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13-16 | 16-19 yrs - Cambridge | Summer Camp - Studio Cambridge

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Programme Summary:

  • Open to ages 14-17 all year round
  • Stays for 13-16 and 16-19 yrs
  • General English courses
  • Intensive English course
  • Subject specific, Social Media, Global Leaders, Coding options
  • Accommodation in a residence or with a host family
  • Supervised activities


This programme is ideal for juniors and teens between the ages of 13 and 19 wishing to improve their English language skills while discovering an historic city and world renowned university: Cambridge.

English language courses: the basics

  • Duration of a lesson: 45 minutes
  • Class size: Maximum 16 students (average of 13 in the summer, 10 the rest of the year)
  • Schedule: classes are mainly held in the morning
  • Placement test: first day of lessons
  • Levels available: basic to advanced (intermediate level required for Subject Specific options)
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • Teachers qualified and experienced in teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Courses on offer

Autumn, winter, spring, ages 14-17

  • Intensive English

    20 lessons of General English + 8 thematic lessons per week

    Thematic lessons are to be selected from: Academic Skills, Global Leaders, Creative Social Media or Coding (each option is detailed below)

    The programme also includes 4 three-hour sessions of supervised study and 1 cultural visit per week.

    Language level: beginner to advanced

Summer, ages 13-16

  • English & Multi-activities

    20 lessons of General English per week

    The lessons are given by two different teachers, who work using methods focused on speaking and listening skills.

    Subjects change every week: Adventure, Environment, New Technologies, Shopping & Fashion, Fame, The Media, Family, Friends, Food, Health, Sports, Leisure, Travel, Fiction, Investigations.

    Language level: beginner to advanced

  • English & Subject specific option

    20 lessons of English a week & 8 weeks of specialsed English

    This programme is only available for those staying in a residence and is not compatible with the activity programme during the afternoons.

    Language level: beginner to advanced

For youngsters aged 13-16, options are to be selected from: Global Leaders, Creative Social Media or Coding

  • Global Leaders option

    This course helps you develop the different skills to prepare you for the international business world.

    Course content:

    • Leadership skills and group work
    • Cultural awareness
    • Respect and global understanding
    • Skills needed to suceed in interviews
    • How to boost your confidence
    • Decision-making
    • Debates similar to those of the United Nations
    • Preparation and execution of oral presentations
    • Negotiation and persuasion tactics as well as how to come up with innovative solutions
  • Creative social media option

    This is a practical course designed to help you create a project each week for one social channel (written & visual)

    Course content:

    • How to acquire language skills in relation to social media
    • Creating a project each week on one social media channel
    • How to use real data to support your evidence
    • The study of English jargon and how it's used on the internet
    • Integration into the international community online
    • Production of your own digital content
    • Development of efficient strategies on how to strengthen online presence
  • Coding option (Computer programming) :

    This practical course is designed for you to learn the basis of IT sciences and computer programming. It is scheduled on a 2-week basis (16 lessons) and examins the way programming is linked to our interests. This course includes teacher-supervised projects led by students, workshops, discussions and regular assessments. Come the end of the course, you will have learnt the basis of programming and JavaScript language through the making of personal projects.

    Course content:

    • acquiring of fundamentals in computer programming
    • developing critical thinking and problem solving
    • practical exploration of various programming concepts linked with everyday life
    • fun learning from puzzles to enhance creativity
    • using Internet interactive platform, which enables students to see what they are creating throughout their programming

Summer, ages 16-19

  • English & Multi-activities

    20 lessons of General English per week

    Includes lessons + 13 activity sessions per week

    Language level: beginner to advanced

  • Intensive English

    20 lessons of General English + 8 Academic English lessons per week

    If you have at least an intermediate level (B1), you will be able to join the Academic English course whose aim is to develop your fluency during your courses (lecture courses and lessons in small groups). Activities include: presentation, Internet search, debates about the news, thorough reading of texts, analyses...

    If your level is below B1, you can join a tutoring English course to improve your General English.

    Language level: beginner to advanced

  • English & Discovering Cambridge University option

    20 lessons of General English + 8 thematic lessons per week

    This option offers students the chance to discover the Cambridge University and everyday life at university. Lessons focus on university history and culture and will help you develop your speaking skills.

    Course content:

    • student life at Cambridge University
    • sporting traditions
    • scientific insights
    • unique history of the University
    • comparison between Cambridge University and other universities in the world

    Activities included: guided tour, introduction to student life as well as real and fake myths about university from a Cambridge student, treasure hunt, conferences...

Activities and events during your stay

Possible activites - per week (ONLY for the multi-activity programme):

  • 5 half-day of sports and recreational activites or visits in the surrounding areas (: football, swimming, volleyball, cinema, karaoke, disco night, t-shirt design, mask making, circus workshop, cake decorating, glass painting, British quiz, walk to Grantchester, walk to the centre of Cambridge or boat trip around the river Cam, visits to different colleges & museum visits.

  • 1 full day of excursion (Saturday): London, Warwick Castle, Leeds Castle, Harry Potter Studio Tour, Brighton, Oxford (the city and Christ Church college).

  • 7 evening activities on campus (residence) or 3 evening activities with the host family: quiz, disco night, treasure hunt, karaoke, cinema, themed party, creative workshop, board games & sports.

