In which county is Cambridge Massachusetts

English Cambridge, England

Cambridge

Cambridge

Learn English in one of the most prestigious and oldest university cities in the world

Cambridge is the capital of the county of Cambridgeshire with 123,800 inhabitants and is located on the River Cam about 80 km northeast of London in the east of England.

There is hardly anyone who has not heard of this city that, considering its number of inhabitants, cannot even be called a metropolis. Cambridge definitely owes its fame and reputation to its college, founded in the Middle Ages - one of the most famous universities in the world.

With its 31 colleges, each from a different era, the University of Cambridge present and distributed throughout the city. In Cambridge, the past is part of the present. The city fascinates with its stories and its immortality. The cityscape is characterized by great buildings like that King’s College Chapel, the Bridge of Sighs or that Fitzwilliam Museum and the many winding, stone-old streets. Scientists like Darwin and Newton and politicians like Oliver Chromwell once lived, studied and taught here.

More than 20,000 students make Cambridge a vibrant, international and progressive city, along with all of its history. It is precisely this combination of tradition and modernity that makes the student city characterized by tolerance.

A stroll through the alleys and streets, through the medieval market square, through the colleges, open parks, college gardens and along the riverside or a ride on the cam - there is a lot to discover and experience in Cambridge. The centuries-old pubs beckon in the evenings.

A great destination for a language trip to England!

Language lessons

Language lessons

The great opportunity of a language trip is that the language students are taught by native speakers in the appropriate environment.

The weekly exercises include listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as English grammar, vocabulary and correct pronunciation. The individual progress of the language students is checked regularly. All lecturers offer the highest level of care and attention in order to achieve the goals of the language students.

Our partner school 'LSI (Language Studies International) Cambridge' has over 40 years of international experience in teaching languages. The school is located in an upscale, quiet residential area, but at the same time only 15 minutes' walk from the city center, making it an excellent starting point for exploring the historic city of Cambridge.

The language lessons take place on weekdays (Mon-Fri). The lessons, which are specially tailored to the needs of 'English as a foreign language' learners, are always given by native-speaking, qualified teachers.

The number of lessons varies between 20 and 30 hours per week, depending on the chosen course variant. The language course is monolingual and is the mainstay of the concept. Living and learning in a host family are also important components that contribute to the success of the language trip, which is why we recommend this type of accommodation.

Regardless of which course you book, you will be assigned to a small group with a maximum of 14 language students per teacher based on your language skills by means of a written placement test and an interview on the first day of school. Depending on the level of knowledge, work can then begin.

An individual certificate of completion, which shows the type of course and your learning success, is a deserved confirmation of the work you have done at the end of your course.

Host family option

Host family option

Living with a host family is a very central and important part of our language trips. For this reason, we recommend this type of accommodation.

Whether it is the first orientation in the still unfamiliar environment, at dinner or while watching TV together - the family members are there to help and advise their guests and will be happy to explain typical local behavior. Taking cultural differences into account is a crucial factor here.

Getting to know other manners and habits, body language and DOs and DON‘Ts of a (still) foreign society is what makes our language trips a long-term success. Foreign language communication should be lived here and not be limited to learning vocabulary and grammar.

If you opt for the host family accommodation option, you will be the only German-speaking guest staying with your host family (2-person accommodation is also possible on request, but only if you register with a friend) and can therefore fully speak the language and Immerse yourself in the culture of the host country. You can choose between half board (breakfast and dinner) and breakfast only.

The host families are carefully selected. These are not always traditional families with children. Single women with or without children, older people, young families or partnerships with or without children are also referred to as host families. Thanks to good connections by public transport, you can easily reach the language school and thus the city center of Cambridge from your host family.

Alternatively, you can live together with other international language students in a student residence (single room, self-catering).

For the optimal allocation and preparation of the families, we also need medical information when you make your booking (e.g. diabetes, allergies to pets, etc.). Other important information such as eating habits (e.g. vegetarians, etc.) and special accommodation requirements should also be given.

Leisure, sport & culture

Leisure, sport & culture

Our individual language trips are characterized by a higher degree of self-organization and initiative. This also applies to leisure activities.

Here you can choose your favorite program depending on your individual interestsm assemble it yourself. Our partner language schools support you with a wide variety of offers.

Our partner language school 'LSI Cambridge' offers an extensive leisure program. This includes, inter alia. Barbecue parties, disco visits and sporting activities. Day or weekend trips to z. B. London or Stonehenge. Trips to Scotland or France can even be organized.

Basically, the language school supports you in choosing suitable activities depending on your interests. Day trips, visits to museums and galleries, visits to the theater, cinema or discotheque, restaurants and pubs as well as international events in the cultural and sporting field - basically everything can be organized. Many of these leisure activities are free or offered at low prices.

But even if you go on your own, Cambridge has a lot to offer. In addition to the pubs, bars and clubs (based on the London model) and museums, a trip on the River Cam in a 'punt', a six-meter-long wooden boat, is a must. A sightseeing tour by boat at night ('Punting / Walking Ghost Tour'), ​​where Cambridge shows its gruesome side, is brilliant. Every Friday evening you can also take part in a gruesomely beautiful scary story walk to city and college ghosts. According to legend, the long deceased widow Lady Clare, patron of the Clare College of the same name, appears in the semi-darkness.

