Student Life

Students punting 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, and tennis, though our 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 culture. Recent activities have included attending the Shakespeare Festival, walking to the Grantchester Meadows, taking a guided tour of the Fitzwilliam Museum, visiting King's College Chapel, or indeed just enjoying life in this busy market town. Students also have the opportunity to run their own TED talks, to make pancakes, and 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 Tradition student.

The Cambridge Tradition - Typical Week*

Jesus College, University of Cambridge

MON TUE WED THUR FRI SAT SUN
7:45 - 8:45 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 - 12:30 Class Class Class Class Class Class Optional Activites:
Guided Tour of Wipple Museum
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
2:00 - 4:00 Class Optional Activities:
Guest Speaker - James Basker "How Poets Helped End Slavery", Guided Tour of Darwin's Rooms
Class Optional Activities:
Touch Rugby Match, Ceramic Painting Workshop
Class Optional Activities:
Private Tour of King's College Chapel (begun in 1446), Introduction to Cricket
Optional Activites:
Cambridge United Football Match
4:00 - 6:00 Optional Activities:
Cambridge Quest - Scavenger Hunt
Optional Activities:
Guest Speaker - James Basker "How Poets Helped End Slavery", Guided Tour of Darwin's Rooms
Optional Activities:
English School of Falconry Demostration, Football Tournament
Optional Activities:
Touch Rugby Match, Ceramic Painting Workshop
Optional Activities:
Guest Speaker - Sarah Louise "The Hips DO Lie: Childbirth anc the Human Skeleton"
Optional Activities:
Private Tour of King's College Chapel (begun in 1446), Introduction to Cricket
Optional Activites:
Cambridge United Football Match
6:00 - 7:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
7:00 - 10:00 Optional Activities:
Harry Potter Movie Night
Optional Activities:
Glow-ball Soccer
Optional Activities: 
Cambridge Trivia Night
Optional Activities:
The Cambridge Voices a Capella Group, Attend the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival
Optional Activities:
Botanical Gardens  Music: Westcombe Brass Ensemble 
Optional Activities:
Silent Disco
Optional Activities: 
CamTrad Talent Show
10:00 - 11:00 Check In Check In Check In Check In Check In Check In Check In
12:00 Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out

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