Location
  • England
    • Cambridge
Length
2 - 4 weeks

Program Details

Timeframe
Summer
Housing
Dormitory
Language
English
Age Min.
14
Age Max
18

Pricing

Starting Price
5395
Price Details
2024 Summer program dates & fees:

TWO WEEKS
Sunday 30th June - Saturday 13th July 2024
Sunday 14th July - Saturday 27th July 2024
Sunday 28th July - Saturday 10th August 2024

FOUR WEEKS
Sunday 30th June - Saturday 27th July 2024
Sunday 14th July - Saturday 10th August 2024

The fees are listed below:

Two week Summer Programme:
Early bird price – £5395
Standard price – £5995

Four week Summer Programme:
Early bird price – £11195
Standard price - £11795
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

20 hours academic tuition per week
Evening lectures
Skills workshops
Activities & events daily
UK Excursions
Graduation Celebration
Course Certificate & Report
Program photo
24-hour onsite supervision
Dedicated welfare staff
Small corridor groups
Program office
Daily program blog

What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Aug 30, 2023
Oct 22, 2023
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About Program

Come join us for the experience of a lifetime in the inspiring and historic University City of Cambridge, UK. Join us during your summer holiday and make friends from across the world whilst expanding your mind with our academic programs. Live like a college student in one of the historic colleges of Cambridge University or in our riverside headquarters, Reach Hall.

You will choose from a wide range of academic courses (everything from Law to Life Sciences & Medicine and Psychology to Politics!) to study. You will also have the chance to explore Cambridge as well as London, Oxford and other exciting locations around the UK and will have the chance to take part in a wide range of activities, from sports to arts and drama.

Our team is dedicated to offering our students the international experience of a lifetime within a safe, positive and inspiring community. Reach for the stars, and you'll have an unforgettable experience in historic Cambridge!

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Program Highlights

  • Academic Excellence - Learn from leading scholars and experts; engage with dynamic classes, lectures and workshops.
  • Inspiring Surroundings - Live, learn and grow in the historic and world-famous University City of Cambridge.
  • Excursions & Activities - Explore the UK with culturally enriching excursions and engage in fun, inclusive activities.
  • International Experience - Meet people from all over the world, learn about different cultures and make friends for life.
  • The Perfect Balance - Manage your own free time and balance it with your studies. Grow in confidence, understanding and independence.

Popular Programs

Reach Cambridge Medicine Course

This course offers a unique combination of lectures, practicals, and excursions led by a variety of experienced, successful academics, as well as Cambridge alumni working in the highest tiers of their fields. The course introduces students to a range of subjects taught by scientists at the cutting edge of biological and medical research, perfect for students wanting to learn more about the human body, or who want to gain an insight into what being a doctor would be like.

Reach Cambridge Computer Science Course

Where better to study computing than at the university which produced Charles Babbage, the father of modern computer science? The Reach Cambridge Computer Science course is designed to equip students with everything they need to develop their programming, coding and mathematical skills. Whether students are aiming to create bestselling smartphone apps or wish to become a leading software engineer, this course is the perfect way to take their first step in that direction.

Reach Cambridge Psychology Course

Our Psychology course aims to provide students with a broad and engaging introduction to the many different areas of the discipline that can be pursued at university level. The course will touch upon a range of research areas such as cognitive psychology, behaviourism, social psychology, neuroscience, psychopathology and developmental psychology. If you have ever wondered how the brain works, how the mind develops through childhood, or what constitutes personality, this is the course for you.

Reach Cambridge Business Course

The Business Management & Economics course aims to provide a broad introduction to the subjects, perfect for those interested in studying it at university, or just those who are curious about the modern economic world. Topics covered in the course include development, globalisation, the place of the firm in the economy, inequality and macroeconomic management. The course is designed to allow students to make their own judgements about the most appropriate approaches to economic problems.

Reach Cambridge Engineering Course

For those curious about how things work, our Engineering course is the perfect opportunity to satisfy their curiosity and inspire future studies. This course will give the students a theoretical overview of relevant concepts as well as some hands-on experience. In a series of projects, from bridge building to electronic circuits, the students will develop the skills necessary for a future engineer and through lectures and classes they will learn the basics necessary for engineering in practice.

Program Reviews

4.82 Rating
based on 17 reviews
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  • 4 rating 17.65%
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  • Growth 4.85
  • Support 4.85
  • Fun 4.9
  • Housing 4.75
  • Safety 4.9
  • Program Selection 5
  • Pre-departure Help 5
  • In-program Support 5
  • Impact on Student 5
  • Value 5
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Leyla
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Reach Cambridge Summer 2023

I thought that the Reach Cambridge program was so much fun! It contributed to so much personal growth for me both as a student and as a young person. Meeting people from all over the world and making real friendships that I have kept is a big highlight. The classes were also amazing, in Cambridge University buildings with expert professors to teach us. Exploring the city of Cambridge and taking advantage of the social events the program offers is something each student should do. Overall, I would highly recommend the Reach Cambridge program for high school students!

