CPISP scholar Jannat Alkhanizi, an undergraduate at University College London majoring in Urban Planning, Design, & Management, was awarded the Bartlett Sessional Prize for Best Academic Performance for the year 2013-2014 after accomplishing a 1st Class during her first year. As a result, she was granted the opportunity to participate in UCL’s semester exchange programme with the University of Pennsylvania.
“The exchange programme, which awards seats based on academic achievement, offered me a variety of destinations from which I chose the United States,” explains Jannat. “I was curious to experience the American education system, and learn more about urban planning from an American perspective.”
“I had the opportunity to study many subjects that I would not have otherwise gotten the chance to in the UK, including anthropology, and social justice and how they can play a role in shaping our cities. During the six months I’ve spent in the U.S, I was not only able to deepen my knowledge about my own field of study and explore the different cities and states of the U.S, but also to create memories and friendships that I will cherish for a lifetime.”