Location: Abbey College
Dates available: 02 Jul – 13 Aug
Ages Residential: 12 – 18 (18 year olds accepted as part of a group with a leader);
Ages Homestay: 13–17
Accommodation Residential: Single en suite room (private bathroom)
Accommodation Homestay: Twin/Triple room with shared bathroom
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.
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.
All meals are served in the large, modern canteen onsite at 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.
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.
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:
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
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 2 full-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, 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)
Optional trip to Norwich
|Lessons||Lessons||Lessons||Lessons||Full-day excursion to London with Westminster walking tour and Covent Garden|
|Afternoon||Walking tour of Cambridge||Indoor sports
Arts & crafts - Cambridge theme
|Half-day visit to King's College
|Mini-Olympics||Cambridge Botanical Gardens|
|Capture the flag||Kahoot Quiz Night
|Talent show||Big Game Bingo
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Optional trip to Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre
|Cambridge City Quiz||Indoor Sports||Half-day visit to Ely Cathedral||Cambridge Photo Challenge||Tennis
Arts & Crafts
|Full-day trip to Oxford & Christchurch|
|Evening||Welcome night||Talent show||Arts & crafts
|Cambridge Selfie Competition||Sports||Photo Scavenger Hunt||Film Night|
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.
Our student support staff can help you with:
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, guard.me insurance is available to purchase through Embassy Summer.
A safe will be available for the storage of passports, travel documents and deposits.