EC Partners

Embassy Cambridge

Abbey College

Quick facts

Location: Abbey College

Dates available: 30 Jun – 11 Aug

Ages Residential: 12 – 18  (18 year olds accepted as part of a group with a leader);

Accommodation: Single en- suite room / single standard room

Day programme available

Emergency Number: +44 7771 845978

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 an 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 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.



  • Abbey College has residences at Tripos Court and Orchard House, which offer secure, purpose-built student accommodation. All rooms include a desk, wardrobe, and chair, along with WiFi throughout and social spaces.
  • Single en-suite rooms located at Abbey College and Tripios Court.
  • Single standard rooms located at Orchard House with shared bathroom ratio of around 1:3 students.
  • Laundry service available in residence for £3 per wash and £3 per dry. 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 

Dining & facilities

All meals are served in the large, modern canteen on site at Abbey College. 


Students will receive continental breakfast. Breakfast includes tea/coffee/squash, toast, jam, spreads, cereal and fruit.


A minimum of 2 options available, including a vegetarian option. 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 as well as a communal outdoor area
  • Students have access to a sports hall
  • Wi-Fi throughout


Bespoke lesson materials, the Embassy lesson is designed to engage students in discussion, to develop the key life skills of collaboration and intercultural communication, and to provide extensive opportunities to practice and build on current language.

Lessons taught by teachers trained to deliver the Embassy Lessons

17 students per class and classes suitable for students of all levels.

15 hours a week

20 x 45 mins in UK, US and Canada

15 x 60 mins in Malta

All learning resources provided are age appropriate and all students receive an end of course certificate of attendance.



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 in between 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 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 and experience the wonderful King’s College and Chapel

The programme also includes a visit to the beautiful 12th Century Cambridge Round Church

Full-day Excursions

London: Visit this exciting capital city and
take a walking tour of central London around Westminster.

Oxford: Students can get to know the other famous university city and visit one of its most famous colleges.

Stratford Upon Avon: Discover the beautiful hometown of Shakespeare steeped in history and culture.

Oxford, Bridge of Sighs

Thorpe Park: Home to thrilling rides, attractions & live events, Thorpe Park Resort is the ultimate destination for thrill seekers featuring some of the UK’s most popular roller coasters.

Windsor and Windsor Castle:
Visit the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years.

Brighton: A vibrant, popular seaside resort with beautiful architecture, home to the Sea Life Centre.

3 Weeks Sample Programmes

Each 21 night stay will include 3 local visits by foot or local transport to Cambridge with activities and 3 half-day excursions and to other sites such as London, Oxford and Stratford. Students also do full-day excursions in Cambridge to explore King’s College, try punting on River Cam, Cambridge Round Church, 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 2024 (Residential)

Week 1 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals/Departures

On-site activities

Optional trip:
Testing/Induction Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full-day trip:
London with Westminster walking tour and Covent Garden
Afternoon Walking tour of Cambridge Indoor sports

Arts and crafts - Cambridge theme
Half-day trip:
King's College
Mini-olympics Cambridge Round Church
Evening Welcome and team games Karaoke Kahoot quiz night Talent show Disco night Big game bingo Film night
Week 2 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals/Departures

On-site activities

Optional trip:
Thorpe Park
Cambridge photo challange Indoor sports Cambridge city quiz Half-day visit:
Ely Cathedral

Arts & Crafts
Full-day trip:
Oxford with walking tour and college visit
Afternoon Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
Evening Welcome night Karaoke Arts & crafts Photo scavenger hunt Disco night Capture the flag Film night
Week 3 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals/Departures

Local activities

Optional trip:
Windsor and Windsor Castle
Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full-day trip:
Stratford Upon Avon and Shakespeare's Birthplace
Afternoon Cambridge University Walking Tour Indoor sports

Arts and Crafts - Cambridge Theme
Half-day trip:
Punting on the River Cam
Team games in local park
Evening Welcome and Lip Sync Battles Karaoke Photography challenge Trash fashion show Disco night Drama workshop Film night

Student Welfare

We place the highest priority on care and supervision at all of our Embassy Summer centres, so you can rest assured that 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 information

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.

Cambridge University Hospitals, Hills Road, Cambridge, Tel: +44 1223 245151 

Arbury Surgery, 114 Arbury Rd, Cambridge, Tel: +44 1223 364433

Cavendish House Dental Care, 183 Arbury Rd, Cambridge, Tel: +44 1223 467000 

If a student does not have insurance, insurance is available to purchase through Embassy Summer. 

Please note that the centre is mostly cashless. Cash is only required for optional activities and room deposits.

In case of emergency

A 24 hour emergency telephone number is available all summer:

+44 7771 845978


Embassy Summer,
Abbey College,
Homerton Gardens,
Purbeck Rd,