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Embassy Canterbury

University of Kent
Quick Facts

Canterbury is a historic cathedral city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with medieval streets and remarkable buildings located in the county of Kent.

Our centre is located on the modern campus of University of Kent, within walking distance from the city centre. There are excellent sports facilities available as well as large outdoor spaces on campus for additional activities.

Location: 
University of Kent
Dates available : 
21 Jun – 9 Aug
Ages: 
11 – 17
Accommodation: 
Single room with en-suite / Single standard room
Emergency Number: 
+44 7771 845978

Living
Single en-suites are refurbished and located in Tyler Court
Standard rooms are located in Darwin College and are arranged in flats of 5
Standard rooms have washbasins in each room
Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
Rooms are cleaned weekly
Laundry available in each residence building. Cleaning is £2.70 per wash and drying is £1.30 per cycle
Meals are served in a large dining hall
Wi-Fi throughout
Food Options
Breakfast: 
Continental breakfast including coffee, toast, jam, cereal and fruit
 
Lunch: 
2 courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option and halal option
Packed lunches (provided on Sundays): Water, fruit, sandwich, crisps and biscuits/cake
Weekends: £5 luncheon voucher on Saturdays and packed lunch on Sundays
 
Evening Meal: 
2 courses 3 options including a vegetarian and halal option
 
Snacks: 

Vending machines located in each residence building for drinks and confectionery

Facilities
Multi-purpose sports hall
Plenty of outdoor areas for games and activities
Astro turf sports pitch
Conference Room available

MEALS

Large self-service dining hall in Eliot College.

Embassy Canterbury Living Map

Learning
Taught by friendly and informative 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
Lecture style and standard classrooms
The majority of classrooms are in Darwin College or in nearby academic buildings
Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate
Trinity exam preparation available

Programme Information
Arrival: 
Students will be welcomed upon arrival at Darwin College where they will register and get their room keys so that they can check-in to their rooms.
 
Welcome: 
On the first evening there will be a welcome activity which is designed to ensure students have the opportunity to meet staff and other students and get to know more about the campus, its facilities and useful information which will help them during their stay.
 
Activities: 

Activities are organised in between lessons and during evenings. These activities could be on-site or near to the centre. These may include:

  • Sports such as football, mini Olympics, rounders, table tennis, volleyball and basketball
  • Daytime activities such as scavenger hunt and drama workshops
  • Evening activities such as karaoke, talent show, and team games

Excursions and Trips
HALF-DAY TRIPS
Our students get to explore exciting places such as Whistable, Chatham Dockyards, Dover Castle and Rochester Cathedral.
FULL-DAY EXCURSIONS
London: Explore the historic City of Westminster on your walking tour and visit the National Gallery
Cambridge: Explore this charming, iconic city on a walking tour and visit Kings College
Brighton: enjoy this vibrant popular seaside city with beautiful architecture, visit the Sea Life Centre and The Palace Pier
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
London: Madame Tussauds or Tower of London
Hastings: Explore this great seaside town famed for the Battle of Hastings and the Smuggler’s Caves
Margate: Easily accessible from Canterbury, Margate is a great spot to enjoy some fish n’ chips on a sandy beach after enjoying the amusement park
3 WEEK SAMPLE PROGRAMMES
Extra
Each 14-night stay will include 3 local visits to Canterbury by foot with attractions of interest, 4 half-day trips to other exciting places/cities and 2 full-day excursions to other major cities like London, Cambridge or Brighton. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.
 
The programme is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to amendments or alterations.
 
Student may have lessons either morning or afternoon in week one, alternating weekly after that and visits may change.
 WEEK 1/4/7 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 MorningArrivalsTesting & Induction or LessonsLessonsLessons Lessons Lessons Full-day excursion to Cambridge with Walking Tour and Kings College 
 AfternoonArrivalsCanterbury City VisitWhitstable VisitMini OlympicsChatham Dockyards Visit Indoor SportsFull-day excursion to Cambridge with Walking Tour and Kings College
 EveningWelcome Games or other onsite activityDiscoPhoto Scavenger HuntKaraoke Lip Dub Video MakingDiscoFilm Night

 

 WEEK 2/5 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
Arrivals/activities onsite or optional trip to Margate
Canterbury City Visit
Dover Castle VisitUltimate Freesbee 
Rochester
Cathedral Visit
 
Capture the Flag 
Full-day trip to 
London with Westminster Walking Tour and 
National Gallery
 
 AfternoonArrivals/activities onsite or optional trip to MargateTesting & Induction
or Lessons 
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons 
Full-day trip to 
London with Westminster Walking Tour and 
National Gallery
 EveningWelcome Games or
other onsite activity
DiscoBritish Universities
Q&A with Staff 
KaraokeTalent ShowDiscoKahoot Quiz 

 

 WEEK 3/6 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
Arrivals/activities
on site or optional trip to Hastings
Testing & Induction
or Lessons
LessonsLessons LessonsLessons Full-day excursion
to Brighton with Walking Tour and
visit to Sea Life Centre 
 Afternoon
Arrivals/activities
on site or optional trip to Hastings

Canterbury City Visit
Canterbury
Cathedral Visit
Football
Tournament
Broadstairs Visit Dodgeball Full-day excursion
to Brighton with Walking Tour and
visit to Sea Life Centre 
 EveningWelcome Games or other onsite activityDiscoCulture ClubKaraokeEmbassy Theatre
Show
Disco Murder Mystery 

 

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 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. There is a medical centre located on the campus of the University.

LOCAL DOCTOR
University Medical Centre, Giles Lane, Canterbury CT2 7PB, Tel: +44 1227 765682
 
 
LOCAL HOSPITAL
Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother Hospital, St Peter’s Rd, Margate CT9 4AN
 
INSURANCE
If a student does not have insurance to cover their time abroad, 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
c/o Darwin College
University of Kent
Canterbury CT2 7NY