Summer school is an invaluable way to increase knowledge and experience new ways of learning, and Cambridge summer schools offer all that and so much more
One of the most effective ways to prepare for university – and your life and career beyond – is to enrol in a summer school programme. No other method of revision or university preparation is as immersive, as intensive, or as rewarding as studying the subject you love at university level for the very first time. You will increase your knowledge, your confidence and social skills, while learning new ways of thinking and of improving your academic practices.
Of all summer school locations, Cambridge has to be the very best. Immerse Education summer school in Cambridge offers courses right in the heart of Cambridge University, one of the most prestigious and inspiring institutions in the world. Here are just a few ways in which Cambridge summer schools like Immerse Education are unrivalled.
The city of Cambridge can trace its roots all the way back to Roman times, and the University was founded in 1209, making it one of the oldest in the world. Few other summer school locations can offer such rich sense of history. When you’re walking down the city streets, you’ll be following in the footsteps of greatness, as everyone from Charles Darwin and Alan Turing, to Christopher Marlowe and Sylvia Plath, as well as fifteen British Prime Ministers, at one time called the city and university home.
Modern life in the city isn’t so bad either. For many students, summer school is their first time living away from home, but the many cafes, restaurants, shops, museums, theatres, parks and music venues mean you’ll never be short of things to do outside the classroom.
As you might expect, being located within Cambridge University means that Immerse Education has access to a wealth of resources. Cambridge colleges are some of the best funded in the country, and this enables Immerse Education to offer its students a rounded educational experience. English literature and creative writing students will have access to some of the university’s 114 libraries, while medical and science students will be able to combine up-to-the-minute technology with their tutorials to get a real sense of what their future profession involves.
Immerse Education’s greatest resource however has to be the tutors. Our tutors hail from leading universities like Oxford, LSE, St Andrew’s, Harvard and (of course) Cambridge. The small class sizes mean you will get plenty of one-to-one interaction with them, so you can learn from their expertise and expand your knowledge and confidence under their guidance.
A taste of university life
Immerse Education summer school offers the very best taste of university life. All students are given their own room on the central college site, which are clean and secure, with high speed internet, and either an en-suite bathroom or one shared with just a few individuals of the same gender. You can explore the city, and take part in daily social activities, such as formal dining in the university’s medieval hall, a visit to the Shakespeare festival, lectures from famous guest speakers, and croquet or punting tournaments by the River Cam (two favourite summer pastimes of Cambridge students).
Aside from the knowledge and academic experience you’ll gain, perhaps the most rewarding part of Immerse Education summer school is the friendships you will forge during your time in Cambridge. Our students come from across the globe, from the UK, USA, Denmark, Germany, Nigeria, China, and over a hundred other countries. They have different backgrounds, religions and outlooks, but all have two things in common: they want to learn, and they want to make friends. Meeting such a varied group of people will only serve to broaden your horizons, challenge your perceptions, and ensure that your summer in Cambridge is one you’ll never forget.
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