Midnight launching of the last
J. K. Rowling Harry Potter book
Professor Stephen Hawking with
Programme students at his office
A game of soccer one of
the many evening activities
A favorite trip
London's Shakespear Globe Theater
Going to two five-star plays
in London's West End
Rowing on the River Cam
45 academic courses plus
leadership, British History,
Choir, Theater, and more
and many more!
Punting on the River Cam
James Bond Ball
Letter from a Parent and Educator
Dear Parents and Students,
I have been professional educator and musician for 35 years. I work with semi professional and professional students in the Boston, Hartford and New York City Area. I have a private studio and am on staff of a prestigious Connecticut Ivy League Prep School. I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you the spectacular benefits my daughter, Elizabeth, gained through her summer term with the Cambridge College Programme.
The ability to study with some of the world's best and brightest professors coupled with the educational trips throughout England gave Elizabeth an experience of a life time. The choice of classes and extra-curricular activities gave Elizabeth a broad higher education experience. The entire experience including the dorms and meals prepared Elizabeth for college like nothing else could.
As a parent and educator I deeply appreciated the ideal balance between independence and supervision. I was confident Elizabeth safe at all times yet I knew she was gaining the independence to be a successful college student when she graduated from high school.
The learning and leadership Elizabeth gained though the Cambridge College Programme. was immeasurable. She came home a changed person. Her world view had expanded to a global view: her study skills and college readiness were refined and precise. She came off the flight from Europe with a list of colleges on which she had set her sights. With her goals on fire she began her senior year. The confidence she had gained in her capability to succeed at the university level would prove imperative in the years ahead. In short Elizabeth departed a successful happy high school student and returned a confident young woman prepared in every way for university life.
When it came time to apply to college the Cambridge College Programme. enabled Elizabeth's application to stand out beyond her compatriots. At each of her interviews the college admission committee remarked about her term in Cambridge. This advantage set Elizabeth's application above those of other students. She was accepted to every college she applied, with colleges vying for her to attend their university.
Preparing to send her off to college was so much easier for me when I saw the maturity and university readiness the Cambridge College Programme. had given her. Many other parents worried if their child would be happy or succeed at college - I already knew my child could meet this challenge.
Throughout Elizabeth's first years of college she remarked many times how the Cambridge College Programme. had made all the difference for her. Many of her contemporaries were shocked at the academic demands of college. Elizabeth had already experienced the expectations of university academic life. She was able to hit the ground running academically. Socially she had confidence through the wonderful lifelong friendships she had made through CCP that she would make new friends and expand her social life in college. When she felt homesick or overwhelmed with a schedule demands she already knew she could manage because of her spectacular experience in Cambridge. The success you gave Elizabeth through the Cambridge College Programme. has translated to College Deans List Honors, every semester, with a nearly perfect grade point average.
Beyond the spectacular experience you provided for my daughter, one of my students attended the Cambridge College Programme. this summer of 2012. Once again I saw a girl depart and a mature gracious young woman return. She has begun her junior year in high school more confident and happier than I have ever seen.
My only regret is that I did not send my daughter years earlier on your magnificent Programme. Please feel free to have prospective parents contact me. I would be delighted to share my experience with the Cambridge College Programme.
With Deepest Gratitude,
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Victoria and Albert Museum.
The Cambridge College Programme will make its annual visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum. The V&A has a very special exhibit "David Bowie Is" features 300 objects on loan from the David Bowie archive, including Ziggy Stardust bodysuits, handwritten lyrics, instruments, photos, film exerts and more.
The Cosmos Shortly After the Big Bang.
Cosmos image after the Big Bang recorded by a European Space Agency's Planck project, lead by George Efstathiou of Cambridge University, shows a baby picture of the universe. The universe is 80 million to 100 million years older. It shows a cosmos dominated by dark energy and dark matter, and the explosion known as inflation which was the ignition fields in the Big Bang.
