Cambridge-MIT Exchange (CME)

Experience the University of Cambridge

Since 2000, more than 600 students have participated in the Cambridge-MIT Exchange (CME), an undergraduate exchange program between MIT and the University of Cambridge in England. CME gives MIT juniors in most academic departments the opportunity to study for a full academic year. You earn a full year of transfer credit and will be able to graduate from MIT on time.

Academic Advantages

Cambridge’s learning environment is very different than MIT, offering you a more independent learning style and a broader academic perspective. You will return to MIT with greater confidence and new skills.

Graduate School and Career Advantages

CME alumni who go on to graduate school, including medical and law schools, say the exchange helped them gain the self-discipline to succeed in these graduate programs. Some have even gone on to graduate school in the UK. Employers also like to see the exchange on applicants’ resumes.

Other Advantages

Living in Cambridge is eye-opening. As a CME participant, you will live in one of the university’s 31 colleges and be part of a diverse community of students in different fields of study. You can also join any of Cambridge’s clubs, societies, and extra-curricular activities. In addition to exploring the beautiful historic city of Cambridge (founded in 875), you will be less than an hour from London. Getting to the rest of Europe from the UK is easy, so you can plan to travel.

CME Student Blogs

Hear first-hand from MIT students at Cambridge:

Travels of a Cambridge Beaver