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: 25 Jun –06 Aug
Ages: 11–18 (18 year olds accepted as part of a group with a leader)
Accommodation: Single room with en-suite / Single standard room
Emergency Number: +44 7771 845978
Meals are served in a large self-service dining hall in Rutherford College
Continental breakfast including coffee, toast, jam, cereal and fruit
2 courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option and halal option
Packed lunches (provided at the weekend): water, fruit, sandwich, crisps, and biscuits/cake
2 courses, 3 options, including a vegetarian and halal option
Vending machines are located throughout the campus.
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.
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 are organised before and after lessons and during evenings. These activities could be on-site or near to the centre. These may include:
Our students get to explore exciting places such as Whitstable, Chatham Dockyards, Leeds Castle, and Rochester
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 one of the colleges
Brighton: enjoy this vibrant popular seaside city with beautiful architecture, visit the Sea Life Centre and the Palace Pier
Each 14-night stay will include 2-3 local visits to Canterbury on foot with attractions of interest, 3-4 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.
Students may have lessons either morning or afternoon in their first week, alternating weekly after that and visits may change.
Optional trip to London
|Lessons||Lessons||Lessons||Lessons||Full day excursion to Cambridge with walking tour and college visit|
|Afternoon||Half day visit to Canterbury City||Half day visit to Whitstable town||Rounders
|Half day visit to Chatham Dockyards||Mini Olympics|
|Disco or karaoke||Photo scavenger hunt||Disco or karaoke||Multi sports||Disco or karaoke||Film night|
Optional trip to Margate
|Half day visit to Canterbury City||Half day visit to Rochester town||Lip dumb challenge
|Half-day visit to Broadstairs house and Dickens house||Capture the flag||Full-day trip to London with Westminster walking tour and National Gallery visit|
|Evening||Welcome night||Disco or karaoke||Arts & crafts
|Disco or karaoke||Talent show||Disco or karaoke||Film night|
Optional trip to Hastings
|Lessons||Lessons||Lessons||Lessons||Lessons||Full-day trip to Brighton with walking tour and Sea Life Centre visit|
|Afternoon||Half day visit to Canterbury City||Half day visit to Canterbury City||Dance
|Half day visit to Leeds Castle||Egg Drop
|Disco or karaoke||Multi sports||Disco or karaoke||Trashion show||Disco or karaoke||Film night|
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.
Our student support staff can help you with:
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.
University Medical Centre, Giles Lane, Canterbury CT2 7PB, Tel: +44 1227 765682
Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother Hospital, St Peter’s Rd, Margate CT9 4AN
If a student does not have insurance to cover their time abroad, guard.me insurance is available to purchase through Embassy Summer.
A safe will be available for the storage of passports, travel documents and deposits.
Embassy Summer Schools
c/o Darwin College
University of Kent
Canterbury CT2 7NY
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