The Cambridge College Programme will discuss this discovery in the Physics Cosmology course.
Pre-Paid Credit Card
in the Programme
Cambridge College Programme's suggested packing list recommends pre-paid credit cards for teens going abroad. This is a tool for parents to keep spending in check and money management. American Express has a prepaid PASS program. MyPlash, a teen-orientated, Master Card. Continuing the trend for celebrity endorsed pre-paid credit cards is the Justin Bieber-approved SpendSmart card, which comes courtesy of BillMyParents card issuer, and features, among other thing, parental alerts and monitoring tools. All of these cards are designed for teens.
The Cambridge College Programme has courses in Economics, Finance, and Entrepreneurship to teach teens how to manage their personal cash flow.
A Theory about Stonehenge?
The London Sunday Times reports researchers have proposed a new theory that Stonehenge started as a huge graveyard for elite families around 3,000 B.C. Researchers also claim that up to 4,000 people from all parts of Britain had travelled to the site to build Stonehenge for over 10 years. The Cambridge College Programme students visit Stonehenge every summer.
“First Lady Scholarship”
The Cambridge College Programme at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, a pre-college summer program for teens, July 18th - August 7th, 2013, is offering First Lady Scholarships in honor of all living First Ladies, Rosalind Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama. This is a Presidents' Day Scholarship announcement for all participating high schools.
“Presidents' Day Scholarship”
The Cambridge College Programme at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, a pre-college summer program for teens, July 18th - August 7th, 2013, is offering Presidential Scholoarships in honor of all living Presidents, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. This is a Presidents' Day Scholarship announcement for all participating high schools.
Hacking and Spying Revelations
Corporate espionage involving cyber-attacks and commercial thefts by sophisticated cyber-criminals in American firms, such as the New York Times, General Motors, and the DuPont Company will be investigated in a new course on the Cambridge College Programme, Industrial Spying. This lecture series will be organized by a Cambridge University lecturer, Dr. Burke, who is a lecturer on the Programme’s International Terrorism and British Intelligence courses.
Celebration of the 200th Anniversary
of Jane Austen's “Pride and Prejudice”
The Cambridge College Programme lecture series on Jane Austen and tour of the Roman City of Bath.
Richard III's remains were recently found by the University of Leicester and identified by DNA after missing for over 500 years. He was one of Britain's most controversial rulers. Shakespeare's Richard III workshop at the London Globe Theater for the Cambridge College Programme's students this summer is scheduled in 2013!
“The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins”
75th Anniversary of Dr. Seuss's book “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins” traveling exhibit of Theodor Seuss Geisel collection of hats. Dr. Seuss, author of “Cat in the Hat” and other children's books, college at Oxford University will be visited by the Cambridge College Programme's students, summer 2013.
Sir Isaac Newton's Apple Tree
Sir Isaac Newton's apple tree in his garden in Lincolnshire, England, has a direct descendant of this tree at Trinity College, Cambridge University.
The Cambridge College Programme students visit this tree every summer as they tour the colleges of the University.
Cambridge College Programme Alumnus
Norman Goodacre, alumnus of the Cambridge College Programme, and Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, recalls a brief encounter with Professor Stephen Hawking's toaster while studying for his Master's degree.
Most Haunted City in England
Cambridge, England could be the most haunted city in England. The Cambridge College Programme will visit ghost haunting sites in 2013 as an evening activity.
75th Anniversary of the publishing of J.R.R. Tolkien's “The Hobbit”. The movie “The Hobbit” has also been released in 2013. The Cambridge College Programme has a lecture series on “The Hobbit” for teens on the summer Programme and a visit to J.R.R. Tolkien's college at Oxford University.
PSAT / SAT / ACT Prep Courses
PSAT / SAT / ACT prep courses for 2013 - 2014 testing season are available during Academic Cambridge College Programme at Cambridge, England this summer July 18th - August 7th.
College Admission Essay Course
College admission essay course to give students the necessary skills to write a creative essay for the SAT / ACT and also for their college admission applications.
