gap year students, or people whose work requires only a computer. Heather thought so, until…

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From Harvard to Cambridge

Katie Wu chats with Kit about her time at Cambridge as part of the International Programmes Department’s Spring Semester Programme Where are you from? I’m from Boston, from Newton, Massachusetts,…

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An American in Cambridge

Every summer, hundreds of students come to the College as part of the Pembroke-King's Programme (PKP). Here, PKP student Collin Palmer - from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – reflects on his first week in the UK: My first day abroad was everything that I could have hoped for, imagined, or expected. Truly, I experienced the whole spectrum of emotions and experiences as I made my way from St. Louis to London on my 14-hour trip – excited, a little nervous, and a little anxious about what lay ahead, but full of anticipation of what was to come. Descending into London Heathrow, the pilot banked right and gave the whole…

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From Houston to Cambridge

International Programmes Student Riley Smith talks about her time at Pembroke, meeting her favourite playwright, and the things that she’s learnt about herself since coming to Cambridge for the Lent…

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A day in the life: Programme Assistant

Each year Pembroke hosts a range of International Programmes. Many of these are staffed by Programme Assistants, or PAs – current Cambridge students or recent graduates who arrange a variety of…

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A semester in Cambridge

Each year Pembroke College accepts up to thirty students from overseas universities for a two-term semester of study in Cambridge. This year Liz Willcock (2014), from McGill University in Canada, is one of them.…

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