Student Life

Student engaged with birds of prey at Cambridge

The Oxbridge classroom isn’t limited to one room or building.  Every Oxbridge course is designed to make the most of the extraordinary resources of the great cities in which the programs are taking place, so that students discover the city through the course and the course through the city.  On any given day, the classroom might be a local museum, a research lab or hospital, the market square, or a nearby park. Some days, the teacher’s expertise is supplemented by discussions, workshops, and demonstrations run by vising guest speakers. This variety in both venue and content delivery are core to our academic philosophy and contribute to an interactive and immersive environment.

Our extracurricular activities are designed to create a balance between study and leisure-time with daily elective sporting and cultural events. Sports typically include punting, cricket, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and quidditch, although our activities team is always ready to help should students wish to try something else.

Every day, students are also offered a range of elective cultural options, through which to immerse themselves in Cambridge’s amazing and vibrant cultural life. Recent activities have included attending the Shakespeare Festival, walking to the Grantchester Meadows, taking part in a guided tour of the Fitzwilliam Museum, visiting King's College Chapel, or indeed just enjoying life in the busy market town. Students also have the opportunity to run their own TED talks, to make pancakes, and to take part in banquets and parties.

From Darwin’s rooms to the pub in which Watson and Crick cracked the mystery of DNA, there are innumerable sites in the city that bear witness to pivotal events in British and world history. Cambridge offers unsurpassed opportunities for cultural exploration and adventure.

Although no week on an Cambridge program is “typical”, the below provides a general overview of a week in the life of The Cambridge Prep Experience student.

The Cambridge Prep Experience - Typical Week*

Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge

MON TUE WED THUR FRI SAT SUN
7:45 - 8:45 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 - 12:00 Class Class Class Class Class Class Optional Activites:
Yoga
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:30 - 3:30 Class Optional Activities:
Attend the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, Punting on the Cam
Class Optional Activities:
English School of Falconry Demonstration, Guest Speaker - Dr. Matt Wilkinson "Restless Creatures"
Class Optional Activities:
Cambridge United Football Match, Private Tour of King's College Chapel (built in 1446)
Optional Activites:
Sports Day, (Quiddich, Capture the Flag, Volleyball, Cricket, Basketball, etc.), Walk to Grantchester and Afternoon Tea at the Orchard
3:30 - 6:00 Optional Activities:
Cambridge Quest - Scavenger Hunt
Optional Activities:
Attend the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, Punting on the Cam
Optional Activities:
Botanical Gardens Music: Truly Medley Deeply
Optional Activities:
English School of Falconry Demonstration, Guest Speaker - Dr. Matt Wilkinson "Restless Creatures"
Optional Activities:
Introduction to Rowing
Optional Activities:
Cambridge United Football Match, Private Tour of King's College Chapel (built in 1446)
Optional Activites:
Sports Day, (Quiddich, Capture the Flag, Volleyball, Cricket, Basketball, etc.), Walk to Grantchester and Afternoon Tea at the Orchard
6:00 - 7:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
7:00 - 9:00 Optional Activities:
Harry Potter Movie Night
Optional Activities:
Trivia Night
Optional Activities: 
Student Ted Talks, Yoga Class
Optional Activities:
Macbeth at King's College Gardens
Optional Activities:
The Cambridge Voices a Capella Group
Optional Activities:
Dance Party
Optional Activities: 
Cam Prep Talent Show
9:00 - 10:00 Check In Check In Check In Check In Check In Check In Check In
11:00 Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out

*Typical daily schedule for this program. Actual details may vary.