Cambridge-MIT Exchange Celebrates 10 Years

Scott Murray, Program Assistant, Global Education, GECD

Global Education & Career Development (GECD) celebrated 10 successful years of the Cambridge-MIT Exchange (CME) this past June with an alumni event attended by over 60 people. Guests included former students and their families, MIT faculty and staff, and visiting colleagues from Cambridge University (UK). The event was held in the Winter Garden Room of the New Media Lab.

Chancellor Eric Grimson was on hand for the keynote speech. He emphasized the importance of providing students with opportunities for global experiences without sacrificing the high-quality of MIT’s residence-based education. In addition to the Chancellor’s presentation, two organized discussions took place. The first was a panel of MIT alumni who discussed their experiences while participating in CME. The second was an open discussion moderated by Professor Daniel Hastings, Dean for Undergraduate Education, about the past, present, and future of the program.

The talks aimed at building on the knowledge of the past 10 years to help Global Education and DUE to improve and expand the program. CME alumni said that they are happy to help promote the program. “It was one of the best things I did at MIT,” said Rachel Kolesnikov-Lindsey (’09).

CME is a junior year program where students from MIT swap places with students from the prestigious, eight century old Cambridge University in the UK. CME is the largest study abroad program managed by MIT. For more information about CME, email Global Education at, or visit 12-189.