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English Language & Leadership (Spring)

It has never been more important to communicate across cultures and borders. Intercultural and inter-linguistic exchanges expand our understanding of the world and help us to understand our difference. That is just part of why, here at Reach, we’re so proud to have students from all over the world and from so many different cultural backgrounds come to visit us in Cambridge each summer. Join this linguistic, cultural exchange and improve your English with the Reach Cambridge Language & Leadership course. This course explores all of the main components of improving your English language skills, no matter your starting-level, but… Learn more
The Spring Program is a personalised study program, with students able to join us for either one or two weeks. Combining academic subject study, leadership and study skills, our classes and workshops are complemented by excursions to historical and cultural sites, both within and outside of Cambridge, as well as group activities. Students gain insight into ... Learn more

Course Outline

It has never been more important to communicate across cultures and borders. Intercultural and inter-linguistic exchanges expand our understanding of the world and help us to understand our difference. That is just part of why, here at Reach, we’re so proud to have students from all over the world and from so many different cultural backgrounds come to visit us in Cambridge each summer. Join this linguistic, cultural exchange and improve your English with the Reach Cambridge Language & Leadership course.

This course explores all of the main components of improving your English language skills, no matter your starting-level, but further allows students to put their linguistic skills to use right away, in active discussion, intensive projects, explorations of Cambridge, and more. Learn to read, write, and communicate orally in English while tackling the 21st century’s biggest questions and working together to make a plan. Our goal: to make the world a more open and hospitable place for everyone.


Want to study more than one course? Choose two subject courses to study if you apply for a 4-week Summer program.

Upon application, select your desired program length and you will be prompted to choose a second course subject when completing your application form.

What’s included?

At Reach Cambridge, we provide the full package. We aim to make things as easy for our families when planning their summer experience.

The program cost includes:

  • Accommodation in University Colleges or our headquarters ‘Reach Hall’ in central Cambridge
  • 24 onsite supervision
  • 20 hours academic tuition per week
  • Guest Lectures by leading academics on global themes & University Life
  • Practical workshops (including leadership, interview skills and public speaking)
  • Two meals a day*
  • Fun, inclusive & exciting activities and events every afternoon and evening
  • 2 coach excursions to exciting cultural highlights in the UK
  • Optional supervised airport transfers to and from Gatwick or Heathrow and Cambridge
  • End of Program Graduation Celebration
  • Course Certificate
  • Course report including a suggested academic reading list for the future
  • End of program photo or postcard (designed by students on the program)

For peace of mind:

  • 24 hour onsite supervision
  • Dedicated welfare staff
  • Students accommodated in small corridor groups
  • Reach Cambridge dedicated program office
  • Daily program blog for all friends, family and students

*‘Please note that only breakfast is provided on the weekends

Availability

2 Week Programs
July 3rd - July 16th
 
July 17th - July 30th
 
July 31st - August 13th
 
4 Week Programs
July 3rd - July 30th
 
July 17th - August 13th
 
If you are here for 4 weeks in the Summer, you will have the opportunity to study two courses (two weeks each course).

Want help choosing your second course? Click here to see our full list of available courses.
2 Week Programs
July 3rd - July 16th
 
July 17th - July 30th
 
July 31st - August 13th
 
4 Week Programs
July 3rd - July 30th
 
July 17th - August 13th
 
If you are here for 4 weeks in the Summer, you will have the opportunity to study two courses (two weeks each course).

Want help choosing your second course? Click here to see our full list of available courses.

Deadlines: Your deposit is due within 7 days of your application, your personal statement is due within 30 days of your application and all remaining items are due by 31st March.

Fees

2 Week Programs
Standard price – £4895
4 Week Programs
Standard price – £9195

Deadlines: Your deposit is due within 7 days of your application, your personal statement is due within 30 days of your application and all remaining items are due by 31st March.

Tasters Courses

Why not enhance your experience by adding a couple of Taster Courses to your program? Click on this link for more details.

The following Taster Courses are available alongside this Course during the summer. You can add one Taster Course for each week you will be in Cambridge (i.e. for a two week course, you can add two Tasters):

Creative Writing

During the Creative Writing taster course, students learn a range of strategies that help them develop as a writer. With activities designed to spark creativity and exercises aimed at advancing composition skills, this taster helps students to explore their full creative potential. Whether students are interested in writing fiction, poetry or articles, they will find this enriching taster to be a perfect addition to any one of our summer programs.

The fee for this Taster Course is £395

History & Politics

There may be no better place to look at past, present or future, than the heart of Cambridge where medieval buildings have long been paired with cutting-edge research to help drive the UK and the world onwards. Taking students out of the classroom to look at history in person as well as in theory, this taster examines where we’ve come from, in order to understand where we are going. War, politics, monarchy, discovery – the past is always within us, even in the cobbles beneath our feet!

The fee for this Taster Course is £395

Philosophy & Ethics

Do you ever wonder about the big questions like what it means to be alive, or how to be good in a world as complicated as ours? Philosophers have been asking these questions for centuries and some of their suggestions may surprise you. This taster asks students to dig in deep and bring their thinking caps with them for sessions all about reality and our place in it. Based on lively, respectful debate and deep contemplation, this taster is perfect for anyone looking to challenge their assumptions and expand their mind.

The fee for this Taster Course is £395

Pre-Hospital & Emergency Medicine

Have you always wondered what really happens inside the ER? What to do in case of an accident? How to help a person collapsing in the subway? Taught by passionate professionals with extensive experience in teaching emergency medicine, this fully practical taster course will help you to gain life- saving skills whilst having fun

The fee for this Taster Course is £395

Study Skills

What does it take to succeed in university and in life? How can you take care of yourself, emotionally and psychologically, while doing your best every step of the way? Complement your passion for learning with concrete skills to help you thrive and succeed, through sessions covering everything from revision techniques and exam preparation, to essay writing, interview skills and more.