Of course you should check out the many colleges that share the University of Cambridge form, and their associated gardens as well as the King’s College Chapel look at. You should definitely take a look at that too Fitzwilliam Museum have thrown. You can relax in the botanical garden or take a walk in the small village of Grantchester along the wide river landscape of the Cam (45 min. - 1 hour each way), where you can enjoy tea and cake in the idyllic apple orchard café Orchard on inviting loungers Let your soul really dangle.

The eight-week Shakespeare Festival (throughout July and August) is a cultural highlight. The best way to start outdoors is with a picnic in the idyllic college gardens that are not accessible outside of the festival, and then immerse yourself in Shakespeare's great tragedies and comedies under the moonlight. The festival is known far beyond the borders of Cambridge, every year up to 25,000 pilgrims in the summer Visitors to the university city to experience their very own midsummer night's dream.

Music lovers should visit the Cambridge Folk Festival, one of the largest folk festivals in the world, which is just like the good old days. In addition to top folk musicians from England and Ireland, American country bands and blues singers also arrive. There is also jazz, klezmer, gospel and Scottish ceilidh. The festival always takes place at the end of July / beginning of August from Thursday to Sunday. The tickets are booked out early.

Film fans get their money's worth at the UK's third largest, prestigious film festival (after London and Edinburgh) for 11 days each September. Many international films celebrate their British premieres here. Another focus is on documentaries and short films. All films shown are open to the public!

But the rest of the year there are also many great events in the world-famous university town, which, by the way, can also be explored ideally by bike.

Arrival and departure

Arrival and departure

Our individual trips can be booked all year round. The journey to and from Cambridge takes place individually on the weekends (self-arrival). Arrival day is Sunday, departure day Saturday. The language courses start on Mondays.

links

Cambridge itself does not have an international airport. However, London's Stansted Airport is much closer to Cambridge than to London itself. That is why a flight there is the easiest and often cheapest travel option.

To fly to London Stansted Airport:

Ryanair from: Leipzig (Altenburg), Berlin (Schönefeld), Bremen, Düsseldorf (Weeze), Frankfurt (Hahn), Friedrichshafen, Lübeck, Karlsruhe (Baden-Baden), Graz, Klagenfurt, Linz and Salzburg.

Germanwings
from: Cologne-Bonn and Stuttgart.

EasyJet
from: Munich, Basel and Geneva.

This page will also help you with your flight search: www.skyscanner.de

Direct trains run twice an hour from Stansted to Cambridge (National Express East Anglia, duration 30 minutes - 1 hour). National Express buses also run every hour (journey time 1 hour).

Once in Cambridge, it is best to take a public taxi to your accommodation.

Alternatively, you have the option of booking an airport transfer from the respective arrival airport to your accommodation in the booking area.

Important travel information

Important travel information

entry
All German and other EU citizens require an identity card or (children's) passport that is valid for the entire travel period. In the case of travel documents without a photo (e.g. child ID cards) there may be problems entering the country. It is therefore recommended to issue a child passport or passport with a photo.

If you do not have German or EU citizenship, please contact us before booking, a visa may be required for entry, which you must apply for in good time!

time shift
Don't forget: The time difference between England and the continent is 1 hour: Central European Time (CET) -1 hour. So if it's 6:00 p.m. here, it's 5:00 p.m. in England.

Since daylight saving time also applies in Great Britain, the time difference is also maintained during this time.


climate
Cambridge is one of the driest places in Great Britain, but the weather can change quickly. July is the warmest with 17 degrees, but also the wettest. The coldest month is January with an average of 3 degrees.

The best time to travel is from spring to mid-April. Then the crocuses and daffodils bloom all over the city. Between mid-April and mid-June, many colleges are closed to visitors because students are preparing for exams. From mid-June, the city will be very busy. For those who like it quieter, September is nice again when it is a little emptier and warm light floods the city. The winter, on the other hand, is quite gray and it gets dark earlier than in Germany.

Mains voltage
The mains voltage is 230 V, 50 Hz; an adapter is required for electrical devices. This should be taken with you from Germany (plug type G, available from electrical retailers).

Medical care
The National Health Service provides free medical services to residents of the United Kingdom and to tourists in an emergency. If you are a citizen of an EU or EEA country or Switzerland, it is usually sufficient to present your valid identity card or passport as proof of entitlement. Nevertheless, the European insurance card (EHIC) or a replacement certificate is recommended as proof (you will receive both documents from your health insurance company).

In contrast, third-country nationals, even if they have statutory health insurance in Germany, always need the European health insurance card (EHIC) or a replacement certificate.

If you intend to use private services, because of the very high costs, it is recommended that you take out health and repatriation insurance before entering the UK.

Further details can be found on the website of the German Liaison Office for Health Insurance Abroad under the heading 'Holidays Abroad'.

Otherwise, you will receive information about the current regulations from your health insurance company.

Source: Federal Foreign Office

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