    Please note that evening activities are optional for students aged 16-19.



Cambridge enjoys an almost unparalleled reputation (except for maybe its rival, Oxford) for its high-calibre university, producing the likes of Sir Isaac Newton, Bertrand Russell, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, and the history and traditions that have accompanied it through time. Student town, cosmopolitan, dynamic, ancient, Cambridge is full of things to do and see, making it a hot destination for young people learning English.

Climb to the top of Great St. Mary's cathedral for a spectacular view of the town from above. Go rowing, or for an even more typical Cambridge experience, give punting on the Cam a try. Students can take walks through "the Backs", going down peaceful meadows to the river's edge and providing picturesque views of the colleges. In the heart of East Anglia, Cambridge itself is well-situated and easily accessible by train, bus, car, and air plane, making it easy to travel around England (and maybe even sneaking a trip over to Oxford, just for comparison).

Studio Cambridge School

Founded in 1954, accredited by the British Council and a member of English UK and Education UK, our partner school has years of teaching experience. It is also the oldest language school in Cambridge and is located in the very heart of the city (400m from the railway station and 10 min walk from the city centre).

School facilities include:

  • 23 bright, spacious and comfortable classrooms in 2 buildings
  • Excellent library facilities with books, CDs, DVDs, newspapers, magazines & a quiet reading area
  • IT room
  • Projection room
  • Cafeteria with breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Garden
  • WiFi

During Summer Camps for students aged 16-19, classes are held at Ridley Hall College & Newham College, 2 traditional colleges of Victorian era, located next to each other and about 5 to 10 minutes on foot from Cambridge historial centre.


There are two types of accommodation available for this programme:

Residence at Cambridge University (ages 13-16 and 16-19)

Ages 13-16

  • Single or shared room (depending on availability)
  • Private or shared bathroom
  • Travel time to school: 3 to 10 minutes by foot. Supervisors accompany the residents to school

Ages 16-19

  • Single room
  • Shared bathroom
  • Full board
  • Deposit to be paid on arrival (see 'Dates & Prices tab'), refunded by the school at the end of your stay provided no damage is caused

Services and facilities:

  • Each room has a wardrobe, sink, desk, lamp, single bed, chest of drawers and mirror
  • TV room
  • Dining hall
  • Rooms cleaned every week
  • Bedlinens provided and changed once a week (towels not provided)
  • Washing machines available
  • 24hr supervision

Host family (ages 14-17, autumn, winter and spring holidays and ages 14-16 in summer ONLY for English & Multi-activities)

Shared room, shared bathroom and full board.

Travel time to school: maximum 45 minutes (30 on average) by bus.

The historical centre of Cambridge is mainly filled with stores, companies and universities. Most host families live in residential areas around the city centre. All the areas are well-connected with good public transport services. Students will take public transport to get to school.

Practical Information:

  • Bed linen provided
  • Laundry: your host family will let you use their laundry facilities once a week or let you know their laundry day
  • Students will take part in 3 evening activities per week. The other evenings are spent with your host family

Dates & Prices 2019

Dates 2019

  • 14-17 years (autumn, winter, spring): sessions run between 06/01 and 22/06 and between 25/08 and 22/12. Courses start every Monday.

Minimum 2 week stays in summer.

  • 13-16 years "Multi-activity" programme: sessions start on 23/06, 30/06, 07/07, 14/07, 21/07, 28/7, 04/08, 11/08, 18/08.

    • "Global Leaders", "Creative Social Media" programmes: sessions start on 30/06, 14/07, 28/07

    • "Coding" programme: 07/07 and 21/07

  • 16-19 ans: sessions start on 30/06, 07/07, 14/07, 21/07, 28/7, 04/08, 11/08, 18/08

Bank holiday: 11/08

Prices 2019

This programme contains classes Accommodation included Meal included Supervision 24h support

Prices include:

  • 20 or 28 hours of English lessons per week
  • Residence or homestay accommodation
  • Full board
  • 1 full day of excursion per week
  • Sporting, recreational or cultural activities (only in the evenings for subject spectific options)
  • School supervision
  • Welcome pack
  • Placement test
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • All taxes and school administrative fees
  • Airport transfers from Stansted, Heathrow or Gatwick if arrival/departure on Sundays within the specified time frame. For arrivals/departures on other days or from other airports, please see the price list

Prices do not include:

  • Round trip transportation to Cambridge
  • Transport in and around Cambridge if homestay (around £15 per week)
  • Visa fees
  • Insurance
  • Residence deposit (£20 or €20)

Practical Info


Day of arrival: Sunday (before 20:00 if you're staying with a host family)

Day of departure: Sunday

Arrival airports/stations:

  • London Heathrow (preferred airport)
  • Cambridge Station
  • St. Pancras International (Eurostar)
  • London Gatwick
  • London Stansted
  • London Luton

Transfers are included from Heathrow, Stansted or Gatwick airports to accommodation (if arriving/leaving on Sunday between 10:00 and 20:00).

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in the programme.

Authorization to leave your home country for under-18s

Mandatory for French citizens:

  • Identity document for under-18s : ID or passport
  • A specific form has to be filled and signed by one of the student's parents (to be requested at your local town hall)
  • A copy of the signatory parent's identity document

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.

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