Pros
  • Explore the city of Cambridge
  • Looks good on Resume for University
  • Meet other people from all over the world and make friendships
Cons
  • I wanted more time in classes
  • Exploring the city more
  • Some colleges are farther away from each other
38 people found this review helpful.
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Gregory
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Reach Cambridge Student Experience

First of all, you get a lot of free time in Cambridge, ideal for exploring the city. Cambridge has a lot of parks and sights to visit and learn from. Additionally, the lecture hall was nice. All teahcers had extensive knowledge on their subject and could easily communicate the lesson. The evening activites offered such as punting were excellent. The trips we went to Thames and central London were both breathtaking. We got to see the Tower bridge from up close and London's eye was majestic. The dorms were quite small, but spacious enough. I have to admit though, the dorms felt really cozy. The classes were enjoyable, and not exhausting at all. Curfew was at 10pm, a reasonable hour. ALL of the stuff were incredible, including the supervisors, which were really funny. The music room was fully equipped too. Last but not least,I believe the most important aspect of the trip to have been the people I met during my trip. My classmates, including students following other courses, not only helped me decide what career to pursue in the future, but helped me understand different cultures and broaden my horizons.

Pros
  • Amazing environment and nice buildings
  • Little river flowing through and connecting all the colleges
  • Tasty food
Cons
  • No lunch
  • Some colleges are far away from each other
35 people found this review helpful.
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Yige
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Review Reach Cambridge summer course

The Camrbidge summer course at Reach was simply wonderful! As a high school student, I feel it gives you a great oppurtinity to explore subjects and to make new friends coming from all over the world.

Personally, I did the medicine course, and it gave me a clearer view of the subject and how it is going to be in university. We did not only learn the theory, but it also gave us the chance to do a lot of practicals. This, again, gave us an even clearer insight. In my opinion, this was my favourite part!

Pros
  • getting to know people from all over the world
  • getting to know your subject and be able to decide whether you like it or not afterwards
  • getting to know how a life of an undergraduate looks like in university
Cons
  • the organisation of the events were sometimes a little bit chaotic
  • the activities were quite limited and not very original
  • I think it would have been better if curfew was a little bit later
41 people found this review helpful.
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Kay
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A Transformative Experience!

My 16 yr old has been interested in the UK for some time, so we looked around online and found Reach. It looked incredible and the kids looked very happy—still, it was a risk coming from the US and not knowing anyone who had been to the program. I felt more and more reassured in the months leading up to the program because the communication was excellent, the portal and the checklists were well-run and buttoned up, and we got every detail we needed including all of the housing info before we left. Little did we know the experience would be so much more than we imagined. She came back feeling on top of the world. Living on her own, making wonderful new friends from all around the globe, and learning from the incredible professors have made her feel like there’s nothing she can’t do. She has begun her third year of high school with extreme confidence and plans to return to the UK for her university years. If you're on the fence about whether or not to send your child to Reach, I would say do it and you will be more than delighted!

Pros
  • Social activities/friendships
  • Engaging curriculum
  • "Structured independence" - freedom to move around and make choices within a schedule, always with safety in mind
96 people found this review helpful.
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Andrea
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Life-changing Experience for Our Daughter!

Reach Cambridge was an incredible experience for our daughter. She made friends from all over the world and learned about the cultures of different countries from these new friends. The setting at Cambridge University was perfect - the dorm was clean, safe, and comfortable. She also had so much fun exploring the city of Cambridge during free hours. Most importantly, the teachers and classes were engaging and interesting. The life sciences courses, in particular, got her really excited to study medicine in college. We’re so happy she joined Reach Cambridge this summer.

120 people found this review helpful.
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Vilija
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A week of your dream college life

Even though I participated in the program for one week, it seemed like a month had passed - there were so many activities, amazing people and unique experiences that I truly did not want to go home. We had a chance to see how interesting and thought-provoking the lectures at Cambridge are and how many intelligent, kind-hearted and life-smart people there are on campus. The program left me with so many memories that I still remember how I felt every day at Reach - welcomed, happy and with limitless possibilities for me to explore.

What would you improve about this program?
Keep up the good work!
128 people found this review helpful.
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Molly
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best thing I could have done with my summer

This was my first experience in such an intellectually gratifying environment filled with students as passionate about the subject matter as I was. The English Lit class made me fall in love with my favorite subject matter all over again and I now know more than ever that I want to pursue this subject in my further education. The teachers were both so much fun and helped to guide us, but also let us share our own ideas and lead the class on our own to a certain extent. Our visits to museums and to see Macbeth really helped to enhance the class and broaden the experience past just sitting around a table. The program as a whole was fantastic and I particularly enjoyed the independence that came from staying in a university town.

What would you improve about this program?
The two excursions were rather sparse in terms of activities, but other than that there was never really a moment in which I found myself bored.
122 people found this review helpful.
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Tabitha
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Experience of a lifetime

My son attended the Summer 2018 program 3 (Medical and Life Sciences) and had a fantastic time. This was his first camp as a residential student. He and I were a little nervous. But the staff and organization of the program put him at ease. He made life long friends from all over the world. The administration of the program and his experience were beyond measure. He was sad that his time in the program had to come to an end. He will definitely attend next year. The speakers/lecturers were amazing. The children were able gain knowledge through hands-on processes and demonstrations. This experience helped our son confirm his desire to be an Orthopedic Surgeon in the future.

127 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

It is open to students from 14-18 years old. Hope that helps!