The world famous University City of Cambridge is over 800 years old. In fact, 2019 marks the 810th year anniversary of the famous, historic University of Cambridge.
This blog outlines some of the highlights of the city and why it makes such a perfect backdrop for our spring and summer programs.
It still seems like a while until summer doesn’t it? But it is never too early to think ahead. Deciding what to do or where to spend a substantial summer can be a tricky question to answer with all the opportunities available out there.
Check out a bunch of key reasons below as to why Cambridge should be the top summer study destination.
1. Experience the city vibe – Small, student-friendly & safe
With a population of 129,000 people, of which 25,000 are students (1), Cambridge is a small, safe and friendly student city in the UK. There is always a huge amount going on to welcome and entertain visitors from all over the world. The city centre is very compact and most shops, cafes, colleges and attractions are within walking distance, making it an enjoyable and convenient experience to explore the city.
With the peaceful surroundings and a good community, it is one of the safest cities to live in (2)! This means that it's a perfect place for our students to taste independence within a secure and supervised environment. This aspect of the program was a particular boon for Eloise, who attended one of our programs this summer:
‘It was also nice having my independence: going to lunch with my friends everyday, and exploring the amazing town that is Cambridge with them. On the academic side of things, I loved my course, journalism and media. My favourite thing was interviewing people in the streets: it really made me step out of my comfort zone. I would recommend this program to everyone. It changed me as a person, and I created some great memories. Cambridge will always hold a special place in my heart.’