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Embassy UCL

University College London

Our centre is located on the campus of world-renowned University College London (UCL), where impressive historic buildings sit next to modern architecture.Junior students aged 13-17 and adult students 18-25 can be in the same group and travel together. However, they will be accommodated in separate halls, taught in separate classes and do some activities apart. 

Quick Facts

Location: University College London

Dates available: 21 Jun - 30 Aug

Ages: 13 – 17 (juniors), 18 - 25 (adults)

Accommodation: Majority standard single rooms, with some twin rooms

Emergency Number: +44 7771 845 978

Living

  • Majority single standard rooms with some twin rooms available
  • Located across 2 different residence buildings, Ramsay Hall and Campbell Hall
  • Ramsay Hall accommodates junior students only, adult students are assigned to a specific area of Campbell East or West.
  • Communal lounges and kitchens in each building
  • Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
  • Rooms cleaned weekly
  • Laundry available in residence building
  • Meals are served in 2 large self-service dining halls
  • Wi-Fi is available in all accommodation areas
  • A deposit of £40 is required upon arrival, replacement of lost room key is £40

Food Options

Breakfast

Continental including juice, coffee, toast, jam cereal and fruit.

 

Lunch

Two courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option.

 

Evening Meal

Two courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option.

Snacks

The campus is located in the middle of the bustling Bloomsbury area with plenty of cafes, shops and supermarkets where students can buy a snacks and drinks.

 

Facilities

  • There are communal lounges in both residence buildings
  • Washing machines located in both residence buildings, cleaning is £2 per wash and drying is £1.20 oer cycle.
  • Sports games and activities take place in Regents Park only a 10-minute walk from the centre.
  • Cash machine (ATM) located in the area
  • There are several shops and cafes around the campus area

MEALS
There are two different canteens and students eat their meals in different ones depending on their residence.For students staying at Campbell Hall, meals are served on the UCL canteen on the main campus. They eat all meals there Monday-Friday and Luncheon vouchers are provided for all meals on the weekends.For students staying at Ramsay Hall, the majority of meals are served in a canteen at the residence. From Monday-Sunday breakfast and dinner is provided here, on Monday-Friday lunch is provided at the ULC canteen on the main campus and Luncheon vouchers are provided for lunch on the weekends (breakfast and dinner is still served at Ramsay Hall).

Learning

  • Taught by friendly and professional English teachers
  • 20 x 45 minute lessons per week during 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
  • Modern classrooms across UCL’s teaching buildings
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report and a certificate

Programme Information

Arrival

Students will be welcomed upon arrival at the reception of Campbell East where the main Embassy office is located. They will register and get their room keys and 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 centre, its facilities and useful information which will help them during their stay.

 
 
 

Activities

Activities are organised on days when there are no trips or excursions and during evenings, these activities take place either onsite or near the centre.
These may include:

  • Sports such as football, mini Olympics, rounders, table tennis, volleyball and 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 get to explore exciting places around London every weekday, they visit places such as: 

  • The British Museum
  • Tate Modern
  • Tower Bridge
  • St, Paul’s Cathedral
  • River Thames cruise

FULL-DAY EXCURSIONS

  • Brighton: enjoy this vibrant popular seaside resort with beautiful architecture, and visit The Sea Life Centre and The Palace Pier.
  • Canterbury: visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most visited cities in the UK with medieval buildings and enjoy the gothic architecture of Canterbury Cathedral.
  • Cambridge: explore this iconic University city famous for its colleges and punting on the river Cam, a visit to the famous King’s College is included.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS/ACTIVITIES

  • Thorpe Park: enjoy extreme rides and attractions at this popular theme park.
  • Oxford: Visit one of the most famous University towns and visit Christ church.
  • Windsor Castle: the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world.
  • London evening activities: Choose between bowling, cinema, musicals or attractions like the London Eye and Madame Tussauds.

