Our students are encouraged to immerse themselves in the cultural and social life of our beautiful city and its near neighbour, London.
Cambridge has a lot to offer international students all the year round. It has a very active musical life, two theatres and a huge number of pubs of different kinds. From October to June students can join any of the enormous variety of University clubs. In the past our students have enjoyed activities from ballroom dancing, to sailing, cinema and even ice- hockey.
We have regular trips to London, particularly to the musical theatres and the art galleries, but also regularly to the law courts and business districts for students who are interested in those aspects of English life, history and architecture that can be discovered in these quarters.
What's on in Cambridge
There are many things to do in Cambridge. This busy city offers visitors everything from cultural and historical places of interest to nightclubs, theatres and leisure centres.
Cambridge City Centre offers a wide variety of entertainment, sporting facilities and shops. This includes a modern leisure centre and swimming pool and two large shopping centres.
Entertainment in Cambridge is largely based around the many traditional English pubs, or the clubs and societies of the University, but also includes multi screen cinemas, nightclubs, and a wide variety of music and theatre.
Punting is very a popular way to travel through the city. It is the slowest but most beautiful way to see Cambridge.
Cambridge University has a large number of clubs and societies which our students are able to join. In the past our students have participated in ballroom dancing, tennis, football, rowing, archery, ice-hockey, debates and music. Students can also visit the beautiful colleges with their magnificent chapels and libraries.
The Botanical Gardens provide visitors with a peaceful and beautiful place to relax and reflect during their stay in Cambridge.
Museums in Cambridge offer a wide variety of collections from art to archaeology, science, folk history and zoology.
What's on Outside Cambridge
There are many beautiful places to see near to Cambridge, and London is only 55 minutes away by train. Many of our students go much further at the weekends and at the end of their courses, visiting places like Liverpool, Manchester and Scotland. We can help to arrange trips, give ideas about places that will interest the students, and often guide groups around areas that are new or off the tourist routes..
London is only 55 min away by train and students can visit many cultural and historical places including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Madam Tussauds, the Globe Theatre and the London Eye.
Festivals and open air concerts bring a wide variety of music and culture to Cambridge and its surrounding towns and cities. There is a world-famous folk festival in the city in July, and music events every weekend at different stately homes around Cambridge.
Stately Homes in England are one of the country’s great cultural treasures. Visits to them are often surprisingly informal, and always fascinating.
Real English Towns and vIllages close to Cambridge offer students a chance to see beautiful houses, markets, gardens and churches, and to dive deep into English traditions and history.
Shows nearby include the Duxford Air Show, historical re-enactments, traditional agricultural fairs horse-racing and a whole variety of activities and obsessions enjoyed by English people at leisure!
The City of Ely is close to Cambridge and students can visit the famous Ely Cathedral and take in the sights of this beautiful city.