Over the duration of the two week course, there are three full-day excursions and one half-day trip to a variety of destinations. Students are accompanied by staff on all excursions, and can be given free-time if appropriate.
Oxford & Cambridge
Besides being world-renown for the calibre and prestige of their Universities, Oxford and Cambridge are also two of the most popular sight-seeing destinations in the UK. At the beginning of their stay, students are taken on orientation tours around the cities and colleges and can explore these world-famous locations in depth for the duration of their time in the city. Oxford students can explore the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean Museum and Christ Church College where the Harry Potter movies were filmed. Cambridge students will enjoy the Fitzwilliam Museum, King’s College Chapel or a quiet walk through Grantchester Meadows along the River Cam.
Both Oxford and Cambridge are synonymous with punting which is a fantastic way to spend a sunny summer day. Local Shakespeare productions are often performed in beautiful college gardens, offering a delightful experience for any student.
Excursions to London can take many forms, such as walking tours of famous locations such as central London (Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and 10 Downing Street) and Greenwich (Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum & the Cutty Sark). Numerous areas are also visited, such as museums, landmarks, attractions and shopping districts.
This seaside town is a classic British holiday resort. Choose to go shopping in The Lanes, ride a rollercoaster on Brighton Pier or take a leisurely stroll along the beach.
In the evenings students can relax after a busy day. We offer a range of activities in Oxford and Cambridge – from bowling to cinema and theatre to restaurant visits – although some students prefer to stay in college and prepare for their tutorials, workshops or seminars. Whatever their preference, the Advanced Studies Program offers complete social programs that accommodate all students’ needs and expectations. The programs provide a full immersion into British culture and are designed to guarantee our students have as much fun as possible during their summer.
Sporting activities are optional, but students are given plenty of opportunities to refine their skills in the traditional British games of croquet and cricket. Other options include soccer, basketball, tennis, squash, swimming and even ice skating. Activities are held during afternoon and evening sessions and can also be arranged according to demand.
Students are allowed to sign out of college during set periods. As our students are older teenagers, they are permitted to explore their new surroundings with new friends.
Students must always be with at least one other and stick to strict curfews.