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Abbey College 

Cambridge is world famous for its historic colleges and beautiful architecture. Our centre is located in the modern Abbey College a short walk from the city cente. Students stay in single ensuite residential accommodation next to Abbey College. The college is in a modern part of the prestigious city centre close to the University Botanic Gardens, Cambridge Central Railway station and an array of shops and leisure facilities.

Abbey College is a modern, cosmopolitan international college 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 college is in a modern part of the prestigious city centre close to the University Botanic Gardens, Cambridge Central Railway station and an array of shops and leisure facilities.

Quick Facts

Location: Abbey College

Dates available: 03 July - 14 August

Ages: 11 - 19* (Residential) 18 and 19 year olds accepted as part of a group with a leader; 13–17 (Host Family)

Accommodation: Single en suite room (private bathroom)

Emergency Number: +44 7771 845978



  • Abbey College has residence in the next door Tripos Court. It is a secure purpose built student accommodation featuring modern, single en-suite rooms with social space and all rooms include a desk, wardrobe and chair with WiFi throughout.
  • Laundry service available in residence for £3. 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

Food Options


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


3-course lunch with 2 hot options, one of which is always vegetarian. Special diets are catered for. Packed lunches for full day excursions and weekends.

Evening Meal

3-course lunch with 2 hot options, one of which is always vegetarian. Special diets are catered for.


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
All meals are served in the large, modern canteen onsite at Abbey College. 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 17 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
  • Classrooms are located at Abbey 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
  • Great 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 Programme 2022 (Residential)

3 Jul4 Jul5 Jul6 Jul07 Jul08 Jul09Jul
Arrivals /local activities             or  optional trip to Norwich 
Testing /Induction or Lessons
Indoor sports 
Arts and Crafts - Cambridge Theme




Half day visit to the Iconic King's College

X- Factor Karaoke

Mini Olympics





Cambridge Botanical Gardens 



Full day trip to London with Westminster Walking Tour & Covent Garden
Walking Tour of Cambridge
Welcome and Team Games
Capture the flag

Kahoot Quiz Night

Talent Show
Big Game Bingo
Disco Night
Film Night
Culture Club Photo Scavenger hunt 


Cambridge Programme 2022 (Residential)

10 Jul11 Jul12 Jul13 Jul14 Jul15 Jul16Jul
Arrivals /local activities             or  optional trip to Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre
Cambridge City Quiz


Half day visit to Bury St Edmunds & Abbey Ruins





Cambridge Photo Challenge


Arts & Crafts



Full-day trip to Warwick Castle
AfternoonTesting /Induction or Lessons
Welcome Night
Talant ShowArts & Crafts
Cambridge Selfie Competition
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Film Night
Drama Workshop  


See sample programme

Cambridge Programme 2022 (Residential)

17 Jul18 Jul19 Jul20 Jul21 Jul22 Jul23Jul
Arrivals /local activities             or  optional trip Thorpe Park 
Testing /Induction or Lessons
Indoor sports 
Arts and Crafts - Cambridge Theme




Half day experience Punting on the River Camp



Football / Volleyball / Rounders





Cambridge Univirsity Walking Tour 



Full day trip to Stratford upon Avon & Shakespeare's Birthplace
Team Ganes in Local park
Welcome and Lip Sync Battles
Beat the Staff!

Photography Challenge

Trash Fashion Show
Trek along the River Cam
Disco Night
Film Night
Karaoke Night