Summer 2025: Apply by Saturday 31st August and Save £700
Summer 2025: Apply by 31st Aug and Save £700
Summer 2025: Apply by 31st Aug and Save £700

The Reach Experience

Join us for a fully immersive experience – every day offers an engaging, inspiring and action-packed schedule on a Reach Cambridge summer program. Here are the top 5 reasons our students recommend the Reach Experience:

Academic Excellence

Learn from leading scholars and experts; engage with dynamic classes, lectures and workshops.

Inspiring Surroundings

Live, learn and grow in the historic and world-famous University City of Cambridge.

Excursions & Activities

Explore the UK with culturally enriching excursions and participate in fun, inclusive activities.

International Experience

Meet students from all over the world, learn about different cultures and make friends for life.

The Perfect Balance

Manage your own free time and balance it with your studies, growing in confidence and independence.

Academic Excellence

Academic excellence is at the heart of our programs. Students are able to choose from a wide range of subjects to prepare for their future. Our courses, certified by the British Accreditation Council, provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable experience ahead of applying to university. Taught by expert academics, practising professionals and inspirational teachers, our courses are stimulating, challenging and unique, exposing students to the latest innovation and research. At the end of their course, students receive a certificate of completion.

Medicine & Life Sciences
I've learned new things that I would have never learned at school, and it practically has verified my decision to become a doctor.

Inspiring Surroundings

As one of the oldest university cities in the world, Cambridge has been home to some of the most incredible minds of Western history and serves as the perfect backdrop for students hoping to join their ranks. Set against the beautiful river Cam, plenty of green spaces, and some of the most incredible architecture from the 13th century to the present, there’s something here to inspire every personality and every passion.

Journalism & Media
I really loved the Reach experience, and I'm so grateful for the beautiful and enriching academic environment.

Excursions & Activities

Just as we at Reach believe in academic excellence, we believe in the power of weekends and cultural enrichment too. Throughout the summer students have the opportunity to discover parts of the UK outside Cambridge through fully guided trips to London, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Ely, and more. Each trip is organised around inspiring cultural activities – like walking tours of some of London’s most historic districts, taking in a play, or visiting one of the UK’s most impressive medieval castles.

Rui Qi
Business Management & Economics
It's a great opportunity to meet people all around the world. Well organized excursions helped me to learn about the country and have fun at the same time. I enjoyed my time with Reach very much.

International Experience

Welcoming students from upwards of 50 different countries and every continent except Antarctica each summer, we at Reach pride ourselves on bringing a bit of the world together to learn and grow each summer. Through classes, workshops, and plenty of outside classroom activities, students have the opportunity to meet new people, learn about new languages and places, make friends, share their passions, and sometimes even put together an international act for our talent show!

Medicine & Life Sciences
Reach was an amazing experience for me. It's allowed me to interact with people from all over the world, making me more of a global citizen.

The Perfect Balance

Part of the Reach experience is growing in independence and preparing for some of the non-academic milestones of university life—like making new friends, learning to manage your own time, and discovering what kind of adult you want to be. After more than fifteen years, we pride ourselves on providing that perfect balance between independence and support and in facilitating an experience in which students learn to trust one another and also themselves.

Computer Science
Coming to Reach has been one of the highlights of my life. The blend of excursions, learning, and meeting new people is a really great idea brought to life.

What’s Included?

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

The summer program cost includes:

  • University college accommodation in central Cambridge
  • 24 hour 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
  • Coach excursions to exciting cultural highlights in the UK (2 excursions for each 2-week period)
  • End of Program Graduation Celebration
  • Course Certificate
  • Course Report including a suggested academic reading list for the future
  • Optional supervised airport transfers to and from London Heathrow airport to Cambridge (See our travel tab for more info)
  • International Student Travel Insurance

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

*only breakfast on excursion days

Enhance your experience with Taster Courses

Taster Courses

Our Taster courses give a ‘taste’ of another academic subject to sit alongside our main courses. We also have tasters that can broaden and hone leadership or project management skills. Whatever you’re craving, our Taster courses can offer an enriching addition to your Reach experience! Choose from this exciting list of tasters and add to your program when you apply. Taster courses take place in the afternoons and students can choose up to 2 Taster courses for every 2-week program.

Community OutreachCreative Writing
Cybersecurity & AIHistory & Politics
Introduction to ArchitectureIntroduction to Coding
Introduction to EconomicsIntroduction to Psychology
Introduction to RoboticsMusic Composition
Philosophy & EthicsPre-Hospital & Emergency Medicine
Study SkillsYoung Leaders

Extend your stay

4 week programs

We offer the opportunity to extend your experience to four or six weeks. This is a great option for students looking for more time to immerse themselves in their studies, to try out a second or third subject and to explore more of the UK. View our student testimonial videos to hear directly from those who joined us for four weeks about why they made their choice and why they’d make the same choice again. If you are looking to get the most out of your study-abroad summer, the four or six week option could be for you!

Katherine from USA

– Law
– Politics & International Relations

Naif from Saudi Arabia

– Physics
– Engineering

This was honestly an experience I will never forget. On the day I arrived I was a bit shy but after talking with people I realized we were all in the same boat. I have learnt a lot about peoples different cultures and their livelihoods. I have made lifelong friends from all over the world! And finally I have met supervisors and teachers who made me feel safe and comfortable.
Business Management & Economics
I really enjoyed this experience and I’ve never felt so connected to a place and the people in it. I’ve met some truly amazing people and will never lose connections with them. This whole program helped me so much and felt like a breath of fresh air.
Politics & International Relations
Reach Cambridge was without a doubt the best experience of my life. I enjoyed the freedom it provided, while being gently introduced to what university life is like. I made some lifelong friends from all over the world, and got to have many interesting debates and discussions in my classes that helped me open my mind, change my viewpoint and sometimes challenge my way of thinking. I would wholeheartedly recommend this course to everyone and anyone, and the weather was beautiful as well!
Business Management & Economics
Reach Cambridge was by far the best summer program I have done, filled with amazing and kind people, interesting educational courses, and unforgettable moments.
Reach Cambridge was an incredible experience for our daughter. She made friends from all over the world, and had so much fun exploring the city of Cambridge. The teachers and classes were engaging and interesting. The life sciences courses, in particular, got her really excited to study medicine in college. We’re so happy she joined Reach Cambridge this summer. Thank you for all you did to answer our questions and to make the journey and experience easier despite the pandemic. Our daughter had a fantastic time!
I've learned so much more than I could ever imagine in this course. It's also pretty much solidified my choices for university.
Medicine & Life Sciences
I've learned new things that I would have never learned at school, and it practically has verified my decision to become a doctor.
English Literature
Reach Cambridge has been the best thing I've ever been a part of. I absolutely loved every second of it. I've enjoyed not only the lessons, but also all of the fun activities.
Medicine & Life Sciences
Reach was an amazing experience for me. It's allowed me to interact with people from all over the world, making me more of a global citizen.
This course is very interesting and informative. It gives you a taste of studying in Cambridge and working in the field as a researcher.
Law was the best course I've ever taken. I really learnt a lot and it helped guide me to what I want to become in life.
If you're at all interested in physics, take this course! I've learned so much from these amazing teachers, and the topics were engaging, interesting and thought-provoking.
Reach Cambridge is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I loved everything about my experience here. The people that I met, the things that I learnt, were incredible, and I wouldn't change it for the world.
Reach Cambridge has been an amazing experience and I'm hoping to do it again next year. It teaches you to be independent and manage your time alongside studying things that challenge your thinking process and creativity.

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