John Castleman '24


Major: SPIA
College: New College West
International Experience: SPIA Program at University of Cambridge
Location: Cambridge, England

Hi! My name is John and I’m originally from outside Philadelphia. I was also a member of First College, now NCW! During spring semester 2023 I studied abroad at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge with the SPIA Task Force Program. It was my first time ever going to the UK and was a fantastic experience. Cambridge has a very different way of teaching than Princeton (often one-on-one classes) and it was certainly challenging but helped me grow a lot academically! The task force seminar in which I wrote my second JP for SPIA alongside a Cambridge professor and several other SPIA students was also wonderful. Aside from academics, Cambridge’s very long spring break (over a month!) allowed me to travel to Spain, France, Italy, and Portugal. I also got to see the Coronation in London! In the end, I would highly, highly recommend studying abroad while at Princeton.

Student organization(s) I'm a part of at Princeton:
Princeton University Nonprofit Consulting (PUNC)


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