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Bellerbys College
Quick Facts

Cambridge is world famous for its historic colleges, beautiful architecture and punting on the river Cam.

Our centre is located on Manor House campus of Bellerbys College, only 20 minutes from the town centre of Cambridge. We offer residential accommodation at Manor House and at the beautiful Jesus College in central Cambridge. We also offer the opportunity to stay in a local homestay.

Location: 
Bellerbys College
Dates available : 
28 Jun – 9 Aug
Ages: 
12 – 17 (residential), 13 - 17 (homestay)
Accommodation: 
Standard single/twin room and Homestay
Emergency Number: 
+44 7771 845978

Living
RESIDENTIAL
Manor House: all students stay on campus that has a cosy community feel, great sports facilities and a lot of green space. Students standard single rooms with a shared bathroom ratio of 1:4 students. Each room contains a single bed, wardrobe, wash basin, desk and chair. Wi-Fi is available throughout. A £30 deposit is required upon arrival, replacement of lost room key is £45
Jesus College residence is available: 5 July – 9 August
Jesus College is part of prestigious University of Cambridge located a short walk from the city centre (approximately 20 minutes). Students travel independently to Manor Campus for lessons etc. Students stay in standard single or twin rooms across 8 different town houses with one house parent in each. Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair Wi-Fi available throughout.
Laundry service available free of charge (both)
Bedrooms cleaned weekly (both)
All meals are served in Manour House dinig hall with packed lunches provided at weekends
HOMESTAY
Students are housed in pairs (twin rooms), with local host families
Students share bathroom with the homestay
Students receive half-board with their homestay family and eat lunch at the Manor House campus. Students receive a packed lunch from their homesta on the weekend.
Homestay students travel independently via public transport to Manor House
Travel time to campus can be up to 40 minutes. A weekly bus pass is provided as part of the program and taxis provided on certain evenings/weekends.
Food Options
Breakfast: 
Residence: Full English breakfast available Monday-Friday and buffet style continental breakfast on weekends.
Homestay: toast, jam, fruit, coffee or tea
Lunch: 
Two courses, 3 options including a vegetarian and halal option.

Packed lunches (provided at weekends): water, fruit, sandwich, crisps and biscuits/cake.
 
Evening Meal: 
Two courses, 3 options including a vegetarian and halal option.
 
Homestay: the food is always nicely prepared and typical for what the homestay would eat for dinner.
 
Snacks: 
Vending machines are available for drinks and confectionary.
Facilities
Large common room and movie lounge as well as a communal outdoor area
Students have access to sports field and sports hall
Wi-Fi throughout
MEALS
 
Meals are served in a dining hall on Manor House campus.
 
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Learning
Lessons are taught by friendly and professional English teachers
20 x 45 minute lessons per week morning, or afternoon
Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level
Maximum 15 students per class
Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
Many classrooms have interactive whiteboards
Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate
Trinity exams preparation available
Classrooms are located at Manor House

Programme Information
Arrival: 

Students will be welcomed at campus reception where they will register, check in to their rooms and get their room keys.

Welcome: 
On the first evening, there will be a welcome activity which is designed to ensure students have the opportunity to meet the staff and the other students. They will get to know more about the campus, its facilities and other useful information which will help them during their stay.
 
 
Activities: 
Activities are organised inbetween lessons and during the evenings. These activities could be on-site and near to the centre. These may include:
  • Sports such as football, mini Olympics, rounders, table tennis, volleyball or basketball.
  • Daytime activities such as scavenger hunts and drama workshops.
  • Evening activities such as karaoke, talent show, and team games.

Excursions and Trips
HALF-DAY TRIPS
Our students only go on local visits to Cambridge to explore the charming city on a walking tour or a city quiz.
FULL-DAY EXCURSIONS
London: Visit London several times, seeing places such as: the British Museum, the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum, the National Gallery, Oxford street shopping and Hyde Park
Warwick Castle: Explore this spectacular medieval royal castle once owned by Queen Elizabeth I.
Oxford: Students can get to know the other famous university city and visit one of its most famous colleges
Stratford Upon Avon: Visit this beautiful town, the birthplace of Shakespeare
Ely Cathedral: This city features a beautiful Anglican cathedral and also includes a visit to Cambridge Botanical Gardens
Additional Cambridge: On full-day excursions students get to spend the day punting on River Cam, visit the Duxford IWM museum, visit Kings’s College and Granchester Meadows
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
Thorpe Park: Enjoy extreme rides and attractions at this popular theme park
Norwich: Visit this beautiful city in Norfolk and its beautiful cathedral
Yarmouth Sea Life Centre: Get up close with over 1500 amazing marine creatures
3 WEEK SAMPLE PROGRAMMES
Extra
Each 14 night stay will include 2 local visits by foot or local transport to Cambridge with activities and 6 full-day excursions to other sites such as London, Oxford and Warwick Castle. Students also do full-day excursions in Cambridge to explore King’s College, try punting on River Cam, Duxford IWM and Granchester Meadows, among other places. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.
 
