Cambridge Summer School Information

Cambridge College Summer School enables students to live and study in the famous city of Cambridge during the summer.  The summer programme is designed to give students an idea of what it is like to study in a university-style environment, meet other students from around the world, and explore the famous city of Cambridge.

At a Glance

  • Ages: 15 to 17
  • Length of study: 2 Weeks
  • Dates: Monday 5 July – Sunday 15 August 2021
  • Location: St Andrew’s College, Cambridge
  • Tuition: 40 Hours of English Through Academic Subjects Tuition
  • Courses: Business and Leadership, Medicine & International Relations
  • Certification: Academic Progress Report & Certificate

Myriam, Parent, Monaco

It is five years that my son participates to SBC. Every year he asks whether he can return the year after because he enjoyed a lot his stay. This is the best feedback a parent can get from his child. I myself am deeply satisfied of the program and of the team that manages the course. I feel extremely confident that my son is in good hand and all has been taken care of. Well done to the SBC team!

Academic Programme

Each week, Cambridge College Summer School students will receive 20-hours tuition in their chosen course.

All courses employ a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) methodology, to enable students to develop their English language skills through lessons focusing on a specific subject.

At the end of each week, students collaborate to give small group presentations to demonstrate their learning and put their English to practical usage.

EtonX Self-Study Module

All students will be given access to a cutting-edge online learning platform called ‘The Future Skills Programme’, developed by Eton College.

This is a series of short online courses focused on better communication, leadership and university preparation which develop soft skills, practical skills and an entrepreneurial mindset to help students succeed in life.

Learn more about EtonX here.

Students at their graduation smiling

Cambridge Summer School Social Programme

The social programme at Cambridge College enables students to explore the city of Cambridge and spend time with their new friends from around the world.

There are pre-arranged activities including sport, museum visits, and punting; as well as opportunities for students to have leisure time in the city centre.

A wide range of evening events is also arranged for the students to maximise their experience.  These events include Formal College Dining, theatre trips, and a Formal Graduation at the conclusion of the course.


During the two week course, students will go on two excursions. The excursions offer a mixture of cultural, academic, and social experiences.

All students will participate in at least one academic excursion, linked to the subject they are studying.

These are specially designed to give students the opportunity for real-world application of what they have learned during the course.

Previous destinations have included the Bank of England and Judge Business School.


St Andrews College, Cambridge

Our Cambridge College Summer School takes place at St Andrew’s College, Cambridge.

The college is located in the very heart of Cambridge and has been welcoming international students for over 40 years.  It is ideally located to enable students to explore the university colleges, museums, botanic gardens, and shopping in the world-famous university city.


All students live in the accommodation of St Andrew’s College Cambridge.  The residences house between 8 – 18 students, providing a comfortable, familial setting.  Students will have a single or twin study bedroom and access to the house common areas.  Male and female students are located in separate houses.

All accommodation and facilities are cleaned regularly throughout the stay to ensure the highest standard of hygiene is maintained.  A laundry service is available once per week to all students.

Student Support & Welfare

The safety and wellbeing of all students is our number one priority. Summer Boarding Courses is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Students are accommodated on-site in secure and comfortable boarding houses during their stay with us. Our friendly and caring staff team is available 24 hours per day to support students, which includes dedicated and experienced welfare staff, including House Parents and Welfare Managers.

We have a comprehensive Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place to which all employees, volunteers, and contractors are expected to adhere.

We pride ourselves on offering the best possible support to students, confirmed by an official Area of Strength in Safeguarding Under 18s, Premises, and Facilities, and Care of Students by the British Council accreditation scheme. Read more about our Accreditations and Awards.

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