3 WEEK SAMPLE PROGRAMMES

Extra

Each 14 night stay will include a total of 12 local accompanied visits to London with visits/activities and 2 full-day excursions to other major cities such as Cambridge, Brighton and Canterbury. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport. Students may have lessons either in the morning or in the afternoon in week1, alternating weekly after that.The programme is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to amendments or alterations.

WEEK 1/4/7/10SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY

Jun21 / Jul12 / Aug2 / Aug23

Jun22/Jul13/ Aug3/Aug24Jun23/Jul14/ Aug4/Aug25Jun24/Jul15/ Aug5/Aug26Jun25/Jul16/ Aug6/Aug27Jun26/Jul17/ Aug7/Aug28Jun27/Jul18/ Aug8/Aug29
Morning
Arrivals/Departuresor visit Greenwich and Maritime Museum or optional trip to Thorpe Park
 
Testing/Induction or Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
Full-day excursion to Brighton with walking tour and visit to Sea Life Centre or Cambridge with walking tour and visit to King’s College
Afternoon
Westminster or other London Walking Tour
London British
Museum
Victoria and Albert museum
Harrods and Hyde park or optional visit to Tower of London/ London Eye/ Madame Tussauds
River Thames Cruise
Evening
Mini Olympics or Sports in Regent’s Park
18+ Covent Garden by night
Optional Cinema or Bowling

18+ Riverside night walk

Late night shopping. Westfield or Oxford street
18+ Piccadily Circus by night
London-by-night walk
Welcome & Team Games
DiscoQuizKaraokeOptional MusicalDiscoFilm Night

 

WEEK 2/5/8SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jun28/Jul19/ Aug9Jun29/Jul20/ Aug10Jun30/Jul21/ Aug11Jul1/Jul22/ Aug12Jul2/Jul23/ Aug13Jul3/Jul24/ Aug14Jul4/Jul25/ Aug15
Morning
Arrivals/Departures or visit Camden Market and Primrose Hil or optional trip to Windsor
Westminster or other London Walking Tour
London Natural
History Museum
Tate Modern
Notting Hill + Portobello Market or park or optional visit to Tower of London/ London Eye/ Madame Tussauds
Visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral
Full-day excursion to Canterbury with walking tour and visit to the Cathedral or Brighton with walking tour and visit to Sea Life Centre
Afternoon
Testing/Induction or lessons
Lessons
Lessons
LessonsLessons
Evening
Mini Olympics or Sports in Regent’s Park
18+ Shoreditch by night
Optional Cinema or Bowling

18+ Jack the Ripper walk

Late night shopping Westfield or Oxford St
18+ National Portrait Gallery
London-by-night walk
Welcome and Team Games
DiscoTreasure HuntKaraokeOptional MusicalDiscoFilm Night

 

See sample programme

WEEK 3/6/9SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jul5 / Jul26 / Aug16Jul6/Jul27/ Aug17Jul7/Jul28/ Aug18Jul8/Jul29/ Aug19Jul9/Jul30/ Aug20Jul10/Jul31/ Aug21Jul11/Aug1/ Aug22
Morning
Arrivals/departures or visit Canary Wharf and Docklands museum or optional trip to Oxford and Christchurch
Testing/Induction or Lessons
LessonsLessons
Lessons
Lessons
Full-day excursion to Cambridge with walking tour and visit to King’s College or Canterbury with walking tour and visit to the Cathedral
Afternoon
Westminster or other London Walking Tour
London National Gallery
Science Museum
Museum of London or optional visit to Tower of London/ London Eye/ Madame Tussauds
Visit to the Tower Bridge Experience
Evening
Mini Olympics or Sports in Regent’s Park
18+ London night market
Optional Cinema or Bowling

18+ Scary Ghost walk

Late night shopping Westfield or Oxford St
18+ China Town by Night
London-by-night walk
Welcome and Team Games
DiscoScavenger HuntKaraokeOptional MusicalDiscoFilm Night

 

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