The Cambridge Prep Experience

Grades 8-9

Peterhouse
University of Cambridge

Full Program: July 4 - July 31, 2020
Session I: July 4 - July 17, 2020
Session II: July 18 - July 31, 2020

Tuition: $8,795 (Full Program) $5,100 (Each Session)

Our study abroad program - The Cambridge Prep Experience, is housed in Peterhouse, the oldest college in Cambridge, founded by Hugo de Balsham, in 1284. Cambridge Prep students choose one subject per two-week session from the 17 available courses, all of which privilege experiential learning, using the city as a classroom. Some of our most popular courses are Molecular Biology, Espionage, Medical Science, and Terrorism and Modern Politics. 

Students enjoy breakfast and dinner in the oldest hall in continuous use in the University, which was built in 1286. During their time on the program, students have access to all the major attractions in Cambridge and its environs. They immerse themselves in local life and culture, visiting the University’s world-famous colleges and collections, such as King’s, the Fitzwilliam Museum, and the Museum of Archeology. They attend a Cambridge United football match, go punting on the River Cam, and walk to the Grantchester Meadows. Every day there is something for all tastes and interests. 

To reap the benefits of a study abroad program in Cambridge, apply now!

The Paris Connection is an optional 4-night extension available to students on The Cambridge  Prep Experience.

About Cambridge

Cambridge is one of Britain’s most ancient towns: there’s evidence of human occupation going back 3,500 years. The Anglo-Saxons knew it as “Grantebrycge,” after a bridge crossing the Granta River. Eventually the name transformed into “Cambridge,” and the river was renamed the "Cam" to match! The town had had a reputation for academia since at least the 900s thanks to monks who were living and teaching in nearby Ely. But it was scholars from Oxford fleeing violent townspeople who created the University of Cambridge in 1209. They founded Peterhouse, the first of its colleges, in 1284. In its near-1000-year existence, Cambridge has built a reputation as a hub of the sciences, having been home to Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Francis Crick, and James Watson.

Program Blog

7 Top Benefits Of Study Abroad Programs

Wouldn’t it be nice to study Screenwriting in star-studded Hollywood? Maybe learn Art History while exploring the Palace of Versailles or even Fashion Design in beautiful Barcelona? Study abroad programs allow you to do just this! Study programs are life-changing adventures that give students the opportunity to progress on their academic journeys while immersing themselves in the sights and sounds of a new country. 

Need more convincing? Here are Oxbridge’s 7 top benefits of study abroad programs:

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Testimonials

“I chose Law which was a subject that I am very interested in but had never gotten the opportunity to study. In the class, our opinions and intellectual abilities were stretched, and new thoughts and ideas were explored.”

Abeer A – Student at the Oxford program

“Fashion is my passion. I wanted to pursue it in more depth, and what better place to do so than New York. I loved this program! It has truly been a once in a lifetime experience.”

Andreana D. – 2019

“My French teacher recommended the program when I told her I wanted to be fluent. I loved being in Montpellier, I made amazing friends, the staff was awesome, and I loved the dorms. I loved the program. It exceeded my expectations and they were high.”

Victoria R. – 2019

“It inspired very engaging thought the whole time I was here; all of the staff were kind and knowledgeable about Barcelona. I wish I had more time with my new friends and the city.”

Jeremiah J. – 2019