Hey, I’m Vicente from Coimbra, and I participated in the CCC edition of 2021/2022.

Taking part in this program allowed me and my teachers to be more aware of the application pathway needed to get into an American College. I knew it was a risk applying to only one College outside of Europe. Still, I took my shot at the last minute and got into Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, an extension of Pittsburgh’s main campus. I couldn’t be happier with the decision I made, studying at a highly regarded institution in such a different place I was raised and also being the first Portuguese student here!

If there is one piece of advice I can give you, it’s to always get out of your comfort zone, believe in yourself, and seek help whenever needed. There is always someone to support you through such a demanding and stressful process as applying to College (CCC being one of them).

By the way, this picture was taken just a week ago before the convocation of the Class of 2026. 🙂


Eduardo Vicente Carvalho – Participante no Competitive College Club 2021, Aluno da Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

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