A Typical Day

A Day In The Life

Students and staff eat breakfast together, exchange ideas, and gear up for the day ahead. As the meal ends, everyone hurries to their Major classes. Of course, for many, the classroom that day might be a local museum, a research lab, the market square, or a nearby park. Some days, the teacher’s expertise is supplemented by discussions, workshops, and demonstrations run by visiting guest speakers - professionals at the top of their field. After the Major there is a brief lunch break. Students use this time to explore their city and discover places that tourists might miss. Perhaps the artisan boulangerie just down the road, or the local deli two blocks over. Three days a week, there is a Minor class/Workshop in the afternoon. This can be an opportunity to study something you’ve never studied before, but have always been curious about; or to delve even deeper into your Major field by taking a related course.

After class, students are free to choose from a wide variety of activities organized by the program staff. From sports to concerts, museum visits to movie nights, there are activities to suit all interests. There might be a visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum’s exceptional art collection in Cambridge, an outing to Highland Games in St Andrews, a journey to the top of the Empire State Building in New York, or a trip to the beach in Barcelona, Montpellier, or Los Angeles. Students are also welcome to head out with friends to explore their new home for the summer, from famous landmarks to forgotten byways.

 

In the evenings the entire program comes together for a meal. Over dinner, stories are told of the day’s adventures, knowledge is shared, and plans are made for the coming days. Most importantly, friendships are deepened between students who remain in touch long after the program has past.

 

Program Schedules, Monday to Saturday

On Sunday there is time for additional outings, sport, and student and rest and relaxation.