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Alicia, from Malaysia, was accepted on the 2017 Cambridge Immerse Scholarship Programme and studied Economics and Management

It is difficult to put the emotions I felt into words, the amazing experiences I had and the wonderful people I crossed paths with during the unforgettable two weeks of summer I spent at Cambridge Immerse.

Due to it being a summer course at Cambridge, undoubtedly I had high expectations for the summer course and glad to say, they were all exceeded. From the challenging yet rewarding lectures I attended for four hours every weekday, to meeting amazing and friendly
people in the course – not to mention the mentors were all very welcoming. I had the pleasure of making new friends from different parts of the world, and everyone was just ready to share, connect and be friends with each other. I learned to have a level of understanding about each other due to being in a diverse cultural environment and it expanded my views of the world in remarkable ways.

There are many subjects offered at Cambridge Immerse and I chose to study Economics. The lectures given by Mr Soheil Mahmoodzadeh were very interesting and sparked my interests in learning more about economics. I loved my class environment which was at the Erasmus building as I had relaxing morning walks to lesson every day. Countless unforgettable experiences I had; going on a scavenger hunt around Cambridge, punting in the River Cam, kayaking with friends, watching a delightful Shakespeare play in Christ College, having formal dinners at St. John’s, Oxford and Queens’ College, strolling around the magnificent London streets and watching the breathtaking view from the London Eye and dancing the night away in the extraordinary farewell party!

Three months have passed and I still find myself daydreaming back to those wonderful days.  Being awarded this scholarship to be part of Cambridge Immerse was a huge honour to me as it helped me to know more about the course I will be pursuing in university. Not to mention, the experiences that could only be experienced if and only if, you join Cambridge Immerse. I could not be more grateful for this incredible opportunity given to me to have the most amazing summer experience and I deeply recommend for you to apply for the scholarship. I promise you will have no regrets.

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