CME Economics Exchange: Junior Year Abroad at Cambridge University
The Economics Department is participating in the Cambridge-MIT Exchange (CME) program which, among other projects, sponsors an exchange program for students in their junior year. This is a great opportunity for economics majors who would like to broaden their undergraduate experience.
Applications for the CME program for 2013-2014 are due on January 15, 2013.
Planning Your Sophomore Year at MIT Is Critical.
Freshmen and sophomores planning to apply for the CME program through the Economics Department will have to plan their schedules carefully. In particular, students must have completed 14.01, 14.02, 14.05, and 14.30 by the end of their sophomore year to apply for the program. We also recommend that students complete 14.04 before going to Cambridge. Doing so will give students much more latitude in scheduling when they arrive in Cambridge, and will, we believe, make their year there more fruitful and productive.
Students will typically take four year-long "papers" at Cambridge and receive the equivalent of two 12-unit MIT courses for each. The papers chosen will depend on the MIT courses the student has already completed. Students who have not completed 14.04 and 14.32 at MIT will take mostly Part IIA papers at Cambridge and can receive credit for 14.04 and 14.32 (as well as economics elective credit, HASS elective credit, and elective credit). Students who have taken those courses will be able to take Part II papers and will have a broader range of choices. They will also receive credit for specific economics electives (as well as economics elective credit, HASS elective credit, and general elective credit). Economics students will take most or all of their papers in the Economics Tripos, but it may be possible in some circumstances to take one paper out of the four in a different field while at Cambridge.
Note that it is not possible to receive credit for 14.33 in Cambridge. That course must be taken at MIT, and it is recommended that it be taken no later than the fall of senior year.
The CME Coordinator for the Economics Department, Sara Ellison, can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific questions not covered here.
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