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Embassy Cambridge Day Programme

Abbey College

Quick facts

Location: Abbey College

Dates available: 03 Jul – 11 Aug

Ages: 12-17

Accommodation: Not included

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 centre. Students stay in an en-suite 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.

Living

This programme does NOT include accommodation. We recommend that parents book accommodation within easy reach to Abbey College

Food Options

Breakfast

Not included

Lunch

Two courses, 3 options including a vegetarian and halal option.

Evening Meal

Not included

Snacks

Vending machines are available for drinks and confectionary.

Facilities

  • 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

Learning

  • 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
  • Trinity exams preparation available
  • Classrooms are located at Chesterton College

Programme

Arrival

Students will be welcomed at campus reception where they will register.

Welcome

On the first day, 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 the days.

Activities

Activities are organised inbetween lessons and during the afternoons. 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 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

Full-day Excursions

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

3 Week Sample Programmes

Extra

All Day Programmes start on a Monday and vary in length dependent on the centre. Students will take part of lessons, have lunch at the centre and go on activities and excursions with the rest of the students. Below is a sample of the full summer programme.

This programme is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to amendments or alterations.

Week 1
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals

On-site activities

Optional trip to Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre
Walking tour of Cambridge Full day trip to London with Westminster Walking Tour & Covent Garden Lessons Full day trip to Cambridge with Chauffered Punting & Duxford IWM Lessons Full day trip to Oxford, walking tour and a College visit
Afternoon Testing/Induction

Lessons
Week 2
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals

On-site activities

Optional trip to Thorpe Park
Lessons Lessons Full day trip to London with British Museum and Oxford Street shopping Lessons Full day trip to Cambridge Kings College & Granchester Meadows Full day trip to Warwick Castle
Afternoon Cambridge City Quiz
Week 3
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals

On-site activities

Optional trip to Norwich
Walking tour of Cambridge Full day trip to London with Science/Natural History Museum & Hyde Park Lessons Full day trip to Ely Cathedral & Cambridge Botanical Gardens Lessons Full-day trip to Stratford upon Avon & Shakespeare's Birthplace
Afternoon

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:

  • 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.

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

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

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

INSURANCE
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

Location

Embassy Summer,
Abbey College,
Homerton Gardens,
Purbeck Rd,
Cambridge
CB2 8EB