Summer Discovery at Cambridge and London is a 3 or 4 week all inclusive summer program, featuring a wide variety of college credit and enrichment courses for High School students. Course Options include Global Business and Economics, British Spy Operations of the 20th and 21st Centuries, British and European Law, Genetics, Acting, Debate, ESL, SAT Prep, and many more, taught by distinguished British visiting faculty. Classes are small and personal, encouraging student/teacher interaction.
Often described as England's most beautiful city, Cambridge is also one of the world's great academic and cultural centers. Cambridge University is comprised of 31 separate colleges distinguished by a wealth of architectural styles, grand bridges over the River Cam, and lush gardens. Instead of a central campus, Cambridge incorporates several self-contained colleges throughout the town. Students live, study, and dine within their college, but still have all of the educational and social advantages of the greater university community. London, the capital of England and the UK, is also the European epicenter of politics, education, fashion and the arts. Both the historical richness and modern sophistication of London make it the ideal city to explore. A friendly and diverse population, mild climate, numerous galleries and museums, and four World Heritage Sites make London ideal for an exciting pre-college summer.
Summer Discovery affords students the opportunity to have a rich and meaningful experience in and out of the classroom. Students not only participate in academic coursework, but also in various enriching activities throughout these two wonderful cities. Afternoons and evenings are a great opportunity for students to choose one of at least five different activities and excursions taking place. In Cambridge, we visit Market Square, go on the historic colleges walking tour, stroll through Midsummer's Commons, catch a film at the Cambridge Film Festival, see incredible plays, attend outdoor concerts, and take in the stunning architecture of ancient cathedrals. In London, we see all of the sites. We visit Big Ben and Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus, the Tower of London, and many other amazing places. On the weekends, we go on road trips to Windsor Castle, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Oxford, and the Alton Towers Amusement Park. The program even includes an optional "Get Away Weekend" to Paris, France.