Your experience on the Cambridge College Programme this summer at Cambridge, England will add interesting highlights to enhance your essay, as so many former Programme students have done, who have successfully applied to colleges of their first choice and early decision, such as, Princeton ,Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and other colleges and universities.
Cambridge College Programme Alumnus
and Olympic Torch Bearer
A student on the 2012 Cambridge College Programme was sponsored by Coca Cola to be a torch bearer in the London 2012 Olympics. All students on the Programme observed the Olympic Village on a trip to London.
Apple Computer, the Laptop of Choice
The Cambridge College Programme recommends that all students taking summer programs in England to bring a laptop computer for classes, Skyping, and other Internet use. WiFi is available in the student rooms, and is a great way to communicate with home and friends.
Apple is clearly the laptop of choice among Cambridge College Programme students!
Professor Stephen Hawking meeting with Programme students at his office.
"I had the pleasure of attending the Cambridge College Programme, which resulted in me applying to and being accepted at Cambridge. Thank you for your wonderful Programme, without attending I would never have even considered applying to Cambridge!" Austin, TX.
Students at Stonehenge. Trips to London (4), Warwick Castle, Oxford, Stratford, Bath and more.
"Laura's counselor said she felt that the Programme was instrumental in Laura's early decision acceptance at Princeton." Hockessin, DE.
Students dressed for annual James Bond Ball, Dance, movies, sports, rowing, and more.
August 7th - 14th
Sites in Paris, Versailles Palace, Monet's home and gardens, shopping and more.
" My children have been on the Duke TIP, Harvard and Andover summer programms, and the Cambridge College Programme was by far the most inspiring and with the best memories." Sarasota, Florida
"I am a pre-medicine student at Stanford University. I do believe that the Programme had a role in my acceptance to my dream university as well as in my own successes adjusting to academic challenges and a new life. Once upon a time, I journeyed accross the Atlantic for an incredible summer and I can truly say that the Programme has changed my life." Palo Alto, CA.
"Desiree was accepted early decision by Princeton, so she is a very happy girl. She gives your Programme credit for being a significantly maturing experience, and contributing to her being accepted." Pound Ridge, NY.
"Kory received credit from Bucknell for her courses."Walnut, PA.
"Baylor University gave me three hours credit, which is one semester credit for each of my elected classes." Dallas, TX.
"The Programme was a tremendous experience for Elizabeth. I feel she succeeded in getting into Harvard in part
because of the Programme."
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"The Cambridge College Programme gave me the initiative to apply by their in-depth application workshop conducted by admission tutors of the University's colleges. This workshop has also helped alleviate the 'how to' for numerous students on the Programme over the twenty seven years who have successfully received a place at the University and graduated with various degrees: Bachelors, Masters (like myself), and even a PhD one student received in Celtic languages." N. Goodacre is an alumnus of the Cambridge College Programme, he received a Master's Degree from Cambridge, and is currently completing a PhD at Georgetown University
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"When I boarded an airplane to London, I was filled with anticipation, nerves and overwhelming excitement.
It was to be the first time that I was living without my parents for any period of time, and I was about to do it
in another country. Those nerves translated into pure exhilaration upon landing at Heathrow.
My experience at the
Cambridge College Programme, not only gaining knowledge from fabulous lecturers but also learning just how to live
on my own and integrate with a group of my peers, sparked my desire to further my education at an elite university.
As a current Yalie, I still remember the techniques that I used to make friends in my entryway and take notes in class.
Because I already had experience studying on my own and managing my own academic schedule, I really feel that my transition
from high school to college was much smoother than that of many of my peers. But before I even got to Yale, my CCP
experience allowed me to stand out. When I mentioned my time in Cambridge to my Yale interviewer, it ignited a great
conversation that lasted well over two hours. I cannot stress enough how amazing CCP was both while I was there and beyond!"
S. Estrada, Yale