The Cambridge Tradition

Grades 10-12

Jesus  College
University of Cambridge

Full program: July 5 - August 1, 2020
Session I: July 5 - July 18, 2020
Session II: July 19 - August 1, 2020

Tuition: $8,975 (Full Program) or $5,300 (One Session)

The Cambridge Tradition, housed in Jesus College, gives high school students who are interested in an academic summer study abroad program the opportunity to take courses such as Creative Writing, Engineering and Medical Science, at the University of Cambridge taught by experts from the University.

Students get to develop an understanding of British history through visits of major historic sites and museums including the Fitzwilliam, King’s College, and the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival. Our Activities Directors ensure students enjoy extracurricular activities such as punting, talent nights and viewing a Cambridge United Football match.

Extend your experience with our Paris Connection add-on.

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 has 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, and Francis Crick and James Watson.

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