This programme is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to amendments or alterations.
 
Cambridge Homestay
The Homestay programme has some differences to the below programme. On Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday evenings they spend time in their homestays instead of participating in on-site activities.
WEEK 1/4SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jun28/Jul19Jun29/Jul20Jun30/Jul21Jul1/Jul22Jul2/Jul23Jul3/Jul24Jul4/Jul25
Morning
Arrivals /local
activities or optional
trip to Norwich
Walking Tour of
Cambridge
Full day trip to
London with
Westminster
Walking Tour &
Covent Garden
Lessons
Full day trip to
Cambridge with
Chauffered Punting
& Duxford IWM
Lessons
Full day trip to
Oxford, walking
tour and a College
visit
Afternoon
Testing /Induction
or Lessons
Evening
Welcome and
Team Games
Capture the FlagKahoot Quiz Night
Embassy X-Factor
Karaoke
Photo Scavenger
Hunt
Photo Scavenger
Hunt
Film Night
Culture ClubBig Game Bingo

 

WEEK 2/5SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jul5/Jul26Jul6/Jul27Jul7/Jul28Jul8/Jul29Jul9/Jul30Jul10/Jul31Jul11/Aug1
Morning
Arrivals /local
activities or
optional trip to
Great Yarmouth
Sea Life Centre
Testing /Induction
or Lessons
Lessons
Full day trip to
London with British
Museum and
Oxford Street
Shopping
Lessons
Full day trip to
Cambridge Kings
College &
Granchester
Meadows
Full-day trip to
Warwick Castle
Afternoon
Cambridge City
Quiz
Evening
Welcome and
Speed Dating
Capture the FlagKahoot Quiz Night

Embassy X-Factor Karaoke

Photo Scavenger HuntPhoto Scavenger HuntFilm Night
Culture ClubBig Game Bingo

 

WEEK 3/6SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jul12/Aug2Jul13/Aug3Jul14/Aug4Jul15/Aug5Jul16/Aug6Jul17/Aug7Jul18/Aug8
Morning
Arrivals /local
activities or
optional trip to
Thorpe Park
Walking Tour of
Cambridge
Full day trip to
London with
Science/Natural
History Museum &
Hyde Park
Lessons
Full day trip to Ely
Cathedral &
Cambridge
Botanical Gardens
Lessons
Full day trip to
Stratford upon
Avon &
Shakespeare’s
Birthplace
Afternoon
Testing /Induction
or Lessons
Evening
Welcome and Lip
Sync Battles
Beat the Staff!Fashion Show

Embassy Idol Karaoke

Dragon’s Den
Preparation
Scavenger HuntFilm Night
Culture Club

 

STUDENT WELFARE
We place the highest priority on care and supervision at all of our Embassy Summer centres, so you can rest assured students are well looked after. Members of staff are available 24 hours a day.
Student Services:
Our student support staff can help you with:
Accommodation
Airport transfers
Information about local services
Assistance with individual and personal problems
Emergency contact
Medical
If a student needs medical attention, an Embassy staff member will help them to make an appointment. Group leaders must accompany the student to an appointment. An Embassy staff member will accompany any student that is not part of a group.
 
LOCAL HOSPITAL
Cambridge University Hospitals, Hills Road, Cambridge, Tel: +44 1223 245151

LOCAL DOCTOR
Arbury Surgery, 114 Arbury Rd, Cambridge, Tel: +44 1223 364433
 
LOCAL DENTIST
Cavendish House Dental Care, 183 Arbury Rd, Cambridge, Tel: +44 1223 467000
 
INSURANCE
If a student does not have insurance, guard.me insurance is available to purchase through Embassy Summer.
 
SAFE
A safe will be available for the storage of passports, travel documents and deposits.
In Case of Emergency
A 24 hour emergency telephone number is available all summer:
+44 7771 845978
Office Address
Embassy Summer Schools
Manor Campus
Arbury Road
Cambridge CB4 2JF
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