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Chesterton College/ EC Cambridge 

Cambridge is world-famous for its historic colleges, beautiful architecture and its iconic images of students cycling bicycles and punting on the River Cam. Our centre is located on Chesterton Community College. We offer residential accommodation at Jesus College (part of Cambridge University) in central Cambridge. We also offer the opportunity to stay in a local homestay.
Chesterton Community College is a modern, cosmopolitan British secondary school with new buildings and recent refurbishments all around the spacious and secure site. Featuring nearby sports fields and adjoining leisure centre, the school has great facilities for our young learners.
The close proximity to the city, Jesus College & Jesus Green make it an excellent location for our summer programme.

Quick Facts

Location: Chesterton College

Dates available: 27 Jun –15 Aug *Available for students staying with a Host family

Dates available: 11 Jul–15 Aug *Available for students staying in residence

Ages: 12 – 17 (residential), 13 - 17 (homestay)

Accommodation: Standard single/twin room and Homestay

Emergency Number: +44 7771 845978



  • Jesus College residence (available 11 July – 15 August) is part of the prestigious University of Cambridge located a short walk from the city centre (approx. 20 minutes). Students travel together with one of our members of staff the 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. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer in each house and live in staff will schedule laundry sessions where the students are helped
  • Bedrooms cleaned weekly (both)


  • 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 Chesterton College in the modern, spacious canteen. Students receive a packed lunch from their homestay on the weekend.
  • Homestay students travel independently via public transport to Chesterton College
  • 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.
  • Laundry service available free of charge

Food Options


Jesus College: Students will receive continental breakfast in their Boarding House. Breakfast includes tea/coffee/squash, toast, jam, spreads, cereal and fruit.

Homestay: Breakfast include tea/coffee, toast, jam and fruit


Two courses, 3 options including a vegetarian and halal option.

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.


Vending machines are available for drinks and confectionary.


  • 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
Lunch and dinner for Jesus College residents and lunch for Homestay students on campus are served in Chesterton College dining hall. Luncheon vouchers are provided at weekends for all students. 


  • 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 16 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 Chesterton College

Programme Information


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


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 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


  • Our students only go on local visits to Cambridge to explore the charming city on a walking tour or a city quiz.
  • Students will get to punt on the River Cam, experience the wonderful King’s College and Chapel
  • Cambridge University Botanical Gardens is an extremely beautiful excursion included in this programme


  • London: Visit London once per week, seeing places such as: the British Museum, the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum, the National Gallery, Oxford street shopping and Hyde Park as well as the famous Westminster Walking Tour
  • 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


  • 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



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.

Cambridge Programme 2021 (Residential)

11 Jul12 Jul13 Jul14 Jul15 Jul16 Jul17 Jul
Arrivals /local
activities or optional
trip to Norwich
Walking Tour of
Quidditch & World Cup Football

Punting on the river Cam



Full day trip to
London with
Westminster Walking Tour & Covent Garden Shopping




Full day trip to
Oxford, walking
tour and a College
Testing /Induction
or Lessons
Welcome and
Team Games
Capture the FlagKahoot Quiz Night
Olympic Sports Night
Karaoke & Disco
Egg Drop Challenge
Film Night


See sample programme

Cambridge Programme 2021 (Residential)

18 Jul19 Jul20 Jul21 Jul22 Jul23 Jul24 Jul
Arrivals /Departures & local
activities or optional
trip to Great Yarmouth Sea Life Cantre
Testing/ Induction or Lessons
Dragon's Den Preparation &volleyball
Cambridge University Botanical Gardens Visit
Full day to London with British Museums 
Full day trip to Warwick Castle
AfternoonCambridge City Quiz
Welcome Night
Cambridge selfie competitionDragon's Den Presentation
Talent show
Karaoke & Disco
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Film Night


Cambridge Programme 2021 (Homestay)

JulJulJulJul JulJulJul
Arrivals /local
activities or
optional trip Norwich
Walking tour or Cambridge

Quidditch &World Cup Football


Punting on the River Cam
Full day trip to London with Westminster Walking tour & Covent Garden Shopping
Full-day trip to
Oxford, walking tour and a College visit
AfternoonTesting/Induction or Lessons
Evening with your Host Family
Evening with your Host familyKahoot Quiz Night

Olympic Sports Night

Karaoke &Evening with your Host FamilyEvening with your host Family


See sample programme

Jul12 / Aug2Jul13 / Aug3Jul14 / Aug4Jul15 / Aug5Jul16 / Aug6Jul17 / Aug7Jul18 / Aug8
Arrivals /local
activities or
optional trip to
Thorpe Park
Walking Tour of
Full day trip to
London with
History Museum &
Hyde Park
Full day trip to Ely
Cathedral &
Botanical Gardens
Full day trip to
Stratford upon
Avon &
Testing /Induction
or Lessons
Welcome and Lip
Sync Battles
Beat the Staff!Fashion Show

Embassy Idol Karaoke

Dragon’s Den
Scavenger HuntFilm Night
Culture Club