The fee for this Taster Course is £395

Reviews

Adventure of a lifetime. If I could repeat it each year, I would!

Stephanie, English as a Second Language, 2017

I feel more confident about expressing my ideas and speaking English.

Ali, English as a Second Language, 2017

Every day I’ve learned something new.

Jad, English as a Second Language, 2017

I really improved my speaking skills, and staying in Cambridge for three weeks also helped me to understand English better.

Estelle, English as a Second Language, 2016

Reach Cambridge has taught me more than I could have imagined.

Ralf, English as a Second Language, 2016

The small class size meant the course was like an ongoing conversation.

Ralf, English as a Second Language, 2016

Timetable

Our Summer Programs feature a strong focus on your chosen subject, and leave plenty of time for excursions.

A typical Summer Program weekday
Time Activity
8am Breakfast
9am – 1pm Academic Tuition
1pm Lunch/free time
Afternoon Activities or Taster Courses
Varies Dinner
7pm Evening Lecture
8pm Evening Activities
10.30pm Curfew
A typical Summer Program excursion day
Time Activity
Varies Breakfast
Full day excursion
Past excursions have included: London, Brighton, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick Castle and many others!
Lunch & Dinner Own arrangements
8pm Evening Activities
10.30pm Curfew

Please note, these are meant as a rough guide only and are subject to change.

Course Outline

The Spring Program is a personalised study program, with students able to join us for either one or two weeks. Combining academic subject study, leadership and study skills, our classes and workshops are complemented by excursions to historical and cultural sites, both within and outside of Cambridge, as well as group activities.

Students gain insight into how to prepare for higher education anywhere in the world, equipping them to become a successful leader and scholar in the 21st century. Workshops and lectures include team-building, presentation skills, debating, study skills, interview skills and community outreach.

Each week there will also be three half-day personalised study sessions. These offer students the chance to explore some of the topics taught at undergraduate level, and access excellent academics in their discipline of choice – the perfect opportunity to experience what it would be like to study their dream course or land their dream job.

Subjects available:

  • Business Management & Economics
  • Computer Science & Maths
  • English Literature
  • Law
  • Medicine & Life Sciences
  • Physics & Engineering
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Psychology

Teaching consists of lectures, workshops, discussions as well as individual and small group work. This mix gives students a feel for how teaching and learning take place at universities all around the world.

Choose two subject courses to study if you apply for a 2-week Spring program. Upon application, select your desired program length and you will be prompted to choose a second course subject when completing your application form.

The Spring Program is perfect for students looking to combine personal academic development with essential learning and leadership skills.

At Reach Cambridge, we provide the full package. We aim to make things as easy for our families when planning their spring experience.

The program cost includes:

  • Accommodation in our headquarters ‘Reach Hall’ in central Cambridge
  • 24 onsite supervision
  • 3 half-day subject classes/supervisions
  • Lectures on global themes & University Life
  • Leadership workshops
  • Two meals a day*
  • Fun, inclusive & exciting activities and events every afternoon and evening
  • Coach excursions to famous, exciting locations in the UK
  • Optional supervised airport transfers to and from London Gatwick or Heathrow and Cambridge
  • End of Program Graduation Celebration
  • Course Certificate
  • Course report including a suggested academic reading list for the future
  • End of program photo

For peace of mind:

  • 24 hour onsite supervision
  • Dedicated welfare staff
  • Students accommodated in small corridor groups
  • Reach Cambridge dedicated program office
  • Daily program blog for all friends, family and students

*‘Please note that only breakfast is provided on the weekends

Availability

2 Week Programs
July 3rd - July 16th
 
July 17th - July 30th
 
July 31st - August 13th
 
4 Week Programs
July 3rd - July 30th
 
July 17th - August 13th
 
If you are here for 4 weeks in the Summer, you will have the opportunity to study two courses (two weeks each course).

Want help choosing your second course? Click here to see our full list of available courses.
2 Week Programs
July 3rd - July 16th
 
July 17th - July 30th
 
July 31st - August 13th
 
4 Week Programs
July 3rd - July 30th
 
July 17th - August 13th
 
If you are here for 4 weeks in the Summer, you will have the opportunity to study two courses (two weeks each course).

Want help choosing your second course? Click here to see our full list of available courses.

Fees

Spring 1 Week Programs
Price – £1595
Spring 2 Week Programs
Price – £2595

Tasters Courses

Taster Courses are not available in our Spring Program.

Testimonials

Adventure of a lifetime. If I could repeat it each year, I would!

Stephanie, English as a Second Language, 2017

I feel more confident about expressing my ideas and speaking English.

Ali, English as a Second Language, 2017

Every day I’ve learned something new.

Jad, English as a Second Language, 2017

I really improved my speaking skills, and staying in Cambridge for three weeks also helped me to understand English better.

Estelle, English as a Second Language, 2016

Reach Cambridge has taught me more than I could have imagined.

Ralf, English as a Second Language, 2016

The small class size meant the course was like an ongoing conversation.

Ralf, English as a Second Language, 2016

Timetable

Our Spring Programs feature a strong focus on your chosen subject, and leave plenty of time for excursions.

A typical Spring Program weekday
Time Activity
Breakfast
Morning Subject Courses
Lunch/free time
Afternoon Workshops/Activities
Dinner
Evening Evening Lecture
Evening Activities
Curfew
A typical Spring Program excursion day
Time Activity
Morning Breakfast
Full day excursion
Past excursions have included: London, Brighton, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick Castle and many others!
Lunch & Dinner Own arrangements
Evening Activities
Curfew

Please note, these are meant as a rough guide only and are subject to change.