Summer Discovery at Cambridge University, and London England offers students the opportunity to explore Cambridge, London, Great Britain, and its surrounding cities and participate in a wide array of academic course and activities.
Cambridge (3 weeks)
Often described as England’s most beautiful city, Cambridge is also one of the world’s great academic and cultural centers. Cambridge University is comprised of 31 separate colleges distinguished by a wealth of architectural styles, grand bridges over the Cam River, and lush gardens. Instead of a central campus, Cambridge incorporates several self-contained colleges throughout the town. Students live, study, and dine within their college, but still have all of the educational and social advantages of the greater university community. As a great seat of learning since 1284, Cambridge has attracted noted alumni including Sir Isaac Newton, Oliver Cromwell, Charles Darwin, Prince Charles, members of Pink Floyd, Winnie-the-Pooh creator A.A. Milne, and Harvard University benefactor John Harvard.
London (1 week)
London, the capital of England and the UK, is also the European epicenter of politics, education, fashion, and the arts. London cradles a wide range of people, cultures, and religions, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its welcoming arms. Both the historical richness and modern sophistication of London make it the ideal city to explore. Students can discover the wonders of London; whether they watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, gaze at the Crown Jewels, listen to Big Ben’s chiming bells, attend a West End theatre production, or browse the Covent Garden Marketplace. A friendly and diverse population, mild climate, numerous galleries and museums, and four World Heritage Sites make London ideal for an exciting pre-college summer experience.
Students live and take classes in Cambridge for 3 weeks, with an optional 4th week in London.