Cambridge, England (Harvard Social Studies, Jesus College)

​​In this unique and competitive study abroad experience, second semester juniors who are Social Studies concentrators may study at Jesus College (Cambridge University) for one Harvard semester. During this time, students take four courses during the two British terms (two each term) generally completing two supervised reading courses and writing two supervised long essays.

Open to only four Harvard College students, this competitive program demands significant self-direction and academic focus from students who generate their own potential program of study and are matched to appropriate faculty at Cambridge who supervise students through one-on-one and small-group based coursework.

Additional Information

  • Students live in student-appropriate housing arranged through the help of Jesus College administrators
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in the local social environment and Cambridge University undergraduate college life through involvement in extracurricular clubs or other activities.
  • Between terms, there is a 5-week break which many students use for travel around the region.
  • The selection process of participating students is made during the spring semester of interested students’ sophomore year at Harvard by the Social Studies Department.
For more information about studying abroad as a Social Studies student, please contact Associate Director of Studies Nicole Newendorp.